GROW Questions: When to use them?
Sample Grow Questions - Cheat Sheet
You can never have too many of these open questions, especially when you are a novice. Use these words on this cheat sheet. I did!
With practice, you will not need the cheat sheet as much, and after a while, you will not need it at all.
What would you like to focus on today?
What is on your mind?
What has happened since last time we met?
What is the most important of these different issues?
What have you learnt since our last discussion?
Specifically, what do you want to achieve?
If you could have one wish granted, what would you ask for?
What do you want to be different when we are done here?
What do you want to happen that’s not happening yet?
What is important to you right now?
What results do you want from this coaching?
How challenging is your goal?
How much can you personally affect the results?
What have you done about the situation so far?
What’s happening right now?
Where are you in relation to your goal?
What relevant skills / talents / knowledge / personal qualities do you already have?
Suppose you had already reached your goal. How did you get there?
If you had more resources/time/money, what would you do differently?
What could you do to make a difference?
What does your head say about this?
What does your heart say?
How have you dealt with a similar situation before?
Who needs to know about your plans?
What else can affect the result?
On a scale 1-10, how willing are you to go ahead?
What is the resistance within you to reaching your goal?
What is driving you to reach your goal?
What will you get out of the next step?
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Teacher, facilitator and coach; Martin Richards trains educators to use a coaching approach all the work they do.