GROW – The GROW Model in Coaching

Another model for coaching people as well as the S.M.A.R.T Model (click to read) is the GROW Model.

The acronym stands for :- 

         G      Goal    
         O     Options   


As with the SMART Model the goal or outcome to be achieved must be specific. It should be measurable, you should know when you will have had done the task, and it should be timely, you should set deadlines, a time frame.  


You need to understand where you are starting from, to fully understand the situation you are at, at this moment, rather than what was thought or imagined, to understand the concept of the Map is not the Territory (Click to read).


Now you know the situation you are in now and the goals or outcomes you wish to achieve, you need to look at how you are going to get there, what can you do, what strategies you have available to you. These options must be SMART


You must have the will to achieve the goal or outcome. You must have motivation. As you work through the GROW model, keep in mind the following as well :-

  • WHO is going to do this, and will be responsible?
  • WHAT is to be achieved?
  • WHY are you doing this?
  • WHEN do you want to do this and to be completed?
  • HOW are you going to do this?

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