Goal - What do you want?
Reality - What is happening?
Options - What could you do?
Work - What will you work on?
Goal - Coaching Questions
What would you like to work on?
What outcome aure you seeking?
What is your long-term goal?
What intermediate steps can you identify?
What is the time frame?
Reality - Coaching Questions
What is the present situation?
How much control do you personally have over the outcome?
What action steps have you taken so far?
What stopped you from doing more?
What obstacles will need to be overcome on the way?
Options - Coaching Questions
What are all the different ways in which you could approach this issue?
Make a list of all alternative solutions, large and small, complete and partial?
What would you do if you had more time, a larger budget or if you were the boss?
What would you do if you could start again with a clean sheet?
Which of these solutions appeals to you most, or feels best to you?
Work to be Done - Coaching Questions
Which option or options do you prefer?
To what extent does this meet all your objectives?
What are your criteria for success?
When precisely are you going to start and finish each action step?
What could arise to hinder you in taking these steps or meetng your goal?
What support do you need and from whom?
What will you do to obtain that support and when?
Why start with Goal and not current Reality?
more creative, inspiring, motivating
not locked into current situation
less likely to be negative or a response to a problem
Goal must be...
Reality must be....