The GROW model
The GROW model is a coaching model that you can use to coach yourself, others or groups. It was originally developed in the 1980’s as a way to achieve goals and solve problems. Here is a brief overview.
- G is for GOAL: What do you want to achieve? How do you want to be? What do you want to think? Why do you want to have this goal? What will it give you? What will it mean for you? How will you know you have achieved it?
- R is for REALITY: What does it look like, sound like and feel like in your current reality/situation?
- O is for OPTIONS: What options do you have to achieve your goal? What are the pros and cons of each option?
- W is for WHAT and WHEN: What will you do next? When will you do it by?
As a coach and a pharmacist, I use the GROW model regularly to self-coach, help clients increase their self-awareness and achieve their potential as well as with patients when discussing lifestyle changes.