Developing career resilience
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Developing career resilience

2.2 Coaching yourself: GROW

How can you move from vague intentions to concrete goals with a clear plan of action? You looked in Week 2 at growing resilience (in maths) through coaching. You will now look at a coaching model that you can use independently, without the need of a coach to help you.

The GROW model – which stands for Goal, Reality, Options and What will you do next – was developed by Sir John Whitmore (1992), a pioneer in leadership and performance coaching in the workplace. It is possibly the best-known coaching model. GROW provides a simple, structured approach to setting goals effectively and to increasing the range of choices you consider, which helps adaptability if you face a setback.

Activity _unit7.2.3 Activity 4 Goal-setting with GROW

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

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Take one of your good intentions that you identified in an earlier week. It could be following a conversation with someone with high self-efficacy or anything else. Click on ‘GROW’ and then use the GROW model to consider how you can develop this insight into a goal, and plan steps towards it.

Over time this can become a quick structure to run through, to note progress and spark new thinking if you feel blocked.

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As your answer to this question will be personal/only applicable to your own circumstances, there is no discussion for this activity.

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