What is procrastinating, not being consistent, or not getting started costing you?
We bet it’s a lot.
Meet Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert
The leadership team behind Accountability Works
Why doesn’t everyone do this?
Why doesn’t everyone do this?
Ali Schiller is the Founder and Managing Partner of Accountability Works.
Ali’s background in mechanical engineering gave her a unique appreciation for structure, systems and process design. She also experienced what it was like to have a list of projects and deadlines followed by a paycheck. What she needed to do to be successful was clear.
It wasn’t until Ali decided to start her own business that she felt the real fear of not knowing where to begin, what to focus on, or the comfort of a steady income. Not to mention, having to handle all the unsexy, easy to put off, parts of running a business. That was when Ali decided to start an accountability group. She met weekly with three fellow business owners, to set goals, check in on their progress, and be held accountable. It was so effective, life-changing really, that her big question was, why doesn’t everyone do this?
This led her to start Accountability Works, a professional planning and accountability coaching company that has enabled clients to do everything from start a successful business, to tripling their income—without neglecting themselves or their families. She loves providing a place where people can work on their most important goals while being part of a supportive community.
Ali has been the featured accountability expert for Entrepreneur.com and featured in Business Insider, Fast Company, Psychologies Magazine, and Daily Worth.
She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, two children and labradoodle, Auggie. She can get lost in a good book, is always up for an adventure, and is now learning how not to kill her new garden. She is drawn to people who are deep thinkers and will dance when the music comes on.
Where Process Meets Presence
Where Process Meets Presence
Marissa Boisvert is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Accountability Works.
A Duke-certified integrative health coach with a strong foundation in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Marissa brought a depth of knowledge on how to implement mindfulness at every level of our process. As we explain in our program, accountability is observation without judgment. Therefore, accountability is an act of mindfulness.
Prior to joining the AW leadership team, Marissa’s work was focused on helping people cultivate mindfulness. The problem she ran into was that while becoming more mindful and present is a desire of many, it is, at the same time, difficult to grasp and put into practice. When she started facilitating the AW process, she discovered that accountability is the unlikely tool that helps people become mindful and present in their lives. That’s when she knew she had found her match at Accountability Works.
Marissa’s diverse background in the arts, behavior change coaching and online business led her to identify that there is a sweet spot between driving and allowing, where you are connected to what is most important to you and what you value most. She loves that today she gets to run a company that helps people find their own sweet spot.
Marissa’s meditations have been published on Insight Timer and her work has been featured in Business Insider, Fast Company, and Thrive Global.
She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband. Loves being surrounded by nature, and that on any given day, she sees people loading up their kayaks or bikes to head out for outdoor adventure. Marissa is drawn to people who nurture our planet + our relationship to it, the arts, and anything that makes her think critically or laugh.
Why do people show up every week? For months or even years?
People say they want accountability. Research supports that again and again.
We excel at delivering accountability because we have figured out how to make it enjoyable. And you know, the thing about accountability is it only works, when you show up.
People who sign up for our accountability programs, are excited. They want to be here. They want to do the work…even though it’s challenging.
It’s Accountability that Works.
The Why Behind Our Work
We practice accountability because we love learning and growth. We provide coaching because we know others get tremendous value from our programs. And we create physical and digital products so that as many people as possible have access to our proven process.
With the support of our wonderful husbands, families, friends, and always an accountability group keeping us on track and evolving, our mission is to share this work with as many people as we can.
We are honored to have worked with thousands of people in accomplishing their goals. From the US to Australia, Mexico to Bulgaria, it doesn’t matter the time zone or culture, Accountability Works.
Accountability Works for them…
Accountability means that I have the support I need to stay focused on my goals and make progress towards them. Accountability lets me know that somebody else is cheering for me and I am not alone in my struggles and accomplishments. It helped me to not bail on things I do not necessarily look forward to but are required to move forward in my goals.
I have a real need to know that I’m making progress. In the past by just writing down my goals, I wasn’t very good at accomplishing them. When I set out a time to specifically focus on that, I get a lot more accomplished. Accountability is an act of forced mindfulness.
When I think about what I have accomplished and how I’ve grown over the last 2 years, I am simply blown away.
There was always so much I wanted to do, but I just wasn’t doing it. I always thought, “I’ll get to that.” But putting my commitments and goals out in the open every week and being accountable for the things I said I was going to do, have made ALL the difference.
Are you ready to let accountability work for you?
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