Every rock can be a metaphor for strength, resilience, shelter, comfort, resistance, struggle, obstacle. Yet in every rock of life we can find a gem of inspiration and an opportunity to grow. From European origins, rock is also 'roque'. Variously it also means: rest. At QuestUniquE, home of The ROQUE Model & The ROQUE Coaching and Discovery tools, the name Roque was inspired by a man called Roque who gave friendship, humility, desire to always learn and always 'have a go'. Roque the man is at rest now and his story lives on. The ROQUE process is a foundation to inspire, awaken, enlighten and pave the way for self discovery to grow and become: to achieve, fulfill, enjoy and take responsibility.


The name takes its inspiration from a much respected man named Roque (b. 1930 d. 2005). He represented the ultimate in coachee behaviour – humility, respect, trust, openness, integrity and commitment to learn. Roque was never afraid to ask questions when he did not understand. He was always eager to respond to questions relating to his particular enquiries, goals and aspirations. You can learn about the methodology behind the ROQUE story here.

Roque the man was born a Roman Catholic, when it was traditional to be baptised with a Saint’s name whose Catholic calendar feast day was on or near the birth time of a new born. The man Roque was so named after a Saint Roque (b. 1576 d.1628). During life St Roque was a Jesuit priest and was beautified as a martyr. 

Welcome to the ROQUE Model

  • Have you ever wondered where you are in your life?
  • Or even where you are headed?
  • Have you ever asked yourself: Is this where I wanted to be and what I really want to become?

    If time or enthusiasm is scarce for you at the moment, would a smart, efficient and proven process – one that gives you an instant status snapshot of your life’s journey – help?

    ROQUE-on-line is a self-reflection tool that offers an initial step in a potentially significant life enhancing journey – if you choose to use it.

    ROQUE helps you reflect on and clarify your Vision: “from where you are to where you want to be”.

You are not alone!

Napoleon Hill said in 1966:

“. . . Examine the first hundred people you meet, ask them what they most want in life and ninety eight of them will not be able to tell you. If you press them for an answer, some will say security, some will say money; a few will say happiness; others will say fame and power; and still others will say social recognition, ease in living, ability to sing, dance or write; but none will be able to define these terms or give the slightest indication of a plan by which they hope to attain these vaguely expressed wishes. Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.” 

When the Pupil is ready, the Teacher will be found . . .

The trigger may be an experience or event, a book or film, a moving story or a flash of inspiration. When that moment comes, we become motivated and focused to do something. Emotionally charged from the heart of our being, we integrate rationale and logic and we subconsciously just perform. It is not the attraction of the outcome, rather in the zone of being, in the present moment, that we become lost to a quest. And the choice is always ours!

Here, alive in our own unique quest, we become at one with our highest aspirations, transcending the material yet striving to fulfill through what we manifest. We become in-tune with the infinite and what is abundant.

Sometimes a friend, a mentor, a coach or a trusted adviser offers that gateway to help us move forward. However, in order to achieve this, we need to reach inside ourselves – to declare passionate intent – to welcome any Mirror of Reflection which can show us what we do not always see . . . yet usually can, if we will but only look! A good example might be the sculptor who disowns the inspiration that led to the beautiful sculpture: "It wasn't me", he said: "All I did was to help remove the interferences and reveal the clarity of a masterpiece trapped within!"

ROQUE enables and releases the essential coachee that is present in each one of us.
We discuss, we enquire, we look for different ways . . . and we value the Mirror of Reflection which offers us excitement, meaning, clarity and enthusiasm to do things.

Roque the man placed himself always as the ultimate coachee. He discussed, he inquired, he looked for different ways. He persevered and he valued the Mirror of Reflection for the excitement, meaning, clarity and enthusiasm to do things. Roque trusted, believed and always took the actions to try and try until he got it!

The ROQUE coaching and discovery tool
is used in the coaching style of thinking and conversation for problem solving or goal setting. It is a simple, logical and structured approach which very quickly becomes intuitive to use. You can use the ROQUE coaching and discovery tool to plan, analyse, discuss, engage in topics across personal, professional and social topics. The acronym steps are as follows:

The ROQUE Coaching and discovery tool

There are a number of great coaching tools out there. And to this rich diversity, the ROQUE Coaching and discovery tool has been in use now in many countries across all continents for just over ten years! We'd love to hear how the ROQUE Coaching and Discovery tool works for you. Feel free to download and share.

Use the ROQUE coaching and discovery tool for:

Decision making
Clarifying an issue or problem
Goal setting
Emotional commitment check via Head and Heart
Assists mediation

Where ROQUE has reached in the world today:

  • how roque helps others

    ROQUE helps others by making a contribution from your payment for the use of the instrument. This money goes to The Stella Maris Trust which acts as the distributor of funds to projects within community aid programs. Read more...

  • roque family tree

    These simple models of questions and statements are designed to be meaningful conversation starters.
    In this context, they become for the individual, the Right TIME, in the Right PLACE, with the Right INTENTION, for the Right PERSON who will take the Right ACTION! Read more...

  • roque on leadership

    How is ROQUE applied in leadership.

  • roque for the professional user

    The QuestUniquE philosophy and methodology, ROQUE family of discovery and coaching tools, and the ROQUE coach's questions, all adhere to the International Coach Federation standards of coaching. We fully subscribe to the ICF Definition of Coaching. Read more...

  • sample roque workbook

    See sample workbook here.