The single most important skill in coaching is asking powerful questions. In this volume, master coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus joins with 12 other professional coaches to present dozens of valuable asking tools, models and exercises, then illustrates these coaching strategies with over 1,000 examples of penetrating questions. Covering the gamut from basic techniques like options and actions to advanced concepts such as challenge and reframing, Coaching Questions is a book that will find a home on any coach's short list of handy references. Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills includes: 1. Dozens of asking tools, models, and strategies. 2. The top ten asking mistakes coaches make, and how to correct each one. 3. Nearly 1200 examples of powerful questions from real coaching situations. 4. Destiny discovery tools organized in a four-part life-purpose model . 5. Overviews of 15 popular coaching niches, with a tool and examples for each. 6. A schedule of training exercises to help you become a "Master of Asking".
Tony is a certified professional coach and coach trainer, active in the coaching field since 1999. He currently directs the Leadership MetaFormation Institute (www.Meta-Formation.com) which trains leaders to build transformational cultures.
Tony is the author of ten books, a variety of training CDs and DVDs, and a suite of open source coach training courses. He runs Coach22.com, a large on-line coaching bookstore, and is the founder of the Christian Coaching Center (www.christiancoachingcenter.org), a consortium of 25 authors who provide free information on coaching through hundreds of articles and posts. Tony also offers TheCallingJourney.com, a free calling timeline generator based on his leadership research.
Tony has founded or co-founded several training organizations, including a coach training school and an NGO has provided roughly 10,000 hours of coaching to leaders in emerging nations. His Open Source coach training materials make advanced coaching skills training accessible to ministries, non-profits and overseas endeavors.
In his coaching practice, Tony helps leaders encounter God in difficult circumstances, transitions or wilderness times, because anything that happens to you can be leveraged for good if you meet God in the midst of it.
As a trainer, Tony focuses on conveying practical tools and techniques that produce transformation (deep, lasting, significant change), using a highly-interactive, adult learning approach.
Tony lives in beautiful Redding, CA with his wife, a lizard-hunting cat and a constantly breaking sprinkler system.