Using the GROWS Model for coaching

How to use GROWS model during the goal setting process
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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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