Coaching Questions 101: 10 Powerful Questions to Unblock Your Clients!

Man who asks powerful questionsWho doesn't love powerful questions? Well if you're at all like me, you'll get excited when you find a great new coaching question to add to your collection.

So, here are 10 (13 actually!) powerful coaching questions to unblock your clients!

  1. What do you NOT want me to ask you?
  2. Imagine for a moment that your issue is resolved. How did you get there?
  3. So, what do you think you're SECRETLY afraid of, that's getting in the way of ________ ?
  4. a. What are you ready to change?
    b. What are you NOT ready to change YET?
  5. What haven’t you admitted out loud yet?
  6. a. What’s the problem in a nutshell?
    b. Now, what’s the problem in one sentence?
    c. And what’s the problem in one word?
  7. What's the EASY way forward here?
  8. How important is this to you REALLY?
  9. What would YOU suggest I ask you to move this forwards?
  10. Name someone successful that you admire. What would ________ do if they were in your position?

If you have any powerful questions to add that you think would help others - please share them in the comments below!

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  1. Mhairi Gordon-Preston MSc

    Wendy, you're a lifesaver, I'm going to use that today with a client!
    Emma-Louise, you are too :-) I've picked out there questions from your list. That's all me and this client are going to today, enough already! :-)


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