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What It Means To Be Coachable and Why It Matters



There is something special about being coachable. It’s not something that everyone has or that you either have or don’t. Instead, it’s a trait that you can develop over time with the right coaches and mentors in your life. If you want to succeed in your career, relationships, and life as a whole, then learning how to be coachable is an extremely beneficial skill to have. Letting someone give you feedback on something that isn’t an easy task for most people. Being open and willing to take on new ideas and ways of thinking takes courage and faith in the person offering their help. Being coachable isn’t just about being open-minded; it also comes from having a willingness to fail without fear of judgment and be self-aware enough to know when you need help.

At "Coachable" we selected our name carefully during our rebrand from "CodeBreakers". We knew that our mission statement needed to stand out strongly in our name and we wanted to make it clear that we accept those who other programs may turn away. When someone comes to us with a drive to learn, a willingness to be mentored, and shows us they are Coachable. We put in the extra work where it's needed to help that person become a FAANG+ engineer. Everyone who works hard and learns valuable skills should have access to Software Engineering jobs in FAANG+ companies, regardless of whether they learned in a formal environment, were self-taught, or attended a boot camp. We evaluate not only the correctness of answers on our application but also the way a student answers them. We analyze the drive and motivation, the gumption. So in a way, our application is the first test of coachability. With that in mind, you probably know how important it is to be Coachable if you want to enter our program which has a 94% success rate at placing students in jobs paying up to $200,000. Keep reading to find out how.

What Does It Mean To Be A “Coachable” Person?

The easiest way to explain what being coachable is, is to explain what it is not. In the same way that being a teacher is different from being a student, the qualities that make someone coachable are different from the qualities that make someone a student. To be coachable, you have to be willing to be taught, willing to learn from mistakes and be willing to be open-minded. If you’re not willing to learn from the people in your life, then you’ll miss out on valuable advice and feedback. To be coachable, you have to have the desire to be better. There are many aspects of being coachable that are both similar and different to being an student. However, these are two of the main qualities associated with being a coachable person.

How to Be Coachable

- Be open to receiving advice

- Be willing to be mentored

- Be self-aware of your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

- Be honest with yourself

The Benefits of Being Coachable

- You can learn from others even if you don't always agree with them.

- You can be open to new and different ideas and perspectives.

- You aren’t afraid to take criticism, and you are open to advice.

- You can learn from mistakes, and you can grow from receiving advice.

- You aren’t afraid to ask for and accept help, and you are open to receiving it.

- You will be presented with new opportunities that those who aren't coachable will not receive.

Why Is Being Coachable Important?

Being coachable is a key part of succeeding in life. Why? Because you have to be willing to be taught, willing to learn from mistakes and be open-minded in order to receive help and advice. If you don’t have those qualities, then you’re not likely to receive much help and advice. The benefits of being coachable are numerous. If you’re willing to be taught, willing to learn from mistakes and be open-minded, you can grow as a person. You can accept help from others and grow as an individual. You can accept criticism and develop as a person. You can accept help from others and become a better person.


Are you ready to become Coachable?

When you want to be successful in business, relationships, and life in general, you have to have the right mindset. Learn to be open-minded, be willing to learn from mistakes, and accept help and criticism from the people around you. If you have those qualities, you’re one step closer to reaching your goals. And don’t forget that success isn’t just about what you achieve, but also about how you achieve it. If you have the right mindset and are willing to be mentored with an open mind, then you’re on your way to success.


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Our Mission

Coachable believes that anyone that works hard deserves a great job. Everyone starts with a different set of privileges or resources - not everyone has access to structured schooling or mentors. Our goal is to provide our students with mentorship, structure, and guidance to make sure that anyone who is willing to dedicate themselves can attain their desired job and make a great living. Compared to other institutions, we focus on working with those that may not appear strong by conventional standards, but have the traits that make someone “Coachable”.