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Great results begin with great questions

In this new expanded edition of her classic international best seller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind - or out of your mouth - and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. The third edition includes a new introduction and epilogue and two powerful new tools that show how question thinking can dramatically improve coaching and leadership.

Based on Adams' decades of research and experience, this book can make a life-transforming difference - as it already has for many thousands of people around the world.

©2015 Marilee Adams (P)2015 Marilee Adams

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This book changed my life.

I read this book for the first time in my twenties - and it truly changed my life. How I approach others, how I treat myself. It helped me develop my inner coach and help others around me too. I was feeling a bit lost at work and in life again in my 30s, and while I could not find the time to read it again, I was able to listen to it in this audiobook on my commute. I am so glad I took the time to reintroduce myself to this classic. A must read/listen. Everyone I’ve shared it with over the years has also appreciated its advice.

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Amazing Set of Tools

I have listened to this book now 3 times in the last 2 months. I really enjoy the prespective given from change your questions, change your life. there has already been a few times which it has helped me in my life

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A gem of wisdom

I had learned about think questioning as an educator however I guess I hadn’t fully grasped it. After reading the book I really understand it now. I wish I had read this book before raising teenagers! It will help me mov forward as a coach, a leader and a lifelong learner!

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  • Zelda
  • 2016-09-17

Great Book

If you could sum up Change Your Questions, Change Your Life in three words, what would they be?

Very powerful message. I am using some of the techniques with my students as well as in my own life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

I really liked the message about people being judgers or learners and when you discover you are on the judger path it's easy to cross over to the learner path.

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  • Alanna
  • 2016-09-20

Easy and useful read

The story helped to make the tools applicable. I will be using the tools to better inform my own work as a coach.

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  • Fluffer
  • 2016-08-22

Awesome!

Absolutely LOVED this audible book. I am purchasing the tangible copy so I can focus on certain areas. Plan to incorporate questioning into my coaching practice as well as my life. Thank you, so much!!

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  • Jill
  • 2016-04-06

Very pleased

Where does Change Your Questions, Change Your Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high - I love the story being told throughout the book - that helped me to see how they were applying the tools discussed in the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

The visuals tools that can be used in coaching. Very helpful

What does Anna Crowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Again, the story of Ben's character and his trials and tribulations.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

The tools and methodologies discussed.

Any additional comments?

Very engaging - thank you for the format this was written in.

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  • Lee Prock
  • 2016-06-01

Great coaching tools

I will use these tools in my coaching practice!
And I love the emphasis in self coaching

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  • mk
  • 2018-04-24

Good resource for coaching & self development

Would you listen to Change Your Questions, Change Your Life again? Why?

Yes. I really like the questioning approach. As natural "problem-solver" I found some of the stories familiar and some of the techniques applicable.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The case studies appeared very simple and not reflecting real business challenges.

Did Anna Crowe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

In the beginning it was difficult to connect with the reader: female voice describing a male character.

What did you learn from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life that you would use in your daily life?

Self awareness - Observe better. Coaching techniques using questions.

Any additional comments?

Getting a PDF file with the workbook and other resources would be great. I was unable to download from the website without creating an account with them.

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  • Etchel
  • 2017-05-17

best methodology for coaches!

i loved q-storming!! the book really focused on a great story of a leader who struggles and gets to learn this.methodology to create a difference on his and other peoples lives.

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  • Sam
  • 2016-11-06

Great Book

Would you try another book from Marilee G. Adams, PhD and/or Anna Crowe?

Yes

What aspect of Anna Crowe’s performance would you have changed?

I'd prefer to read it vs. hearing it because the book is being read from the perspective of a male character, hearing a woman's voice throws me off. I think there should have been two characters for this reading.

Any additional comments?

Again, I'd probably read the book vs listening.

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  • elizabeth rodriguez
  • 2016-03-07

great book

I had an insight about getting a book about questions for coaching, I'm very glad I found this amazing book. I like it so much that I'm getting the ficical book too. thank you

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  • Ben Hadel
  • 2018-01-02

Tough Listen

It was the same thing over and over and over and over. So annoying. I made a commitment to myself that I would finish every audio book I started. If it weren't for that commitment I would have stopped listening 20 minutes in.

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