We know goal setting works. Coaching goal setting works even better because the coach, you, can hold the space for your team member or client to get real clarity on what they really want. Here are a couple of strategies that have served our coaches well.
- Ask for details about the goal. Find the “why” behind the “what” by asking questions. Dig deep with the client to discover how the goal is relevant to the client’s values.
- Break it down. Ask your team member to break the goal into actionable items. A goal such as “I want to earn $10,000 a month,” is very broad. You as the coach can ask powerful questions about where the income will be earned, what activities will support the goal.
- Consider obstacles. This is something a coach can do to really support goal setting and goal achievement. Thinking about what might get in the way, allows time and preparation for the team member to figure contingency plans, count the cost and gain confidence in achieving the goal.
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