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How to Find an Accountability Coach

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Accountability coaching for Business owners

When it comes to deciding whether to enlist the services of an Accountability Coach for your business, it’s essential to approach this decision with careful consideration. Evaluating your current situation and determining whether hiring an Accountability Coach is the right move for your business is the first step. If you’ve made the choice to work with a professional Accountability Coach, this article can guide you in finding the ideal match for your needs. 

Who's an Accountability Coach?

An Accountability Coach is an expert who can provide invaluable insights and strategies to help your business address emerging issues and persistent challenges. They will collaborate with you to ensure that you follow through on your commitments and lead your team to do the same within the set timeframes. Over the long term, an Accountability Coach will assist you in managing your To-Do List and guide you in developing the necessary skill set to proactively address critical issues as they arise, providing you with a tailored action plan to achieve your objectives.

What Does an Accountability Coach Do?

An Accountability Coach starts by conducting a thorough assessment of your current business situation, identifying issues and areas in need of immediate attention. Together, you’ll devise a strategy that aligns with your business goals and objectives, creating an efficient system for implementing positive changes.

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? Book an Accountability Assessment to see who I can help you!

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 will 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, as 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.