Digital Coaches for entrepreneurs & businesses

Free digital skills training and coaching to help Black, Latino, and Indigenous small businesses reach new customers, thrive online, and grow.

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93%

Workshop participants learned new ways of doing things to benefit their businesses2

+160k

Small business owners and entrepreneurs trained on digital tools1

Meet our Digital Coaches

Join us for digital skills workshops, hands-on coaching and opportunities to meet and learn from successful businesses in your community.

Angelina Darrisaw

National Coach
Angelina Darrisaw
Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a career-coaching resource that helps organizations retain and engage diverse talent.

Jake Foreman

Indigenous Community Coach

New Coach

Jake Foreman
Director at New Mexico Community Capital, an organization that provides tools to emerging Indigenous-owned businesses and tribal enterprises.

Roberto Martinez

California Coach
Roberto Martinez
Founder and CEO of Braven Agency, a digital marketing agency, with over 14 years of marketing and entrepreneurial experience.

Mary Rábago

Arizona Coach
Mary Rábago
President and CEO of Mary Rabago Productions, a marketing agency helping businesses and corporations reach the Latino buying power.

Joy M. Hutton

Texas Coach (East)
Joy M. Hutton
Founder of management consulting firm, Joy of Consulting, which assists companies with their organizational structure through training and development as well as process optimization.

Vicky Sepulveda

Texas Coach (West)
Vicky Sepulveda
CEO of Crossing Bridges Consulting with more than 19 years of experience working with small businesses in areas such as marketing and strategic planning.

JinJa Birkenbeuel

Illinois Coach
JinJa Birkenbeuel
Founder and co-host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast and CEO of Birk Creative, a visual identity and multichannel brand strategy agency.

Katrina Turnbow

Michigan Coach
Katrina Turnbow
Entrepreneur dedicated to closing the digital divide by activating other entrepreneurs through digital marketing education and training.

Keisha Mabry Haymore

Missouri Coach
Keisha Mabry Haymore
Author, speaker, motivator and Director of the Elevate/Elevar Accelerator for Black & Latinx entrepreneurs.

Lindsay Sims

Ohio Coach
Lindsay Sims
Founder and CEO of Predictable Results Marketing, an organization dedicated to helping small business owners scale through digital marketing strategies.

Gilberto Herrera

Alabama Coach
Gilberto Herrera
CEO of Scale You Consulting, a firm that grows and builds profitable brands through direct response branding and marketing.

Johnny Bailey

DMV Coach
Johnny Bailey
Founder of the ShineHard Family and CEO of Bailey Media Group working to accelerate the Black economy through collaboration, training, and access.

Vicente Pimienta

Florida Coach
Vicente Pimienta
Co-Founder and CEO of Digisults, an agency that helps business owners transition from traditional commerce into digital commerce.

Justin Dawkins

Georgia Coach
Justin Dawkins
Serial entrepreneur and CEO of Inflex Digital, a marketing consultancy agency created to fill the gaps between marketing and technology.

Krystal Hardy Allen

Louisiana Coach
Krystal Hardy Allen
CEO of K. Allen Consulting, a successful global management firm that trains school, nonprofit, and business leaders.

Enovia Bedford

North Carolina Coach
Enovia Bedford
Enovia is the Founder of VettDeck, a multicultural marketing agency that offers support in a wide range of topics including sponsorship strategy and experiential event solutions.

Sandra Garcia

New York Coach
Sandra Garcia
Marketing and brand elevation strategist, diversity and inclusion leader, and Afro-Latina content creator.

Soleil Meade

Pennsylvania Coach
Soleil Meade
CEO of Soleil Branding Essentials, a leading branding & design agency that aims to enhance companies' brands through graphic/web design, strategic planning, project management, and marketing services.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the Digital Coaches program?

    The Grow with Google Digital Coaches program provides free digital skills training and coaching to help diverse small businesses reach new customers, thrive online, and grow.

  • Who are the Digital Coaches?

    Digital Coaches are entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community builders who have found their own success using digital tools. They have been hand-picked to share their insights, knowledge, and expertise they’ve gained with fellow business owners in their local communities.

  • How can a business access a Digital Coach?

    Businesses can sign up for free local workshops at grow.google/digital-coaches. Simply find and click on a Digital Coach profile in, or near, your state.

  • Where are Digital Coaches currently?

    Digital Coaches are based in 20 cities in the U.S., but offer training across their states. Google committed to expanding Digital Coaches to more communities as part of our company-wide racial equity commitments (June 2020). From Florida, Texas, and North Carolina; to California, New York, and more; we’re excited to continue to grow and serve diverse business owners across the country.

  • Why does Google have a Digital Coaches program?

    Google created the Digital Coaches program to help level the playing field for U.S. diverse small businesses that face digital divides and barriers to resources needed to grow.

  • How long has Google had a Digital Coaches program?

    Google started running the Digital Coaches program in May 2017.

  • How much does a Digital Coach cost?

    Digital Coach programming is free of cost.

  • How can I learn more about Digital Coaches?

    You can learn more about Digital Coaches at grow.google/digital-coaches.

  • Why do Digital Coaches mainly focus on training diverse businesses?

    Grow with Google workshops are open to, and meant to support, all small business owners. The Digital Coaches are part of the Grow with Google program, which is intended to help all Americans use digital tools to build their skills, careers and businesses.

    Our Digital Coaches focus their outreach to diverse communities who historically had a more difficult time entering the digital space and face disproportionate barriers to economic opportunity. We want to provide the training, tools, and coaching these businesses need to grow and create more economic opportunity in their communities.

1Digital Coaches program data

2Google x Kantar Impact Research 2021 Report