- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bookshaker (November 10, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905430078
- ISBN-13: 978-1905430079
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,728,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Good Question! The Art of Asking Questions To Bring About Positive Change
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About the Author
When she landed at Dover off an ocean liner, Judy could still hear the sounds of her Zulu Nanny singing. She was a Surrey grammar school girl doing sciences, with a taste for drama fed by Christmas parties with cockney music hall relatives.
She danced through student life in Brighton reading novels, dressing in 1940s frocks and learning from enlightened lecturers how to teach teenagers and adults.
She has taught English, literature, drama and more in prison, technical college, Iran, Rudolf Steiner School and in the community to every age. She has cooked French food in Paris, collected Balinese paintings, sat with Buddhist teachers in Devon and Thailand, edited and written for magazines, run workshops, acted, helped found a school in New Zealand, owned and run a B&B and done up old houses. She's studied art therapy and anthroposophy, and been on inspiring seminars with the best.
She enjoys many things and in a parallel universe she might be a basket maker, an interior designer, an inventor, a spiritual friend of sorts, a playwright or a director.
She has a B.Ed in English, psychology and education, and certificates in Drama Therapy, NLP Practitioner level, Newcastle College Performance Coaching and Fraser Clarke Business Coaching. She's an International Coach Federation member and a Social Artist.
Judy believes we can `have it all' by finding balance, bringing our own dreams into reality and giving to life.
People choose to work with Judy to achieve personal, career and business goals and when they want their lives to matter. People she meets need to be contributing and feel painful frustration until they are. Her vision is for things to work out in the 21st century, and so her book is about evolving communication. Life is changing and people need inspiration, and to experience their lives as necessary parts of the big picture.
Judy loves interesting conversations and relates to the whole gamut of relationships and group dynamics, so she works one to one and with groups, inviting people to develop confidence and creativity, and finding questions encouraging clarity, fresh thought and moving forward. People can allow different aspects of themselves to blossom.
Her clients come from a wide personal and geographical background, including business people, coaches, writers, and those using coachingand facilitation skills; a diverse group sharing a common desire to make unique contributions to life.
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The only question I have now is why did I buy this book?
Without exquisite listening and questions, the all-important self-reflection will not happen. Questions then, form the ammunition which fuels the vast majority of coaching interventions made internationally. Judy Barber has therefore done a great job in seeking a wide cohort of coaches to expand and develop ideas about how questions can be used, when they may be most effectively used, as well as understanding the underlying `intent' of the question. These overt `intents' enable the reader to confidently think about developing good questions of their own. Having set the questions into groups with common underlying purpose, Judy brings further clarity to the text as well as deeper learning.
Too many coaches bring their own obsession with goals into the dynamic. I recall one novice's opening gambit which was something like, `What amazing objective do you want in your life today?' and the response was, `my mother just died this week so I am wanting to deal with how I am now'. So good questions also include `sustainability questions' to check that the resources for change are available, that priorities can be changed if necessary to make space for effort. If someone close has just died, then something else might have to happen first, so the Grovian question, `And what would you like to have happen?' (provided in this book by Wendy Sullivan) is truly valuable. The enthusiastic coach through inadvertent `leading' will fail the coachee. As Judy puts it, `If you are more personally detached from the outcome and more relaxed than the coachee then they can focus on their own motivation and you can put your energy into being receptive to their agenda.'
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Judy Barber's book includes questions to help coaches think much more deeply about what they are doing, not just what they are asking. For the reader who wants to understand more about the underlying messages, this book is a great library of source-material for creative thinking and advancement. What coaches might also like to consider is whether they are capable of coaching using questions designed only for the benefit of the client and not just to help themselves understand. When they do this, they are truly differentiating themselves from what Robert Dilts calls `small c' coaches. 'Good Question! The Art of Asking Questions to Bring About Positive Change' can help you to Coach with a capital C.
About the Book: Good Question
is a book for just about anyone that wants to spread their wings and fly. It is a book that is written to help us open our minds to accept challenges that are brought to us through reading this book. It is an excellent source of coaching and teaching that is right in front of the reader. As you read this book you will find that the answers to question and words written by various authors and coaches, begins to open up your mind and an experience of "feeling renewed" cannot be helped. As I read through the pages of "Good Questions", I found that many of the questions were fairly obvious for one to ask in order to succeed in life. The fact that they were worded in an inspiring way really helped to clear up many of my own confusions about life in general and the "why's" to many reasons of failure. The book, "Good Question" was written to teach people how to use questions as a way to create positive change in their world through answering questions through a method that indirectly opened their minds. "Good Questions" can be read once, twice or even used as a daily reading. It offers support in all issues that people face today, from self-esteem to learning how to use the tools you have in order to be a more successful you.
Recommendation: This book "Good Question" is a truly thought provoking and challenging read. WomensSelfesteem.com highly recommends this book to everyone capable of reading.
Thank You so much Judy Barber for bringing this fabulous book to my world!