Creating new awareness
In Professional Coaching Competencies: The Complete Guide, Dr. Damian Goldvarg and his colleagues expand on the concept of creating new awareness. They state that in creating new awareness involves examining the issue from a different perspective. In order to accomplish this, the coach must invite the Coachee to look at their situation as an outside observer looking in. In other words, the coach challenges the Coachee to re-interpret their current situation. At the same time, creating new awareness goes beyond being an outside observer of their own situation. It requires the Coachee to take that awareness and to start designing new actions.
I can think of these questions:
"How would you like to see yourself?"
"What makes this significant to you?"
"I heard you say ..... I am wondering what does that mean to you?"
"In a perfect world, how would that/it look like?"
"What makes you passionate about it?"
Going forward, what is your role in this?
How will you go about bringing change to this situation?
What is truly going on inside of you?
What would it look like to be the change you want to be?
How will you impact the situation going forward?
Five questions that invite a Coachees to move into creating new awareness.
1. Whose life are you trying to live?
2. What would happen if you just stopped?
3. How might you see this situation as opportunity?
4. If a friend faced the same issue how would you advise them?
5. Describe an animal that represents what you are feeling.
5 Questions to invite the coachee to move into creating new awareness:
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in this same situation?
What would you like to see yourself doing in this situation?
If you're saying Yes to this, what are you saying No to?
Where do you feel stuck? What would need to change?
What do you hope to celebrate one year from now?
Five powerful questions that invite a coachee to move into new awareness:
- How does your thinking need to change in order for you to move forward?
- You mentioned x and y (note: seemingly disparate themes). How are x and y connected?
- How will you be different when you've reached this goal?
- What do you gain by continuing to tolerate the situation as it is?
- If a friend were facing this situation what advice would you give them?
How do you see yourself in this situation?
What makes this challenging for you?
What result would be most pleasing?
What will happen to you when you’ve tackled this challenge?
How do you want others to react to your progress?
What would happen if you left?
What part of the issue are you benifitting from that keeps you investing in it remaining the same?
If you were able to create the most ideal situation, how would it look?
Why did you select this group of people as accountability partners?
1. What would it like if you were living this out completely?
2. What feelings do you associate with this situation?
3. what gets you excited about this?
4. If you were advising a friend about his, what would you say to help him/her go deeper?
5. Where do you hope to be a year from now?