Accountability Partner vs Accountability Coach

When you hear the term Accountability Coach, what do you think of?

Do you wonder why you need to hire one when you can find a free accountability partner in one of your Facebook groups?

It’s official! The project I’ve been working on all month has been my transition from strictly Digital Organizer to Chaos Management Coach! It was a natural transition for me and I can’t wait to share my story and why I’ve made the change.


Accountability coaching is a major part of my services so let’s talk about what an Accountability Coach is and how we differ from Accountability Partners.

Two ladies together keeping each other accountable

Accountability Partner


An accountability partner is someone who follows up with you regularly to keep you on track with your goals. You discuss what your goals are and meet once a week or text regularly to make sure you’re each moving towards those goals.

It’s a great set up and is SO important when running your own business like we do. It is very easy to get lost in the world of creating lists of ideas and start multiple projects just to never actually fully finish anything!

An accountability partner is a great resource for keeping you on track. Knowing that your partner will ask you what you accomplished last week is a great motivator for actually getting things done.

As Entrepreneur states in this article, just by making your goal public, your chance of success is 65%!! If you meet with that person regularly over time, that chance raises to 95%

You can practically guarantee your success just by having someone to keep you accountable on a regular basis!


Accountability partners are not always accountable over the long-haul. How often do you sign up for something free and you are excited and ready to go?

How enthusiastic are you after 30, 60, or 90 days? Are you even still using the product or system?

Accountability partners aren’t invested in you and you aren’t invested in them. It’s a fantastic idea and you know you need one, but it’s easy to push the free thing aside when life gets crazy or when you just don’t feel like meeting with that person one week.

Happy woman working as an accountability coach

Accountability Coach


An Accountability Coach is an accountability partner on steroids! It is my job to hold your feet to the fire to get things done, but there’s more to it than just the accountability piece.

As your coach, I’m there to help you prioritize your projects and ideas list and then set goals based on that. I’m here to help you dive deep into your business and set realistic, challenging goals that will propel your business forward.

We all have projects that we enjoy putting together. We enjoy the end result, we enjoy the research on the topic, talking to our audience to find out what they really need, etc.

Then there are those projects that we know will help our audience and that they will gobble up, but it’s not our favorite topic to research or we don’t like diving into the technology required to put it together.

I’m here to help you decide which projects will be most profitable and beneficial to your business the quickest. Sometimes, that means we’ll decide that you need to work on something that you don’t consider “fun.”

That could be a sales page, recording a course, writing copy for your website, putting together a social media plan, or any number of other important steps in growing your business.

These are the tasks that require real work and real motivation for you to actually get them done in a timely and efficient manner. Enter, your friendly, neighborhood Accountability Coach. I’m here to encourage you, help you find some resources, and to push you to GET IT DONE!

Once it’s done, we celebrate! I know how much work you’ve put into that project and I want to celebrate you achieving it!

Don’t worry, I won’t make you do all the unfun stuff first. We’ll take a look at what you’ve got, what your dreams are, and create an action plan that will work WITH you.


Hiring an Accountability Coach is an investment and there’s a reason for this. As I mentioned above, free or inexpensive things rarely last. When you really invest in something, you will go back and follow through because you want to get your money’s worth out of it.

When I help you stay on course and complete your paid product in record time, how much more money will you inject into your business this year?

When I help you stay on course and get your social media strategy planned for the year, how much time are you giving back to yourself over the course of the year?

When I help you stay accountable to your marketing strategy every week, how many more leads and clients will you land?

What if we accomplished all three over the next 3 months?

By the time our time together ends, I promise that you will have a list of completed projects, renewed confidence in yourself and your business, and some new habits to keep you going! What is that worth to you?

I’m currently looking for 4 Beta testers of my new program! Check out my Work with Me page here for the details and then book a call here to get 75% off my 30 day program!

What are your thoughts? Do you think your business is worth investing in an Accountability Coach? If not, why not?

Katelyn Patton Accountability Coach
Accountability Partner or Accountability Coach. There's a difference.

4 thoughts on “Accountability Partner vs Accountability Coach

  1. Love the differentiation you’ve laid out here! It’s so important to consider if a partner or coach is best for your accountability needs, and money definitely speaks in this case (we’re literally and figuratively invested!) 🙂

  2. Great distinction! I’ve come across a lot of people who need a coach but don’t want to spend $$ so they look for a partner and then don’t understand why the relationship doesn’t work out.

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