Friday, May 13, 2011

Pick a question, any question

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 by International Coach Federation

About a month ago, we asked those who “like” our Facebook page to share their favorite question to ask clients. We received nearly 80 questions!

If you are in need of a new question for your repertoire, or are simply interested in what other professional coaches are asking their clients, you will find (below) a complete list of those favorite questions:
  • If you could have the perfect life you’ve always desired, what activity would you begin tomorrow to help you achieve it? (Andrea Teague)
  • Looking ahead, what will happen if you don’t change? What will happen if you do change? (Sercan Savran)
  • What can you do immediately, right now? (Sean Finnegan)
  • Now that you this, what will you do today so tomorrow will be different? (Susan Carlson)
  • What’s stopping you? (Willa Edgerton-Chisler)
  • I understand that you don’t know, but if you knew, what would it be then? (Chris Bysell Hamrin)
  • How can you afford to waste more time until you take action? (GP Life Coaching and Consulting)
  • What would ‘80’ year-old ‘you’ want the present day ‘you’ to know? (Marlene Davis McCallum)
  • I can hear that you can’t see beyond, but if you are on the other side of the obstacle, how do you want to see it? (Jeffrey Carado)
  • How does this solution lead you toward you deeper desires? (Martin Jessen)
  • What is the question I should ask you next time to move you forward? (Emma-Louise Elsey)
  • What do you want your legacy to be? (Richard Pett)
  • What else? (Jukka Puurunen/Gabriella Nagy)
  • Except status quo, what is the next worse thing that could happen? (Marcel Gemme)
  • If you knew without a doubt you would succeed, what would you take on today? (Eno Nsima-Obot Hill)
  • What is the consequence and sequence to this action or thought? (Daniel Tolson)
  • What are you learning from this? (Tara Cox-Raj)
  • How true is that? (Katy Flatau)
  • About what are you willing to be wrong? (Lynne Adrine)
  • What do you mean specifically? (Mónica Gb)
  • How do you know? (Axel Ritterhaus)
  • What did you want to be when you were little? (Charles Popoff)
  • How do you define ‘happiness’ and success’? (Laura L. Brown)
  • What are you choosing? (Amy Van Court)
  • How is what you’re currently doing working for you? (Tish Times)
  • Have you mailed the check yet? (Dean Miles)
  • So, now what? (Sudania Chou)
  • How do you show empathy to yourself? (Sue McDonnell)
  • What does SUCCESS look like to you? (Two Page Mini Business Plan)
  • You wake up in the morning and you see that you, at last, have the life you always wanted. What is the first thing you notice that has changed? (Zohra Dali)
  • Which part is unclear? (Tommy Shek)
  • If you could have it go any way you wanted, which way would it go? (Lara Klein)
  • When will you start doing this? (Vegard Olsen)
  • What’s the one question you are hoping I won’t ask you? (Nora Whalen)
  • How’s that current (status/choice/decision/position/etc) working for you? (Ellen B. Cohen)
  • What you want? (GreTa Mela)
  • Would you like to explore that option and see if it is a real possibility? (Cibelis Alonzo)
  • So? (Benjamin Loh)
  • If you could wave a magic wand and become perfect, what would change? (John Reed)
  • What would you say to a friend if he/she told you this? (Rachel Brozenske)
  • You don’t know? But if you did, what would it be? (Susan Carlson)
  • What is the root of this situation? (Nancy Rousseau)
  • What advice would you give to your daughter/son if they were in the same situation? (Carol Pressnall Leek)
  • What have you learned today? (Arturo Eggler)
  • Tell me more, please. (Mario German Infante)
  • What do you think people say about you when you leave the room? (Maureen Jenks Wishart)
  • What does your intuition say? What does your body say? (Junior Vargas Cruz)
  • What are you getting from choosing to remain stuck, unfulfilled and unsatisfied? (Andrew Carter)
  • So [since this way is not working], what could you do different that might work? (Äŋđŗė Mėiŗa)
  • So what is most interesting to look at right now? (Catharina Wöhlecke-Haglund)
  • What would you allow yourself to be and to do today? (Fil Maharlika)
  • What insight do you get from that? (Sara Örsing)
  • How much time are you willing to spend to reach this goal? (Maria Klein)
  • Let’s imagine your old job, how do you feel? (Future Coaching Academy)
  • What does your future self say about this? Five years from now, how will you feel when you look back on this? (Anu Bhatnagar)
  • Imagine a world where anything is possible. Where are you? What are you doing? How are you feeling? (Vicky Ampoulos)
  • What will be different? (Tiziana Capuozzo)
  • This…for what? (João Catalão)
  • What changes would you like to happen in the next 45 minutes? (Johnathan Brooks)
  • Who are you “being” in this situation? (Eduardo Vier)
  • Would you like to sit here or in this transformational chair? (Johnathan Brooks)
  • What do you want instead of this? (Jurgita Kuliešienė)
  • What’s really going on here? (Sally Vanson)
  • …and…? (The Performance Solution)
  • What are you willing to do? (O. Lucía Serna)
  • Later…? (Hande Ahıskalı)
  • How would God manage if you took the day off? (Magdalena Giec)
  • What would it be like if you were certain you would succeed? (Allison Linney)
  • What does that tell about yourself? (Minna Sutö)
  • What would you do differently if you had to achieve double your goal in half the time? (Magdalena Giec)
  • So, what do you want? (Clear Mind Marketing)
  • If your life was a movie, what is currently happening in the movie of your life? How much would like to change this script? (Johnathan Brooks)

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