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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– Chapter 6 –

The models of effective coaching

The GROW model

This chapter describes how to manage a coaching conversation. As will be obvious by now, you cannot manage the content of the conversation; that belongs to the player. To be effective when coaching, however, you need to manage yourself, and the structure and process of the session. The idea of managing yourself is addressed in chapter 16, ‘The art of coaching’, and is a lifelong journey. Being in control of the structure and the process is an easier game.

The GROW model

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The GROW model (see diagram above) enables the manager or coach to structure a conversation and deliver a meaningful ...

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