The Best Next Question is…a Statement

How would you complete this statement?  I want ________ but ________.  Here’s why my clients find this to be a powerful question.

Want:  Do you know what you want?  This can be one of the most difficult questions to answer.  Can you put it in to one or two words?  Coaching conversations often focus on narrowing this down.  You may know you want more or something different but have trouble identifying what it is.  Being clear about what you want to accomplish or what you want to change is a critical first step.

But:   A big word.  What barriers do you see to achieving your goals?  Do you see them clearly?  What might your colleagues say?  Are they self-imposed barriers?  Is there a different way to look at them?  Can you prioritize them?

Action:  Once you are clear about what you want and what the barriers are, you can begin taking action.  A clear, succinct Dilemma Statement allows you to break the challenge in to smaller, attainable steps.  This process drives the progress you will make in getting what you want.

Want to give it a try?  Email me now ( to explore how one simple statement can drive the change and development you are ready for.

For a limited time (now through 5/24/2013) I am offering an “Introduction to Coaching” package.  Next week is International Coaching Week which was created to educate people about the power of coaching conversations.  The Introduction to Coaching package allows you to get a sense of the power of a coaching conversation.  Sign up now for two months, two one-hour coaching calls a month for only $200 total.  Email me now ( to schedule our conversations.  Or go directly to PayPal to sign up for the two month package and get started this week.

Take this step now to resolve the dilemma “I want a change but I don’t know where to start”.


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