The GROW Model / Coaching Framework

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tan liong choon
Management Consultant, Singapore

The GROW Model / Coaching Framework

There is a coaching model from partnership coaching, called "GROW" involving a set of exploring questions:
G - GOALS - what do we want to accomplish / discuss
R - REALITY - what is happening now
O - OPTIONS - what, why, what else...
W - WHAT'S NEXT - call to action.
It's a good framework to guide coach-coachee interactions.


Anonymous, United States

GROW Coaching Model to Guide Coach-Coachee Interactions

John Whitmore's book 'Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, 4th Edition' goes into more detail about each area.

AUSSEMS Jean Jacques
Business Consultant, Belgium

The GROW Coaching Approach

When I'm explaining coaching to my colleagues, I also often refer to the GROW model. Here is the idea:
G - GOALS - first of all you or ideally the coachee recaps the goals to be accomplished,
R - RESULTS - you then review where you are versus these goals, in other words what are the results so far.
O - OPTIONS - then it's time to discuss the options: what can you do to get back on track?, to solve this problem? And so on.
W - WILL - And finally where the coachee, help by the coach has decided for a specific option, you then discuss with him/her his will to do it. Are you committed to this option? Do you really believe in it? Are you sure it will help you...
Big advantage of this model is its simplicity.

Trieu Le
Manager, Viet Nam

Coaching Employees Using GROW

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Isaac Worthalter
Business Consultant, Mexico

I-GROWL Modified for Mentoring

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Trieu Le
Manager, Viet Nam

I Often Make the Mistake of Giving the Answer

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Trieu Le
Manager, Viet Nam

The GROW Coaching Approach

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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Why you Should not Give the Answer to your Coachee

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Joy S. Pillejera
Manager, Philippines

GROW Model is Dynamic

One of the very practical coaching models. Easy to follow goals and your results based on actions ta... Sign up

Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

Reframe the Question But do not Explain It

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Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa

Benefits of GROW and Other Models in Coaching

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George Kaimis
Manager, Cyprus

Coaching Model I-GROWL

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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Coaching & GROW Model Require Listening

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Rob Thompson
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Dick Hannasch
United States

5 Questions to Use in Coaching Rather than Give an Answer

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Sreejith M
Business Consultant, Netherlands

GROW is your Own Life Strategy Framework Adapted

If you closely observe the GROW model it's founded on self-leadership. If you have systemically ana... Sign up


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