A Life Coach knows that asking questions is the most powerful way to get to the core of a coaching session. Questions are your most useful tool. Some clients may be used to being told what to do and how to do it, while others feel they are expected to already know everything on their own. When it comes to figuring out things for themselves, clients like these may not know how to and this may cause them to remain co-dependent. This is a very common learned behavior. Asking clients questions begins to reprogram the old conditioning and will get them to start thinking for themselves, to really get their wheels turning. The coach will also know when to ask deeper questions.
Imagine your client just said, “When I think of being out on my own, I feel scared.” This is a great opportunity to deepen the questions by asking, “Why do you think that makes you feel scared?”
Imagine your client says, “I get so angry when he tells me what to do all the time.” Here you could say, “Why do you get so angry?”
As a coach, it is important to feel confident enough to keep asking deeper questions. The more you do this, the faster you will get to the root of the problem and onto a solution and action plan.
A powerful question will help your client get to the root of the problem much faster. When forming a question, use a strategy that will help them dig deeper.