Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The “Genie question” in counseling and coaching work

In counseling/coaching, when we ask people what they truly want in their life and the answer is, “I don’t know”, that “I don’t know” may come from a space of “being too realistic” or “a fear of being judged as a silly answer”.

One way around this is to ask the “genie question” because with the genie question, it’s from a space of possibility rather than probability. 

“If I am a Genie and I grant you one single wish, what will you ask for?”

It’s better for brainstorming and exploration to get unstuck.

I wonder if you know what I mean….

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