ROQUE – in 5 steps to make great decisions

The ROQUE coaching methodology helps you make decisions.

Sometimes making a decision is hard because of the competing values for you.

When approaching goals – deciding upon or embarking upon, issues or critical decisions, this methodology becomes a powerful tool of self reflection and analysis. These are Key aspects discussed in professional coaching. Clarification and accountability are important for business owners, executives and others in a leadership position.

So how do you prioritize? The ROQUE Coaching Methodology suggests the following:

Think about the context of the variety of decisions you have to make. ROQUE suggests the three following categories:

  • You are a Human Being first – What drives you to become fulfilled?
  • You live in a world where Relationships matter – What is important to them for you?
  • You live in a world where you contribute to providing for your key relationships – How best can you support them?

Feel free to download this template to help you:

This video clip will guide you:


Here is a summary overview of the ROQUE Coaching Methodology:


What is happening in the context of your topic or issue right now?

In this step we look at the current reality of what is going on regarding the topic you have chosen to explore. You can explore as many of the symptoms – the positives and the negatives. Identify cause and effects scenarios. Are you or the situation where you expected ? Do not worry about attempting to solve anything. It is important to be focussed on the topic or issue or problem alone. This is discovery and fact finding to achieve clarity about what it is exactly that needs to be solved later.


What Options can you currently identify to deal with the topic or issue?

This step is about looking for Options to see how the Reality of the topic could be different. Just like brain storming, it is best not to edit the range of Options that come to mind. Just capture! In this section we consider, and look for Options that are known and open to you and also those that may never have been considered before. Rarely is one forced into doing things. You have choices, irrespective of circumstances or events, yet only when you seek out options. Choosing to follow certain actions makes life much more interesting and gives you a sense of control. Being pro-active rather than being re-active gives you a sense of responsibility and accountability. Seeing many choices or options indicates your own increased awareness in all the elements of the circumstances you find yourself in, or encounter. Do you ask yourself: “What if?”


What are you GOING TO DO? What is your Quest?

This is where you identify the option/s to become your solution to the answer or resolution to your topic or issue. We use the term Quest to respect the fact that successful outcomes reflect a combination of the rational and emotional. When you have ‘Head’ goals, these are what you think you ought to do. You use rationale to support you. When you have ‘Heart’ goals, these are what you feel you ought to do – you have emotion and passion. Sometimes this is referred to as your intuition. At this QUEST level, you need to test that what you think and feel are aligned. That there is integrity and congruence rather than conflict or that ‘torn between feeling’.

Research confirms that when you write down or build a visual aid and share your goals, when you make some ‘public’ statement about them, your chances of success are greater. A good tool to use when goal setting is to express your goals in a SMART criteria:

A SMART goal is: Specific, Measurable, Attractive, ie passionate, Realistic, Timed.


What do YOU need by way of resource to help support YOUR QUEST before you can begin?

Consider all the resources or ingredients, skills, tools, internal or external support, authority, delegation, process, space, time etc. that you need to have in place before you start. What will make this effort be at the right time, the right place, have the right intent, with the right individual or team to take the right actions? Have you considered the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats or risks?


What is your plan for Executing or Achieving YOUR goals?

Results only materialize when you have absolute clarity of vision and purpose. When you have the ability to focus like a laser beam – shining a bright light on that specific intent, passionately energized with your WHOLE being. Then, you no longer have a QUEST or supporting Goals – You ARE the QUEST, the GOALS and the ACTIONS. Execution here is putting your SMART goals into action.