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Help Your Client Reach Their Goals using the GROW Goal Setting Method - 60 Power

 

Help Your Client Reach Their Goals using

the GROW Goal Setting Method

 

60 Powerful Questions to get the best from your clients

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Introduction

One of the most revered techniques for helping a client to realise their goals is to use a system known as the GROW model. This technique can then be used alongside the SMARTER goal setting process to drill down and lock in the tasks, resources, processes and timescales required for each goal. (You can find out more about SMARTER goal setting at insight-academy.com.[_)_]

 

In this short ebook you’ll find a list of 60 of the most powerful questions you could ask during a GROW based Coaching Session, to help your client identify their Goals, relate their Reality, identify their Options and make a decision about What Actions they will take to achieve those goals.

 

This list of 60 powerful questions, seem to offer the best response (certainly in my experience), when utilising the GROW system of coaching, although there are several hundred alternatives available if you have the time and inclination to search them out for yourself.

 

Before each section I’ve given a short explanation to guide you.

 

They’ve been designed to help your client think beyond the obvious and look deeper into themselves to discover the answers they always knew, but never thought to look for.

 

As Rhonda Hess says…

 

“A question is most powerful when neither the asker nor the responder

knows the answer, until the question is answered.”

 

I’ve used these questions, as have many, many other coaches, to chip away into the deeper structure of the client’s thinking processes.

 

If you’d like a useful work sheet, to record the salient points in the GROW conversation, you can download one HERE. (If you can’t click the link, enter http://bit.ly/growrecord into the address bar of your browser)

 

I’m sure you’ll find a few favourites among these questions, which you’ll use again and again. Some you may find you never use, and that’s ok! The list was designed to be an inspiration rather than a worksheet; a guide rather than a structure.

 

 

 

 

Goal Questions

 

The Goal is the ‘end point’ your client wishes to achieve. This point could be a new skill, a new or better relationship, the ability to be a better friend, or parent, a new or improved career, etc. The possibilities are innumerable, and it’s your job to help elicit their true goals, not only for the coaching relationship as-a-whole, but their target for this session of coaching as well.

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p<>{color:#000;}. What do you want to achieve?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What would you like to get from the next 30 minutes?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Describe your perfect world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. What will make you feel this time has been well spent?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What do you want to achieve in this session?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What could we work on today that would make the biggest change to your life?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What are you aiming for in the long/medium/short term?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Have you unfinished tasks you dwell upon?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What have you been meaning to take care of?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What, specifically are you looking to achieve?

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What is the experience you are looking to create?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What might be less important than you think?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What might be more important than you think?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What outcome would be ideal in this situation?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What will make you feel like you have really achieved something today?”

Reality Questions

The client’s reality is where they are now, in relation to where they ultimately want to be, and in their prior attempts to reach their goals. These questions help to bring out not only the obvious reasons for their under-achievement so far, but also the hidden, unconscious ones.

 

These questions also help to unearth some helpful inner strength that the client has, to solve the issues they’ve had up until now.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. “If you don’t change this, what will it cost you in the long run?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “If you changed your belief about this, what would be possible?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tell me about the current situation?

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What rules do you have that are getting in the way?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “Do you want this for its own sake, or are you using it to avoid something else?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What skill, or knowledge, or attributes do you currently have?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. What steps have you already taken towards this goal?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Where are you right now in relation to your goal?

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What have you tried so far?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What might be holding you back?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What are three things you are doing regularly that don’t serve or support you?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What’s your favourite way of sabotaging yourself, and your goals?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What story do you most often hear yourself telling?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “How would your life be transformed if you changed this right now?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “Can we do that in the time we have available?”

 

Options Questions

 

This section is where you ask your client questions that will hopefully make them think differently about their inner skills and abilities. It will help them break down what’s really important about their goal and give them the ability to determine some different ways of achieving their goals.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. “If I were to give you an extra hour a day, what would you do with it?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What would you try now if you knew you could not fail?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “Which step could you take that would make the biggest difference, right now?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What might make the difference that could change everything?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “How can you improve this, so it adds value forever?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “How can you solve this problem so it never comes back?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What’s the worst that can happen, and can you handle that?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “Will this choice move you forward or keep you stuck?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What will really make the biggest difference here?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What would have to happen for you to be able to achieve that?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What part of what you’ve just said could be an assumption?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What is the most meaningful action you could take now?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. If you had one day to take a step closer to your goal, what would it be?

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p<>{color:#000;}. If you had a week to make some form of improvement, what would you do?

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p<>{color:#000;}. “… and what else?”

What Action Questions

 

This section of questioning helps to solidify their commitment to act on their various options. Now they have a plethora of options to move toward their goal, they need to get leverage on themselves to actually carry out the tasks they’ve decided to complete.

 

Without this final stage, it’s surprising how many people would leave the coaching environment full of energy and positive thought, just to push them to the back of their mind and hour later.

 

These questions help them to understand why they want it to succeed and what will happen if they don’t!

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What are you willing to do to improve this situation?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What are you willing to stop doing to improve this situation?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “What would be the best first step?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. “How can you enjoy the process of solving this problem?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. Which options will work best for you?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What would need to happen for you to walk away feeling that this time was well spent?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. When are you going to start?

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p<>{color:#000;}. How much energy are you willing to put into that?”

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p<>{color:#000;}. Which of the options would give you the greatest satisfaction?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What would be one small step you could take today to get you started?

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p<>{color:#000;}. When will you take these next steps?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What actions will you take?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Will you need support to get that done?

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p<>{color:#000;}. What will be the result of not following through on your plans?

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p<>{color:#000;}. How will you know you’ve achieved these goals?

Other books by this Author

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[+ How to Set SMARTER Goals Workbook+]

[+ The Confidence and Personal Success Workbook+]

[+ Improve Your Life with Self Hypnosis+]

[+ Simple Steps to Supreme Self Confidence+]

[+ How to Live A Successful and Fulfilled Life Using Only the Tools You Already Have+]

How to build your own Life Coaching Welcome Pack

A Step-by-Step Guide to Producing, Packaging & Promoting Your Information Products

There’s also lots of tools, work sheets, work books and guides at insight-academy.com

 

 


Help Your Client Reach Their Goals using the GROW Goal Setting Method - 60 Power

One of the most revered techniques for helping a client to realise their goals is to use a system known as the GROW model. This technique can then be used alongside the SMARTER goal setting process to drill down and lock in the tasks, resources, processes and timescales required for each goal. (You can find out more about SMARTER goal setting at insight-academy.com.) In this short ebook you'll find a list of 60 of the most powerful questions you could ask during a GROW based Coaching Session, to help your client identify their Goals, relate their Reality, identify their Options and make a decision about What Actions they will take to achieve those goals. This list of 60 powerful questions, seem to offer the best response (certainly in my experience), when utilising the GROW system of coaching, although there are several hundred alternatives available if you have the time and inclination to search them out for yourself. Before each section I've given a short explanation to guide you. They've been designed to help your client think beyond the obvious and look deeper into themselves to discover the answers they always knew, but never thought to look for.

  • Author: Steve George
  • Published: 2016-10-06 14:50:11
  • Words: 1390
Help Your Client Reach Their Goals using the GROW Goal Setting Method - 60 Power Help Your Client Reach Their Goals using the GROW Goal Setting Method - 60 Power