Reframing Accountability - Coaches Get Curious!
Our clients want it even expect it but don't necessarily want to talk about it. Some coaches cringe just at the mention of it and yet it is a core competency in coaching. Accountability is an important element of effective support in any coaching partnership but for individuals with ADHD it can be viewed as a crutch, laden with judgement or worse.
When we coaches join curiosity with accountability amazing things can happen.
Below are key elements that are a part of some upcoming training on Curious Accountability in Richmond, VA that I am presenting with Casey Moore, The Productivity Coach.
Learn the three essential accountability conversations that enable your clients to hold themselves accountable for achieving their goals and making lasting change. A strengths-focused, non-judgmental approach to accountability adds value to your services, meaning to your work, and grateful clients to your roster.
Curious Accountability Definition
“A positive evaluation process based on respect and trust that focuses solely on learning from actions (or inaction).
The learning, in turn, raises the awareness necessary for developing new skills and tools and achieving goals.
Applied consistently over time, CA increases self-knowledge and resilience and fosters effective behavior change.” (Cameron Gott, 2013)
Curious Accountability Concepts
|What It Is
||What It Is Not
Curious Accountability Elements
|Focuses on the LearningWhatever the fieldwork’s outcome
Focuses on “Who” More than “What”
Is a Mindset for Coach and Client
|Lets Client Do the WorkCoach partners with client
Requires Specific Coaching Skills