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A mentoring mindset (Meddylfryd mentora)
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5.1 The GROW model

Originating in the field of business (Whitmore, 2010), this model has been adopted by schools and other education settings (Fletcher, 2012). The acronym is used as a four-step tool to structure the coaching conversation, but the order may vary:

  • G – Goal setting. What are the aims of the discussion? What are the areas for improvement?
  • R – Reality check. Discussing the current situation.
  • O – Options available. Possible solutions or steps to take.
  • W – Wrap up. What is the course of action? What steps will be taken – by whom and by when?

(Based on Whitmore, 2010, p. 48)