Coaching Questions Bring Coaching Power

Using a well structured system of coaching questions can greatly increase your effectiveness as a coach. We have all heard the phrase: “He who asks the questions is in control of the conversation.” Besides giving control, questions also help you uncover issues that your client might not even be aware of. In addition, by answering your questions your client can give your message added credibility. Here’s how. Questions Give Control without Provoking Resistance When your client is answering … [Read more...]

Don’t Want no damn Coaching Questions!

That’s right. We just don’t want no damn coaching questions. What we want is answers. What we want is coaching answers. The problem is that you just don’t get answers without questions. It’s as simple as that. Got it?! No Answers without no Questions. Now don’t go and over think this one, Sparky. You can make a statement, but just don’t have an answers without a questions first. The good news is that you are the Coach and you are the one who gets to ask the questions. Yes! You are the one who … [Read more...]

Three Magic Coaching Questions

With all their secrets hidden inside of your client’s head, there are an infinite number of coaching questions that one might ask to begin a coaching relationship. But there are three magical questions that will give the coach what they need to know to begin to coach successfully. Here They Are, Simple as 1 – 2 – 3 The first question is “Please share with me what you would normally share when you are letting someone get to know you?” The second question is “If you had a magic wand, what three … [Read more...]

Tough Coaching Questions: Can You Coach Happiness?

One of the most controversial coaching questions is whether coaching can help people reach their goals of being happy? A better coaching question is what is happiness and how do you achieve it. According to Stephen P. Robbins PhD’s book, “The Truth about Managing People and Nothing but the Truth,” there is a happiness gene. Robbins goes on to say that 80 percent of people’s differences in happiness are attributable to their genes. Is Happiness Genetically Determined? Some people are just … [Read more...]

3 Great Coaching Questions For When Clients Get Stuck

Coaching questions are your stock and trade in the coaching profession. Unless you are more the consultant type of coach, you probably spend much of your session time asking questions. There are questions about goals, about challenges, about wins, about commitments kept or broken. You name it, a coach has questions. But what do you do when your client runs into a thought roadblock and just doesn't have an answer? Here are some mind-benders that just might open up the roadblock. A Coaching … [Read more...]

Coaching Questions To Help You Attract Paying Clients When You First Become A Life Coach And Are Broke

What coaching questions can you ask yourself when you first become a life coach and are broke? If you’re like most, when you become a life coach, you start with no paying clients. You may be experiencing some financial stress at this time. You want to transition to coaching full time, but may feel like that is not possible because you have too many bills to pay. What coaching questions can you ask yourself to attract paying clients when you become a life coach? When in stress and anxiety … [Read more...]