Are You Coachable? Take This Quiz!

Are you thinking about employing the services of a career coach? Before you take this step, you might want to consider how ready you are for utilizing the services of a career coach. Take this short quiz — developed by Career Coach Dr. Randall Hansen — to help you determine your coachability quotient. Commentary appears below the quiz.

 

1. I’m at a point in my life where I’m ready to work at solving my career issues.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

2. I really feel as though I need someone who can solve all my problems for me.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

3. I’m prepared to tackle the tough issues to close the gap between where I am now and where I want to be in my career.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

4. I’m open to new ideas and new ways of doing things to facilitate positive change and growth.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

5. I feel as though I need to spend a lot of time focusing on my past problems and mistakes before I can deal with the future.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

6. While I am still very frightened of some of the changes I may need to make, I am ready to work with a coach to conquer my fears and uncertainties.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

7. I’m prepared to make a total commitment to making coaching work; I’m ready to put in the necessary hours and effort.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

8. I’ve reached a point in my life where I realize I need the assistance of a career coach to help me succeed. I see coaching as a worthwhile investment in my future.

a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

9. I’m not sure I’m in a position — mentally or financially — to handle a coach at this time.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

10. I have the maturity and mindset to keep appointments, listen to directions, and meet deadlines. I’m ready to work and be coached.
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not Sure

 

Here’s your scoring guide below. Once you decide your coaching quotient — that you are ready for a career coach — the next step is finding one who will be a good fit for you, perhaps here on Find A Career Expert..

Scoring Directions: Give yourself points based on your answers.

1. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

2. a. 3 points; b. 1 point; c. 2 points

3. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

4. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

5. a. 3 points; b. 1 point; c. 2 points

6. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

7. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

8. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

9. a. 3 points; b. 1 point; c. 2 points

10. a. 1 point; b. 3 points; c. 2 points

Scoring Guide:

If you scored

  • 10 -12 points You are very coachable and ready for coaching.
  • 13 – 20 points You are coachable, but will need to stay focused and on task
  • 21 30 points You are not at a point in your life where you are ready for a coach.