What is an Accountability Coach

Everything you need to know about this exciting new avenue in the world of coaching.

If you’re ever made a resolution, worked hard towards achieving it, but then given up halfway, you know how hard it is to build a new habit.

As the world’s leading expert on building better habits, Dr. BJ Fogg has stated in the Fogg Behaviour Model, a lasting habit or behavior is the result of:

  • Motivation, or your desire to execute the behavior.
  • Ability, i.e. your capacity to execute the behavior.
  • Prompt, or your cue to execute the behavior.

This is true for building a habit and breaking an old habit in equal measure.

You might have all three, but it’s still possible to fail because you weren’t consistent enough. That’s where an accountability coach comes in.

When you’re starting a new habit, it becomes much easier if you have someone to keep you accountable. This can be a friend with whom you’ve started the habit together or a certified coach who can help you identify your excuses and make sure you don’t give up on yourself.

An accountability coach is a trained professional who helps you set clear goals and stick to the timelines you have set for yourself. They will help you resolve any challenges you face on this journey and make sure you are in touch with why you are doing all this in the first place.

In a nutshell, here’s what an accountability coach can help you with:

  • Set realistic goals in alignment with your long-term vision
  • Periodically review and measure the progress you have made
  • Remind you to celebrate small wins
  • Assess the setbacks that prevent you from reaching your target and help you overcome them
  • Cheer you on and help you get back on track if you ever fall off the wagon.

No matter what habit you are trying to build or break, you can find yourself a certified coach from this directory of accountability coaches

Here are some frequently asked questions about accountability coaches:

How is an accountability coach different from a life coach?

An accountability coach is there to guide you for a specific goal, whereas a life coach helps you to figure out life in the broader sense. Life coaches focus on the macro and accountability coaches on the micro.

An accountability coach will help you identify key areas you want to focus on and help you create a targeted plan for making long-term changes regarding some habit you are trying to build or break. They will keep you on your toes and make sure you’re making progress with your goals.

In a nutshell, an accountability coach will help you complete the goals you set with the help of your life coach.

Who should hire an accountability coach?

Any person who has a specific goal or a plan in mind can hire an accountability coach.

Should I hire an accountability coach if I’m not struggling?

An accountability coach isn’t specifically for people who are struggling to build habits. Anyone who is looking to make some lasting change in their lives with respect to a few particular habits can hire an accountability coach.

These trained professionals can be your personal cheerleaders, making sure the journey is enjoyable for you and you can stick to your goals without burning out or being too hard on yourselves.