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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching for Excellence by Jane Creswell

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Appendix C
Questions for All Occasions
One of the most important aspects of adopting a coach approach is asking powerful questions. Here are some examples to help you get started. These questions were suggested in various chapters of this book and are compiled here for quick reference.

General Questions

These can be used with just about anyone on a large variety of topics.

Connect

How can I be of service to you?
What do you want me to know about you that will help us connect?

Focus

Where do you want to focus (or start)?
Where are you now and where do you want to be?
What is the most important thing you need to deal with today?
How can you narrow your focus for greatest impact?
What topic would give the biggest return for this investment ...

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