​Purpose

  • lead to clarify a topic or idea
  • leads to a clear picture
  • helps to remove ambiguity
  • helps to gain more understanding
  • to gather factual information
  • prevents misinterpretation

Value of Asking
  • Avoids confusion
  • Allows people to be on the same page
  • Refocuses people
  • Clarifies the purpose
  • Helps the mentor understand what the mentee needs or is asking of them

Sample Questions
  • What did you mean by that?
  • What are you envisioning?
  • What are you trying to do?
  • What is your teaching purpose/goal?
  • How did you want to do this?
  • How would you like me to help?
  • How can I help you?
  • What do you need me to do to make that possible?
  • How can I support you to make that possible?