Business coaching is an essential leadership and management practice for all businesses and can be used at any time if you want to achieve a goal or solve a problem.
What I can help you with?
In my BLOG I go through what happens in my one-to-one problem solving or coaching sessions. I explain how you I can help you get unstuck. If you are thinking of diversifying or changing your food business operation or if you need help with a specific food safety issue or problem.
The GROW Model
My sessions are based on the GROW model which was developed in the 1980’s by Sir John Whitmore, Alan Fine and Graham Alexander. It provides a simple framework on which to my coaching sessions are based upon:
Goal – What is the problem or the goal you want to achieve.
Reality (Current) – What is the current situation/where are you now?
Options – Explore what you can do and generate solutions?
Way (forward) – Develop a clear action plan to help you solve your problem or achieve your goal.
I will ask you questions and actively listen to your answers to help you move forward. It’s a simple formula but it is very powerful and really works.
Give it a try
You can try it out for yourself first to see how it works. Do you have a personal problem or goal you want to achieve? As it’s the time of the year when everyone is making new year’s resolutions ‘ I want to exercise more ‘ is a good example.
What goal do you want to achieve? what do you want to change? etc.
Goal: ‘I want to start running outside to get fitter’
What is happening now? What progress have you made? On scale of 1 to 10 where are you?
Current Reality: eg. I used to run in the gym but haven’t exercised for a while, so around a 3.
What could you do first? What is your next step? who could help you?
Options: e.g. I could set aside some time to do my runs and get a running buddy
How are you going to go about it? Is there anything else you could do? What support do you need? How could you get to a ’10’
Way forward: I will schedule Monday and Thursday mornings in my diary to run outside for 2km. Also I will contact my friend Sarah to see if she will be my running buddy to keep me motivated.
It’s a good idea if you can make your goal or problem ‘SMART’ (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) as it will be easier to check your progress. Try it for yourself and see what you can achieve.
If you would like more information on how I could help you with food safety issues or problems in your business then contact me for a no obligation chat CONTACT ME