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Coaching  Questions

Are you using questions to provoke, ponder, and spark  new ideas and insights?

Too often we exchange small talk without really engaging one another.  I invite you try the questions here with some friends or strangers, and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised. Feel free to  go off on tangents. Allow yourself to let down. your guard, be a little vulnerable, and to give voice some of those dangerous questions that you usually hold back.  May these questions help reveal what matters most to you, and  open new paths to intimacy and understanding. Life can be juicy and engaging when we’re grappling with issues we really care about.  

May your responses push you beyond a simple “yes” or “no.” Probe and explain your responses. Look into your heart, be honest and brave, and let your mind really play with the difficult choices you find. If you do, these questions will lead you into some intriguing, unexpected, rewarding, even life-changing discussions and explorations.  use these questions  as a point of departure, not a destination. The more you engage with them, and invited others to do the same. As you explore and challenge your values and those of your friends, you may find  that questioning can be more than an entertaining pastime: It can become a way of life!
                                                                                                                                                - Jim LaDoux

100 Powerful Coaching Questions

- Rev. Dr. Felix Villanueva
Spiritual or Faith-based Questions
  • In what ways has God been generous to you?
  • How have you experienced God's abundant love today?
  • What's the most wonderful thing about God?
  • What is God inviting you to be a part of today?
  • Where is God in all of this?
  • What is God’s dream for your life?
  • What would life be like without anger?
  • Who can you forgive today?
  • When was God most real to you today?
  • When are you most aware of God’s amazing love for you?
  • What keeps you from experiencing God’s amazing love for you?
  • What is God’s deepest desire for you?
  • What part of God's responsibility are you feeling responsible for?
  • What are the signs that your church is headed in the wrong direction?
  • What's God already doing that you can join?
  • What would the heroes of our faith say to us about our big picture?
  • What is God's invitation to you, right now, today?
  • What are you learning about God on this journey?
  • What's the leap of faith you need to take?
  • What are the best ways for you to experience the sacred each day?

Current Reality Questions
  • What is happening now (what. who, when, and how often)?
  • What is the effect or result of this?
  • Have you already taken any steps towards your goal?
  • How would you describe what you did?
  • Where are you now in relation to your goal?
  • On a scale of one to 10, where are you?
  • What has contributed to your success so far?
  • What progress have you made so far?
  • What is working well right now?
  • What is required of you?
  • Why haven't you reached that goal already?
  • What's your definition of the big picture?
  • In what ways are you playing too small right now?
  • What's possible?
  • What are you not seeing, and who can help you see bigger?
  • What needs more attention, right now, today?
  • What needs less attention, right now, today?
  • What is most important for you to tackle today?
  • What are you pretending not to know?
  • When has worrying paid off for you?

What’s Next Questions
  • How are going to go about it?
  • What do you think you need to do right now?
  • Tell me how you're going to do that.
  • How will you know when you have done it?
  • Is there anything else you can do?
  • On a scale of one to 10, what is the likelihood of your plan succeeding?
  • What would it take to make it a 10?
  • What obstacles are getting in the way of success?
  • What roadblocks do you expect or require planning?
  • What resources can help you?
Goal-oriented Questions
  • What do you want to achieve from this coaching session?
  • What goal do you want to achieve?
  • What would you like to happen with ?
  • What do you really want?
  • What would you like to accomplish?
  • What result are you trying to achieve?
  • What outcome would be ideal?
  • What do you want to change?
  • Why are you hoping to achieve this goal?
  • What would the benefits be if you achieved this goal?
  • If you had a magic wand and could make things happen, what would you like to see?
  • What is your dream?
  • What would happen if you could achieve your dream?
  • What would your life look like if you accomplished your goal?
  • What is your superpower?
  • What is your kryptonite?
  • What is your big picture?
  • What is it that you don’t know you don’t know?
  • What’s really possible?
  • How well do you deal with uncertainty?

