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Find an Accountability Coach

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

Find an Accountability Coach

How to Find an Accountability Coach?

Deciding to engage an Accountability Coach for your business takes a bit of forethought and evaluation. You must analyze your current situation and determine whether getting an Accountability Coach is the right choice for your business. If you have decided to engage a professional Accountability Coach, this article can help you find the right person for the job. Read on to find out!

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Who Is An Accountability Coach?

An Accountability Coach is an individual who can provide your business with critical insight and strategies. A person who can help counter emerging issues and persistent problems that your business might be facing and “work with you to ensure YOU do the things you say you are going to do, and get your team to do the same within the time frame that you’ve set”.

In the long run, an Accountability Coach helps work with you through your To-Do List and closely with you on your business to build the skill set you need to directly address critical issues as they arise while providing you with an actionable plan to follow for the best results according to your objectives.

This sense of ‘I’ve a lot of time’ and ‘I can do it whenever I want’ never lets you lift your business off the ground. It keeps you interested enough, but you never get to define a course of action to achieve those dreams. There’s always a tomorrow, right?

What Does An Accountability Coach Do?

An Accountability Coach begins by undertaking an in-depth evaluation of your present business scenario and identifies issues and problem areas that you identify as requiring immediate attention. The Accountability Coach helps you devise a strategy to tackle these challenges in a manner that is best for your business goals and objectives. They will also help you create a system by which positive changes can be implemented most efficiently.

How Can An Accountability Coach Help Me?

An Accountability Coach can help you by providing a direction and targeting to convey your creative and innovative energies. A good Accountability Coach enables you to improve your understanding of the business process while teaching you tried-and-tested methods that work well to resolve common problems in your industry so that you can handle them independently in the future.

A study* in the USA was undertaken and found out that the probability of completing a goal is:

  • 10% – If you have an actual idea or goal.
  • 25% – If you consciously decide you will do it.
  • 40% – If you decide when you will do it.
  • 50% – If you plan how you will do it.
  • 65% – If you commit to someone you will do it.
  • 95% – 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?

What To Look For In An Accountability Coach?

When searching for an Accountability Coach, a few factors must be kept in mind and rather contrary to popular belief that your Accountability Coach should have ample knowledge and understanding of business, but not necessarily your specific industry. Finding an Accountability Coach is not easy, especially finding a good one.

Deciding if they are the right person is the hard part. You can easily find Accountability Coaches through online directories or official listings. But you must always ensure that the individual you select can procure concrete references and has a track record of success. Word of mouth is the best, referral is how I’m found by most of my clients.

Engaging, an Accountability Coach who does not have the relevant experience is often a waste of resources and will not deliver any beneficial effects.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Good Accountability Coach?

I always say that to judge the caliber of an accountability coach; one must only evaluate their communication skills. The reason behind this concept is that your Accountability Coach will never be able to understand the requirements of your business without the proper communication skills and will not be able to communicate an effective strategy that can help you resolve issues in the best way possible. Excellent communication paired with patience and innovative thinking is the characteristics that should be sought in an accountability coach.

Choosing The Right Person

If you have read the complete article, you’ll now be familiar with the description and role of an accountability coach. Using the advice mentioned above, you can evaluate potential accountability coaches to judge if they meet the criteria mentioned above. If they do, then we are sure that the person you choose will be able to bring improvements and positive change to your business, which can ensure success.


Picking an Accountability Coach is a task that should be undertaken with in-depth analysis and consideration. The wrong person can harm your forward trajectory and set you back in terms of resources, effort, and time. We wish you the best for your journey and hope that you can achieve the success and growth you are aiming for.