Accountability Works Coach Training Program

A principle-based approach to coaching.

What is Accountability Works®?

Accountability Works® is a unique 5-Step Process for working with individuals and small groups to support the creation and completion of goals and projects, to instill positive habits, and to initiate change in areas that are calling for it. We rely on a clear structure for working with our clients that has proven to keep them focused and progressing towards their most important goals and bravest visions. We use our signature 5-Step Process to drive awareness and motivate action but we also emphasize that this is a mindfulness, non-judgmental learning environment that allows both our clients and coaches to thrive.

Our founder, Ali Schiller, developed this program after spending over a decade studying and practicing accountability in a corporate training environment and facilitating personal and professional development workshops. Now as a coach and trainer, her approach is holistic. She encourages her clients to look at their business and personal life as deeply intertwined, and to work on both simultaneously, as they move towards the big outcomes they desire.

How are Accountability Works® Coaches Using Their Training?

Our certified coaches are using the Accountability Works® 5-Step Process to work in different areas of business, fitness, parenting, leadership, and spiritual coaching.

There is also a demand for accountability within large organizations. We have used the Accountability Works® 5-Step Process to help corporate leadership teams develop their vision statements, strategic plans, and continue to follow through, long after the planning session has ended.

Why is training required?

Ali Schiller developed the training program in direct response to her clients that valued the process, experienced the results, and wanted to share the program with their own clients.

The AW approach is unique from other styles of coaching in that it is accountability-based. Every session follows a specific format and we’ve developed several different tools to help you keep your clients on track and accountable.

Our certification training requires a 5-month time commitment that combines both study and practice. It is important that you have experienced our program before you apply for our certification training. This is to ensure that you understand the level of commitment and you know that this style of coaching is a good fit for you. Our style of coaching is pragmatic, process-based and rooted in mindfulness. We are helping people accomplish goals and make changes that they’ve wanted to for years. We appreciate that it is an honor and privilege to do this work.


  • You must have completed either a 12-Week Private Session, 12-Week Special Small Group Session or the 1-Year Small Group Program
  • You must fill out a detailed application (applications available up request)
  • You must receive approval from the trainer
  • You must commit to 8 weeks of intensive study, weekly meetings, homework, and reading assignments
  • You much complete 12 weeks of practice coaching which includes observation and feedback


  • Total investment is $3000
  • Payment options are available

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