Options Questions
  • What are your options?
  • What do you think you need to do next?
  • What could be your first step?
  • What do you think you need to do to get a better result (or closer to your goal)?
  • What else could you do?
  • Who else might be able to help?
  • What would happen if you did nothing?
  • What has worked for you already? How could you do more of that?
  • What would happen if you did that?
  • What is the hardest/most challenging part of that for you?
  • What advice would you give to a friend about that?
  • What would you gain/lose by doing/saying that?
  • If someone did/said that to you what do you think would happen?
  • What's the best/worst thing about that option?
  • Which option do you feel ready to act on?
  • How have you tackled this/a similar situation before?
  • What could you do differently?
  • Who do you know who has encountered a similar situation?
  • If anything was possible, what would you do?
  • Say more...

What’s Next Questions
  • What is missing?
  • What will one small step you take now?
  • When are you going to start?
  • How will you know if you have been successful?
  • What support do you need to get that done?
  • What will happen(or, what is the cost) of you NOT doing this?
  • What do you need from me/others to help you achieve this?
  • What are three actions you can take that would make sense this week?
  • On a scale of one to10, how committed/motivated are you to doing it?
  • What would it take to make it a 10?

Try on these questions to learn about your clients and their callings

- Jim LaDoux

Questions  to ask during initial coaching sessions

QUESTIONS TO BEGIN THE RELATIONSHIP AND DISCERN A COACHING FOCUS
  • "So, how have you been?" (Great open-ended question to drill down from)
  • "What would a home run in your life look like this week?" (Make a list)
  • "What's been working for you since our last conversation?"
  • "What hasn't been working for you?"
  • "What do you need most from me today?"
  • "So, what have been your 'highlights' since our last session?" "And your 'lowlights'?" 
  • "I'm curious, how do you think I can help you this week?"

QUESTIONS TO DEFINE THE OUTCOMES OF A COACHING SESSION
  • "What, if you got it finished this week, would make you jump for joy?"
  • "What is the biggest change you are willing to make today?"
  • "What would you love to have happen by the end of this session?"
  • "What would you most like to get out of the next 30/45/60 minutes?"
  • "What would be the most helpful thing for you to take away from this session?"
  • "What if you worked on it right NOW, would REALLY put a smile on your face?"
  • "Imagine you've just had an ideal week. What 3 things did you complete?"
  • "What could we work on that would help you the most over the next few weeks?"
  • "What would you be disappointed we didn't work on today?"

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TO RAISE DURING THE FIRST SESSION
  • "Tell me about yourself..."
  • "What specific goals would you like to meet by working with a coach?"
  • "What have you already done towards your goals?"
  • "How will we evaluate the success of the coaching at the end?"
  • "What kind of coach would you like me to be for you?"
  • "What are you expecting from the coaching?"
  • "What do you need most from me during our coaching?"
  • "What is the one thing I should not do/say to you?"
  • "What is the most exciting part of working with a coach?"
  • "What is the scariest part of working with a coach?"
  • "What is the biggest change you are willing to make today?"
  • "What is one thing you will do immediately after our session today?"

Questions about how God has SHAPED your clients

STRENGTHS
  • What comes naturally for you?
  • What do others say that you are good at?
  • What do you do better than most people?
  • In what ways are your strengths being used in ministry?

HISTORY
  • Where were you born?
  • What were some of your family traditions and faith traditions or practices?
  • Where did you go to school?
  • Briefly describe your faith journey. How did you end up here (church, city, workplace)?

ATTRACTIONS
  • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
  • What activities give you the greatest sense of satisfaction?
  • What attracted you to your place of employment?
  • What aspects of your job are life-giving for you?
  • What do you do and where do you go to get your batteries recharged?

PEOPLE & PLACES
  • Who has had a significant influence on your life?
  • To whom do you go to for advice?
  • Who are your “cheerleaders” in life? Who challenges you in your faith journey?
  • Do you have any spiritual role models? If so, who are they?
  • In what settings have you had the greatest impact on others?

