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Showcase Your Results with Embedded Metrics

Metrics are great for documenting progress and telling the story behind the numbers.  By the same token they are a great way to showcase the results that your coaching produces for your clients.  After all, nothing demonstrates progress and results quite like real numbers.

CoachAccountable now allows you to embed an interactive metric graph with just a snippet of HTML.  Here’s what one looks like:

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Mouse over the graph to see annotations and specifics relating to the target: it’s a dense presentation of information that really captures the progression of results over time.

Getting the snippet of HTML for embedding a metric is simple: just click to edit a metric, and grab the embed code from the bottom of the editor window.  Paste it onto your website or in your blog, and you’re showing off results to the world.

Just copy and paste, hit up your web guy for help if you need it.

Want to impress would-be clients?  Showcase the results you’ve produced with one of your clients at this level of detail, and your prospective customer will have a really clear sense of what they could gain by working with you.  Makes a great centerpiece for a case study, or even a blog post.


  1. This is great John.
    And this really has helped make my own goal (a Big Hairy Audacious Goal) visible. The regular reminders to myself really keeping me focused and making myself accountable.
    You can watch progress here:

    And, what readers of your blog may not appreciate is that CA is an awesome way to self-coach too :-)
    Happy Thanksgiving

    November 22, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

  2. John

    Very cool on all counts–yes, I find metrics with reminders and the visual charting to be quite nice for keeping my own games & goals in my awareness.

    Your graph looks like one big red triangle: I’ve had metrics that go like that and found it more fruitful to restructure the target, so that my genuine efforts can actually catch up. Discomfort from seeing a little red is a good and oft motivating thing, too much red tends to become demoralizing. That, or it becomes too “pie in the sky”, evoking thoughts like “This’ll never happen, so who cares?” in myself and the people I coach.

    Lastly, the big numbers and long time span of your BHAG reveal a few tweaks for making metric rendering look good for an even wider variety of situations, and these tweaks are in. Your metric graph is looking a bit cleaner now!

    Thanks for sharing!

    November 29, 2012 @ 11:37 am