2 years on – what now for coachability?

Written by Stuart Haden on November 27, 2015

2 years ago I published my first book – It’s Not About The Coach. An attempt to boost coachability and make sure that coachees are just as ready for coaching as coaches are. Anybody who has spent any time looking at the book realises how critical coachability can be. It seems obvious – and it is, best of all the solution to ensuring coachability is relatively simple once you know how. Like me readers are beginning to wonder why we are so focussed on the coach? What about our customer, the coachee – how can we be sure they have everything they need given that all the resources are pointing in the wrong direction.

So what has changed in the last 2 years? Well first and foremost I am now hearing other people talk about coachability. Over the summer I had the surreal experience of listening to an ICF webinar which is the first time I’ve seen coachability in the limelight beyond my events. I’ve also got 6 people who are tried and trusted members of my delivery tribe, they both promote and deliver events. How coachable is person X? This is how I begin all of my coach training events. Before it was like turning the training on its head, now people appreciate this quick detour before returning to their own personal development.

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Being able to seek out and manage change is an essential component of being an effective coachee.

Understanding how you initiate and grow with change can be a useful addition to the tools of being an effective coachee.

The sources of these changes can of course vary, the obvious source of change is working with a coach. As I demonstrate in this reading there are other environments where you can experience change.