EXPERIENCES
  • What do you consider to be key turning points in your life?
  • What life situations have caused the greatest growth for you?
  • If you could live your life over, what would you do differently? Do more? Do less?
  • How would you describe your current prayer life?

DREAMS
  • What are some of your personal hopes and longings?
  • How do you see yourself partnering with God to fulfill your congregation’s vision?
  • Do you have a personal and professional development plan?
  • What are some of your dreams for this congregation?
  • Five years from now, what would you like others to say about your ministry?

Coaching Questions to Invite a Client
                                                      Reflect on Between Sessions                                                        

                                                                              - Jim LaDoux                                                                                            
  • How can I pamper myself today?
  • What am I grateful for?
  • Can I make someone smile this morning? Who?
  • What will recharge my batteries?
  • What is fun?
  • How can I have this be easy?
  • Who can I get to play with me on this project?
  • What is grace/serenity?
  • What makes me laugh?
  • Do I choose heavy or do I choose light?
  • Since I am going to do this anyway, do I choose to have it be neutral, hard, or fun? 
  • What can I do to my physical environment to have it nurture/relax/empower me? 
  • What is fulfilling, what feels good, and so what?
  • What is pleasure?
  • What acknowledgment can I give myself today?
  • What is kindness?
  • What is it to go softly into life?
  • What is abundance?
  • How can I have this be playful and light?
  • How can I double my vitality?
  • What should I give myself permission to do today?
  • When will I take a break today?
  • What thrills me?
  • What is it to be awed?
  • What is it to be generous with myself?
  • What is it to be gentle with myself?
  • What am I grateful for today?
  • What is it to be compassionate?
  • What do I regret/resent?
  • What am I unwilling to change?
  • Where might I be in denial?
  • What am I overlooking?
  • Where am I slowing down?
  • What is the decision I have been avoiding? 
  • Where do I stop short?
  • What is a big enough game?
  • What have I wanted to do and haven’t?
  • What keeps me from winning?
  • Where have I denied myself/others?
  • Why bother?
  • What am I being right about?
  • What complaint/fear/bad habit/discomfort can I do something about today?
  • Where am I asleep at the wheel?
  • What am I settling for?
  • What will this goal get me?
  • What am I overlooking?
  • How do I sabotage myself?
  • What is it to transcend my sense of failure/sense of resignation/feelings of “I can’t”?
  • Where am I selling out on myself?
  • What am I willing/unwilling to change?
  • What am I stepping over?
  • What is my reputation?
  • What do I expect of myself?
  • What is grace/enthusiasm/prosperity/abundance?
  • What is it to be proactive?
  • What is it to be centered/optimistic/non-attached
  • What is the one thing I could do to drastically reduce worry?
  • What needs more attention, right now, today?
  • What needs less attention, right now, today?
  • How do you silence your negative emotions?
  • What would make today special for you?
  • What is your relationship with money? Time? Relatives?
  • What is going well for you right now?
  • Where and when are you playing it safe?
  • What myth about yourself are you trying to keep alive?
  • How well do I deal with uncertainty?
  • What do you really believe about asking for help?
  • What is most important for you to tackle today?
  • Who makes me jealous? Why?
  • What are you learning about love?
  • What’s the most challenging part of love for you?
  • What’s a question that I need to be asking myself this month?
  • What needs my immediate attention this month?
  • If success was a certainty, what next steps would you take?
  • What’s the inner tape yo play when you find it hard to say “no?”
  • In a nutshell, what’s the main issue?
  • What action could you take to get rid of your negative inner tapers permanently?
  • What are you not doing that you really need to be doing?
  • What is the actual problem?
  • What gets in the way of you doing and bring your best?
  • If my whole attention is focused on producing the result, what will I have to give up?
  • Why am I taking this action?
  • What is it to be fluid/flexible?
  • What is completion? Where am I incomplete?

