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Wendy Buckingham / Creator, Life Coaching Professionally
Asking your clients these coaching evaluation questions is a way to get feedback about your coaching and a fabulous tool to help get authentic testimonials.
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Asking the right questions at the end of a coaching series or program helps the client anchor the benefits of coaching with you. They also give you valuable feedback on how effective your coaching has been and where improvements might be made.
You should aim to ask open-ended questions. That is questions that require more than just a "yes" or "no" answer but get the client to think, reflect and share.
For instance a question like:
"What new strengths can you see you have developed from the coaching experience?" can help your client to realise and acknowledge changes and achievements they may not even have recognised and acknowledged to themselves.
This is just one of the 10 questions I have suggested below .
You can either ask the questions as part of the completion
process in the final session or send them to the client to complete as a life coaching evaluation form.
Personally I recommend the former as it is more personal and flexible and done, so you are not waiting anxiously for a reply from a client who has moved on and may not see it as a priority to get back to you.
You can, of course, whether asking the questions personally or in writing, put them in your own words and adapt them to suit your particular style or make more relevant for your coaching specialty.
I hope you have found these questions useful and would love to know how you go with them with your clients through my contact form.
No matter where you are in your coaching journey I encourage you to visit the coaching tools website and take advantage of their incredibly supportive tools. They are affordable and will save you loads of time.
The tools are designed to assist you to work with clients efficiently and build on your existing knowledge from your life coaching training. All are brandable to your coaching business and many of them are free.