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CoachAccountable Turns 7

The source file for this image is the first PhotoShop document that I could ever count as a 6+ year work in progress.

What a year!

What a delightful year.  When I reflect on the last 12 months of playing the CoachAccountable game, what’s most strongly there for me is a sense of calm effectiveness.

Morgan and I have forged a really strong stride of GETTING. THINGS. DONE.  Morgan’s expert handling of customer love and support, coupled with the elevated focus on heads-down work that I’ve taken on (it’s a little harder–though not too hard–these days to get access to me these days, sorry!) has led a lot of meaningful and creative output this year.  Fun things like:

  • The monthly Webinar series, with which we’re teaching powerful distinctions around how to be a better coach (with the aid of CoachAccountable, of course) that you won’t find anywhere else.  The growing repository of webinar recordings (available in-app) is proving a valuable resource for many.
  • Video riffs: me on camera riffing about a few topics around and behind the scenes of CoachAccountable, of interest to CA users old and new.
  • Interviews: we produced a few in depth interviews exploring ways CA elevates coaching work (and other topics), including Greg Bennett (“I close deals thanks to this thing”) and Joe Arioto (“I wish I had this a decade ago”).
  • Being an exhibitor at the St. Thomas Executive Coaching conference and a sponsor of the ACTO conference.
  • Some exercises in copy writing our marketing website pages that seem by and large responsible for nearly doubling our signups (seriously).
  • We’ve amassed a lot of love in the reviews posted about CA (big thanks to those who have so generously shared about their experiences with us and CA over there).

Plenty of new goodies to the app itself, as well.  Many expanded CA’s capacity to help you run a better business, but still also plenty of other features that make the coaching itself better (and give your clients more):

  • Engagements, CA’s system for managing coaching packages that entail appointment allocations and/or recurring billing.
  • Client Agreements, CA’s way to let you issue and manage formal agreements (legal and otherwise) with your clients (including collecting signatures, allowing you to drop services like DocuSign).
  • Full-fledged sync with Microsoft Outlook calendars.
  • New reports: Coach Touchpoints and ICF-style logging of coaching hours.
  • Group Whiteboards, Group Action Projects, Group Files area, and Group member profiles.

Plus the usual bevvy of other tweaks, enhancements, little additions, and bits of polish as we continue our usual march towards a more perfect CoachAccountable (and my usual thanks go out to the many CA users to continue to share their insight and perspectives to inform that march!).

It’s all been (and continues to be) a lot of fun as we fire creatively on most or all cylinders.  On top of that, it’s been very calm as we’ve gone along doing so much, even amid doubled sign ups.

I know I say this every year (but in my defense it always turns out to be true, per subsequent year-in-reviews like this), but there’s still plenty more up our sleeves as we continue to build the best darn coaching platform we can.

Thank you to all who have joined us on the journey.  That you’ve done the work to find your way around CA and wield it in your work means the world to me.  Onward we go!



  1. Twila Gates

    As always… awed by the work you do! So very grateful to have found CA.
    Warmest wishes for continuing life enjoyment and success!

    August 31, 2019 @ 3:31 pm

  2. Michelle Demers

    I’m grateful for CA that has not only helped me save my business from the *other* software platform I was using but also has given me the ability to be even more creative with what I do, making it better. Thank you John and Morgan for your help over the year, the extra mile you’ve gone, and the ways you helped make the system work for us. Congrats on your success and best wishes on continued success and growth for CA. :)

    September 5, 2019 @ 10:27 am

  3. “Ask and thy shall receive..” before CA I engaged with clients manually through email and housed their information in OneNote. After a couple weeks, I was over it. I knew I wanted something intuitive, easy, clean and a one stop shop not only for myself but my clients. Finding CA wasn’t a hard task, I simply Googled “Coaching Software for Coaches” or something along those lines and CA was the first to pop up. I checked out a couple blogs and related topics and CA stayed on top as a favorable choice. I have not been disappointed. I appreciate CA more than John and his team may ever know. I am grateful for all the updates that align with my business needs Thanks for ALL you do!!

    September 5, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

  4. Congrats on your 7th birthday!! I’m loving the platform and looking forward to the recording of the last webinar (Mastering the Client Life Cycle) as I missed the first half (subtle nudge). Keep up the great work!

    September 5, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

  5. Matthew Cooksey

    Thanks so much John and Morgan not only for creating a brilliant platform but for the expansive, creative, humorous way in which you do everything. We adopted CA for the first time this year, to support Group coaching and it has truly been an amazing investment. We look forward to continuing to work with you to support and participate in helping develop the platform for all! Well done guys :) Just awesome.

    Matt and Ioana :)

    September 5, 2019 @ 8:31 pm

  6. Damon Stoddard

    Congratulations on 7 years! I love the software and the support I receive. Keep up the great work

    September 5, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

  7. Shorombo Mooij

    Congrats! I love the system, I love your effort and your engagement and I am grateful that I am walking the path with you now;)

    Keep up the amazing work!

    September 6, 2019 @ 3:05 am

  8. Darryl Jarmosco

    Congrat’s John on all the success! I’ve been a user of CA pretty close to 7 years now! Can’t believe time has just flown by. Thanks for such a great platform!

    September 6, 2019 @ 10:33 am

  9. Marney Makridakis

    John, Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
    I’ve been a CA user for 5 of those 7 years and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for stimulating creativity (mine and my clients’) and for helping save time and energy and provide excellence service. And thanks for being a model of authenticity in business in a time when it is hard to find such a thing!

    September 9, 2019 @ 3:10 pm