How to Coach on the Plus Side

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How to Coach on the Plus Side

Today we explore an article titled Broadening and Building Solution-Focused Coaching: Feeling Good is Not Enough (2018). The authors, Anthony Grant (IOC Scientific Advisor) and Sean O’Connor in Australia, acknowledge a long and well-respected history of focusing on problem-focused questions in counseling and consulting. They also point to the considerable body of coaching literature that supports the use of solution-focused coaching questions (adapted from solution-focused brief therapy), which are more effective in improving positive affect, self-efficacy and goal attainment than problem-focused questions which explore and analyze the root causes of problems.

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