Hi everyone. I’ve done 2 real life practice coaching sessions this week. I was super nervous for the first one and also found it really challenging. Felt a bit like the first time I drove a car on my own. Scary and also exhilarating! I tried to stick to the solution focussed method and questions. Towards the end I added “what else could I ask you that would be useful?”. Both coachees replied that it would be useful to ask about concrete next steps. They then added something like “when you asked me what I would be doing differently when I am +1 on the scale, I started thinking about things I could do to help me get there”.... So, a funny situation. Both coachees felt that the “next steps” question would be a useful addition. At the same time, they started thinking about next steps for themselves automatically as they imagined what +1 would be like. I guess that’s one of the beauties of this approach - the coachee naturally starts to think of ideas and solutions! In conclusion.... although both coachees wanted me to ask the “next steps” question I think I will continue to leave it out because it seems more powerful if they start to think of next steps naturally based on their own motivation. It would be great to hear peoples’ thoughts on this!