Checking in with your client mid-engagement is a great way to see how things are going and whether you need to shift or adjust your coaching style or your clients goals.
When thinking about possible questions to include on a mid-engagement coaching feedback form, consider using both Likert scale questions (that is, questions using a Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree answer bank) as well as open-ended questions where clients can write in their responses.
Here are some examples of each kind of question:
Likert scale questions:
- So far, I think that coaching is helping me gain insights, knowledge and/or skills that will help me be more effective.
- Thus far, coaching has been a valuable use of my time.
- Thus far, my coach is helping me set valuable and challenging goals.
- Thus far, my coach is holding me accountable for my goal progress.
- To date, what has been the greatest impact resulting from your coaching engagement?
- Have there been any elements of the coaching engagement that you would like to improve or work on?
- Is there anything else you would like to share with your coach about your coaching experience thus far?
Google Forms offers a free option for collecting this kind of information. Make sure to also ask your client to fill out their name on the form so that you can discuss their responses and any potential changes or adjustments to your coaching relationship at your next session.