Here's a list of 75 questions you can ask you clients.
Article: Is there something you can do to increase the likelihood you’ll achieve your goals? Yes! You can pray, put your goals on paper, take action steps, and reflect on your progress. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Tool: For each goal, “bank” 5 or more options for taking action.
Article: Ask open-ended questions to provoke reflection. Ask, don’t tell. Ask, don’t suggest. Ask, don’t advise. Ask—then listen. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Article: Kim Essenburg, English 10 teacher, responds to 5 questions about a Biblical perspective assessment: What are you excited about? What were your students studying? What was the essay prompt? How did you prepare your students for the essay? What did you learn? (Published in ACSI's World Report.)
Tool: Document your goals in 10 areas of your life. Or have your clients document goals they want to be coached on.
Tool: Get an idea of how you can empower others even more effectively by completing this self-assessment.
Article: Describes the goal and benefits of a coaching culture.
Tool: In a coaching culture, staff members empower each other through listening, inquiry, focusing on SMART actions, and encouragement. To find out how establishing a coaching culture would help you, take this self-assessment.
Article: Do right things, then do things right. Make sure you are working on the right thing beforeyou spend time fine-tuning what you are working on. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Article: You want to achieve your goals. But it’s just not happening. So many things are going on that you’re having trouble focusing on your goals. are going to do. You think that if you could get some help, you could get to work on your goals. And with regular doses of support, encouragement, and accountability, you could even achieve your goals. What do you need? You need a coach. (Published in Japan Harvest).
Tool: To achieve your goal(s), start by identifying what helps you and what hinders you.
Article: Want to increase your productivity? Stop working! (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Tool: To achieve your goals, identify what you need to keep doing, start doing, and stop doing.
Article: Knowing where you are and where you want to go helps you make effective decisions. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Article: To empower others, provoke reflection by asking questions. Ask; don’t suggest. Ask; don’t advise. Ask—then listen. In other words, lead by asking questions. (Published in ACSI's World Report.)
Tool: To get an idea of how you can more effectively lead by asking questions, complete this self-assessment.
Article: Want to encourage and empower others? Listen to them. When you listen, be interested, look interested, and focus on what they’re saying, not on what you want to say. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Tool: Here's a set of tools you can use to help your client strategically pursue God's calling. The tools include a self-assessment.
Tool: Are you ready for coaching? Take this self-assessment to find out.
Tool: To explore your goal, look at your goal from 7 perspectives.
Article: Stop trying to manage time. Instead, focus on managing yourself. (Published in Japan Harvest.)
Tool: To get an idea of how you can manage yourself even more effectively, take this self-assessment.
Tool: To achieve your goal: (1) make it SMART (Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Relevant • Timebound) and (2) identify 2 or more SMART action steps you will take.
Article by Steve Addison: Addison provides a useful overview of what coaching is and what the coaching process involves.
Tool: Use this perspective tool to increase awareness about a goal in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Tool: Clarity encourages. Increase your clarity for a given goal or reality by identifying what it is and isn’t.
Tool: Clarity encourages. Increase clarity for a given goal, reality, or action step by identifying the upside and downside.
To empower others, listen, inquire, focus, and encourage.
Use the GROW process (goal, reality, options, will dos) to empower others.
Article: Leverage your results by reflecting on them and applying what you learn from your reflection. (Published in Japan Harvest.)