Are you ready to unlearn?

The teacher will appear when the student is ready to learn.

Regardless of your industry or geography, the world around you is changing more and more quickly. Whether it be the rise and fall of Blockbuster video, or Apple’s passing Blackberry as the number one mobile tech brand, you don’t have to look far to see that nothing remains as constant as change. Gone are the days of “buy and hold” investments. The challenge of today’s managers is to lead a culture that is innovative and change-ready.

Organizations embedding a coaching culture foster superior engagement and performance. It is not guaranteed that everyone can be coached to change or adapt to their organization’s changing needs/objectives. Sometimes a manager and colleagues can see the need for a team member to change/adapt, however that person remains unconvinced.

Determine your coach readiness

  • It’s not easy for you to change habits or behaviors unless you choose to.
  • You should have a reason to change.
  • You may not like to “be changed” by others, but may be open to being coached to change yourself, when you are ready. You need a coach, a facilitator.

Find your coach-readiness

Rank each of these on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much) .

  1. Do you perceive a need to change?
  2. Is there something that you want to achieve?
  3. How willing are you to invest time and energy in changing behaviors?
  4. How open are you to working with a coach for accountability and support?
  5. How committed are you to sustaining long-term change in accomplishing your goal?

If your honest evaluation comes to a total of less than 13-15 points, you likely have a coaching-readiness issue, which will impact your potential for success.

At Pathfinders, we receive requests for personal or business coaching. We want to ensure that our coachees are committed. We do not want to spend time – ours as well as theirs.

Tell us your score, and we will sit together for exploring further.

Are you coach-ready?


Suresh Shah, M.D., Pathfinders Enterprise

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