How to coach using the GROW Model Questions?
When you are coaching using the GROW model, there are certain area you need to cover in each of the GROW model components – Goal, Reality, Options and Will.
Coaching for success is dependent on the questioning techniques you use. It is the coaching questions that will unlock new ideas and thinking that will move you towards your ultimate goal.
GROW model questions
Different coaching questions are used for each of the GROW
model components as described below
GOAL : At this stage of the GROW model the coach will ask you to clearly define your goals – what is the reason that you want to embark on a coaching relationship?
Questions typically covered are :
What do you want to achieve?
What does success look like?
What area of your life would you like to focus on?
What will be different when you achieve it?
What’s important about this for you?
REALITY : Coaching around the Reality component of the GROW model entails exploring your current situation and what the impact of your goal vs your current reality may be.
Questions generally asked may be :
What is happening now?
Where are you in relation to the goal?
What difficulties you might encounter and how you might deal with them?
Who needs to know what your plans are?
What support do you need in the attainment of your goals, from whom?
OPTIONS : Moving onto options allows you and your coach to delve into all the possible alternative open to you.
What could you do?
What ideas can you bring in from past successes?
What else might you do?
What haven’t you tried yet, that you should try, in order to move at least one step towards your goal?
What commitment, do you have to taking these agreed actions, on a scale of 1 - 10?
What date will you achieve each of your actions?
How will you feel if you meet all of your actions items?
As you can see from the above examples, the GROW model offers an excellent structure to form the foundation of the coaching session – literally every avenue is explored and you then decide on your course of action following the coaching session. After all, action is what it is all about – no action = no results = no success!