50 Powerful Coaching Questions

“I want to be able to ask better questions.” I hear this a lot from the leaders I train to coach others. 50 Powerful Coaching Questions - Keith Webb

Everyone is looking for magic questions that will create insight, foster innovation, and help people get things done.

There are no magic questionsBut there are powerful questions!

Powerful questions are the tools to help people discover new roads and to find answers. Many people are not naturally reflective. We all have a limited perspective. Questions are powerful when they provoke reflection in other people, causing them to think more deeply and creatively than they could on their own.

I decided to list up 50 of my favorite powerful questions in a resource guide. It’s called 50 Powerful Coaching Questions. Each question approaches a problem or goal from a different perspective. Here are a few examples:

  • Change: In what ways do you need to change?
  • Energy: Which parts of this give you energy?
  • Importance: What’s the most important part for you?
  • Motivation: What would achieving this do for you?
  • Synergy: Where could you tap into natural momentum?

There are 45 more!

These questions will open up new ideas, perspectives, and options – and that’s powerful!

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You’ll never find magic questions. But you CAN ask powerful questions.

Start using these powerful coaching questions today. Get my free resource guide now and try out 50 powerful questions that can transform the way you work with others and help you achieve results.


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Question: What questions you would add? What results have you seen using them? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

    Keith is President of Creative Results Management. He helps busy leaders multiply their impact. Keith is the author of several books including The COACH Model for Christian Leaders.

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    10 thoughts on “50 Powerful Coaching Questions

    1. Thanks for the questions to help me and others reflect better … one question I am finding helpful is “What % of your personal capacity is your job or present situation demanding of you now?”

    2. Hi Keith, Thanks for the 50 questions which can accompany your excellent book on the COACH model. Talking with Rubens Luz who is here in Natal-RN, Brazil this week, he stated how a one hour personal coach time has made such an important contribuition to his work. Your blog articles and ideas are excellent. I have translated your article on Interactive Training into Portuguese to encourage a bit more dynamism in training and teaching sessions by Brazilian leaders. Many people refer to Paulo Freire and his contribuition to public education, but then continue to use the old monologue method of talking to fill unenlightened minds with teachers ideas that are often only copied from the chalkboard! We continue to challenge leaders in our region to get connected up with coaching and POP groups.

      • Glad to hear it! I find the best way to convince people to change is to model it. Then, help them do it. I’d love to get to Brazil sometime to train coaches there!

        • I realized after last writing that Rubens Luz who is a Sepal-OCI M in Portugual is being coached by Dave Devries, so you might not know Rubens. He still says the best thing about his work is getting coached..and coaching others.

    3. This is great stuff! Will definitely use these coaching questions on the job, in the ministry and at home as well!