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Table of Contents
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED RIGHT
	Establishing Coaching Session Topic
	Establishing Session Goals
	The First Session
GOALS
	Setting Coaching Goals
	Setting Annual Goals
	Goal ECOLOGY
	Refining Goals – Making them SMART
Getting UNSTUCK
	Making Decisions and Moving Forwards
ACTIONS
	Brainstorming Action Options
	Choosing Actions to Move Forwards With
	Identifying and Removing Obstacles
	Reviewing Why Actions Have Not Been Completed
COMMITMENT and ACCOUNTABILITY
	Establishing Inner and Outer Resources
	Gaining Commitment
	Creating Accountability
REVIEWING Progress and REFOCUSING
CELEBRATING
SELF-DISCOVERY
	Identifying Strengths
	Identifying Values
	Gremlins and Limiting Beliefs
	Developing Self-Belief
	Uncovering Self and Identity
	Accessing Intuition, Inner Wisdom and Inspiration
Great POWERFUL Questions!
	5 Catch-all Questions for When YOU Don't Know What to Ask!
	On People and Relationships
	Miscellaneous Powerful Questions!
Other Useful Questions
	Softening Tough Questions
	Dealing with Talkative Clients
	Responding to "I Don't Know"
Wrapping up
	Wrapping up a Session
	Wrapping up the Coaching
                        
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IIddeennttiiffyyiinngg aanndd RReemmoovviinngg OObbssttaacclleess
222222.. "Do you really want to complete this action? How much? Give it a score out of 10."
222233.. "What would stop you from doing that? What could go wrong?"
222244.. "What is the most challenging part of this for you?"
222255.. "If you were going to sabotage yourself, how would you do it?"
222266.. "If you secretly knew what might get in the way, what would it be?"
222277.. "What's good about your CURRENT situation?" (In other words, what's the benefit to staying

as they are?) Then, "How can you keep those good aspects while STILL making this change?"
222288.. "How might you get yourself off track?"
222299.. "What obstacles do you expect to meet?"
223300.. "What if something comes up this week, then what?"

Then, "And if that doesn't work, what will you do?"
223311.. "What other problems might there be?", "And what else?", "And what else?"
223322.. "What's your FAVOURITE way of sabotaging yourself?"
223333.. "What is standing in the way of you achieving the success you want?"
223344.. "What 3 things could you do to support yourself and make sure this gets done?"
223355.. "What might you have to give up or stop doing to achieve this goal?"
223366.. "What's the price of making this change – and are you willing to pay it?"
223377.. "If there was something important around achieving this goal (to help you succeed, or

that could get in the way) that you haven't mentioned yet, what would it be?"
223388.. "What stops you from doing more towards your goal?"
223399.. "In a nutshell, what's got in the way?"
224400.. "What is holding you back from this goal?"
224411.. "If you secretly didn't want to achieve your goal, what would you do?"
224422.. "What is your back up plan?"

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224433.. "How did you prevent yourself from completing your action?"
224444.. "What did you choose to do instead of your action?"

Then, "How did that benefit you?" And, "Looking back, would you make the same choice again?"
224455.. "What did you achieve instead of doing your action?"
224466.. "What was your competing priority?" (from the awesome Judy Frabotta)
224477.. "If the same obstacle came up again, what would you do?"
224488.. "What can you learn from this?"
224499.. "What's underneath that is not being said?"
225500.. "What REALLY stopped you from completing your action here?"



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225511.. "What resources will you need to achieve your goal?"
225522.. "Who are you now? Who do you need to be?"
225533.. "Who could you ask for help in achieving your goal?"
225544.. "Who should you be hanging out with so that achieving your goals becomes natural?"
225555.. "Who else has achieved your goal?"
225566.. "What resources do you already have to achieve this goal?"
225577.. "What could move you towards your goal right now?"
225588.. "What would happen if we doubled your self-belief?"
225599.. "What skills and resources do you already have?"
226600.. "What skills and resources do you need to develop?"
226611.. "What keeps you going?"
226622.. "Where are you the solution?"
226633.. "What are some useful qualities that would move you towards that goal?"
226644.. "Perhaps remember a time when you did something similar to this goal. How did you

accomplish that? What resources could you bring to the present time?"
226655.. "Who could you tell about your goal that would support you in achieving it?"
226666.. "What resources do you already have (eg. skills, contacts, favours owed) that could

move you forwards?"
226677.. "What research could you do to help you find the first (or next) step?"

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226688.. "What would it take for you to MAKE this happen?"
226699.. "What would you be willing to give up to achieve your action?"
227700.. "How could you break this down into smaller, more manageable steps?"
227711.. "What is the PAIN for you of NOT achieving this goal?"
227722.. "When SPECIFICALLY will you do your action/s? Tell me the day AND time."
227733.. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely are you to complete each action?"

- If it's below an 8, then ask "What is stopping you from completing the action?" and
make resolving this their first action.

227744.. "How do you normally sabotage yourself - and what will you do differently this time?"
227755.. "Tell me how you'll feel once you have completed your actions?"
227766.. "How will you reward yourself when you complete your actions?"
227777.. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited do you feel about taking these actions?"

Then, "What would increase that score?" and "What could you do to make that a 10?"

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449955.. "What that we've learned here today, can you take forwards?"
449966.. "What do you feel the most beneficial part of the session was?"
449977.. "So, what have you taken away from this session/call/week?"
449988.. "What was your biggest 'win' of the session?"


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449999.. "Thinking broadly, what have you achieved during the coaching period?"
550000.. "What specifically have you achieved or are doing differently as a direct result of the

coaching?" (Review goals here)
550011.. "What are your top 3 goals and dreams in life right now?"
550022.. "What are your top 5 priorities in life as you now understand them?"
550033.. "What limiting beliefs have you let go of - eg. about yourself, life, others?"
550044.. "What positive new beliefs do you have - eg. about yourself, life, others?"
550055.. "What specifically have you learned about yourself?"
550066.. "How is your life different as a result of the learnings you've made during the coaching

period?"
550077.. "What have you learned that you will carry forwards in life?"
550088.. "What has been the best bit of the coaching for you?"
550099.. "What are the best things about your life?"
551100.. "What else would you like to note down that would be useful to you going forwards?"


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