A community for coaches who want to do things their own way, where the coach and the coaching come first
I’ve got great news. You can be your authentic self AND build an aligned coaching practice. In fact, the more of YOU that you bring into your work, the more sustainable your path will be.
When did it become so difficult to
simply start coaching?
Niche drama reigns!
You're stuck in the black hole of “Everything But Coaching”:
You’re wondering if you’re doing coaching the “right way”:
The Four Fatal Flaws Of The Coaching Industrial Complex (CIC):
These four narratives are powerful.
And I totally disagree with them.
Imagine if you could….
The Niching Compass taught me to really embrace my values, strengths, and what makes me unique. Allegra is fun, inspiring, and encourages you to explore what's possible for you. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her strength as an activator really helped get me into action.
This work is perfect if you can't decide on a niche, feel stuck in your coaching business, can't seem to find any clients or don't really know what makes you different as a coach.
Coaching with Allegra is like having her shine a light on you, where you feel seen, heard, and truly supported.
Life and Wellness Coach
I have started to embrace and love my strengths and can see that there are people who need those gifts.
I can also say out loud with confidence that I am a coach. Before the Niching compass, I was afraid to share that part of me and now, as a result of this work, I feel more comfortable sharing that part of my life with others.
This program has given wings to my dreams and ideas. Allegra’s adaptability is the cure to my anxiety and burnout, helping me understand that this is not about perfection. It’s about experimenting, learning and adapting.
STEM Career Coach
HI! I'm Allegra!
Lesson #1: The way to build a sustainable, aligned coaching practice is to first focus on the coaching.
Lesson #2: There is no “proven system” or one right way. But there is a right way for you.
Lesson #3: You’re not doing things wrong, you’re doing things your way – and that’s a beautiful thing.
Lesson #4: Who YOU are is as much a part of your niche as who you want to help. In fact, you can experiment with and change your niche and not have to start over!!
One of the things I'm most excited about with M2M is being able to bring you all of my future ideas, projects, coaching, courses, classes, conversations, and more. Available for you from day 1 will be my latest micro-course, The Conversation Project.
Get feedback on your work, websites, copy, videos and projects. These threads will offer you the space to get fresh eyes on your current project assets - you're not working in isolation!
Need some additional 1:1 support with Allegra? Connect during a monthly Day of Voxer Office Hours for personalized workshopping and connection.
Because I can’t resist sending things off in the post.
Weekly, 90 minute live coaching and Q&A’s with Allegra. Bring any question you have about your YouMap®, the Niching Compass, or your current coaching project to the table and we'll workshop it together.
MaverickMind calls are your chance to connect with fellow Mavericks for support and accountability; enjoy an 11-minute hotseat each session to work through new ideas and get focused support and accountability.
Every month we have a group class/conversation about a relevant coaching topic, from pricing to point of view. These conversation are dynamic, insightful, and actionable.
Document your learning in your personal Project Log on our Mighty Networks Platform - capture progress and reflections on the Niching Compass course as well as current coaching projects. These journals are a space to both offer support AND be supported. Allegra and fellow coaches will provide coaching and feedback on your log!
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our upcoming guest teachers.
One of the most valuable parts of our basecamp. Meet a new teacher every month for a live class and Q&A.
M2M is a high touch, high engagement community of incredible coaches. There is no need to do this work alone - we have one another. Use this shared space for connection, feedback, brainstorming, support, and to help hold yourself accountable to your intentions, projects and micro actions.
The flagship course in Misfit to Maverick and the essential first step for every member. You’ll have access to the entire 8-chapter Niching Compass Program and workbook, leading you step by step through your YouMap and introducing the theory behind the project-based approach to getting your coaching off the ground.
Clarify, build confidence in, and communicate your unique coaching style (your Special Sauce!), simplify the process of niching, start sharing your work with others, and close the gap between you and your next coaching client.
Introducing: Misfit to Maverick
a community for coaches who want to do things their own way, where the coach and the coaching comes first
Your Misfit to Maverick Membership includes:
Starting in May 2021 all new members will join as part of a Maverick Cohort - a small group that will move through the first steps of your M2M membership together, including getting started on your YouMap®, completing the first three chapters of the Niching Compass, and getting oriented to the M2M basecamp and all of the tools there for your use. TO LEARN MORE AND JOIN AN UPCOMING COHORT CLICK HERE.
The backbone of the Niching Compass course, YouMap® is a holistic, intuitive, and actionable tool for deepening self-awareness of your unique Strengths, Values, Skills and Interests. Understanding these work preferences is essential to embracing your coaching style and choosing aligned business models and tools.
