101 Life Coaching Questions FREE From a Manchester Life Coach

101 Life Coaching Questions FREE From a Manchester Life Coach



A life coaches skills come from the questions they ask.


Questions are powerful. The same question can take a clients focus down two different directions, depending on how the question is worded.


An example of this is a common question we all ask our loved ones when they return home from work;

“How was your day?” This common question seems, on the face of it, incident. But your loved one can talk about the best or worst parts of their day. If they discuss the negative aspects of their day, they will feel bad.


If they focus on the positives, they will feel good. If you are hoping the make your loved one feel good, a better question to ask would be “What did you enjoy most about your day, today?” 


This question focuses your loved one on their highlights, making them feel good. Life coaching questions are designed to get clients to think in a particular way; goal orientated, positive, development, reflective, action.


These 101 life coaching can be used to help direct your clients thoughts



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 101 Life Coaching Questions – for FREE


Life Coaching Questions To Open the Session With

  • What do you want to achieve from a life coaching session?
  • Why have you choose to attend life coaching sessions?
  • What happen last week for you to want to make a change this week?
  • Who else will benefit from you attending life coaching sessions?
  • What was happening when you were your most positive this week?
  • What has been your biggest achievement since we last met?
  • What did you do to keep motivated?
  • What is your goal this week/from this session?
  • What have you learnt since your last session?
  • What steps have you taken/which milestones have you achieved?
  • What motivated you to complete last week’s actions and tasks?

Life Coaching Questions Designed To Set Goals

  • What do you want to achieve in your life?
  • When do you want to achieve this goal?
  • What is important to you right now?
  • Is this goal realistic and achievable?
  • What steps do you need to take to achieve this goal?
  • What resources do you need to achieve this goal?
  • If anything was possible what would you want?
  • What is your short term and long term goal?
  • What do you want to happen today, next week, next month and next year?
  • What will happen/change when you achieve this goal?
  • How long have you desired this goal/outcome?





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Life Coaching Questions to Build on Clients Successes

  • What is working for you right now?
  • What resources will help you move forward?
  • What environment are you when you are acting at your best?
  • Who helps to motivate you?
  • How can you build on this weeks successes?
  • How do you identify problems and the required solution?
  • How do you see yourself when you are being successful?
  • What steps did you take to achieve last weeks milestone?
  • What’s stopping you achieving the next milestone, what can you do to overcome this?
  • Which technique best supported you?
  • What was the outcome to your goal?
  • Are you focused on your goal a 100% on your next goal/milestone?
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up motivated?
  • Do you feel more motivated when working alone or within a group?
  • Which do you prefer working towards a goal or achieving the goal?
  • Is achieving this milestone helping you to move closer to your goal?

Life Coaching Questions To Build More Options

  • Which actions help keep you motivated?
  • What are your options for taking the next step
  • What would someone else do in your shoes?
  • What is the best plan of action you could take?
  • If you feel demotivated what will you do to become more motivated?
  • What have you learnt from past experiences?
  • Which emotional state would best suit this situation?
  • How many possible paths lead to your goal?
  • If you did know what to do what would the answer be?
  • When thinking about this goal, what are you weighing up?
  • What does your intuitive side suggest you do?
  • What have you done differently to achieve previous goals?
  • Does being organised or creative help you best?
  • If you were more creative what would you suggest?
  • Which processes best help you to overcome obstacles?
  • What beliefs limits you and how can you change this limiting belief?
  • Is this a decision or an idea?


Life Coaching Questions to Help Move the Client Forward or Into Action

  • If you did know the answer what would it be?
  • What do you need to do to move forward?
  • What progress have you made so far, what can you do to make more progress?
  • What will motivate you to take action right now?
  • What experiences and resources can you use to move forward with this goal?
  • What negative outcome would happen if you didn’t take action?
  • What prize can you give yourself when you achieve your next milestone?
  • Out of all the task you have set yourself, which is the easiest/quickest/most fun to complete?


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Life Coaching Questions To Overcome Barriers

  • What is stopping you achieving this goal, how can you overcome this?
  • What are you pretending not to know?
  • If you didn’t take action how would you view yourself?
  • What other way can you get around this barrier?
  • Is it better to go around this barrier, over the barrier or to knock the barrier down?
  • How would you feel if you stopped now after everything you have achieved?
  • What’s the worst that can happen, and can you handle that?
  • Who else can help you overcome this barrier?
  • What can you say to yourself to help motivate you to take action?
  • What would your peers say if you gave up?
  • How can you creatively solve this problem?
  • If you were confident and motivated, what would you do differently?
  • Which action could you take that would make the biggest difference, right now?

Life Coaching Questions Designed to Motivate

  • Where do you feel your motivation?
  • What truly motivates you?
  • What image can you create in your head to inspire yourself to take action?
  • When you were last motivated what was happening?
  • Where are you when  you feel energized?
  • What do you believe about yourself when you are highly motivated?
  • What would an older wiser you advice you to do?
  • How will achieving this change your life for the better?
  • If you don’t change this, what will it cost you in the long run?
  • What daily routine will help you feel more motivated?
  • Are you motivated more by being around others or through self determination?
  • What did you learn last time you were motivated and took action?
  • How will achieving your goal benefit you, your future and other people kin your life?


Life Coaching Questions Designed to Help The Client Take Action

  • What goal is most important to you today?
  • Which action feels the right one to complete first?
  • How will you feel once you take action?
  • How will you feel if you don’t take action right now?
  • Which action are you most excited about completing?
  • Do you want to start the task now or in 5 minutes?
  • Who would you enjoy taking the action with?
  • What is the best environment to do this task in?
  • What might stop you achieving your goals? What can you do to overcome this?
  • What is the best outcome you can imagine from achieving your goals?
  • What is your best strategy to achieving your goals?



Chris Delaney NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Career Advisor is available for booking for One to One Private Sessions, Group Training Sessions and Public Speaking Events


Chris Delaney is also a published author “The 73 Rules of Influencing the Interview – using Psychology, NLP and Hypnotic Persuasion Techniques”

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