This piece of information probably won’t be surprising to you. There are people out there who are “uncoachable.” Indeed, it’s true.
What makes someone uncoachable? There are so many factors that can contribute to “uncoachability.” Here are a few of my favorites, worded as I statements so that you can challenge yourself to think about whether or not each one applies to you.
- I am uncoachable because I do not want to change.
- I am uncoachable because I do not believe that I need to change.
- I am uncoachable because I believe I know more than the coach. (Knowing is the enemy of learning.)
- I am uncoachable because I think it’s not the right time to (fill in your excuse here).
- I am uncoachable because I think something or someone else needs to change before I do.
- I am uncoachable because I need to be in control 100% of the time.
- I am uncoachable because I do not like to be challenged.
- I am uncoachable because I am not open to feedback.
Bearing all this in mind, are you uncoachable? A very wise coach once told me that being coached is about being open to all possibilities. It is about being challenged to be a better version of yourself.
How can you strive to be more coachable? To be more open to feedback? To embrace change?