"Provides an invaluable road map for helping you truly understand the best way to get to the core of the issues you face. A high-impact read for every human resource and leadership development professional."

~ Steve Miranda, Managing Director ILR School Cornell University

About The Book

In this new expanded edition of her classic international bestseller, 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.

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Praise For 'Change Your Questions, Change Your Life'

  • "This insightful approach to business and personal problem-solving is so powerful that it is surely destined to have a major impact in the business world."
    ~ Kathy Leech, Executive Director, Corporate Advertising at Comcast
  • "If you want to master the art of coaching, you have to master asking great questions. The fastest way to crack open any situation is to use the surgical precision of a smart question. There is no question that Marilee Adams's book is your go-to resource."
    ~ David Goldsmith, President of Conversant
  • "As a fellow champion of the power of questioning, I consider Marilee Adams to be one of the pioneers in this field. The storytelling format makes the book a breeze to read, while the workbook at the end shows how practical her work really is."
    ~ Warren Berger, Author of A More Beautiful Question
  • "Marilee’s writings are by far the most profound articulation of the power of the question that I’ve come across. It’s true: we live in worlds our questions create."
    ~ David L. Cooperrider, PhD, Professor at Case Western Reserve University
  • "A must-read for every coach! It illuminates a deep truth - that the questions we ask ourselves shape our chances for success and satisfaction everywhere in our lives. This book is both practical and transformational."
    ~ Linda J. Page, PhD, Founder & President of Adler International Learning

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About Marilee Adams

Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an author, executive coach, facilitator, and professional speaker. She is president and founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization, as well as the originator of the Question Thinking™ methodologies.

Marilee is an adjunct professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs, and a member of the Core Faculty at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University Toronto. She is also affiliated with Columbia University’s Learning & Leadership Group at Teachers College.

Marilee’s Question Thinking™ work forms the core of her presentations, keynotes, workshops and workdays in organizations that include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profits, and communities.


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Press Inquiries

To request an interview with Marilee regarding the new edition of her book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, please contact:
Weaving Influence
By Marilee Adams
+1 (419) 455-6466
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Any of us can literally change our lives simply by changing the questions we ask, especially those we ask ourselves. We can ask questions that open us to learning, connection, satisfaction, and success. Order your copy of this breakthrough book and begin learning today.

  • New edition of the word-of-mouth bestseller (over 110,000 sold) that outlined a revolutionary technique for changing your life.
  • Extensively revised throughout, with three new chapters and three new tools.
  • Written as a quick, easy-to-read story that engages, inspires, and empowers.

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