This article contains 67 deep and thought-provoking questions (not only) for coaches. These powerful questions are also great for self-reflection.




How to best use these thought-provoking questions?

If you’re a coach:

  • Simply share the questions you like best with your clients in sessions or via your social media channels. We created some images you can share with one click when hovering over them.
  • Encourage your followers and friends to write their answer as a comment and get interesting and deep conversations going.


If you want to use these questions for self-reflection simply pick the best and try to answer one or two per day. Pro tip: Write your answers down.


Let’s dive into the 67 thought-provoking questions for coaches and self-reflection:


1 – What would make this week perfect? (Make a list)

2 – What is the biggest change you are willing to make today?

3 – Imagine you’ve just had an ideal week. What 3 things did you complete?

4 – What specific goals do you have for today?


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5 – What are your current challenges? (Make a list)

6 – What excites and inspires you? (Name 3 things)

7 – What would you set as a goal if you knew you could not fail?

8 – What are you grateful for today? (Name 3 things)

9 – What are three things you are doing regularly that don’t serve or support you?

10 – What is your THEME for the upcoming year (one word)?

11 – What would you like more of in your life?

12 – What would you like less of in your life?

13 – What you are most excited about today?


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14 – What you are most excited about for the coming week?

15 – What is your biggest challenge for today?

16 – What is your biggest challenge in the upcoming week?

17 – What would make this day a success?

18 – What would make this week a success?

19 – What is your biggest priority for today?

20 – What are your 3 biggest priorities for the upcoming week?

21 – Think about a goal you have in mind: What’s your gut-feel about this goal? Does it align with who you are?”

22 – Think about a goal you have in mind: In what situations and contexts would achieving your goal be helpful?” (Make a list)

23 – How will you know when you reach your goal? (Make a list)

24 – What are you ready to change to accomplish your goal?

25 – What’s your biggest challenge? (One word)

26 – If, overnight a miracle happened and you accomplished your dreams, who would you be?

27 – Which choice or decision are you avoiding?

28 – What could you do today as the very first step towards meeting your goal?


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29 – What could you STOP doing? Do LESS of? Do MORE of? CONTINUE doing? START doing? (Make a list)

30 – What would you do today if you knew you couldn’t fail?

31 – Imagine you had all the time you needed what would you do?

32 – Imagine you’re fully confident in your abilities, what would you do?

33 – What can you do today to get closer to your goal?

34 – What’s your FAVORITE way of sabotaging yourself?

35 – What’s the one thing you’ve learned today?

36 – What could move you towards your goal right now?

37 – What keeps you motivated to work towards your goal?

38 – What is the most important thing I want to complete right now?

39 – What are you most proud of today?

40 – What have you recently achieved that has surprised you?



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41 – What are three of your greatest strengths?

42 – When was the last time you tried something new?

43 – What gets you excited about life?

44 – Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?

45 – What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?

46 – What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

47 – Do you celebrate the things you do have?

48 – Have you achieved anything lately worth remembering?

49 – Which activities make you lose track of time?

50 – If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

51 – What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?

52 – Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

53 – What makes you smile?

54 – If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

55 – Which is worse, failing or never trying?

56 – What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

57 – What is the most desirable trait another person can possess?

58 – What are you most grateful for?

59 – Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?


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60 – What has life taught you recently?

61 – Can you describe your life in a six-word sentence?


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62 – In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing?

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63 – If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

64 – Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do?

65 – What gives your life meaning?

66 – What’s the one thing you’d like others to remember about you at the end of your life?

67 – What do you love most about yourself?


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