Whitepaper: SOCIAL STYLE® and G.R.O.W.™ Model



SOCIAL STYLE is renowned for its effectiveness in improving interpersonal relationships and helping individuals collaborate harmoniously with others. This approach to building communication and relationship skills serves as a valuable complement to a range of training programs designed to support leadership development, enhance employee engagement, and optimize sales processes, among other initiatives. The SOCIAL STYLE Connections whitepaper series delves into the advantages of this approach, offering valuable insights for Learning and Development (L&D) and Human Resources (HR) leaders aiming to create a comprehensive curriculum of programs. Additionally, the G.R.O.W.™ Model, developed by Alan Fine, presents a four-step process with the goal of facilitating effective coaching by helping individuals act on what they already know.

The G.R.O.W.™ Model

The G.R.O.W.™ Model’s four-step process:

  1. Goal
  2. Reality
  3. Options
  4. Way Forward

This model, when combined with the SOCIAL STYLE Model™, offers a powerful approach to enhancing both individual and organizational performance. The G.R.O.W.™ Model, rooted in the principle that performance breakthroughs arise from removing internal interference rather than acquiring additional knowledge, provides a simple yet effective framework for coaching. It empowers coaches to guide individuals in tapping into their full capabilities, aligning their efforts with the organization’s objectives, and fostering success. With the changing landscape of work, leadership roles increasingly demand the ability to coach and develop others, extending this responsibility to a broader spectrum of individuals within an organization.

SOCIAL STYLE and the G.R.O.W™ Model

Research underscores the growing significance of coaching, with 80% of surveyed organizations in the UK having used or planning to use coaching. The benefits are substantial, with the vast majority of organizations recognizing the value of coaching for both the organization and the individuals being coached. However, support and tools for coaches are essential, as not all organizations provide the necessary resources. The G.R.O.W.™ Model and SOCIAL STYLE Model™ offer leaders and coaches accessible tools that can be swiftly learned and effectively applied to foster the development of others. When used in conjunction, these models enable individuals to understand behavioral Styles and internal interference, resulting in an influential approach to coaching and developing individuals, ultimately driving greater success and achievement of organizational objectives.