Powerful mentoring/coaching sessions

Some coaches also are posting a series of questions and enough questions for a whole year or so, and here we are talking about different situations.


* Establishing Trust-

A. What expectations do you have as a result of our coaching session?
B. What are your short and long term goals?
C. Have you ever been coached before? (have them describe their experience)

* Focus-

A. What do you want to accomplish today?
B. What’s the priority?
C. Where do you want to start?

* Possibilities and Options-

A. Do you have ideas for a solution to the problem?
B. What ideas do you have to help meet your goals?
C. What do think would happen if… (I left the total solution up to you)
D. What other ideas could help you meet your goals?
E. What do you prefer to try and why?
F. If you were sitting in my chair how would you handle this?

* an Action Plan- (setting SMART goals)

A. What is it that you will accomplish? I will (they need to be specific, also
realistic, too many goals are not realistic)
B. What will success look like? Needs to be measurable (quantitative)
C. Tell me one step can you take now? Needs to be action oriented
D. Of all the options we discussed, which is the best? Needs to be realistic
E. When will you accomplish this goal? Need a definite time frame
F. What support or resources do you need to achieve your desired results? List
and reaffirm your support (be specific about what you are willing to offer)

* Barriers-

A. What roadblocks do you expect?
B. How will you overcome?
C. Is there anything in your way now? If so, what?
D. If all roadblocks are removed, is there anything else that would prevent you
from succeeding?
E. What concerns do you have?

* Commitments and Goals-

A. What will you do and by when?
B. What resources will you use to complete your next steps?
C. What are your next steps?
D. What do you commit to completing by next meeting?
E. How do you want me to hold you accountable?

* and Measure Results-

A. How do you feel about your actual results compared to your goal?
B. What’s working? What’s not working and what will you change going
C. What measures did you put in place to help ensure your success?
D. What roadblocks did you face and how did you deal with them?
E. Since our last meeting what have you learned about yourself as it pertains to
goal setting?

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