Sample Life Coaching Questions                                                        

- Jim LaDoux                                                                                            
Your History
  • Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date. What made these accomplishments stand out for you?
  • What have you incorporated into your current actions from your past accomplishments?
  • How could you use what you’ve learned from these accomplishments to assist you in making future changes?
  • What major transitions have you had in the past two years? (For example, new assignment, new residence, new relationship, etc.)
  • If you worked with a coach before or a similar one-on-one adult relationship (for example, a tennis coach, piano teacher, therapist) what worked well for you?
  • If you have worked with a coach, and you are not currently, how did that relationship end?

Your Potential
  • What is your personal and/or professional vision?
  • What would you like to contribute to the world
  • What are you most wanting to achieve in the next three years?
  • What are you most wanting to achieve in the next six months?
  • How ready are you to go for it?




Your Life
  • Who are or have been your major role models?
  • What attributes of these role models do you admire and want to emulate?
  • What are the five most positive things in your life?
  • What are five things you would like to change in your life that would make it even more satisfying, effective, and joyful? (Examples include relationships, information, environment, job.)
  • Who are the key supportive people in your life, and what do they provide for you?On a scale of 1 to 10 (1being least effective and 10 being most effective), rate the quality of your life.
  • By what criteria did you rate yourself
  • What percentage of the life you are leading is actually YOUR life?

Your Self Today
  • List five adjectives that describe you at your best. 
  • What prevents you from being at your best?
  • What energizes you? What saps your energy?
  • What are you learning and accepting about yourself at present?
  • In what ways do you currently spend time, that if you were to spend it differently, would yield greater happiness and achievement?
  • What do you consume now, that if you didn’t, would allow you to be healthier?
  • Could therapy effectively resolve some issue in your life now?

25 Questions to Ask a Mentor

- Jim LaDoux
Ask your mentor to tell a STORY.
  • How did you land your current role?
  • Think back to five years ago.
    Did you envision this is where you would be?
  • Can you tell me about a time when you had a difficult boss? How did you handle it?
  • How did you learn to embrace failure?
  • What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned and how is it valuable?
  • Tell me about a recent setback and how you recovered?
  • Was there ever a job position that you applied for and got, but you weren’t 100% qualified?
  • How did you build the skill of always speaking so engagingly in front of others?

Ask your mentor for ADVICE 
  • How do you approach risk-taking?
  • What new skills do I need to move ahead?
  • How can I become a more assertive negotiator?
  • How can I become better at managing people who do not report to me?
Ask your mentor to be a SOUNDING BOARD
  • I’m considering a career transition. What do you see as the pros and cons?
  • Who are the people I need to align within this organization to achieve success?
  • What advice can you offer on how to progress in my career?
  • How do you successfully stay connected to key influencers who do not work in same
    office or geographical area?
  • When trying to gain buy-in to implement a new program, what tactics have worked
    for you?

Ask a mentor for FEEDBACK
  • Where do you see my strengths and what should I focus on to improve?
  • What do you see as some of my blind spots? 
  • How do you think others perceive me?
  • How I am viewed by leadership?
  • Do I come across as poised and calm?
  • How am I viewed (i.e., what’s my personal brand) in our organization?
  • Did everyone understand what I presented at the last meeting?
  • How could I have communicated my idea more clearly?


Ask yourself and others one question a day throughout the entire year

- Jim LaDoux

JANUARY

  • If you were going to someone's house for a dinner party, what would you bring? 
  • Mention one thing you hope you'll never need.
  • Why do some people not get along with you?
  • What one food item do you wish was healthy?
  • If you could be a character in any novel, who would you be?
  • If you could change one thing about the way you look, what would it be?
  • What’s the craziest thing you (or your parents) have done?
  • What outdoor activity do you consider the most dangerous?
  • What is your favorite kind of candy? Beverage? TV Show?
  • If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which one would you choose?
  • What would you like to be remembered for?
  • What is one cause you’re willing to spend your own time and money on?
  • What would others learn about you if they lived at your home for a month?
  • What is your favorite getaway destination?
  • What is one thing you’d like your family to do more of?
  • What are some of your family’s unique rituals and traditions?
  • When was the last time that God was the subject of your conversations?
  • What’s a habit you’d like to quit? Like to start?
  • What’s holding you back from being your best self?
  • What have you learned about yourself and life this past year?
  • What are ways you see God in another person?
  •  What are the traits that make for a good friend?
  •  Who is the first person you would go to for help? Why?
  • How do you react when someone compliments you?
  •  What qualities make a person a good listener?
  • Who or what gives you a sense of belonging?
  • What do you admire most in a family member?
  • In what ways are you like your mom? Your dad?
  • What famous person would you most like to have dinner with?
  • What are you most passionate about?
  • What makes a conversation great?

