The primary skill of coaches is asking questions that facilitate learning, reflection, thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, conflict resolution, collaboration, and results. Coaches’ questioning skills are empowered by cultivating their own Inquiring mindsets and asking themselves the most productive and generative questions (Question Thinking).
This 10 hour course provides practical new thinking and skill building around questioning and mindset management. It is presented through models, stories and examples, exercises, journaling, learning partners, reading and practice assignments. The Question Thinking material is foundational for any coaching application (life coaching, business coaching, executive coaching, relationship coaching). It aligns with and supports emotional intelligence and positive psychology. Marilee’s bestselling book Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work is required or recommended by many coach training schools. It is written as a business fable about an executive coach.
In this course, participants will learn:
This course is offered twice a year.
"I was really grateful for the opportunity to learn directly from Marilee. Her presentation skills were just top-notch. She was so great at handling the class, especially a fairly large group on a conference call. I would absolutely recommend her course to other coaches as her coursework applies to many contexts." –Emily S.
"Marilee was well-spoken and clear in her speech. She fielded students' questions and tied them to the material, was very congenial and personable, and deftly tied the materials to "real life" coaching." –Nora M.