14 Thought Provoking Life Coaching Questions 1 Year Ago · 5 min read

Talyaa Vardar

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and unexpected surprises. Sometimes, it can be hard to navigate the path ahead and make decisions that will lead us to where we want to be. This is where professional life coaching engagement comes in – it can help us to clarify our goals, identify our values, illuminate our blind spots, help us build effective skills and a strong support system, and create a meaningful action plan to achieve the life we truly want.

A professional life coaching engagement perhaps is the most powerful support in one’s life- that helps them to uncover their true desires and motivations and create an effective plan of action to achieve their truest potential.

One of the most powerful tools in a professional life coaching relationship is the use of thought-provoking creative questions.

Here, our expert life coaches, share 14 thought-provoking professional life coaching questions that are sure to inspire and motivate you and your clients on your coaching transformation journey:

  1. What priorities do you have right now? Can you list your priorities from most important to the least?
  2. When you think about your ideal life, what does it look like?
  3. Who do you want to become? What kind of person do you want to be, and what kind of impact do you want to have on the world?
  4. What are your core values? What do you stand for, and what is most important to you? When you align your goals and actions with your values, you will find that you feel more fulfilled and purposeful.
  5. What is holding you back from living the life you want? By confronting your fears and addressing them head-on, you can break free from limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations.
  6. What are your strengths and resources that you are aware of? What are you naturally good at, and what do people come to you for help with? By focusing on your strengths, skills, and resources, you can build your confidence and find your unique path in life.
  7. What do you need to learn to succeed where you want to be and who you want to become? By improving yourself, you can become a more well-rounded and resilient person.
  8. What habits, beliefs, or relationships are no longer serving you? By releasing what no longer serves you, you can make space for new opportunities and experiences.
  9. What new habits, beliefs, or relationships can help you to grow and flourish? By embracing what is truly important to you, you can find greater fulfillment and joy in life.
  10. What gets you excited and energized? By tapping into your motivations, you can find the drive and determination to achieve your goals.
  11. What activities or relationships leave you feeling depleted and exhausted? By identifying what drains your energy, you can make changes to protect your well-being and live a more balanced life.
  12. What are the most important things in your life, and how can you ensure that they receive the time and attention they deserve? By setting clear boundaries, you can avoid getting caught up in distractions and stay focused on what matters most.
  13. What kind of support do you need in order to make progress? By building a strong support system, you can stay motivated and on track, even when the going gets tough.
  14. What is one small step you can take today to move closer to your goals? Remember that change doesn't happen overnight – it's the small, consistent actions we take each day that add up to big results over time. By taking one small step today, you can start building momentum towards the life you truly want.


By asking ourselves or our clients thought-provoking life coaching questions, we can challenge our mind and heart to dive deeply about our choices and find the clarity and motivation we need to move up and forward.