FEBRUARY

  • What do enjoy talking with others about? Which topics do you tend to avoid? Why?
  • What are some of your favorite topics to discuss?
  • What is the most caring thing someone has done for you
  • What is the most frustrating conversation you've experienced?
  • When do you feel most at peace?
  •  What do you consider to be the worst possible job? Why?
  • What movie or book has had a profound influence on you?
  • What has been your greatest adventure so far?
  • What is the most significant decision you have ever made?
  • If you could live during a different time in history, when would it be? Why?
  • What is the hardest life storm or challenge you have had to deal with?
  • When is the last time you had to be courageous?
  • What is something about a friend, family member or work colleague that really bugs you?
  • What is something you like to do that might be considered shallow, but you do it anyway?
  • What are some places, things and people you consider to be beautiful?
  •  What is one of the best bits of advice you have ever received?
  • What is wisdom? Who is the wisest person you know?
  • What is it that makes a relationship between two people spiritual?
  • What is the biggest challenge for you in being a friend?
  • What would you need to know about my family in order to better understand me?
  • If you were famous, what would you want to be known for?
  • When have you been the most scared?
  • In what situations do you find it hard to forgive?
  • What is one of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome?
  • Who has taught you the most about God?
  • What is the biggest choice, change or challenge you are facing right now?
  • What is it that most annoys you?
  •  What do you want others to know about you based on how you dress and present yourself?
  •  What do you want to be remembered for? What would you like others to say about you?

MARCH

  • Are you most likely to avoid conflict or face it head on? Why?
  • What is something about yourself that you hope will never change?
  • What is something about yourself that you’d like to change but most likely won’t?
  • Are you more of a rule keeper or rule breaker? Why?
  • Are you usually late, early, or on time? Why?
  • What are some goals you’ve set for yourself?
  • What books or experiences have had the greatest impact on you?
  • Where are your favorite places to shop?
  • When’s the last time you pushed yourself physically?
  • What one word would you use to describe your mother? Father? Family?
  • Are you a saver or a tosser? Are you a saver or a spender?
  • Would you rather be liked or respected?
  • When’s the last time you wanted to scream? Swear? Lie? Throw something?
  • Would people describe you as controlling? Why or why not?
  • What bad habits do you wish you could break?
  • On what things do you spend most of your discretionary money?
  • What are your favorite sports? What sports do you excel in?
  • What gets you flustered? What makes you angry?
  • What are you afraid of? Why?
  • What things in life are most important to you?
  • Where would you like to grow your leadership in the next year?
  • How are you getting in your own way?
  • What would it take to catch people doing something right?
  • Are you owning your full potential?
  • What will you do to protect your priorities?
  • What are your fondest childhood memories of summer?
  • What new memories do you want to create this summer?
  • What will provide you with the greatest source of recreation during this season?
  • What are the biggest benefits of play and recreation for you?
  • When is it hardest for you to play?
  • Who is your model for recreation and play?

