Powerful Questioning

“If I had one hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” – Albert Einstein

This class is designed to delve deeply into the art of Powerful Questioning and build on the student’s existing knowledge and experience. The topics covered will include:

  • Definition and components of Powerful Questioning
  • Uses and benefits of Powerful Questioning
  • Establishing the coachin agreement
  • Different methodologies for questioning – including
    • Traditional
    • Strength-based
    • Appreciative Inquiry
    • Solution Focused
    • Clean language
    • a Neuroscience Coaching Tool

The course includes instructor presentations, coaching demonstrations, in-class exercises, homework assignments, class discussions, as well as two coaching practicums. 

Course Requirements

  1. Participation in Class Discussion and exercises: Contribute actively to the class discussion – speak up at least once during each class and volunteer to be coach or client when opportunities arise
  2. Homework: weekly assignments including practice and documentation of the use of Powerful Questions
  3. Compilation of Powerful Questions for personal use

Frequency:  This course is offered twice a year.

Course Prerequisites

Some coach training

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Loved the course! What a privilege to meet Lillian and be taught by her!
- C.H.
The instructor is a lovely, warm and caring person who loves coaching, believes in what she is doing and is very efficient at doing it. I really enjoyed this class.
- M.A.