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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

Coaching for Development – 7 Questions

Here’s something to think about it… 


When coaching team members, many think about what they are going to tell them; perhaps tell them to do, tell them what to think about, tell them how to think about it... Many managers think they need to have all the answers. But this is not true and it does not develop anyone in the process. To truly develop your employees, you need to coach through questions. Michael Stanier’s book, “The Coaching Habit” includes the following seven essential questions: 

  • The Kickstart Question: 

  • What's on your mind? 

  • The AWE Question (And What Else?): 

  • What else? 

  • The Focus Question: 

  • What's the real challenge here for you? 

  • The Foundation Question: 

  • What do you want? 

  • The Lazy Question: 

  • How can I help? 

  • The Strategic Question: 

  • If you're saying yes to this, what are you saying no to? 

  • The Learning Question: 

  • What was most useful for you? 

As Michael Stanier says, “when you say less and ask more questions, you can change the way you lead forever.” 

So, my question to you:  

  • How many of these questions do you use when coaching your employees? 



Are you ready to dig into emotional intelligence, employee engagement, and leadership? I am a People Success Strategist who uncomplicates leading humans so that we can inspire confidence back into your team. By tapping into their authentic human needs and leadership potential, we create space for innovation and growth.  


We do this through designing and implementing a system that fosters and protects a strong culture where employees are heard and understood from leadership down. In doing so, individual team members can gain confidence to bravely introduce innovative ideas and grow the company.  


If you are ready to get started, please reach out to chat:



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