APRIL

  • If you could change places with another person you know, who would it be?
  • What are some of the earliest memories you have? Are they good or bad?
  • If you see someone being treated unfairly, how do you respond?
  • Do you believe in angels?
  • What do you appreciate most about your siblings? Your family setting?
  • What life experiences have shaped your values or priorities? Your outlook on life?
  • What 3-5 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
  • What are the three best things that have happened in your life?
  • What do you think is/was important to your parents?
  • What one mistake have you learned the most from?
  • Do you believe that sport heroes should behave as responsible role models?
  • What’s the most recent conflict you experienced? Did you resolve it?
  • Who do you think is/was the greatest athlete of all time? Greatest musician?
  • What’s the hardest emotion for you to express?
  • What are the five most important objects you own?
  • What times in your life have you ignored common sense?
  • When’s the last time you laughed so hard your ribs hurt? What was so funny?
  • What are your values? Where do they come from?
  • How would you describe the perfect family? What traits does your family possess?
  • What are your favorite sounds? Favorite sights? Favorite smells?
  • What are the things that you and others can do?
  • What are the things that you can do, but choose not to do?
  • What are the things that you cannot do and never want to do?
  • What new information have you gained from the previous four questions?
  • What will you stop doing and delegate to others?
  • How will your weekly schedule be different?
  • What has been the best part of this year so far?
  • What’s still missing from this year?
  • What single step or action could you still stake to prepare for this next season?
  • How could you use the next few weeks to prepare for this next season?

MAY

  • What aren’t you telling me that’s keeping you stuck?
  • What healthy boundaries can you estqblish right now?
  • What three things will you say ‘no” to today?
  • What makes your heart sing?
  • What is the one thing you feel really good about from this past week?
  • What is the legacy that you want to leave behind?
  • What do you really believe about yourself?
  • What internal rules and unspoken standards are having a negative impact on you?
  • What beliefs and assumptions no longer serve you?
  • Do what you already know you need to do?
  • Who are the people you know that help you see the glass as half full, instead of half empty?
  • Who do you remind yourself of?
  • What’s possible today? What is God’s dreams for your life?
  • What kind of challenges and problems do you repeatedly attract?
  • What would life be like without anger?
  • Who can you forgive today?
  • What needs immediate attention, right now, today?
  • When was God most real to you today?
  • Who or what is the source of most of your stress?
  • What are healthy sources of energy?
  • What would make the biggest difference in your life today?
  • What would it take for you to teat yourself like your best friend?
  • What working for you?
  • What kind of problems and crisis do you keep attracting?
  • What do you continually do that limits your success?
  • What thoughts or messages are repeatedly playing in your head?
  • How much of a people pleaser are you?
  • What’s God’s deepest desire for you? Your church?
  • What would you do differently if this problems was solved?
  • What’s served you well in the past? Is it still serving you well?
  • What the “should” in this situation?

JUNE

  • What can you do to communicate more effectively?
  • How can you be a better friend?
  • If a friend were in a similar situation as you, what would you suggest
  • What would it take to create the change you want?
  • If success was a certainty, what next steps would you take?
  • What’s taking shape?  What’s beginning to emerge?
  • What is your secret ambition?
  • What does your ideal living environment include?
  • Where have you been giving your power to others?
  • What would enough look like?
  • In a nutshell, what’s the main issue?
  • How do you add stress to your life and complicate things?
  • If you knew that people would follow your leadership, where would you be going?
  • What are you pretending not to know?
  • What’s your favorite way of sabotaging yourself?
  • What do you want more of? What do you want less of?
  • What keeps you from hearing the still small voice of the Divine?
  • What would cause you to jump with joy with week?
  • What more could you accomplish if you lowered your standards?
  • Who are you willing to trust with your hopes and your dreams?
  • What would be different if you really believed Psalm 139
  • When is it hardest for you to take _____ seriously?
  • What new and creative ways has sabotage begun showing up?
  • What’s your belief about money and how well is that currently working for you?
  • What pearls of wisdom have you sharing with others?
  • What’s not complete yet?
  • What’s on the back burner that needs to be placed on the front burner?
  • What are you doing, really?
  • What is God inviting you to be part of today?
  • What’s the real problem?

