A manager was having a first conversation with her solution-focused coach. 15 minutes into the conversation, she suddenly started to smile and said: "You ask a lot of questions, don't you? The coach answered, also with a smile: "Yes, that's right. It helps me to understand better what's important to you." The manager replied: "Okay, I understand but I have to get used to it a bit because it is not exactly what I had expected." The coach replied: "I can imagine.... May I ask you, are the questions I ask useful to you?" The manager thought for a few seconds and then she said: "Yes ... actually ... they are very useful...." The coach asked: "Shall I continue?" She smiled again and said: "Yes, please go ahead!"