I love this model courtesy of Sir John Whitmore – GROW

GROW is the most globally recognised coaching model

It can be used formally in a coaching session

Or for on the spot coaching / corridor coaching

It can be used in a 121 meeting, on the telephone or a quick 10 minute chat

Using a coaching style can really develop and empower people.

What is GROW?

GROW is an anacronym with stands for:

G = GOAL (What shall we work on or talk about?)

R = REALITY (What is the current reality? What’s happened so far?)

O = OPTIONS (What are the possible solutions? What are the options? What are the pros and cons of the possibilities?)

W = WAY FORWARD (What is the best way forward? What are the next steps?)

The skill in using the model is to ask questions and not give the solution / answer