Are your goals two dimensional? (3 of 4)

Written by Stuart Haden on May 5, 2015

The GROW coaching model is probably one of the most widely recognised coaching models, and rightly so as it is simple, accessible and far-reaching if need be. The G (that stands for goals) does however sometimes place too much emphasis on this area at the start of a coaching relationship. If you are being coached then an awareness of your goals is certainly worth exploring, however, it is not the be all and end all when you start.

Instead let the goals and emerge, or evolve throughout the coaching arrangement. Very often the initial stated goals need to change track somewhat, or even take a complete U-turn. After all we don’t know what we don’t know. The good news is that coaching with questioning at the core of its practice is a great way for new aims, intentions and targets to surface.

Given that goals are responsible for the majority of the coachees direction then it is important that they accurate in how they are set. Take a look at this short video which describes the necessity to consider both outcome and performance goals. This two dimensional approach means that the goals will always have relevance, even if things change.

Maybe you could make taking my online course a goal, so that you can develop greater levels of coachability? (It’s Not About The Coach – 6 part ADVANCED course), I guarantee you will achieve outcomes and hit your performance targets. The course is normally priced at $10 but if you use this coupon you can get it for $7 – SB3.