I am increasingly amazed by the number of coaching models out there, particularly the acronym based ones such as GROW or CIGAR. So I thought I would do a study on what coaching models are out there. I currently have 20 models and would be keen for anyone to share their knowledge of any models that they know or have used.
That sounds an interesting study - would be great to see the outcome if you are happy to share it. I have only come across GROW; on the spot coaching - steps are 1. Seek to understand, 2, Focus on the potential of the other person, 3. Encourage action (i.e. make sure they take responsibility for action). Appreciative enquiry is another method - discovery, dream, design and deliver.
I am currently looking for someone to run some in-house coaching training for delegates that operate in a technical environment - do you know of any organisations in London or south England?
Clare Bury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm very much inspired by the work of Prof Reuven Feuerstein. Onre of his concepts is the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) His idea is that a mediator can 'filter' stimuli towards a child and in that way help it to learn the best respons. He is specialized in approach of children and his work with children with Down Syndrome are amazing: but it's also very applicable in coaching adults in my opinion. The MLE concept is very well researched and documented and I like the idea of the criteria he developed to be an effective mediator-read coach. Essential is that the quality of the coaching is based on the quality of the interaction. There is a lot on the internet to be found and also lot's of books. I'm very interested in the results of your overview of models. Is this overview available anywere? Keep up the good work. Cheers, Ger
I have worked with COACH (TM): C - create rapport and trust, O - observe and assess behaviours and words, A - ask powerful questions, C - challenge and give feedback, H - hold them accountable, what are their actions and what support is needed... from http://www.allianceleadership.com/a/
Hi Tim, I am about to attend a 6 month accredited coaching programme and would be really interested in your results.
Anything I come across I will be happy to share.
Thanks everyone for this help. The COACH one is interesting in that I already have a COACH model which looks like this
COACH (creative edge learning and development)
Challenges - what issues are you facing?
Options - what possibilities exist?
Actions - which of the options have most merit, greatest chance of success?
Choices - what consequences of these actions? what will you do?
Help - what support do you need, from who?, how will you secure this?
Will have to analyse a bit further to see which I like most.
STEER is a pretty good one to use too. Spot, Tailor, Explain, Encourage, Review. This is a useful on the spot coaching opportunity with ongoing follow up.
Great question. One of the models that I use is Peter Hawkins’s CLEAR model (Contract, Listen, Explore, Action, Review). I like this because of the emphasis on contracting and the idea or reciprocal learning for the coach in using the review to evaluate and learn from client feedback on the coaching process.
I also use a supervision model (3D Model) in my coaching, to manage the overall process. I use it like a lens to focus on different needs the client, as a human being, has. I attach a link to a paper I wrote on this for a workshop for the Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis http://www.dtaweb.co.uk/3D%20in%20Coaching%20and%20Mentoring.pdf
Great paper Bill, thanks for sharing!
Taken me a while to respond. Yes I have the CLEAR model, I believe it originates from Peter Hawkins at the Bath Consultancy.
There are so many models out there. There is also a lot of data and data sources!!
This is the technology we use to help our managers coach and saves them HOURS of data collection and records all their observations in one place.
Some interesting threads here. Thanks for sharing, I now have over 70 coaching models (acronym based). I particularly like SPARKLE from the toolfulcoach, only because of the acronym, not necessarily the model!!
I am thinking of running a group on here that looks at different models and discusses their crediblity. would you be up for joining this?