Coaching is really simply asking questions to help people think through how they can get to “Where They Want to Be” from “Where They Are.”

Did you know that you could effectively “Coach” a “Brain-Surgeon” one day, a “Technology Company CEO” the next and the “Governor of Your State” the following?

You may be wondering, “How can that be?”   The answer is:  “You don’t need to be a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ to ‘Coach’ someone!  You simply ask the questions!  They are the ones that provide the content!”

Would you like to see “The Coaching Process” that I use to coach leaders around the globe?  

In it’s simplest form “The Coaching Process” asks:

1. Where do you want to be?

2. Where are you now?

3. What will you have to do to get from “here” to “there?”

“The Coaching Process” below adds a few more questions – but the essence is really the 3 questions above!


CoachingBridge-BackSo what can you do to sharpen your “Coaching Skills?”   (Clue:  You can’t learn to “Swim” by reading a book on “Swimming!”   You have to jump into the water!)

You are 100% correct – You have to start “Coaching” someone!  

Which of your associates/friends could you forward this post to with a suggestion for the two of you to meet – perhaps over breakfast or lunch – to “Coach” each other?  Do not be surprised if in a “Coaching Session” as short as 5 minutes you actually experience a significant break-through!

Bob Tiede


Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 52 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 8 remarkable grandchildren.


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