Member Since: 11th Aug 2005
Partner The Wheeler Partnership
16th Dec 2019
Matt, Thank you for your article. I absolutely agree that GROW of itself does not make a coach. I was lucky enough to be trained in coaching by Graham Alexander's company in the late 1980's and even then they recognised this. They argued then (and it's been the basis for my coaching ever since) that effective coaching consisted of three elements:
Structure - the GROW model or other appropriate structure, GROW is just one that I use sometimes.
Skills - the elements you refer to like questioning, listening, empathy etc. - and using them at appropriate times and in appropriate ways.
Content - useful to remember as this is unique to the coachee - especially in those early days when many people instinctively thought that the content was all that effective coaching was about!
Great to interact and thanks again.