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The Power of Asking ‘How’ Questions in Coaching and Therapy

The Power of Asking ‘How’ Questions in Coaching and Therapy


Have you ever noticed ‘WHY’ questions have a ring of accusation to them?

  • Why are you late? 
  • Why did you go to the market? 
  • Why is there no coffee left in the pot?

Shift the question from WHY to HOW:

One observation of ‘HOW’ questions is the ability to allow consideration and reflection into the response:

  • Q: How do you feel about moving from the city to the country? 
  • A: Hmm, I feel positive about it. I’ll be able to dig in the gardens, clean the pond and go fishing whenever I want.

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