JULY

  • Talk about one of the Ten Commandments that reveals something important to you.
  • Tell about an experience that changed your life.
  • What gives you a sense of wonder and awe? Why?
  • When during the day do you feel closest to God? Why?
  • Tell of a difficult time in your life.
  • What effect does nature have on your faith?
  • In what way has involvement in a faith community changed or influenced you?
  • Whose faith story do you want to hear? Why?
  • What piece of music says something about your faith? In what way?
  • Does God enter into your decision-making? If so, in what way?
  • Tell about a change that brought a new chapter in your life.
  • What is the one trait of your mother or father you value the most?
  • When you hear the phrase, “Love thy neighbor,” what does it mean to you?
  • How has your faith changed since you were a child?
  • Is going to communion meaningful to you? Why or why not?
  • What is one of your greatest fears? Why?
  • What is one of the things you treasure in life? Why?
  • What do you often find yourself praying about?
  • If someone asked you, “What does Jesus mean to you?” what would you say?
  • What does the phrase “In everything give thanks” mean to you?
  • What was your earliest experience of God?
  • Who can help you with what you really want?
  • What was the best day of your life?
  • What is keeping your from having hope?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What’s the life that you keep telling yourself?
  • What has to happen in order for you to be in the zone?
  • When is it hardest for you to say no?
  • What are those talks that only you can don to receive what you really want?
  • What action could you take to get rid of your negative inner tapers permanently?
  • What was the best day of our your life?

AUGUST

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What’s the lite that you keep telling yourself?
  • What has to happen in or
  • What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned”
  • If you gave up worrying, what would it be like?
  • What really matters?
  • How would you know if you’re in a disempowering relationship?
  • What have you outgrown? What’s your heart telling you?
  • What do you need to say goodbye to in order to move forward?
  • What is the decision that you’re avoiding?
  • What keeps you up at night?
  • What is playing it safe costing you, and what is it costing others?
  • What are you learning about God so far this year?
  • What’s your ripple effect?
  • When are you most likely  to become defensive?
  • What is your track record regarding love – really?
  • What steps can you take so that your words and actions match?
  • What Des getting more organized mean to you?
  • What can you do to be more effective this month?
  • What’s the one question that you need to be asking yourself this month?
  • What needs your immediate attention going forward this month?
  • What does your body need to thrive and be healthy?
  • What are you hanging ton to that you could release?
  • What rules do you have that keep getting in the way?
  • How have you experienced God’s abundant love today
  • What new ways do you need to move forward this month?
  • What does your body need to thrive and be healthy?
  • What are you hanging on to that you need to release?
  • What rules do you have that keep getting in the way?
  • What can you do to show that you really care?

SEPTEMBER

  • How will our culture change in the next 100 years?
  • When you were young what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • If you decided to go on a spiritual journey where would you go and what would you do?
  • What life experience has strengthened you the most?
  • If you owned a boat what name would you choose for it?
  • When did your family come to America and from where?
  • Would you rather be a great musician, artist, or athlete?
  • What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (10=awesome), how would you rate your youth group experience?
  • What is a good or bad memory you have of Sunday school or confirmation?
  • Do you remember anyone ever praying for you? What was the occasion?
  • Which parent had the most influence on your faith development? How?
  • What pastor have you felt the closest to in your life? Why?
  • What is something you dislike about church? Why?
  • If you could change one thing in the world right now, what would you alter?
  • If you could change one thing about your physical appearance, what would you change?
  • If you could change one thing about your childhood, what would it be?
  • If you could have any room in the world be your bedroom, which room would you pick?
  • If you could inherit a vacation home anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • If you could be fluent in one other language, which would it be?
  • What myth about yourself are you trying to keep alive?
  • How well do you deal with uncertainty?
  • What do you really believe about asking for help?
  • How can you take better care for yourself right now, today?
  • In what ways has God been generous to you?
  • What is most important for you to tackle today?
  • What’s the inner tape yo play when you find it hard to say “no?”
  • Who makes you jealous? Why?
  • What are you learning about love?
  • What’s the most challenging part of love for you?
  • What’s your definition of the perfect partner?

