A person who is coachable not only responds well when given feedback, they ask for feedback. They view the input from others as a valuable tool in their development. They also are willing to take actions and make personal changes based on the feedback. Coachability is not a technical skill or an inherent ability. It is a mental attitude. It is defined by your ability to be coached. It is also defined by your motivation to adapt and to improve.
Characteristics of Who is Coachable:
- Desire. It is difficult to coach anyone who doesn’t want to become better.
- Willingness to Learn.
Key Ways To Be More Coachable:
- Be willing to learn from others who have more experience than you.
- Be respectful of Lady Petra & Saffer Master or your coaches.
- Be ready to check your ego at the door.
- Be willing to absorb what your coach is telling you and put into practice.
- Be willing to accept criticism.
- Be gracious and humble.
- Being vulnerable enough to know you’re not perfect.
- Be willing to accept acknowledgement.
How To Maximize Your Coaching Results:
- Get a hard-copy journal, digital journal or any convenient and/or preferred method to take notes and reflect of any coaching tasks.
- Commit to journaling daily as it is integral in your growth and transformation.
- Record tasks daily. Include your answers to tasks and the reflective questions following the assigned task. This allows for you to reference quickly and “SEE” your evolution.
Tasks guide individuals and partners to reflect on and capture more ‘ah-ha!’ breakthroughs. By journaling, you’ll also train important life skills like reflection, accountability, goal setting, and critical thinking.