Coaching after an Assessment

Coaching after an Assessment

Katrina felt an Emotional Intelligence assessment was of value for her and opted to take the it.  After she had finished answering the questions, the report came in. As coach, preparing for the coaching session includes reviewing the information on the assessment dashboard provided to all coaching certification graduates that explains the report, reviewing the report itself, and being intentional planning for the coaching session. Specifically, I like to set up an email or two with a generic diagram or checklist explaining the information we will review together.  Being ready for a screen share makes it easier to review the report together.  Use powerful coaching questions before, during, and after reviewing an assessment report.  Here are a few examples: Coaching after an Assessment


  • How are you feeling about today’s conversation?
  • What are your thoughts about what we will review?
  • What are your questions on how the report is organized?


  • As you review your results, talk out loud about what you see, think, and feel.
  • What are you learning about yourself?
  • What are you liking?
  • What areas you want to develop further?
  • What insights does this provide?
  • What are your opportunities for shifting things?
  • What are the benefits of this awareness?
  • How do you want to use what you are learning?
  • What additional thinking or reflecting do you want to do?
  • What do you want to be asked the next time we meet?


  • What are your thoughts since we last met and discussed your assessment?
  • What are you learning about your situation?
  • What are you learning about yourself?
  • How is this helping you?
  • What do you want to adjust?
  • How will you maximize the awareness?

With the heightened awareness gained from the lists, self-evaluation, assessments, and prioritizing job possibilities, the focus for Katrina moved to her resume and job search.  Because we had talked about the possibility of also scheduling training or consulting, I asked Katrina her thoughts.  Katrina felt comfortable with writing a resume; she wanted consulting on the resume when it was ready.  Katrina decided that once she began her search, skills training was an option if it applied.


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