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A Very Good Sign in a Very Spontaneous Thought

A thought popped into my head earlier today.

It wasn’t my marketing brain that was engaged at the time, though you’d swear it was.  The thought was, quite simply, “Wow, how did I ever do coaching before CoachAccountable?”

Let me explain just a little, lest this sound like a vapid and shameless pandering of my baby.

I had just gotten done with a coaching call with Tim.  Here’s what the role of CoachAccountable looked like for that hour:

  1. I prepped myself for five minutes prior to the call by reading the session notes from the last week, glancing at the action items we’d created (observing items that were done, not done, and done late), and glancing at his metrics (observing some numbers that were flat and a growing gap on the graph between target and actual).
  2. On our call we jumped right in to what was going on, able to skip over much of the need for (and time drain of) a progress report.
  3. As we crafted a game plan I said several times words to the effect of “Great, put that in as an action.”
  4. When our call was over I hit the refresh button to see what exactly Tim had entered for himself to accomplish for the week, plus the self-declared due dates for each.
  5. With automatic reminders set for each action I could rest well knowing he had a leg up on whole “remembering to follow through” situation.
  6. I took 5 minutes to type up the main nuggets from our session into my typical template for session notes (overview, key insights, next actions).

And when I hit save on those session notes, thereby wrapping up our coaching for the week in a tidy little package that would be easy to build upon the next, I had that thought.

“How did I ever do coaching before CoachAccountable?”

It was a juicy and delicious thought when I recognized it.  Of course coaching was never an impossible task without the aid of software, it’s just that CoachAccountable has evolved to the level where it feels like a luxury that would be a shame to go without.

For at least one human being’s style of coaching, the software works.  A very good sign when developing something new.

4 Comments »

  1. Rob Wakeford said,

    July 26, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    Hey John,

    I really like the look of your program. Is it available to use? I can not seem to find where to sign up for a trial.

    Rob

    Health & Wellbeing Coach. UK

  2. John said,

    July 26, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for the shout out and kudos! CoachAccountable 2.0 is not yet available to the general public, but will be in about 6 weeks or less. I’ll put you on the list of people to notify when it’s released.

  3. Rob Wakeford said,

    July 26, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Hi John,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I look forward to giving it a spin when it is ready. Have you put any thought into ho much you are going to charge?

    Rob

  4. John said,

    July 27, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Hi Rob,

    Packages will be based on the number of clients, and for most coaches it will be under $100 per month. Thanks for your interest!

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