coachHello all,

Trying to think of a subject for my next post, I started to think about my challenges when I started as coach. If you don’t know yet, English is not my mother tongue and I needed to pay special attention when I asked something. Since the simple translation from Spanish to English didn’t work well; I started to read books and articles where I could get “questions” to ask when I am acting as a coach. Today, I am not an expert, but it seems that I have improved a lot, and people could notice it. I will use one expression I heard few weeks ago and I really liked it: I am not looking for “perfection”, it does not exist; however, I will put all my best towards finding the “excellence”.

Because of this and all of the information I got, I decided to prepare a few posts with coaching techniques with real question as examples. My idea is not to teach you the technique; I only want to give you “questions” to use the technique. I think that it could be useful for others if they are able to get a compilation of questions so they can use the technique. In any case, it worked very well for me, and it could work for others.

Before starting, I want to emphasize that I am not creating something new; all of these example questions exist in articles and books but I am only putting them in one post to help you to get a reference.  One of the books that I will take a lot of the questions from is “Coaching Questions: A Coach’s guide to powerful asking skills” by Tony Stoltzfus (I really recommend this book to you; a very practical approach)

So far, here is the list of posts related to “Coaching Session – Options”:

Coaching Session #1: Options – The Five Options Technique

Coaching Session #2: Options – Obstacle Approach

Coaching Session #3: Options – Ideal Future Technique

Coaching Session #4: Options – Thinking Outside Of The Box

I will appreciate any feedback/experience you want to share with our readers.

Thank you


About the author

Omar is an agile practitioner and lover. Certified Scrum master. Agile Coach & Agile Leader. He believes it is important to continually be learning and growing. His dream is to be a lifelong learner; growing each day. He is also passionate about leadership development and seeing people reach their full potential. He is also a good husband & father (his wife says that time to times). He has a wonderful wife and 2 fantastic kids. In his free time, if he does not have any plan ahead, he tries to apply agile methodologies at the family level :). He enjoys a lot to travel with his family and discovers new places for them.