Welcome to Episode 94 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Don Markland, the CEO and owner of Accountability Now,TM an executive coaching and business strategy company. Don founded his company based on his program, the Four Cs of Accountability. He explores each of these with us and explains how driving accountability — with the right business strategy — will help businesses scale faster, sell more and be more successful.

Don also tells us how his roots — as a sales person and chief revenue officer — enable him to partner with businesses to help them grow. His message is particularly helpful for small businesses as well as those of you who want to build your legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • How the fear of failure can prevent you from taking action
  • Why you shouldn’t celebrate success
  • The importance of crushing mediocrity
  • How a coach can help you develop confidence
  • The fastest way to get ahead (by “cheating off” your coach’s mistakes)


About Don Markland

Don Markland founded the executive coaching and business strategy company, Accountability Now, which today is helping build over 25 international clients. He also leads the sales and marketing efforts for one of the more successful digital marketing agencies in the U.S., 411Locals. Prior to that, Don was an owner and chief revenue officer for MoneySolver,TM which became the largest tax resolution digital marketing fintech company in the U.S. with over 250% growth in three years.


With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, leadership and business growth, Don is a contributor to Forbes, LDS Living, and Debt.com and the author of The 4Cs of Accountability: Unleash Your Inner Hero. His podcast, The Morning Jolt, provides keen insight on what it takes to make a business run and how important it is to simply “stay at it” every single day. You can find him on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and at Executivecoach.don on Instagram.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.