Safety-Coaching Crossroads: Safety Improvements

In past articles we’ve already covered the first two steps in our safety-coaching process.  There we saw that we have to start with a well-known goal (GOAL), and then ask the person we’re coaching to rate him/herself in terms of their progress toward that goal (REALITY).  Once they’ve self-assessed, we can then proceed to the […]

Reality Check: Discovering “Current State” in Your Safety Coaching

In our last issue we looked at the first step in the G.R.O.W. coaching model–establishing the goal.  Once that goal has been established it’s time to find out where the person you’re safety coaching currently is in relation to that goal.  We call this the “Current State Reality,” and it’s a critical step in the […]

Establishing the Goal in Your Safety Coaching

One of the more effective ways to coach safety performance and behaviors is to use a coaching model that guides that conversation. An effective coaching model establishes a goal, checks that goal against the current-state reality, explores options for improvements, and creates a plan of action to move forward with those improvements.  One such coaching […]

Breaking Barriers to Greater Safety Performance

Over the past several issues of Recordable Insights we’ve looked at some of the causes of what we’ve termed “coaching interference.”  Remember, “coaching interference” can be anything that stands in the way of a person making strides toward improving safety performance and behaviors in a safety culture.  Along with the causes of interference, we also […]

Growing Your Safety Performance Capacity

The past few issues of Recordable Insights have been focused on the concept of “coaching interference” and how it impacts the ability of the person we’re coaching to make the improvements we want them to make.  There we looked at the sources of that interference, and some ways to mitigate them.  But it’s just as […]