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Accountability coaching is anything but easy.

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An Accountability Coach is someone who works with startups, businesses, executives, and entrepreneurs. Their job description includes identifying long and short term goals, prioritising tasks and objectives, determining deadlines, providing feedback and emotional support, and most importantly, ensuring people stay true to their words and promises so they can achieve their objectives within the required timeframe.

On paper, it may sound like an easy job, but it’s the exact opposite. You don’t just sit and boss people around but develop an intellectual, knowledgeable, charismatic, and disciplined personality. This is so you can inspire and guide them towards their goals. If you want to become a professional Accountability Coach or want to help yourself as an entrepreneur, here is what you will need to do.

1. Do you ‘walk the talk’?

As an Accountability Coach, you would be guiding, supporting, assisting, counselling, encouraging, celebrating and leading business people in matters of importance which is a massive responsibility. That’s why you need to develop a rudimentary understanding of business and commercial wisdom.

It sure helps to understand your way through financials; knowing the importance of a good sales funnel. That you get marketing and good comms, that you understand the importance of having a strong products ecosystem and build services of that in which add value. That you recognise aspects of manufacturing and ensure inventory turns over, you’ll need to be across social and be able to leverage the general media whilst building meaningful partnerships and collaborations with aligned organisations, that a successful business exit is on the cards. You place customer service and a great customer experience, at the very top of the tree each and every time and you measure your team against the achievement of this.

Ideally, you should have a proven track-record in doing this stuff yourself, or at least have done it as part of your apprenticeship on the road to being a great Accountability Coach. ‘Walking the talk’ means you’ve done it successfully before and that the road you are taking has had you travelling there before.  It all helps, and gives your client so much more than just a one-hour session. With your skill, experience and wisdom, you can truly make a difference besides, you’ll probably have a really effective playbook to share which adds to the value you bring.

2. Develop Empathy & Patience

If you really want to help people turn things around, you need to be able to empathize. That will put you in a much better position to help them out, especially if you’ve walked that path before. Not everyone’s problem is the same even if it appears so on the surface. Most of the times, personal, social, and financial circumstances differ from entrepreneur to entrepreneur and you need to account for that to be a good Accountability Coach.

Apart from that, people will say and do things that might test your patience, and it will. Sometimes, they won’t follow the plan which means and they miss important milestones. This is often caused by overwhelm, procrastination and fear of not getting it right. In these situations, you need to demonstrate empathy, strong leadership and above all patience, so you can do course correction by listening and talking it through. Offer support and encouragement as you refocus towards the goal. Getting impatient and angry would be counterproductive and would achieve the opposite of what you actually want to achieve.

3. Be Disciplined & Learn Interpersonal Communication

The most significant aspect of an Accountability Coach’s job is to keep people honest and true to their word. The thing is, unless you are disciplined yourself, it’d be difficult for you to talk someone else into being disciplined. As an Accountability Coach, you will need to show up on time, evaluate progress regularly, and provide regular feedback. That couldn’t happen if you aren’t disciplined and organized yourself.

Moreover, it’s a job that involves a lot of close listening and communicating your ideas clearly. If you aren’t capable of listening to people’s issues or sharing solutions and deconstructing situations with your client for the purpose of timely implementation and execution, you will have a hard time being an Accountability Coach.

4. Be Supportive & Become a Solution Finder

Being an Accountability Coach also means you will be providing emotional support to your clients whenever they need it. Sometimes you will be celebrating their milestones and achievements. Other times you will be consoling them when things don’t work out in their favour. You need to be genuinely strong and supportive figure, in which your clients can rely on.

You also need to focus on being someone who can find solutions for a vast range of problems. As an Accountability Coach, you will face many situations where you will need to do something more than just providing moral support. For instance, having a great professional network can come in handy.

Final Word

Becoming an Accountability Coach is anything but easy. However, if you have the grit, knowledge, personality, charisma, and communicational authority. You can also acquire these skills, accountability coaching can be a fairly rewarding profession for you.

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?


Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?

Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

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