‘Everyone can be coached’ is the common phrase used in coaching. Though coaching is applicable for all areas of life and individuals can be coached irrespective of age, gender or educational status, not everyone can be coached.
Coaching outcome is often affected when coachees or individuals display the following traits, issues or problems.
- When the coachee is highly dependent on the coach
- When the coachee or the individual is not open for change and learning new skills
- When the coachee often cancels or misses coaching sessions and estimates coaching sessions as less significant
- When the coachee is reluctant to take action set under each coaching session
- When the coachee keeps presenting new issues and problem in each coaching success and is not focused towards the goal or strategy
- When the coachee not take feedback positively and work on it
- When the coachee believes and desires that the coach should give more inputs in the form of advice, guidance or instruction
- When the coachee display high emotional states during each coaching session
- When the coachee is highly anxious or depressed
- When the coachee fails to take responsibility for life, work, decisions and choices and blames people or situations often
- When the coachee does not desire to improve from current state to a desired status
- When the coachee assumes that he/she is special to the coach and expects the coach to prompt for every little action required to be taken
- When the coachee expects the coach’s attention or availability beyond the coaching agenda
- If the coachee is under addiction or substance abuse or suffers from any form of mental disorder
- When the coachee perceives another individual as the problem such as a spouse, sub-ordinate or child and expects the coach to fix the problem
- When the coachee is not serious about achieving the coaching goal.