Inquiry Institute; Great results begin with great questions.



Change Your Questions, Change Your Results

How Mindsets and Questioning Empower Successful Coaching

ILCTMarilee Adams, Ph.D.
Bestselling author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

The primary skill of coaches is asking questions that facilitate learning, reflection, thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, conflict resolution, collaboration, and results. Coaches’ questioning skills are empowered by cultivating their own Inquiring mindsets and asking themselves the most productive and generative questions (Question Thinking).

Here are Pat Williams’s comments about an in-person workshop he experienced with Marilee in March, 2014:

“Marilee’s training was both enlightening professionally (new thinking about applying her concepts to coaching and coach training) and enlightening personally (the work gave me a new perspective on aspects of my personal life). The key is how to learn to ask questions which change your mindset, your responses to challenges/opportunities and the path to the outcome you seek.”

This 10 hour interactive webinar series provides practical new thinking and skill building around questioning and mindset management. It is presented through models,  stories and examples, exercises, journaling, learning partners, reading and practice assignments. The Question Thinking material is foundational for any coaching application (life coaching, business coaching, executive coaching, relationship coaching). It aligns with and supports emotional intelligence and positive psychology. Marilee’s bestselling book Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work is required or recommended by many coach training schools. It is written as a business fable about an executive coach.

In this practical webinar series, participants will learn:

  • the distinction between asking questions and using questions
  • why the Learner mindset is the coaching mindset and how to activate and reinforce the Learner mindset both for coaches and coachees
  • Question Thinking methods and tools that empower the Learner mindset, including the Choice Map, Learner/Judger mindset distinctions, Learner/Judger questions, and Switching questions, Q-Prep.
  • how to use these perspectives and tools so they foster engagement, creativity, capacity productivity and long-term learning and results
  • ways for coaches to immediately implement what they learn

NOTE: to learn more, click here to read Marilee’s article, “Expert Question Asking: the Engine of Effective Coaching” and click here to see the Choice Map.

Change Your Questions, Change Your Results Webinar Series (6 sessions)


    • Upcoming Winter Program: Dates: February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2021. Time: Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern (all sessions will be recorded)
    • CCEU’s: 10 hours for ICF
    • Tuition: $500 (Payment plans are available – please contact or call 800-250-7823.)
    • For whom: Coaches – life coaching, business coaching, executive coaching, relationship coaching, any coaching application
    • REGISTER for WINTER 2021 – Click here!

Contact Kim Aubry at with additional questions, or to pre-register for the next session.

Q-Storming® Basics

Led by Marilee Adams, Ph.D.

Q-Storming® is a collaborative thinking and creativity process, akin to brainstorming, that stimulates the discovery of new questions, new possibilities and new solutions. It can produce breakthrough results in contexts such as coaching, management, leadership and sales as well as with teams, groups and projects.

Q-Storming® is often more powerful than brainstorming because great results begin with great questions.

By participating in this webinar you will experience the power, potential, and advantages that Q-Storming provides. You will also learn how Q-Storming® contributes to breakthrough results in areas such as:

      • more collaborative and productive meetings
      • high performing teams
      • creativity and innovation
      • more successful individual conversations, say for coaching and sales
      • more predictable, positive results personally and professionally

Many companies and agencies have benefited from Q-Storming® sessions, including Lockheed Martin, DHL, Johnson & Johnson, Johns Hopkins, Toronto General Hospital, NASA Goddard, the Brookings Institution, the National Defense University, NSA, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Education and the Interior. Q-Storming® always gets an A+.

”Q-Storming® is an extremely powerful process for getting breakthrough results as well as for empowering how you think”. Larina Kase, Psy.D. MBA 


Q-Storming® Basics    

Dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2021

Times: Meets four Thursdays for 90 minutes – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Tuition: $695 – (Payment plans are available – please contact or call 800-250-7823.)

Register: CLICK HERE to register for Winter 2021

Interest: Please contact or call 800-250-7823 to be on waitlist.