Archives for May 2011

A Quick Guide to Coaching Acronyms

I was doing some research reading over the weekend and was struck by just how many acronyms that seem to have been created for business coaching.

We have GROW models – that’s Goals, Reality, Options and What, Who or When (depending upon which one you choose).

We speak of IDEAL’s – that’s Identify, Define, Explore, Action and Lookback – and KASH which is Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits. And then we’re surprised if our clients exhibit CRAFT – that’s Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing!

Wherever possible I try to avoid these acronyms when talking to clients but if any of you know someone who could do with a BOOSTER session – that’s Balanced, Observed, Objective, Specific, Timely, Enhancing and Relevant then please refer them to me.

I’m DAVE Baker (that’s Diligent, Affordable, Vital and Enthusiastic) from Charting Success and I’m a business coach. (By the way, I originally wrote Desirable, Attractive Virile and Entertaining but I thought that might be pushing it a bit!!)