- Coaching tips can help life coaches to effectively use the various tools in their coaching tool box. One of the most important tools coaches have is the skill of accountability. This is a very powerful tool when a life coach learns how to use it strategically. Accountability is a benefit for the client. It's not meant to be a micromanagement tool for the life coach. Many people don't really understand the purpose of accountability and how to truly harness its great power to help a client revolutionize their life.