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100 GROW Coaching questions to ignite your conversations.

Coaching requires a curious mind, and active listening. I've compiled a list of the best questions to support your coaching conversations.
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100 GROW Coaching questions to ignite your conversations.

Coaching requires a curious mind, and active listening. I've compiled a list of the best questions to support your coaching conversations.

Goal Stage

  1. What is the ultimate outcome you want to achieve?
  2. What specific milestones do you want to reach along the way?
  3. How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal?
  4. How does this goal align with your broader life or career objectives?
  5. What would be the first sign that you’re on the right track?
  6. What personal values does this goal reflect?
  7. How will achieving this goal change your life or work situation?
  8. What will achieving this goal enable you to do that you can’t do now?
  9. Who else will benefit from you achieving this goal?
  10. What smaller goals or sub-goals do you need to accomplish first?
  11. How urgent is this goal?
  12. What sacrifices might you need to make to achieve this goal?
  13. What resources will you need to accomplish this goal?
  14. What might happen if you don’t achieve this goal?
  15. What is your level of commitment to this goal?
  16. How does this goal fit into your long-term plans?
  17. What are the potential risks associated with this goal?
  18. What makes this goal realistic and achievable for you?
  19. How will you prioritise this goal among other responsibilities?
  20. What steps can you take to make this goal more specific?
  21. What criteria will you use to measure your success?
  22. How will you handle setbacks or obstacles along the way?
  23. What skills or knowledge do you need to develop to achieve this goal?
  24. What previous experiences can help you with this goal?
  25. How will achieving this goal impact your confidence and motivation?

Reality Stage

  1. Where are you now in relation to your goal?
  2. What progress have you made so far?
  3. What challenges or obstacles are you currently facing?
  4. What resources do you have available to help you achieve your goal?
  5. How do you feel about your current situation?
  6. What is holding you back from progressing further?
  7. What have you tried so far to achieve your goal?
  8. How do your current skills and knowledge align with your goal?
  9. What feedback have you received about your progress?
  10. What patterns or trends do you notice in your current performance?
  11. What assumptions are you making about your current situation?
  12. What internal and external factors are influencing your current reality?
  13. What are your strengths that can help you achieve your goal?
  14. What areas do you need to improve to reach your goal?
  15. How are your current habits and routines affecting your progress?
  16. What support systems do you have in place?
  17. How does your current mindset impact your ability to achieve your goal?
  18. What recent successes can you build on?
  19. What resources do you lack that are necessary for your goal?
  20. How are you managing your time and priorities?
  21. What is the biggest challenge you face right now?
  22. How do you typically respond to setbacks or challenges?
  23. What opportunities are available to you right now?
  24. How do your current actions align with your goal?
  25. What is the impact of your current situation on your motivation and confidence?

Options Stage

  1. What are the possible ways you could achieve your goal?
  2. What options have you not yet considered?
  3. What could you do differently to move closer to your goal?
  4. What are the pros and cons of each option?
  5. Who could support you in achieving your goal?
  6. What resources or tools do you need to explore your options?
  7. How could you overcome the obstacles you identified?
  8. What would be the most effective first step?
  9. What are some creative or unconventional approaches you could try?
  10. What past successes can you draw upon to inform your options?
  11. What are the short-term and long-term impacts of each option?
  12. How can you leverage your strengths in each option?
  13. What would you do if there were no limitations?
  14. What advice would you give to someone else in your situation?
  15. What are the potential risks and how can you mitigate them?
  16. How do your options align with your values and priorities?
  17. What are the costs (time, money, effort) associated with each option?
  18. What is the easiest option to implement?
  19. How do each of the options fit into your long-term plans?
  20. What would happen if you chose not to act on any of the options?
  21. Which option excites you the most and why?
  22. How can you test or pilot one of your options?
  23. What are the potential barriers to each option and how can you overcome them?
  24. What option would give you the quickest results?
  25. How do your options align with the resources you have available?

Will Stage

  1. What actions will you take to achieve your goal?
  2. When will you start taking these actions?
  3. What is the first step you need to take?
  4. How will you stay motivated and committed to your plan?
  5. What obstacles might you encounter, and how will you address them?
  6. How will you track your progress and stay accountable?
  7. Who can help you stay on track and provide support?
  8. How will you celebrate milestones and successes along the way?
  9. What will you do if you encounter setbacks?
  10. How will you ensure that your actions align with your overall goal?
  11. What resources or support do you need to implement your plan?
  12. How will you measure your progress and success?
  13. What specific actions will you take this week/month?
  14. How will you adapt your plan if circumstances change?
  15. What commitment are you making to yourself?
  16. What could derail your progress and how will you handle it?
  17. What is your contingency plan for unexpected challenges?
  18. How will you maintain focus on your goal amidst other responsibilities?
  19. How will you know if your plan is working or if adjustments are needed?
  20. What can you do to keep your energy and motivation high?
  21. How will you integrate new habits or routines to support your goal?
  22. What is your deadline for achieving each milestone?
  23. How will you involve others in your plan to ensure success?
  24. What steps can you take to make your action plan more realistic?
  25. How will you review and reflect on your progress regularly?
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