Use this simple checklist to find the right coach for you without wasting your time or money.

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Tell me if you’ve been here:

  • You’re feeling stuck with your goals, stagnant in your growth, and spinning the wheels when it comes to productivity and mindset.
  • You’ve seen a LOT of coaches on your Instagram feed, and they’re all saying their program is the best.
  • You’re ready for the extra support, but you don’t know how to choose the right coach.
  • You don’t want to waste your time or money on the wrong program.

Let me tell you a secret… She’s not the right coach for you just because she screamed her sales pitch through the screen after getting hyped up on espresso, shot a promo video on the beach in Bali, or paid a pretty penny for social media ads. This is what you should look for.

New Coach Checklist

You don’t want a coach who…

  • is the loudest
  • projects an image of perfection
  • spends her time and money getting her name in front of the masses
  • hides her rates until you’re ready to sign an agreement

You want a coach who…

  • knows how to listen and be productive without three cups of coffee
  • puts her energy into developing her program
  • wants to serve clients exactly like you (not as many clients as she can reach with the right hashtags)
  • is transparent about her rates

Confidence is quiet; insecurities are loud. I can more effectively communicate the value of our partnership in a one-on-one conversation than in front of a large crowd with a double espresso in hand. (Plus, I prefer tea.)

Some coaches dedicate more time to living a picture-perfect life on Instagram than they do helping clients design fulfilling lives for themselves. My favorite outfit is a t-shirt and leggings because I know that being comfortable increases productivity. As a coach, I lead by example without putting any unnecessary pressure on my clients to show up to our sessions as anything other than themselves—whether that’s full glam or athleisure.

There are a million coaches out there because the population served varies. I’m not a fitness coach or a financial coach. I don’t work with retirement-aged empty nesters or individuals who do not identify as women. If we’re not the right fit, that’s okay! I specialize in the needs of multipassionate women, primarily millennials. If that doesn’t sound like you, I may be able to refer you to a coach who is better suited to your needs.

Rate transparency is a controversial topic, but it shouldn’t be! My membership packages are easy to understand, and I’m more than happy to help you find the right option for you.

Top 3 Qualities

She understands your unique needs.

It’s no secret that D20 Theory serves multipassionate women. I get it—the imposter syndrome, the desire to do it all, and everything that makes us wary of a traditional coach.

She has knowledge and experience.

Credentials aren’t everything; knowing what systems and tools have helped hundreds of women achieve their goals is! I developed the Think Say Do model because I saw a gap in the coaching world where multipassionate women weren’t receiving the support they needed. My credentials aren’t my only qualifications, but they have informed my perspective on coaching.

She gives you a chance to try before you buy.

My program’s onboarding process is designed with you in mind. From the free 30-minute discovery call to the 20-day trial period, you won’t walk away feeling slimy if it isn’t the right fit for you. I’m here to support you whether you’re a dedicated coaching client, occasional event attendee, or quiet VIP List subscriber.

If you’ve worked with a coach in the past, what is the quality you most admired about her? If you’re on the fence about working with a coach, what is holding you back? Leave your answer in the comments!