2020 Guide to the Best Accountability Coaches in Australia – Here’s my Top 15
What is an Accountability Coach?
Everyone has big dreams and a number of milestones that they want to achieve to be successful and acquire financial freedom. But procrastination, distraction as well as other excuses get in the way of those dreams and objectives. This can prevent you from doing those things you say you’re going to do and getting your team to do the same. Largely, because they will follow the example you set. That is why successful leaders from government and business surround themselves with strong teams because they set the bar high and lead by example and also ensure their teams all do the same.
These challenges take your focus away from the place where you want to be and you end up wasting your time. Days, weeks, and even months go by and you fail to see any considerable progress. That’s why you need an accountability coach.
Why you need accountability coaching?
Because doing nothing costs you money and lost opportunity, and you’re pissing people off by your lack of action. Are you juggling too many balls in the air at once, trying desperately not to drop any of them? If so, that is a clue as to why you may need an accountability coach.
Let me share a game-changing study with you from the USA, it was undertaken to calculate the probability of completing a goal with and without direct support, assistance and guidance.
The stats are phenomenal:
- 10% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you have an actual idea or goal.
- 25% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you consciously decide you will do it.
- 40% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you decide when you will do it.
- 50% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you plan how you will do it.
- 65% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you commit to someone you will do it.
- 95% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
– If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? This is exactly WHY you need an accountability coach.
Who is an Accountability Coach?
An accountability coach is a professional expert whose entire job is to keep you in check and provide the required motivation so you can achieve your goals within specified deadlines. An accountability coach provides your assistance in laying out a clear plan, breaking it down into smaller objectives and prioritise them with respect to urgency and importance.
Apart from that, the coach will keep regular tabs on you to ensure you’re meeting your own expectations and achieving those goals. The accountability coach also gives you the appreciation to keep you motivated and consoles you when things don’t go your way. They your professional guardian who guides you through the path of success and sticks with you in both good and bad times.
To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves, forget the university degrees, that doesn’t always mean they have ‘walked the talk’. Ideally, with runs on the board themselves, find one that’s successfully navigated the path your following. Its great if they have ‘been there and done that’, this will stop alot of uncertainty, being able to straighten your course if you wander away from the goal. Which is bound to happen.
Why is it Important to Have One?
There are a number of reasons why you’d need an accountability coach to get the required help to achieve your objectives. It isn’t just about having someone around you can lean on for support but getting the professional help you need to define your goals and objectives and streamline your routine.
Accountability Coaching is not a punishment for those who are lazy and lack business hunger, in-fact it’s absolutely the opposite.
It’s perfect for the high-performer who wants to Get Shi!t Done, packing more into their days without having to work harder or longer. Forget doing nothing, that’s called procrastination. Sticking your head in the sand and praying things will sort themselves out and improve, that’s called hope. Hope is not a business strategy they teach at Harvard Business School. Steve Jobs didn’t hope, he took action. For me, I’m about ‘implementation and execution’, as everything else hinges on your ability to do this. I see this is critical for your business success.
If you WANT to get more done and juggle more balls in the air at any one time, you need to take action.
During your sessions, you and your accountability coach should focus on;
- creating a plan of what needs to get done
- together you will set priorities for what is important and why
- you’ll implement and execute those things you’ve identified that needs completion, before the due dates
- taking action, you’ll – Do, Delay, Delegate, Delete or Discuss your choices with your accountability coach
- Together, you will set the accountability bar high for your teams to follow
With a choice of accountability coaching packages you will share your massive workload with your choice. All of the stuff you carry on your shoulders each day, that load will be shared. Your accountability coach should provide you with; support, advice, counsel and together you’ll focus on outcomes. Think of the immediate relief and sense of freedom you’ll have. Now that’s good for your mental health and your wellbeing.
With renewed energy, you’ll complete those tasks and projects which are on your ever growing ‘To-Do List’ giving you a chance to work on the business and NOT in the business.
Engaging an accountability coach to work with you will also:
‘Accountability’ is a powerful word, yet most don’t know what it means.
Having worked with plenty of entrepreneurial businesses owners, executives and teams there’s one topic that is always difficult to discuss, that being the A-word ‘accountability’. Not from me, accountability coaching is what I do… I’m keen to talk about the devil in the room and to also call them out when they need it. However, many people don’t understand what accountability is, why it’s important, or where it starts.
Yes, they understand accountability is important, but don’t know how to create a culture of accountability so they just hope it will happen. HOPE is not a strategy that you’ll read in any of the Simon Sinek, Richard Branson, Andrew Griffiths or Daniel Priestley business books!
When we hear the A-word, some shudder at the thought because what we do know is that we must ‘step up’ and be responsible for something.
The bottom line is, delivering on a promise or honouring a commitment made to others or to ourselves and making sure it gets done. You see, there is a difference between Accountability and Responsibility, they’re cousins, but not the same.
Let me explain. You are responsible for things and you’re accountable to people.
It is essential that if we want to get stuff done, we will need a person with whom we can work, someone in a central role to hold you to account.
Accountability increases Activity,
Activity increases Opportunity
I hope you’ve found blog of interest, now go and engage an Accountability Coach.
‘The Accountability Guy’
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