The Questions We Don’t Ask

I have always been amazed at children’s wonder at the world. Questions I have heard asked include:

  • why do birds not make tracks in the sky when they fly?
  • how will our (dead) goldfish get to heaven – I can still see him!
  • why can’t I pick up water with my fingers?


Without realising, children often challenge and question beliefs and attitudes and try to understand obstacles that are impeding them. These are all things coaches help clients with to enable them to move forward with their coaching agenda (albeit in a different context).

What I never anticipated however was that children would be teaching me how to raise my game with their reflective and enquiring minds!