How Do I Become A Good Accountability Coach?
Taking risks and learning from them is an important part of growth and maturity. Taking charge, being proactive and not being constantly afraid of failure – these are the qualities that an accountability coach must possess to first enhance their own expertise and then move on to becoming a better accountability coach for others.
Here is a list of things you can do to become a good accountability coach.
- Be Personally Accountable to Yourself
- Listen To Ideas and Support Creativity
- Make Yourself Available And Approachable
- Empower Others to Take Their Own Decisions
- Reward Commitment and Dedication
- Learn to Push the Limits and Take Healthy Risks
Why everyone in business needs an Accountability Coach
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 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:
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? This is exactly WHY we all need an Accountability Coach.
1 – Stay Accountable To Yourself
First, the journey towards helping others in their efforts for accountability must begin with you. You must learn how to be accountable to yourself in the first place before you can help anyone else achieve their goals. After all, who wants an expert who does not follow their own advice?
Furthermore, being an accountability coach means helping people learn how to be accountable and how to incorporate accountability in their daily lives to achieve their goals. This can not be done unless you first practice accountability properly on your end and also follow through with your commitments, decisions and objectives.
2 – Listen to Others and Support Their Ideas
A good leader must listen to the voices of those they work with and use the ideas as well. Also listening to the opinions of their colleagues to make better decisions and to optimize a situation to best meet the needs and expectations of others. Furthermore, harboring a positive and supportive attitude is a key aspect to inspire and motivate others too which brings greater energy to the tasks at hand.
So, when people feel that they are being given importance, they tend to respect and listen better to you and this is very important for your success as an accountability coach. Having the attention and respect of your peer’s means being able to help them make changes to their lifestyle, which is no doubt going to be necessary for any journey towards accountability.
3 – Make Yourself Available and Approachable
To be a good accountability coach, people must be comfortable speaking and interacting with you. So, this means letting people know that you are available and approachable by keeping a mild and measured demeanor with others. This does not mean that you cannot leave out personal time for yourself. Rather, it means building a rapport of trustworthiness and also integrity amongst your peers.
4 – Empower Others to Take Their Own Decisions
As an accountability coach, it is not your job to tell people how to live their lives. Rather, it is your purpose to equip them with the skills they need to make positive changes in their lives however and whenever they want to do so. Empowering others to take charge of their own states and also enabling them to make good decisions for themselves is the hallmark of a good accountability coach.
5 – Reward Commitment and Dedication
An accountability coach is responsible for helping their colleagues track their progress towards their goals and objectives. In fact, it is a good idea to celebrate and reward the dedication and commitment of those you are helping. This also boosts morale, increases motivation, and creates an atmosphere of trust and partnership that is incredibly important to you as an accountability coach.
6 – Push the Limits and Take Healthy Risks
You must take a leading role and inspire your colleagues to take more risks and push their limits to achieve greater and greater success with each step. This means pushing yourself as well to take a more proactive approach to your role and directly motivating your colleagues to bring the best to the table constantly and at every corner too.
Being a good accountability coach simply means taking into account all the expectations of your colleagues and molding them into a workable, executable strategy that can help you and also those you are helping achieve their goals and objectives.
I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after, highly experienced Accountability Coach, Business Advisor & Mentor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability and getting stuff done.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the marine and lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and are a part-time summer presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW.
Accountability is my specialty; it’s a tool that I’ve mastered for my business over many years. It held me in good stead at Apple, and it kept me ahead of the game in our business. The result is that I’m incredibly focussed, well organised and outcome-driven which has led to my business success. Yet for others, accountability frequently makes people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves to account, which can be very uncomfortable initially until you harness the power and momentum it generates, with the realisation how powerful it is, and how effective you could become.
Did you know that the A-word ‘accountability’, is regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means ‘doing the things you say you are going to do’, and ‘getting your team to do the same’.
Work with me directly and I’ll keep you accountable, hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my private Mastermind Group Forums, or try my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’. Want to know more about working with me? Visit Working With Me.
It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account, which makes me an engaging Speaker on the subject of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop face-to-face or virtual. My goal is to not motivate but to inspire your audience to take action for themselves so they too can implement and execute.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual or team needs. For more information, visit my website.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.
Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘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
- 60-90 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
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