To prepare, please read Coaching for Fresh Thoughts and Insights' Coaching Exercise page 76 from the paperback and PDF e-book of The Art of Insight or in the Exercise Reference Manual you downloaded.
You must have a partner for this exercise. If you don't have anyone who has done the previous exercises, maybe you can find someone and hand them the instructions in the ERM. They can follow them like a script.
Here is a video illustration:
Part 1 Stage Setting (2 minutes)
Speaker: Describe a current situation, problem or topic that you want Fresh Thought on.
Listener/Coach: Listen with nothing on your mind.
Here is a timer for your convenience.
Part 2 Coached Fresh Thought Hunt (4 minutes)
Speaker: Fresh Thought Hunt
Listener: Coach the Speaker to look for more Fresh Thoughts.
Hints for the coach
- Give me another Fresh Thought about...
- What's another way of looking at this?
- What's a question you haven't asked about this?
- I'm wondering...
- What are you thinking right now?
- If you weren't thinking whatever you're thinking now, what would you be thinking?
Before you switch roles, take a few minutes to share:
Then switch roles and repeat the exercise.
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