The Goal Accountability Project (GAP)

Program Overview

Bridging the GAP in your success: The Goal Accountability Project  is a collaboration with The Greenhouse and Pinellas County SCORE. GAP brings together a select group of business owners for an 8-week series returning Summer, 2021. 

Sheila Hooper Neisler, of Pinellas County SCORE and owner of Catalyst – A Marketing Company returns to facilitate the series. “Let’s face it (masks off),” notes Sheila, “we were all in this ocean (dealing with COVID) together.  It’s just some of us had sturdier boats, more oars in the water or stronger people rowing – and some of us didn’t.  Now that there’s a bit more calm on the horizon, it’s a great time to take measure of where we are and where we want to ‘grow.’  GAP is like a compass that guides us to put us – and keep us – on the right path.

The Goal Accountability Project is a 60-minute weekly meeting which takes place over 8 weeks. It is specifically designed to help create and nurture an individual’s and small group’s discipline that delivers results.   Data has shown that past cohorts had 68% more focused on achieving their personally set goals and feel 90% more confident in their ability to achieve them.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do!” Johann Wolfgange von Goethe

Who is it for?

There is no cost for participation in the Goal Accountability Project and the program is open to graduates of the Entrepreneurial Academy, Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), Greenhouse clients with existing businesses and St. Petersburg’s second stage business owners. The class will be limited to 20 individuals and participants must complete an application to be selected.



Information Session
Tune in to The Greenhouse and program facilitator, Sheila Neisler, for an opportunity to learn more about the Goal Accountability Project and how the cohort can add value to your business growth.

Program Dates
July 13 – August 31, 2021

The cohort group meets virtually on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 9:30 AM during the 8-week program.

Certificate will be received after successful completion (minimum of 6 sessions must be attended).


Application period is open! Existing businesses are invited to apply to participate in this year’s program. Applications are due by Friday, July 9th at 5 PM. Applicants will be notified on July 10 if they are eligible to participate.  



Volunteer with SCORE
The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.

Owner of Catalyst – A Marketing Company
For more than 15 years, Sheila Neisler has helped business owners achieve double digit sales results by implementing a 360° marketing strategy.  With a degree in finance from FSU and corporate banking experience, she offers a top-line and bottom-line approach to building a business.  Her method: It’s not about spending more, it’s about spending it more effectively!

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