An outlandish question is a creative question that forces the client to stop and think. It is often risky in that the client might not immediately see the relevance of the question. Chad and Brian have a lot of fun with this topic.
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This is one of our favorite episodes. We dive into the origin stories of one of the most interesting coaches we know, Kim Izaguirre-Merlos. She talks about her life changing injury, how she became an NPR interviewer, and her life as an immigrant.
You can find Kim on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/womeninthechurch.
Brian and Chad debrief their learnings so far about Coach the Person Not the Problem.
- Too much emphasis has been placed on NOT coaching the problem. Don’t ignore the problem.
- There are clues that something internal is showing up in the coaching.
- The clues lead you to a gateway where you can then coach the person using the problem as a mirror.
Bad: Reveal the coaches intelligence, not curious, leading, …
Good: Are designed to get the client to think. Tell me what you are thinking. (Not “Tell me.“) Test questions.
Better: Designed to spur new thinking. Create new awareness. Discovery questions. Thinking in a really different way.
Best: Invite the client to make an internal shift. Shift about themselves, not just about the issue.