The 4 pillars of the coachable professional

The 4 pillars of the coachable professional

Have you ever felt insecure about your development? Have you had insomnia wondering if you could live up to the process? This content is for you!

I’m Pedro Garcia, General Manager of Reev Academy.

We’ve already talked about Coachability and how to be coachable, which is the combination of mindset and willingness to receive feedback and develop from it.

What is Coachability? And how does this relate to being coachable

Coachabilitiy is the ability, with the right mindset, to receive feedback and build on it.

It is a softskill, which are personal skills that require use and training to develop and cannot be measured. It takes training and time to become better and better.

Unlike a hardskill, which is a technical skill that you can measure and make tangible to whoever you are teaching.

It is a very important skill for everyone and every recruiter should look for people who have it, it becomes a differentiator.

Coachable is the characteristic of a professional with a lot of coachability. He is said to be a coachable professional.

How to identify coachable professionals

Being willing to learn and needing to develop hardskills is better than knowing all the hardskills and not being open to learning new things.

It is important in a selection process to identify if a candidate has these types of softskills before hiring them.

In sales, the easiest way is to do a two-part sales dynamic and see if in the second part the candidate has made improvements based on the feedback from the first part.

You can also play some quick game that the candidate doesn’t know about. Play a few games, always giving feedback, always aware of how he handles those returns.

The essence is to use a dynamic that you master and be able to give assertive feedback.

Remember that a coachable candidate will be one who seeks to apply the feedback you provide. And it is possible to develop this skill.

Beginner’s mindset

Of course, you have past experiences and your ego, but don’t get caught up in that, as they can blind you to the possibilities of what the macro environment presents to you.

There is a current of thought in society that we have to have the right answer at all times. Don’t get carried away by the impulse to have an answer for everything.

Approach the problem with curiosity, not preconceptions. Rather than answering based on your past experiences right away, ask simple, non-judgmental questions.

Be open to recognizing when you’re wrong, and learning from it, to develop further from those learnings.

Coachable professionals care more about learning than about making mistakes.

It is also necessary to recognize that the responsibility for development is yours and not your manager.

How to develop coachability

Learning is your responsibility 

Research on creative leadership indicates that 70% of learning comes from hands-on training experience, 20% from relationships with people who can act as mentors, and 10% only comes from courses and formal learning.

Don’t place the responsibility for your learning on others. Research what you are learning, apply, challenge yourself.

Talk to people who know the subject, get in touch with managers and professionals, you can only gain by relating to potential mentors. Courses alone will not develop you.

Not alone. Being coachable is using all the tools to develop.

The importance of hands-on training

A course developed as a course can only give you the basis for you to face challenges, but it does not indicate the next steps, they are not applicable in your daily life, in your work routine, in your sales routine.

If you don’t practice what you learn, there’s a forgetting curve. If you don’t apply a little of what you’ve been learning every day, you tend to forget more and more.

Train while learning. If you’re always training every evolution you make, the famous “1% better every day, by the end of the year you’re 365% better”

The Reev Academy is an elaborate platform as training rather than a simple display courses. All content is designed to be cumulatively trained and to point out next steps.

Coachable professionals learn from error and error only appears in practice. It’s the best way.

To be coachable, stay in the present

Be present in your development, everyone has the bias to focus on the destination and see themselves at the end of the journey, but this blinds you to the path that needs to be taken, so you close yourself off from the journey itself.

Focusing on the now makes you better see your difficulties, know yourself and learn to evolve what needs to be evolved, not what you believe is missing if you only see the end result.

You may even be surprised and go beyond the point where you first imagined yourself.


To recap remember:

  • Beginner’s Mindset or Beginner’s Mindset;
  • Recognize that learning is your responsibility;
  • Training as a process;
  • Be present in your development, focus on the now;

And if you feel like I missed something, or you have any questions about what I said, please write in the comments and our team will respond as soon as possible.

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