The magic in the GRIT process for finding your best path lies in the professional career coaching that follows your career assessment. “A career coach partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. Coaches honor you as the expert in your life and work and believe you are creative, resourceful, and whole.” Additionally, during your individualized coaching session, you create the next steps for your future while reflecting on your assessment results.
Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve
- Encourage self-discovery
- Elicit solutions and strategies
- Hold you responsible and accountable
Powerful Career Exploration Questions
The questions asked by the career coach spark curiosity. Designed to be purposeful, open-ended (usually), and non-judgmental, the guided process reveals a path that is best suited for you.
The best coaches are purposeful with their questions, meaning that the questions take you to a place where reflection, self-discovery, learning, action, and accountability happen.
Curious questions often begin with the phrase “I’m curious,” however they don’t have to. They set the stage so that the coach isn’t giving the answer but that the individual is finding it within themselves. You become an investigator of your own inner world.
Questions that often begin with “what,” “how,” “who,” “where,” and “when.” They encourage you to provide a more-detailed expansive answer, rather than yes/no.
Your coach serves as a neutral, supportive, and yet challenging advocate who helps you through the process without making value judgments on where you are or where you want to go.