Questions we might ask when planning for an Executive Coaching engagement

Financial and measurement questions

What are your criteria for evaluating any solutions?
Is what you presented the real issue?
What are you really worried about?
What can be done to make this different?
What would the financial impact be if this were resolved?
What would the non-financial impact be if this were resolved?
How much is it worth to you to resolve this?


Process and efficiency questions

What is the extent and severity of the problem?
What would you personally be willing to do to change the situation?
What have you already tried?
What are you going to do next?
How cold this be handled differently or done better?
How would it be different if you tried something else?
How is this problem affecting you?

Strategic Questions

What do you want to accomplish?
What is your desired outcome?
Why is this important to you?
What is the worst thing about this?
Are there other explanations or causes of your issue?
Why do you want to work on this issue?
What will happen if you don’t get a resolution on this issue?


Personal impact questions

What are you afraid of?
What would you do if you weren't afraid?
What would make you more satisfied?
Who can help you with this?
Who can you help?
What value can you bring to others?
What influence do you want to have?