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Coaching with NLP For Dummies® by Kate Burton

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Chapter 20

Ten Powerful Coaching Questions

In This Chapter

  • Discovering effective questions to ask
  • Delving beneath surface answers
  • Noticing the effects of your questions

Great coaches ask powerful questions that linger in clients' minds. The art of questioning lies in creating awareness for the client. A good question may invoke a deeper understanding of who clients are, help them connect with something that makes them come alive or inspire a sense of how they'd like their lives to unfold.

In this chapter, you can explore ten powerful questions. Ask them of your clients and try them on yourself too.

image As you find ways to feed these questions into your coaching conversations elegantly, stop to consider the purpose of asking a certain question at a certain time to ensure that it lands effectively. The key point to remember is to keep listening to your client with all your senses attuned. Work to feel what's going on for her rather than weighing up the next question you'll ask. You find more about asking effective questions and listening to clients' answers in Chapter 6.

The questions form a natural sequence, but you can jump around them if you prefer. Just choose what feels right in the moment.

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