So, how do we actually structure a coaching session? The GROW (**G**oal, **R**eality, **O**ptions, **W**rap up) model is one of the most common coaching tools, widely used by many great coaches.
The framework provides a simple four step structure for a coaching session. During the first step of a session [Goal], coach and coachee agree on a specific topic and objective for the discussion. During the second step [Reality], both coach and coachee invite self assessment and offer specific examples to illustrate their points. They then move into the third step [Options], where suggestions are offered and choices made. And finally [Wrap up], the coach and coachee commit to action, define a timeframe for their objectives and identify how to overcome possible obstacles.
Here are a few tips for using this model:
Each session could begin with a check in on what happen since the last meeting, what happen with decisions made, etc.
To reflect on what you have just learned, we ask you to write a short
narrative reflecting on the learned material. The narrative shall be
about your past/current experience on coaching. You can find all
necessary information about this at
https://wiki.mozilla.org/ReMo/Coaching/Training#Write_a_narrative. If you don’t want to write a narrative at this point, you can also write a bigger one at the end of all learning modules.
Credit: material is adapted from here.