Fundamentally, an assessment is a set of questions answered by
the coaching client and the coach about the client. For some
examples: Is this person ready for coaching and what kind of
coaching? What are this person's strengths? What are their
current successes? How were those achieved? What are the most
needy areas of a client's life? Even so called personality tests
are basically a series of questions asked of the testee.
The answers a person and their coach gives to the questions
asked can be used to determine the specific nature of coaching
that person receives. These questions and tests are usually
administered in either pen/paper format or clinical
You can begin to assess yourself by answering the questions here
on this page. When you start working with your coach, bring
these answers to his or her attention. Further assessment needs
can be determined from there.
1. If you were on your deathbed and you wanted to tell your
children -- or the young
people to whom you are close -- the three most important things
that you've learned
in your life, what would they be?
2. What gives you the greatest joy, satisfaction and renewal in
your life and how
could you do more of it?
3. Who are you without your job, your money? Describe in detail.
4. What activities could you add to your life that would be a
source of richness and
5. Think of someone you admire deeply--and explain why.
6. Do you know what it is you don't know?
7. Is there a gap between where you are and where you'd like to
8. Do you have clear professional goals?
9. Are you willing to focus on the present?
10. Are you interested in developing yourself?
11. Are you about to make a critical decision pertaining to your
life or career?
12. Are you ambitious? Define "ambitious".
13. Are you getting the message from those around you that you
need to make some
14. Are you willing to work extremely hard on a temporary period
15. Do you have time and resources to invest in your future?
16. Can you make sense of this concept: It's not what you're not
doing that has kept from your goal(s). It's what you are doing
that blocks you from achieving the success you desire that your
coach will help you identify and change.
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