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Wendy Buckingham / Creator, Life Coaching Professionally
Asking coaching evaluation 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.
The main point is to ask open-ended questions. That is questions that require more than just a "yes" or "no" answer but get the client to elaborate.
For instance a question like:
"What new strengths can you see you have developed from the coaching experience?" can really get your client to realize and acknowledge changes and achievements they may not even have recognized and acknowledged to themselves.
This is just one of the eight 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.
Personally I recommend the former as it is then done and dusted and 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 adapt the questions to suit your particular writing style or coaching specialty.