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Exploring Questions 1: Reflecting on the HOW

How do you ask questions? Coaches and mentors ask questions for a wide variety of reasons. Knowing what question to ask and when is a key part of our skill set. Is there anything else to consider? Absolutely – because

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Exploring Questions 2: Reflecting on the WHEN

WHEN is the right time to ask a question in coaching and mentoring? A question I am asked regularly by participants on our coach training programmes. Hmm . . . how long is a piece of string? Alongside the answer

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Exploring Questions 3: Reflecting on WHAT KIND of Questions 1

WHAT are the different kinds of questions you can use in your coaching and mentoring now you have clarity about the WHEN and the HOW? If you were beginning to feel buried under the potential complexities of deciding the when

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Exploring Questions 4: Reflecting on WHAT KIND of Questions 2

Having looked at the more familiar questioning techniques you might be interested to explore some other kinds of questions you can use in your coaching and mentoring practice to good effect. I am sure that the questioning techniques we considered

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Exploring Questions 5: 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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Exploring Questions 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Seven 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 10: Eight ‘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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