Respuesta a Allan Mackintosh en “How Effective is the GROW Model?“, May 13th, 2008.
Por Leonardo Ravier.
The Coaching Commons

Comment by Leonardo Ravier on 4 July 2008:


Hi Allan,

I apologize for my delay in responding.
Thank you for your comment. Indeed, I believe that your model clarifies the “steps” needed to develop in the coaching sessions or processes.

In my book, published in early 2005, I presented a comparison of the three best-known coaching models (GROW, OUTCOMES and ACHIEVE), where you can see, visually, what you mention.

However, I believe that there is still a long way to go, both in the field of theoretical models of coaching, in their practical applications, and the skills developing necessary for its proper implementation.

For example, the “steps subdivision” is helpful to securing the proper process; on the other hand, while we make it “more complex” what is lost, perhaps, is naturalness and fluency. Look at the comparative models (from left to right), and you’ll see what I mean.

Comparing Coaching Models:


Leo Ravier ®