Dialectic Questions in Coaching Psychology

An Invitation to Guided Discovery

  • Ole Michael Spaten


The article discusses the practice of dialectical questions in coaching and the associated basic methodological approaches that can be applied during coaching psychology work. The investigation concentrates on a description of three basic elements: 1) how to collect knowledge through questions 2) the importance of viewing knowledge from different angles in collaboration with the coachee, 3) to encourage the coachee to create a plan for future actions. Through a case study, a number of considerations related to dialectical questions are illustrated.

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