OCTOBER

  • What’s your definition of your best year ever?
  • What part of this upcoming year most troubles you?
  • What good financial practice will you put into place this year?
  • What part of this upcoming year is most exciting?
  • What part of this past year do you wish to bring forward to this year
  • What did you learn this past year?
  • What part of last year do you wish to leave behind?
  • Who was your biggest fan last year?
  • What’s the best use of your time and energy this coming year?
  • What’s the one skill you need to master/further develop this coming year?
  • What behavior do you need to keep doing? Stop doing? Start doing?
  • What will you no longer tolerate?
  • What is the spiritual practice you are most committed to?
  • What does an experience of God feel like?
  • What would dramatically increase your experience of God?
  • When has worrying paid off for you?
  • What is the one thing you could do to drastically reduce worry?
  • What needs more attention, right now, today?
  • What needs less attention, right now, today?
  • What causes you to laugh out loud with rib splitting laughter?
  • What habit of yours would you like to pass on to others?
  • What haptics do you never, ever, under any circumstances, want to pas on to others?
  • How do you silence your negative emotions?
  • What would make today special for you?
  • What in you life or ministry is worthy of celebration?
  • What do you want most from your friends and family?
  • If you were free of self-doubt, what would be different today?
  • What is your relationship with money? Time? Relatives?
  • What is going well for you right now?
  • What suggestions would you give someone who wants t have more fun?
  • Where and when are you playing it safe?

NOVEMBER

  • What kind of person would you be if you were driven by passion?
  • What dream have you long since given up on?
  • What’s the leap of faith you need to take?
  • Which of your roles could someone else be doing, and probably better than you?
  • What’s the worst thing that could happen if you did less?
  • Why is it so much easier to plan than to take action?
  • What is the hardest part about delegating?
  • Who’s is someone you would love to have on our team, but you haven’t asked yet?
  • What’s the hardest part about delegating?
  • Who do you know that regularly gets things done, and what can you learn from them?
  • Who makes you jealous?
  • If you really dared to dream, what would your life look like?
  • What can you hand off?
  • What’s your most treasured memory of Easter?
  • What would be possible if you had a team?
  • How is being stuck serving you, and what is it costing you?
  • What if your assumptions are wrong?
  • Whose life are you living?
  • When do you enjoy others the most?
  • When do you enjoy yourself the most?
  • What do you really, really want?
  • What’s perfect about today?
  • What are you waiting for?
  • What has changed the most so far for you this year?
  • What still needs to happen in order for this to be your best year ever?
  • What is your favorite phrase or saying?
  • What or who gives you the courage to go on?
  • What are your beliefs about what you really want?
  • What is only now beginning to unfold in your life?
  • What really empowers you?

DECEMBER

  • What does your soul need right now? What are the signals that it’s time to get started?
  • What legacy do you want to leave behind?
  • What brings your life joy?
  • What do you want to start doing?
  • What do you want to keep?
  • What’s perfect about this season?
  • What are the best ways for you to experience the sacred in daily life?
  • How different would life be without defensiveness?
  • What has to happen for you to be free of long-standing anger?
  • Who has contributed to your success?
  • What other choices do you have?
  • What gifts do you have to share?
  • What does a great friendship look like?
  • What was missing for you this year?
  • What are you sowing? What are you reaping?
  • How curious are you? How do you learn best?
  • What or who inspires you?
  • What or who gives you courage in uncertain times?
  • Who can you catch today doing something right?
  • What would you like to be doing five years from now?
  • What will you commit to doing, and by when?
  • What limitations might you be placing on your dreaming and planning?
  • In what area of life you do you want to have more fun?
  • If you had the ability to instantly change in the New year, what would you change?
  • What key things still need to happen this year?
  • Which of your current beliefs do you need to rethink, or let go of?
  • What do you want to be different next year?
  • What’s one word you’d use to describe this past year?
  • Who are the individuals that have contributed the most to your well-being?
  •  Who are you willing to trust with your hopes and dreams?
  • What were the most memorable moments from this past year?

"How does the ONE  WORD I chose to define 2021,  SPRINT, inform my responses to these questions?"