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Exploring Questions: Subliminally Sublime!

When was the last time your coaching or mentoring client’s reaction confirmed you’d asked that subliminally sublime question? The question that ‘really’ hit the spot? That illuminated up those neurons and took your client – and you – on to

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Exploring Questions: Stimulating that ‘mental itch’!

Are you aware, as a coach, which of your questions hit the spot? Which questions light up the brain and stimulate that ‘mental itch’ that turns transaction to transformation? I thought you’d be interested to hear about an evocative, and

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Exploring Questions: Effective Reflective Questioning in Leadership Coaching – 2

  Questioning is one of the most useful tools in your coaching and mentoring rucksack if you use it appropriately, sparingly and insightfully. Katherine has found that her framework for effective reflective questioning in leadership coaching has helped her to

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Exploring Questions: Effective Reflective Questioning in Leadership Coaching – 1

Effective reflective questioning in leadership coaching can be greatly enhanced by the use of a simple framework Using a coaching and mentoring skill appropriately and impactfully in the moment can often be a challenge. If you are truly listening and

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Exploring Questions: 8 ‘Great’ Questions for Testing Out Resilience

How resilient are you? These 8 ‘Great’ Questions for Testing Out Resilience might help you and your clients answer the question . . . I am sure that resilience is a consistent theme for you as a coach or mentor

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Exploring Questions: 7 Great Questions for Banishing Negativity

Why 7 Great Questions for Banishing Negativity? Why not? Before leaving this series of blogs on the use of questions in coaching and mentoring I thought you might be interested in some questions I have found particularly helpful when working

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Exploring Questions: Brush up your Powerful Coaching Questions technique

  Question: When did you last give time to brushing up your powerful coaching question technique? Answer: When you last reflected on the effectiveness of your listening skills! And, of course, by listening skills I am talking about ‘active’ listening

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Exploring Questions: Five Key Characteristics of Powerful Questions

What would you identify as the 5 Key Characteristics of Powerful Questions, a concept I explored in my previous blog? When a client is stuck or grappling with a particularly knotty problem listening actively and intently to what they are

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Exploring Questions: Powerful Questions

Powerful questions have the potential to move your client forward almost in the blinking of an eye That blinking of an eye that gets those synapses zinging between neurons. That moment of illumination when what was confusing suddenly becomes obvious

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Exploring Questions – Reflecting on WHAT KIND of Question: 3

And yes – there are yet other kinds of questions you can use in your coaching and mentoring practice! As with everything else in coaching and mentoring the more you learn the more you realise there is to learn –

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