TED questions are a simple adjustment to the standard questions we use in a coaching situation. They are used to gather a large amount of information through the use of one question rather than a range. In coaching, we run the risk of our conversations seeming like interviews and this can be caused the number of questions we use. We are familiar with the '5 W's and an H' Who? When? - RECALL Where? Which? - DECISION MAKING What? - KNOWLEDGE How? - APPLICATION (You notice we tend to avoid Why? in coaching as this invites defense and justification thinking) All of which are deemed to be open questions because they can't be answered with a 'yes' or '