Are You Coachable?

Before you decide to hire a personal coach or career coach, you need to need to consider your reasons and ask yourself one very important question: “Am I coachable?” On the surface, the answer may seem easy. After all, if you’re here and reading this post, you are interested (or curious at the very least) in the prospect of being coached. However, there is a difference between being interested and being coachable? Let’s look at the difference.

Interested in Coaching

You have heard others highlight the benefits of personal coaching, and you may have seen the end result in one of many TV reality shows highlighting a person’s “transformation” from working with a coach. I get it, we all like to see the end results. We all want to see that “magic” happen in our lives. For example, you may tell yourself, “I hate my job and want something better.” Your mind moves forward to the end result; you are finally being ushered into your own ivory tower corner office where you have finally “arrived”. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. We all long for the triumphant finale in our growth process, but dreaming is not enough. We have to be committed to put in the work, committed to the struggle, and committed to being humbled. Are you ready to commit to these things? Are you coachable?

Being Coachable

Coachability requires two very important things: commitment and humility. You must be committed to your coaching plan. During your early coaching sessions, you and your coach will discuss your goals and work TOGETHER to build a plan to help get you there. Once that plan has been built, it’s up to YOU to execute. You have to be ready to push through the inevitable challenges that will come up and have the discipline to endure the temptation to quit. Your coach will encourage you, hold you accountable, and help provide direction when you get stuck. But, at the end of the day, it’s up to you to do the work.

Humility is equally important. You must be willing to put your ego aside and take direction. You may have to learn some unpleasant things about yourself; this is a crucial but sometimes painful step toward self-improvement. The good news is that a good coach will help guide you through this humbling process and support you in every step of the way. Only when you have a true understanding of yourself, both good and bad, you can take the next steps toward achieving your potential. 

Are you coachable and are you ready for the challenge? Check out our coaching plans today to see how we can help.