Be A Great Accountability Coach.
How to Be A Great Accountability Coach?
Being an accountability coach doesn’t just revolve around the knowledge and experience you can offer. It takes a whole range of skills to effectively teach individuals how to incorporate accountability into their lives and at work. In this blog, we explore some of the aspects common to the best accountability coaches in the industry, and how you can learn from these points to become an effective and engaging accountability coach to progress your career and help those around you.
Be Open To Suggestions
The first part of being an accountability coach is to be flexible and approachable to others. If individuals fear speaking to you, how will they communicate their problems? You must always keep a professional and kind demeanor that is inviting and approachable to everyone around you. In this way, you can create a positive standing with your colleagues and gain their trust and confidence, which is the greatest asset of an accountability coach. A flexible person can adapt to changes and meet new demands more effectively. Therefore an accountability coach must always be open to change and take suggestions for improvement with a positive and motivated attitude.
Effective communication is the most reliable tool in the arsenal of any accountability coach. To deliver your knowledge and transfer your experiences to others, you need to convey your message in an easily understandable and perceptible manner. You can only do this through clear, concise, and open communication with your colleagues to help them grasp the concepts you are trying to present and leave no room for confusion. Communication is the only way to bring your ideas into your colleagues’ hearts and minds to help them achieve more accountability in their life.
Build Trust and Confidence
You must ensure that your colleagues trust you entirely for them to listen to your suggestion and enact the activities you are trying to teach them. Building confidence amongst your colleagues is the only way to bring them the motivation and inspiration to learn from your experiences and bring greater accountability into their lives as well. When your colleagues can trust you and have confidence in your abilities, they will listen more, learn more, and act more, for the benefit of everyone involved. This creates a positive environment that is conducive to progress and more significant achievements.
The best accountability coaches have an almost magical ability to inspire and motivate others towards greater accountability and action. This comes from the ability to see the hidden potential in others and recognize their talents, after which you can begin suggesting ways for them to improve their actions and thoughts to align with the principles of accountability. By helping your colleagues see the long term and short term benefits of enacting more accountability in their lives, you can help them realize their potential and create more exciting goals.
When your colleagues begin to act upon your suggestion and enact greater accountability in their lives and work based on the teachings you have provided, you must reward their achievements to encourage more significant commitment and build their trust and confidence in their talents and abilities. As an accountability coach, you have the power to uplift individuals and help them achieve more significant success by teaching them how to bring more accountability into their lives. This can only be achieved when you can motivate individuals towards action and enthusiastically celebrate their progress.
Being an accountability coach is a farfetched dream that can not be realized. With the proper attitude, you can develop the extra skills you require to teach accountability effectively. You can base your career as an accountability coach on the industry knowledge and experience you have gathered through the years, and by adjusting your actions a slight degree to better correspond to the requirements of an accountability coach, you will be well on your way to helping people bring accountability into their lives.
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 simply 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 and hold you to account for your commitments, promises and goals during my signature private ‘One-On-One’ Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team might like to join my ‘Group Mastermind Forums’, or register for my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’.
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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 not only to motivate your audience but to inspire them 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.
NEXT STEPS – ‘Free’ Unboxing Session
You’ll get four important outcomes from my one-on-one ‘Unboxing Session’ conducted over Zoom and its ‘free’ without obligation:
- 60-90 min discussion about your business and your goals.
- Examine your priorities, and look at what needs to be done.
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and discuss implementation & execution.
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines.
You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever. If you do nothing, this is exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand. All this is procrastination and hope, which does not improve your situation automatically. In fact, doing nothing – makes it worse.
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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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