UncategorizedThe number one question that resolves any challenge!

December 24, 2021by Jill Douka

Do you feel things are not going according to plan at work?

The post-COVID era has brought new challenges and your employees are struggling to adjust?

How can you eliminate the negativity before it spreads in the office?


My beautiful friend,

When people concentrate on what’s missing from their personal and professional lives, they struggle to find the incentive to keep going. Unfortunately, these challenges can sometimes introduce negativity in areas they didn’t previously feel insecure in.

Do you want to know how you can resolve any challenge?


So, there is a small but powerful exercise that can help whenever employees feel nothing is working for them. You can change their mindset by producing positive action from harmful conflicts.

I encourage all my clients to focus on a specific question each time they feel stressed about a professional challenge in their lives. By now I believe you have realized that coaching is all about asking powerful questions, which enables fruitful thinking and generates the desired outcome when the client feels passionate about change.

Well, ask your employees to write this quote: “What would have to happen in order to…” Then encourage them to complete the phrase with whatever feels right to them at that moment, with what needs to be done for them to overcome the challenge without feeling shy.

The point is not to concentrate on the challenge itself, but instead, to choose to clarify and reflect on the desired outcome they want to invite in their professional life.

Thus they will have the opportunity to face the challenge through a positive spectrum and this will enable them to escape the stress of the situation quickly.

Are you wondering how does this question work? It’s all about human psychology and how we reflect on a challenge. When you focus on the positive feelings you want to embrace, at the same time you abandon negativity and start overcoming resentment.

It works great for companies. When a specialist executive coach or an experienced HR head takes employees through this process, shows that the company cares and values people’s opinions. In addition, the company gains valuable insight into their views.

If you want to see how powerful questions could help transform lives, experience coaching for yourself.


My beautiful friend, the goal of this question is to attend to the specific feelings and actions we want to experience rather than their lack. It pushes us to train our brains to focus on what’s coming rather than what’s missing. Our higher self knows that we can have it all once we’ve set out to get it.

Only time is standing in the way. Answer the powerful question, ‘What would have to happen in order to…”, and an avalanche of events is about to happen.

“What would have to happen in order to…”, is the magical question your employees NEED to unlock the correct answer to, that will eventually get them to an advanced performance


Training in Global Academy Coaching Certificate was the trigger to unlock and overcome my abilities and become a well-trained Life Coach so that I could achieve every goal and create the life I was dreaming about.

Eleana Agrotou

HR advisor at Deloitte Cyprus, CIPD Assoc., Youth and Career Certified Life Coach, Founder of Advizoring, Graduate of Global Academy of Coaching

by Jill Douka

MBA, Μaster Certified Coach, 2x TEDx speaker #1 Bestselling and Awarded Author of 3 books, awarded mentor by the European Union, sought after internationally-renowned speaker. Founder of the Global Academy of Coaching Certificate Accredited, and together with top professors in the world trains high achievers to become exceptional coaches and leaders. Author of #1 International bestseller Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest your Perfect Match, Author of Bestseller How to Create Your Life, Author of Bestseller Suddenly Now, Author of Woman Now.