I was introduced to this model in a work capacity by a colleague whom I really respect and trust. I feel like the space for coaching is really growing – people are perhaps thinking of investing in it more? I’ve always had mentors and have invested in different types of coaches of the years – I think it’s been so so worth it and worth every penny!

The GROW model is useful in planing and deepening my understanding of both personal and work related projects.

Whenever I have felt stuck, frustrated or perhaps daunted by a project or task I spend the time following this model.

G is for G O A L

R is for R E A L I T Y

O is for O P T I O N S

W is for W I L L


I have found this model to work wonderfully if I am feeling I can’t progress with something, I’m avoiding it or feel I perhaps have too many options.

A lot of the time when these feelings crop up, I can trust my intuition and experience in equal measure but the GROW model brings me even more clarity of which I am a huge fan!

Here’s how it works…

Without thinking too much scribble down answers to the following questions.

I would say set a 20minute timer for the whole exercise…ok 30 minutes tops!

G. Goal …SETTING ✅

  • What do you want to do?
  • Why do you want to do it?
  • What change will occur if you do it?
  • When do you want to do it?
  • How long will this take?

R. Reality… where are you at? ✅

  • What is the reality of the situation now?
  • What are your barriers?
  • What is stopping you? Be honest!
  • Is what you set out to do still valid?

O. Options…what are they? ✅

  • List everything you can think of
  • What have you tried already?
  • What does your intuition tell you?
  • What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  • What would your best friend tell you about this idea?

W. Will – what are you willing to do? ✅

  • How committed are you? Marks out of 10!
  • What are you willing to do? Can you try it?
  • When will this be done?

Would love to hear how you get on… 💜 and if it helps you find clarity!

*The GROW Model. The GROW Model is deservedly one of the most established and successful coaching models. Created by Sir John Whitmore and colleagues in the 1980s, it was popularized in Sir John’s best-selling book, Coaching for Performance.