What is Coaching?
Questions can be used for a variety of purposes. In some cases, they are blunt instruments designed to bludgeon a person into submission. In other uses, questions are simply information gathering – filling in the blanks on one more form. However, no communication tool is better suited to probing the depths of one’s understanding than a powerful and often profoundly simple question. Coaching wields this one tool with the purpose of unlocking new thinking, creating new pathways around old problems and surmounting mental barriers which prevent a person from fulfilling their potential. The question ‘why’ is discarded because of it’s accusatory tone and emphasis on the past. However, every other avenue of inquiry is used to identify, reject, adopt and transform a client’s thinking into a cogent, well defined decision leading to its supported action steps.