Coaching helps your clients be intentional in getting to where they want to go. Supporting people to develop effective strategies for dealing with concerns about specific areas of performance. Coaches don’t provide clients with the answers. Instead, good coaching questions are used so the clients see the path they need to take.
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Great coaches go by one simple rule and that is to ask open-ended questions. Open-ended questions lead to the client
- Give more insight to their struggles and goals
- Searches their true feelings
- Clients don’t forget their answers
9 top good coaching questions
#1 What would it look like if you were entirely successful?
#2 What is so important to you that you would stand in front of a bus to defend it?
#3 What obstacles do you expect to face? How do you plan to approach them?
#4 In six months, if things were going exactly the way you want, what would you see?
#5 What is working well?
#6 What is one step you could take right now that would indicate you were moving forward?
#7 What would you do if you had unlimited resources?
#8 What might keep you from getting where you want to go?
#9 Are there any important questions that have not been asked?
In A Nutshell,
Being authentically curious can take practice. But if you try hard and practice then you will get there with your coaching. For further help with your coaching business, here is some training (click here to access) and help you get started with your coaching business.