Using Goals to GROW - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Using Goals to GROW - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jun 16, 2024
Course Description


Serena presents the GROW model to a skeptical Carol and Marcus. She says that GROW helped her become vice-president at Cutting Edge. 

G is for setting a Goal. Carol’s goal is increasing the number of keynote speeches she gives to international audiences, while Marcus wants to lose weight. Steve raises with Marcus his goal of working in Carol’s role while she travels.

R is for Reality: where you are in relation to where you want to be. Serena explains how she ‘grew’ into a VP. Marcus compliments Serena’s role modeling (Carol clearly feels otherwise). Steve checks the reality with Marcus who carefully informs Steve that the skills required for Carol’s position are ‘within his grasp’. 

O is for the Obstacles to achieving one’s goal and also for the Options in overcoming those obstacles! Although critical of Serena’s GRO-OW, Carol nevertheless sees her lack of languages as an obstacle to her international stardom. Sam presents a third O: Obstacles present Opportunities for him.

W is the Way forward. What are the concrete steps that can be used to move ahead? Marcus will cut down his lunch cycle! He congratulates Steve for his initiative in stepping up for Carol’s job.


Key Learning Points

When you want to succeed with goals, find and remove the obstacles.



  • Don't wish for change
    INSTEAD: Define goals to achieve
  • Don't be vague
    INSTEAD: Assess gaps realistically
  • Don't let obstacles hold you back
    INSTEAD: See options and opportunities
  • Don't wait for things to happen
    INSTEAD: Convert options into actions



  • G – Goal
  • R – Reality
  • O – Obstacles | Options | Opportunities
  • W – Way forward


Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.