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RESEARCH MATTERS – THE GROW MODEL: WHY WE SHOULD DISCARD BLUEPRINTS

The GROW model, as developed by Alexander and popularised by Whitmore, is deceptively simple, and this has led to a number of criticisms. But are they justified? Elaine Cox and Glenn Wallis come to the model’s defence Alexander and Renshaw (2005) described the process of developing the GROW model through their analysis of audio and video tapes of what occurred in Alexander’s coaching sessions in the 1980s and 90s. Previously, Alexander had not thought about the structure of his sessions, but knew from clients’ feedback that the process worked. To complement the analysis of taped sessions, neurolinguistic programming practitioners witnessed […]

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