by Tracy Prunty
A coach will serve you best by understanding your intention. They listen to what you say and don’t say plus notice patterns over time. Based on this awareness, one of the most significant things a coach does is open up the possibilities through questions. Questions are tailored to reflect the uniqueness of your family and circumstances. Each coach has a unique style too.
What are possible questions? Here are a few examples:
- What is most important for you to focus on during this coaching session?
- Describe one of your favorite family memories.
- How is your child unique?
- How does your child interact and communicate?
- What are your child’s favorite things to do?
- What makes your child happy?
- What makes your child proud?
- What does your child do well?
- What are your child’s goals?
- What struggles does your child face?
- What have you done that works?
- What have you done that doesn’t work?
- With that awareness what will you do?
- Describe your child’s daily routine.
- How do your family members support your child?
- What are your goals for how you support your child?
- How do you want to feel when you are with your child?
- What are the challenges you might face?
- How will you move past the challenges?
- What resources will you use?
- What are you learning?
- How will you use what you learn?
- What do you want to pay attention to over the next few weeks?
- What will you do?
- What is success to you?
A trained coach will tailor the questions to you and what you want to accomplish – these examples are for a sense of the possibilities.