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Happy Birthday CA! Let’s Recap Year Six.

5 years of doing it has me quite proficient at Photoshopping on another candle.

What a year it has been!

Version 3 launched.  That by itself is enough to mark CoachAccountable’s 6th year a powerful one.  I keep hearing of other platforms whose efforts to upgrade or release a new version end up being largely, ahem, a bug-ridden shit show.  No such problem here.

And what a relief to have that done.  Much of the time I was working on V3 my wife and I had a new baby around.  Suffice it to say that building a major revision to a system as complex as CoachAccountable when you have a new baby is challenging.

But that’s all done!  And young James, our second, is now 19 months old: largely done with teething and sleeping beautifully through the night.

With that lovely foundation of well restedness restored, plenty of other good things have happened in CoachAccountable land during this 6th year.

Since Version 3’s launch a lot of the progress on the platform has centered around a theme of letting you guys run the more nuts-and-bolts aspects of your business more smoothly, and by “business” I mean selling your services and getting paid.

We added support for automatic subscription billing.  We made it so that you could accept payments via Square.  Most importantly, we launched Offerings and Offering Bundles which allow you to sell your coaching services right from your own website.

On the more human side of things, the talented and charismatic Morgan joined as CoachAccountable’s Director of Customer Love and Hand Holding.  She and I represented at the Association of Coach Training Organizations’ annual conference whereat I gave a talk on using technology in coaching.

Beyond that sort of outreach, we made some lovely strides in making CoachAccountable itself more approachable for you, your colleagues, and your clients.  A beautifully animated 2 minute video explains the gist of CoachAccountable like never before, we finally made it super clear how everyone can install CA as an app on their smartphone through a groovy simple trick, and we got all our privacy-respecting bits in order for full compliance with the GDPR (spoiler alert: we were never doing anything nasty with anyone’s data to begin with, we just wrote up the paperwork to make it official :).

And we had the usual bevvy of technical improvements to make CA just plain run better for everyone: direct sync with Google calendars, bulk client uploads, a new thing called “Calculated Form Inputs” (which we haven’t even had time to write up yet!), and a steady stream of other enhancements and polish that make their way into CA most every week.

In summary, with all that covert work on Version 3 done and launched, this year has been a delightful and swift march towards a more perfect coaching platform.

It has been (and continues to be!) our joy to grow CoachAccountable into all the lovely things it can be in service of you guys as coaches.  We hope you love these improvements and that they’re serving you well: empowering you to do your best, most difference-making coaching.

AND I’m happy to say here and now that we STILL have plenty up our sleeves.  As always, can’t wait to show you when it’s ready.

Thank you to everyone who’s been along with us for so long (and to those of you who have just joined!).  Together we’re forwarding a most worthy industry, making it more effective and more approachable.

Here’s to the game!
John & Morgan


  1. Happy Birthday CA!!

    Here is to many more years ahead and continued ongoing success!!

    August 30, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

  2. Janice Lichtenwaldt

    Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for creating an amazing and effective tool. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with!


    August 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

  3. Happy birthday, CA! I am just starting my coaching practice, and I thank you for designing a system with features that help us to differentiate ourselves in the market while supporting evidence-based coaching practices. May your next 6 years be even more remarkable.

    August 30, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

  4. Carol

    Happy Birthday!!

    Thank you for all the great new features and for having such a great product!

    I look forward to more to come.

    — Carol

    August 30, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

  5. Happy Birthday Coach Accountable!
    Thank you for making things, well… better!
    Super appreciate you!


    August 30, 2018 @ 4:53 pm

  6. Johanna Lyman

    Happy birthday, CA!! It’s been a delightful 2.5 year relationship for me, and couldn’t be happier!!

    August 30, 2018 @ 4:57 pm

  7. Damon Stoddard

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for creating a platform on which I have created a business that is transforming the lives of my clients and their families. Love this tool!

    August 30, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

  8. Twila L Gates

    Hi John,
    As one of your golden oldie clients, I can never say enough about the amazing work you have done and continue to do. As you recall… I had tried to create what you have created by hiring a programmer and after throwing over $20,000 at it, the programmer walked away to a full-time job. I was devastated… and then something awesome happened… I found coach accountable and most importantly – you John! What a relief to finally be connected with someone who “gets” it and also can “make it happen”. I will always be grateful for that moment when hope returned that we can combine our abilities to propel another forward and facilitate that with a digital product.
    Your greatest fan… Happy birthday!
    PS… Morgan – you are the cat’s meow :-)

    August 30, 2018 @ 5:49 pm

  9. Nicole Cameron

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for all your hard work.

    August 30, 2018 @ 7:13 pm

  10. Susan Johnson

    Happy 6th Birthday!!!
    Thank you for such a sensational coaching tool. It has made a massive difference for us and our client’s love it too! CA was also a great tool to help me close a potential client who was concerned that he might not implement anything!!

    August 30, 2018 @ 9:18 pm

  11. John,
    How do I love CA, let me count the ways.
    Thank you for your dedication to your craft and innovative tool, which would mean nothing if not for your over-the-top commitment to serving your clients every step of the way. If there is one word: Integrity. Thank you! Happy Birthday CA!

    August 30, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

  12. Blessed Birthday
    It’s been a great 6 years, thanks for making CA a terrific system.

    August 30, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

  13. Happy Birthday CA, John and Morgan,

    Keep ROCKING! You are all AWESOME!

    Much love and respect


    September 4, 2018 @ 1:49 am

  14. Andre Brown

    Happy Birthday CA! I’m so glad I joined a couple of months ago. I really appreciate the ongoing improvements, customer love & handholding (thanks Morgan) and excellent communication. I feel like I’m part of the family!

    September 4, 2018 @ 12:41 pm