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10 More Powerful Questions Executive Coaches Can Ask As Conversation Fire Starters

What are a few powerful questions you can ask to kick off the new year and help guide clients to their fullest potential? Here are 10 questions that will set the tone and expectation, create alignment, and provide clarity for what should be the focus in 2023. For additional questions you can ask as follow-ups to initial responses, we encourage you to check out “7 Aspects of Powerful Questions.”

  1. What are your goals and objectives for coaching, and how do you plan to achieve them?

  2. What are your strengths and areas for growth, and how can we focus on leveraging your strengths and addressing your areas for improvement?

  3. What are your values and beliefs, and how do they impact your behavior and decision-making?

  4. What are your biggest challenges and obstacles, and how can we work together to overcome them?

  5. What are your expectations for coaching, and how can we ensure that we are meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations?

  6. What are your current successes and accomplishments, and how can we build on them to achieve even greater success?

  7. What are your goals for the future, and how can coaching support you in achieving them?

  8. What are your key relationships and how can we improve them to enhance your effectiveness and success?

  9. What are your personal and professional goals, and how can coaching support you in achieving a balance between the two?

  10. What are your goals for the coaching relationship, and how can we work together to ensure that we are meeting your needs and achieving your desired outcomes?

The list above has been drawn by permission from a new book written by Severin Sorensen (author) and Amelia Chatterley (contributor) titled, Next 10: Executive Coach Wisdom for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and CEOs Wondering What Moves to Make Next, published independently on Amazon December 16, 2022. If you are interested in the source document, please see the links below for the print and Kindle versions.

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