Are you coachable?
I’m reading “Trillion Dollar Coach” by Eric Schmidt about Bill Campbell – a coach to some of the top Silicon Valley executives – including Steve Jobs and Schmidt himself.
If you’re a startup founder, reading that these top performers all had coaches should push you to get a coach ASAP if you don’t have one already.
But… Are you coachable?
In 10 years as a startup coach, I’ve met 2000+ startup CEOs & coached hundreds of founders & teams.
I’m always surprised to find that many people just aren’t coachable, especially those that could use it most, and I’ve found that there five (5) traits that make for a coachable person.
1/ Readiness to Learn: Being ready to focus and make the time to do the work.
2/ Honesty & Humility: The willingness to look for gaps & blind spots.
3/ Getting Uncomfortable: It’s awkward learning anything new, but it’s the only path to growth is getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
4/ Acknowledgement, Acceptance & Action
5/ Implementing = Learning: No progress happens without implementation. That’s where the real growth happens.