CPD Series: Revisiting Coaching Models – GROW
Anyone with even a passing interest in coaching will have heard, read about or had some training on the GROW model, it is fairly omnipresent in the text and general coaching training.
Given its popularity, it’s interesting to note that the history of its development seems unclear. In a 2009 article, John Whitmore claimed that Max Landsberg coined the name GROW during a conversation with Graham Alexander and that Whitmore was the first to publish it in the 1992 first edition of his book Coaching for Performance. Landsberg also published it a few years later in the 1996 first edition of his book The Tao of Coaching.
Elsewhere Whitmore said that the model had been in use for some time before it was given the name GROW. Alan Fine’s 2010 book You Already Know How to Be Great claimed that Fine had co-developed the model with Whitmore and Alexander. Either way, it’s accepted by all commentators that GROW was influenced by the Inner Game method developed by Timothy Gallwey.
During this session, we will re-visit GROW and explore some variations and after a presentation, we will have a co-coaching / practice session.
Date: November 11th
Time: 7.00 to 9.00 pm