Leadership and Team Coaching sound nice until you have to put them into practice. I’ve developed a team and leadership coaching process called SOLVED, using solution-focused as the basis for making progress and adding value to the decision-making and problem-solving of others.
Below are several questions following the SOLVED coaching method that may be useful in team and leadership coaching.
- What needs to happen here today so that you can say that it is worth your time?
- What’s changed since you first realized this is a challenge?
- Share when, where, how, and who is involved?
- What are you doing when this problem is absent or less severe?
- Suppose there is a miracle overnight that solves the problem or challenges you brought into this session. How will you start to discover the following day that the miracle has happened?
- It is one week from now, and I am visiting you; what will be the 1st observable change that makes me realize you have made progress?
- How will others see your progress?
- Where are you on a scale of 1 – 10? Ten means that you have reached your goal entirely, and 1 means the opposite.
- On a scale of 1 – 10, where 10 means you’ve reached the point where you can stop worrying, and 1 represents the opposite, where are you when you notice progress?
- On a scale of 1 – 10, where 10 means you are spending your time on another challenge, what does a 9 look like?
- What are you already doing well, that is keeping you at that level?
- In the past, how have you made progress on such challenges?
- From your response on the scale, what has happened to keep you at the number?
- Which situations in the recent past contained at least a small piece of your preferred future already happening? How did you do that?
- Where are you, and what are you doing when this challenge is gone?
- What is working well enough?
Decision and Direction
Clarifying how to proceed, plus:
- From our discussion today, what will be your next small step?
- How will you share with us what was helpful from that step?