What’s nextThis entry is part of a week-long series on powerful coaching questions.

Sometimes in coaching we can spend a great deal of time identifying the key issues, brainstorming potential solutions, and crafting a plan for change. But all of this comes to nothing if we don’t conclude with one simple question: What’s next?

This question moves us away from the often overwhelming bird’s eye view of a complex issue and helps us zero in on the one next step we need to take.  Only with questions like “What’s next?” can we continue forward motion toward our goal.