I started with 20 questions.
I did not want to have to worry about getting to a computer, so the idea was my coach recorded the answers in Google Docs. I had a few work questions, some for home; some y/n and some with a score. Some with the Marshall Goldsmith twist: “How much effort did you put into X?”
My coach was to contact me each night. He text me, and I call him. I wondered how much mental effort, how much distraction this would bring into a person’s life. I guess smart phone alarms with a snooze function make this easier to actually manage.
After a week I actually met up with my coach for coffee at Coffee Club in Upper Riccarton. A fascinating experience. It is a strange and oddly intimate experience to have these questions on critical issues talked about with a complete stranger.
How did it work? Is it really going to achieve anything? At this point, the jury is out.