by Jean-Paul Cortes
Do you want to get things done? Of course, we all do.
And we all know that we all struggle at times at this task. So here's a coaching model that you can use with your clients to provide them with structure and a process for helping them achieve results.
G.R.O.W is actually an acronym that stands for:
As a coach you're using this framework to help your clients discover new ways of solving problems.
It consists of the following four steps:
We all recognize the importance of having goals. But, that's not as important as having a way of achieving those goals.
Frequently, what stops us from even starting to work on our goals is how we see the inevitable obstacles in the path towards achieving the goals we've set.
The way to solve the big, complex challenges is by breaking it up into achievable mini goals.
how to create goals is a key part to achieving them. Here's a good way how: by creating SMART goals
When you created your goals, you established them to be realistic based on the SMART formula.
This second step in the GROW coaching model, consists in determining where you are in respect to your goals.
other words, you evaluate how you've progressed in your
abilities, motivation, skills and knowledge taking your goals as a rule
Here's where working with a coach can help, why? Because it's hard to have an outside, or even different, perspective of where you stand in regards to your goals. A coach can help by keeping you accountable to yourself.
We frequently need another point of view to get a good idea of where you may need to improve.
Ask yourself or your clients the following questions:
What are the many possible options you have for solving a problem? Among the many options possible, which one would you choose?
It helps if you begin by understanding what your unique strengths are. When you understand what your strengths are, it makes choosing your options simpler.
You're more likely to achieve growth and do better by learning how to use your strengths and you'll probably feel happier as well.
Anything that needs to get done, requires some sort of action. It also needs energy to keep things moving.
The final step in this model is to get your client to commit to specific action. In so doing, your client can establish his or her motivation.
What will keep you motivated in the long run?
You can figure this out by asking:
That's it, in a nutshell.
Keep in mind, that these steps aren't sequential, they're not meant to be followed one after the other rather, the key is to remain flexible, so you can review your perceptions, make adjustments, course correct, and tune things up a little if needed.
This way, you make it a constant process of improvement. One that's grounded on your values, uniqueness and wants.
In essence, the GROW coaching model is a very simple, powerful and effective tool to have in your coaching toolbox.
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