Using the GROWS Model for coaching

How to use GROWS model during the goal setting process

Your role is to:

What you do

G

Help clarify the GOAL

Help your trainee to set and articulate their goals.

Help set clear goals and identify what they would like to achieve

• Agree areas for discussion in the session

R

Help them understand what is happening now / REALITY of the situation

Get a clear picture of what’s actually happening, when it happens, what the effects are and what they have tried to do about it so far (motivation).

• Clarify the issue / situation

• Determine current impact

• Determine future implications

O

Help them to find out what is possible by generating and assessing OPTIONS

Have your trainee describe an ideal outcome and encourage exploring a range of ways this may be achieved

• Brainstorm many options

• Assess pros and cons

• Only offer your ideas after you have pushed them hard to come up with their own

W

Help them determine a WAY FORWARD & commit to the best actions

Convert the discussion to a decision.

• Help them determine a way forward

• Identify possible obstacles to overcome

• Work out what they are actually going to do

S

Help identify who else can SUPPORT them

Allow the trainee to think of all the people who can help them move forward with their goal.

• Help them see how people can be a resource

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