20 Great Coaching Questions that can Catalyze Breakthroughs

20 Great Coaching Questions that can Catalyze Breakthroughs: “

Try them out on YOUR goal this week. And then share them with your team when the opportunity presents itself. Create your own list of 20 killer questions.

  • What will things look like in a year if everything goes as planned?
  • What are the consequences of not changing?
  • Why is this change important?
  • What do you already know about this approach?
  • How does this change affect the other aspects of the organization?
  • What other assumptions could also be valid?
  • What generalizations have you made?
  • Why is this situation occurring?
  • What are the pros and cons of your approach?
  • How is this similar to or different from the way you have approached this in the past?
  • Are you seeing the goal as would your peers, employees, customers and managers?
  • What would you do if time was not an issue?
  • What if you cleared your calendar today?
  • What if you are talking to the wrong people?
  • What if you partnered with someone? Who would he or she be?
  • What if you need to create a support structure, how might you do this?
  • What if you asked for exactly what you want?
  • What if you are barking up the wrong tree?
  • What if the answer is right in front of you?
  • What can you do to expand your thinking?
  • Bonus: What would your alter-ego do if she had no fears or apprehensions?

Great coaching is more about questions than answers (that would be advice)

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