Find Your Ideal Accountability Partner
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Find Your Ideal Accountability Partner

A guide to finding and working with an accountability partner to reach your personal goals.
3.6 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,045 students enrolled
Created by Rebecca Clark
Last updated 6/2014
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify your personal criteria for selecting an accountability partner
  • Explain the seven steps toward working in an effective accountability partnership
  • Utilize other forms of accountability tools to reach your goals
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  • Goal setters
  • Commitment
  • Interested in goal setting, accountability, and personal achievement

Do you need help holding yourself accountable to your own goals? Even highly successful people find that they need help ensuring that they keep their own goals front and center with the demands of work, home, and other responsibilities.

Often we pay coaches and mentors to keep us on track, but we can find and work with accountability partners as well.

This course is intended to help YOU select an accountability partner that is right for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals seeking ways to be held accountable to reach their personal goals
  • Individuals that would like to be part of an online accountability group
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Curriculum For This Course
My First Section
3 Lectures 02:11

Welcome to Find and Work with An Accountability Partner!

We hope that if you haven't worked with an accountability partner before that you now consider partnering with at least one and even more.

We want to help you reach your personal and business goals!

Preview 01:08

Please take advantage of the perks (e.g. Nudge Village Facebook group, other courses) that enrolling in this course provides.

We have a strong accountability group on Facebook and many of us have achieved goals that we didn't think were possible just by having others to hold us accountable.

Course Perks

Find an Accountability Partner
3 Lectures 08:16

Here's a short accountability partner story.

I partnered with one of my siblings so that we could both reach some personal goals. We connected through text messages each week.

This is just one small example of how accountability partnering can make a huge difference in a brief period of time.

Note: This was a partnership with my brother. One of the tips in this course is to select a partner that has some professional distance. I still believe in that, but once in a while I do partner with a close friend or family member because it gives us a chance to connect.

See what a difference it makes to have partners?

Preview 02:56

Check out the Accountability Resources section of the course periodically.

We will be continually adding resources that we find and even those that YOU share with us.

Preview 01:25
2 Lectures 02:37

Years ago, people looked down upon scheduling friends and family into the calendar.

But, life gets busy and if we don't put "first things first" (to quote Stephen Covey in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First), they may never actually come first in our lives.

It's the same for our goals!

Schedule the time with your accountability partner and it will happen!

Weekly Scheduling

We love Accountability Fridays!

But, Accountability Saturdays might be better for some because it gives that one extra day to get your goal done.

Just be sure to pick what works best for you and your accountability partner!

Friday Accountability
Time Constraint
1 Lecture 02:13

We ALL are busy! Respect your accountability partners time as much as your own.

If your partner can't respect yours. Well, it may be time to move on to someone who does.

Sound harsh?

These are your goals we are talking about, right?

Time Constraints
Communications Method
1 Lecture 02:41

This is so important, especially in a day and age where there are a lot of early adopters that have become very technical in their communication methods working with others that prefer the good old fashion way of communicating.

Be very clear with each other on what communication methods you plan to use in your partnership.

If what you select doesn't work, be willing to re-visit another approach or find partners that are compatible communication styles.

Communication Methods
1 Lecture 02:00

This is a touchy area. You want to be a good accountability partner, but remember that you aren't THEIR psychologist and you are not theirs.

Stick to your goals as you build the accountability partnership.

Partnership Goals
2 Lectures 02:45

Remember - both of you should benefit from this partnership.

If you don't, there are other people out there that would be happy to partner with you!


Commercial Break - Need a Daily Nudge?
Progress Tracking
3 Lectures 03:54

This is one of the most important tips in working with an accountability partner.

There are so many lessons to be learned by reviewing your progress. It is worth every minute you spend keeping small notes, small audio notes or write a journal on what actions you take each week.

Over a few months or years it is amazing the changes that take place.

Progress Tracking

Write in your journal - whether it is paper, in email, online, in a blogpost or whatever format you choose.

If anything, it is a great way to dump all the great moments, the challenges and the progress out of your brain to free it up for the next experience.

Highly recommend a journal tracking what you report to your accountability partner!

Journal Writing

Accountability Partners - Summary
3 Lectures 12:19

Thank you again for taking our course! We hope to see you in our Nudge Village Facebook Group or one of our other courses.

Accountability Partners - Summary

Accountability Partners - 10 minute version

Want to have the 7 Tips at your fingertips?

Here's a one page PDF. Use it as a cheat sheet as you start setting up your accountability partnerships.

Accountability Partners - Tip Sheet - PDF
1 page
Accountability Resources
3 Lectures 01:29

This is the section focused on providing you resources about accountability. Check back since this will get updated frequently.

Accountability Resources

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About the Instructor
Rebecca Clark
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Rebecca Clark is an experienced program and project manager in the training and development field. She enjoys leveraging the use of social tools and innovative technologies toward improving performance, building relationships, and continuously learning. She works full-time managing the development of online learning products and learning management systems. She hopes to add more courses to Udemy in the future.