Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills
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76 of 77 found the following review helpful:
Great resource! May 18, 2008
By L. Johnson
Coaching Questions is a great resource for coaches or any individual who would like to improve their communication skills. Not only is the information practical but it is easy to find just the right question because of the way the book is laid out.
The book is laid out into six sections. The sections give question examples, coaching models and exercises. At the start of each section of questions Tony has added a sidebar that gives you the application for those questions. There are also sidebars with hints and tips throughout the book that are helpful. But the questions themselves are questions that I will use again and again.
Tony is perhaps one of the most practical authors that I have found. There's no fluff here, just good practical information. I highly recommend this resource!
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Coaching Questions Aug 03, 2008
By B. Mahalik
This book is one of those rare finds that truly over-delivers, even to (maybe especially to) long-time, experienced coaches. I confess that I have often straddled the line between coaching and consulting, but this book has put me back in the domain I love: coaching. Not only is it filled with succinct, real-life coaching situations I could relate to, the author offers several simple but powerful models for shaping coaching conversations and good reminders for how to be sure you're on track from the client's perspective. I keep it on my desk and make sure I review a few pages everyday just to keep my questioning skills sharp.
23 of 24 found the following review helpful:
A Must Have Resource! Sep 17, 2008
By Kimberly Horvath
If you are a coach, you must get this book! Tony continues to show us why he's a top coach. This is a book that you will reach for again and again as you develop your asking skills as a coach. The book is laid out in a manner that makes getting to the right questions quick and easy. I love the fact that it is not a "read from cover to cover" type of book...it is truly a guide for those of us that find ourselves sometimes reaching for the right questions. Even the margins of the book are set up to help you! The margins have quotes, client/coaching excercises, hints/tips and even tells you what page to go in the book for more!
If you are a coach, don't think about it...just buy it!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
like it -- wish it was spiral bound Apr 24, 2009
By C. Vasiliadis
Overall, I like this book. I'm a Certified Wellness Coach in the 1st year of my practice. Within a week after I received this book, I used some of the questions with one of my clients who had previously requested that I make my questions more specific. As a result, we had one of our best calls: definitely created a stronger connection. The index in the back is most helpful: I would use that in between client calls if I needed help generating questions in a specific area. My one wish for this book, from an ease of use perspective, is that it be produced in a spiral bound format.
21 of 25 found the following review helpful:
A Good Starting Point Dec 17, 2008
By Gregg Swanson
"Warrior Mind Coach"
This book is great for coaches just starting out or for those that would like an abundance of questions. The content itself is OK and they questions are separated into specific areas of interest or niches. The questions are very thought provoking and I would recommended any coaches that purchase the book to answer the questions themselves. This way they will have a sense of what their clients will experience.
Mental Strength Coach
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