The 10 Most Powerful Coaching Questions (Infographic)

This month, our theme is coaching questions - and there's no doubt coaches love powerful coaching questions! Now, we don't want to be formulaic when we ask questions of our clients, but it's also helpful to have some powerful coaching questions in our toolboxes to pull out when needed. So, we hope you love this graphic!

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Here are 10 Powerful Coaching Questions - and Why!

My favourite coaching question? Well, it's hard to have a favourite, but if I had to choose it would be 6: What would be the best question I could ask you now? Because this coaching question works in any situation. It helps the client put themselves in a coaching frame of mind, and places the client firmly in the driving seat of the conversation.

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  1. EASY: Share this graphic and say something like, "Here are some coaching questions that coaches use. Which of these questions do YOU think is most powerful and why?"
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  3. CHALLENGE: Write a few sentences about each question, sharing when you would use it - and why. Give your potential clients an insight into coaching and share daily to inspire fans to hire you. Or turn into a blog post!

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What are you favorite coaching questions? We'd love for you to comment below.

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Emma-Louise Elsey has been coaching since 2003 and is the Founder of The Coaching Tools Company and Fierce She's passionate about coaching and personal development. Originally a project and relationship manager for Fortune 500 companies she combined her love of coaching, creativity and systems to create over 100 brandable coaching tools, forms and exercises including 30+ completely free coaching tools. She now serves coaches and the coaching world through her exclusive newsletter for coaches, Coaches Helping Coaches Facebook Group and many other great tools for coaches, plus resources and ideas for your coaching toolbox. The Coaching Tools Company is an official ICF Business Solutions Partner.

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  1. Olga

    Emma-Louise, thank you so much for the great work you are doing. Best wishes from Odessa, Ukraine.
    Your content is a huge support for me!!!

    • Emma-Louise

      Dear Olga, thank-you for your lovely comment 🙂 And very glad you <3 these coaching questions and our content! Warmly, Emma-Louise


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