The most powerful tool that a coach has is the open-ended question. Here are the following 7 powers:



  1. Questions demand answers.

  2. Questions stimulate thinking.

  3. Questions give us valuable information.

  4. Questions put you in control.

  5. Questions get people to open up.

  6. Questions lead to quality listening.

  7. Questions get people to persuade themselves.


Adapted from “The 7 Powers of Questions” by Dorothy Leeds © 2000