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Create your course as a series of actions, worksheets and more sprinkled across a timeline.

A new major piece of CoachAccountable has just been released: Courses.

Courses allow coaches to define their own courses & coaching programs as a series of Actions, Metric trackings, Worksheet assignments and more.  These items are placed over a timeline which consists of as many days as the course or program is long.  Compose a timeline consisting of these items and the course is ready for people to go through.

Participants can be put into courses at any time, as many as you like and whenever you like, and either all in sync or in an ad hoc fashion.  CoachAccountable handles the release of course assignments and materials for each participant according to the timeline you set.  For greater flexibility, an individual’s participation in a course can be paused at any time.  Course participation can also be fast-forwarded or  rewound however a coach deems appropriate.

As the course progresses for your participants, you can see at a glance how they are doing with respect to their assignments:

 

At a glance view of how a participant is doing with the collection of course assignments.

At a glance view of how a participant is doing with the collection of course assignments.

If you’ve ever wanted to design and implement repeatable programs for the people you coach, or even if you have a standard sequence of assignments and events that mark the beginning weeks of your typical client relationships, CoachAccountable courses might be just the thing for you.  Courses are also great for routine & repeatable training procedures.

3 Comments »

  1. Dr John Kenworthy said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    Thanks for the courses add on John.
    It’s a real boon for structured development – which is suitable for 80% of my first time clients I have found.
    You should put a health warning on it though.
    Once set up with the course and adding a client to it – I end up with all that time spent finding the right template, sending reminders, follow up, chasing and so on. Then there’s a bit of a internal panic after a week or so… a niggling feeling that I should be following up with something… and then I realise that the system has done it and I really ought to be getting on with something more fruitful, like coaching my clients :-)

    And I do like the in-built ability to speed up a client (great for testing the course delivery too) and pausing those who do strange things like take a holiday…

    And my clients think I am soooo on the ball :-)

    Great job!

    John

  2. John said,

    January 11, 2013 @ 5:39 am

    Many thanks for the feedback, especially in this instance. Unlike most of the bits of CoachAccountable that I’ve designed, I’m releasing this one without a lot of personal usage experience. I’m delighted to hear that it hits the mark of saving you lots of time.

    I sort of figured that even for coaches without structured programs, it might be commonly useful for a coach’s typical on-boarding process for new clients. You are one data point that confirms that suspicion!

    Enjoy your time off–I can see I really ought to write that post about the beauty of automating common coach grunt work!

  3. Temi Koleowo said,

    July 29, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Coach Accountable is so addictive. I love the course add on as I have been looking for a program to use with my clients who do not necessary want hand-holding. Truly it is God-sent for me. I have not started using it yet as I am still working on my new program but I know it is going to be a useful tool for me. Like Dr John Kenworthy wrote, my clients think I am really cool too.

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