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How to Be A Great Accountability Coach?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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How to 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.

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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.

Communicate Effectively

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.

Motivate Others

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.

Reward Achievements

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 not a farfetched dream that cannot be realised. 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.