42 Best GROWS Model Coaching Questions

Questions you can use at each stage of the model


  1. What would you like to achieve in this meeting?

  2. What goal are you trying to resolve?

  3. What could we work on that would make a big difference in your learning journey?

  4. What would make you feel that this time has been well spent?

  5. What’s important to you at the moment?

  6. What new skills do you want to learn or develop?

  7. What challenges are you facing at the moment?

  8. What does your ideal future look like?


  1. What is happening now?

  2. What have you tried?

  3. How does this make you feel?

  4. If nothing changes what is likely to happen?

  5. What does your ideal future look like?

  6. What is working well at the moment?

  7. What is your inner critic saying to you?

  8. What parts of your life will be impacted by you achieving your goal?


  1. What is your first step?

  2. If you had 50% more confidence, what would you be doing that would be different?

  3. If success was guaranteed, what would you do?

  4. What action step is the best use of your time at this moment?

  5. If someone else came to you with your obstacle, what would you tell them?

  6. What strengths can you use to move forward?

  7. If you could do only one thing this week, what would it be?

  8. What are the pros and cons of these options?

  9. What options are you most drawn to?

Way forward

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how motivated are you to achieving your goal?

  2. What will it take to get that motivation closer to a 10?

  3. Whatever your first step is, can you think of anything that might stop you from doing it?

  4. How committed are you to achieving this goal?

  5. How do you want to be held accountable for this goal?

  6. How will you celebrate when you’ve achieved your goal?

  7. What are you going to do in the next 24 hours?

  8. Who do you need to include in your journey to that goal?

  9. What else do you need to consider before starting?

  10. What is the smallest thing you can do to move forward?

  11. What blockers do you face?

  12. How can you overcome them?


  1. Who else can give you another perspective?

  2. Who can help you with your plan?

  3. Who else needs to know about your plan?

  4. Who else would be impacted by your plan?

  5. What is the best way for us to follow up about this?

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