Accountability is a powerful motivational force. Feeling accountable to someone is a major driver of behaviour for many people. We said we will do it, so we want to keep our word, not embarrass ourselves, preserve our integrity or whatever else is driving us towards the result. Most people work well with deadlines. Sometimes it is enough for a client to have the next session booked in to feel accountable. But there is a lto more we can do as a coach to harvest the power of accountability in our coaching. However, there are also downsides around key issues such as dependency, responsibility or or how it may affect the coach-client relationship, so we need to tread carefully when using accountability in our coaching. In today’s episode we’ll be talking about the benefits and pitfalls of working with accountability as a coach.
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