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Using the GROW model

Blended Coaching Approach

What is it?

The GROW coaching model was developed in the 1980s by business and performance coaches Sir John Whitmore, Graham Alexander, and Alan Fine.

One way to think about the GROW Model is to think about how you'd plan a vacation.

1 - Decide where you want to go (the goal)

2 - Where you currently are (your current reality)

3 - Explore various routes to your destination (the options)

4 - Research travel insurance in case of emergencies (obstacles)

5 - Pay for hotels and flights (will - way forward)


Solution-Focused Approach

Focusing on problems tends to lead us to the past and trying to change what can’t be changed. Focusing on problems will encourage us to make excuses, blame others, and justify ourselves and our actions. This process can get complicated, dissuades us from taking stock of the situation and finding solutions that enable us to move forward .

Solution Focus coaching applies a positive approach towards change that laser focuses on what can be done. It promotes creativity, critical thinking, innovation, resourcefulness, and finding hidden strengths.

Solution Focused

  • What can I do?

  • What do I want?

  • What else is there?

  • I'm progressing

  • What can I control?

Problem Focused

  • What I can't do

  • What I want to do

  • There's nothing else

  • I'm not there

  • I can't control it

About Coaching

What Coaching Is

The ICF (International Coaching Federation) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.​ We all have goals we want to reach; challenges we’re striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.’

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What Coaching Is NOT

Coach vs Consultant

Consultants are usually subject matter experts in a specific area. Rather than coaching you through what may be the best course of action, consultants will generally perform the tasks or manage projects on your behalf. Consultants are project focused as opposed to people-focused.

Coach vs Therapist

Counselors and therapists are required to hold a master’s degree or a Doctorate Degree and are trained to diagnose and treat people with mental health issues such as violence, substance abuse, chronic anxiety, and depression.

Coach vs Mentor

A mentor typically works with developing coworkers and is a trusted advisor who has an active interest in their development and imparts their experiences to enable them to climb up the ranks.


Life Coach




Growth and discovery in personal and professional life

Exchange knowledge skills and experiences

Relieve and heal issues/disorders, resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and relationship issues

Is an expert in a given field



Exchange knowledge skills and experiences


Relies on mentor's experience in a given field


Modeling, teaching, sharing

Who sets the agenda



Parent - Child

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