Discuss your candidate’s personal and professional targets and wishes.
Practise defining goals in a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) way with your candidate.
Consider a certain issue or problem with your candidate by brainstorming. Do not put his suggestions up for discussion (yet). Review the pros and cons of each suggestion together.
Ask your candidate which competencies he likes to use at work; what kind of work gives the candidate energy?
Engage in an associative or brainstorming session with the person over a certain topic or a problem that is bothering him. Use development and brainstorming suggestions, and possibly mindmapping techniques.