Being in Misfit to Maverick has shown me the possibility that my coaching practice can look different than what I was trained it should look like. I also love the guest teachers who come and share what this looks like in practice.
It has given me a rejuvenation of sorts in my brain around creating something that I can get excited about and an awareness of how to use my strengths, values and interests to work FOR me. The experience has also led to connection with other coaches in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
If another coach asked what I thought of M2M, I would tell them it's amazing. If you are struggling with the prescriptive life coaching steps that are the only way to be successful, try this and it will change everything.
M2M makes me think of a restaurant. Coaching programs have the fine print that dishes are to be trusted as the chef is the expert at pairing ingredients and no substitutions are allowed. M2M says, here are our offerings but we would love for you to create the meal you want. Substitutions and exchanges are encouraged.
It’s 100% different from other coaching programs. The best way for me to describe that difference is curious, compassionate freedom.
As a result of Misfit to Maverick I am experiencing more ease and trust in myself and finding ease in my abilities as a coach. I had been so focused on “getting it right” and trying to push myself into a box I didn’t fit in for the last couple of years that I felt stressed out all the time. M2M has helped me step back and develop my foundation of ME. Getting clear about what lights me up makes connecting with my best people so much easier!
Whether you join for a month, a couple months, or a year, you won’t regret a minute of it. Allegra is great at helping you get out of your own way. She has cultivated a community made up of people just like you, folks dedicated to finding their own voice and ready to support each other to do the same.
The experience is like finding a bright, determined flower growing from a crack in the middle of a concrete parking lot framed with orderly hedges; it would not be a good fit for people who feel most secure in an orderly rule-based organization where A + B can only equal C.
M2M encourages you to trust what you already know about coaching and refines it to YOUR way. In M2M you learn how to trust your instincts and intuition rather than follow a specific program.
If you feel like you need a step-by-step program to learn how to coach, this isn't that. M2M takes what you already know and helps you expand your ideas and grow your coaching garden your way, with all the upbeat help, suggestions, and guidance you want along the way.
There are 3 phases of the Niching Compass course:
"There is the perfect coaching idea out there for you that you don't realize, and this will help you find it."
"I now know who I am as a coach. Working with allegra is like a breath of fresh air"
"If you're at all on the fence... it's a no brainer. Join immediately."
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If you’re ready to get your personalized YouMap, start building a coaching practice aligned to your one-of-a-kind gifts and strengths, and join a community of coaches all in support of our unique and individual journeys, I hope you'll join us as part of a Maverick Cohort.
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Click here to learn more about the new May Cohorts, including cost and timing
I can’t think of a BETTER time to be a part of this community. At the VERY least, I think EVERY coach should have their YouMap as soon as possible in their coaching journey. You’ll be getting that plus a whole lot more. If you want to be encouraged to TRUST YOURSELF from day 1, this is the place to be.
No other coaching program for coaches starts with your YouMap, your personalized, one-of-a-kind profile highlighting your unique strengths, values, skills and interests. I believe this is THE most important step for any new coach (or seasoned coaching looking for a fresh start!)
In addition, this is not a "one size fits all" or "proven system" model that is going to teach you THE one-and-only-way to build your practice. Rather, we'll help you carve your own path, align to your quirks and personality, and stay focused on the most important part of your work -- your coaching.
Below are some answers to a feedback question I ask my Niching Compass coaches, "how is this approach different from other programs?"
No - that is not my zone of genius, nor is it the focus of this program. I am going to teach you how to be more you, work in alignment with your work preferences, stay focused and trust yourself. That said, we won't avoid The Business of Coaching - we'll just make sure it's coming in the right order and not increasing the gap between you and your next conversation. In addition, I will be bringing in amazing Guest Teachers every month who will teach on relevant and creative business practices!
Honestly, I would love if connecting with this space was something that started your coaching day -- not to linger as a form of avoiding, or to become another Everything But Coaching distraction, but to state your goals, journal your progress, ask for help as needed, offer words of support to another coach who may need it -- and then get out there and take some action.
During the first couple of months of your membership, to get the most out of the Niching Compass course you’ll want to set aside at least an hour of time each week to watch the lessons and spend time with the workbook. It is strongly encouraged that you also come to at least one of the two Niching Compass coaching calls each month.
No problem! Send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll get you set!
As a result of this experience, I think I am kinder and more patient with myself. I understand now that coaching is not a linear process, but a journey that unfolds step by step, and I now have the courage to take the next step and do what feels right for now. I don't have to have it all figured out - I just need to take the next best step.
This community is a place where one can be oneself. It's patient and yet strongly encouraging. It's wise from a deep well. It's a space you can come to discover, and you won't be shamed or made less than for not "crushing it". It's a place where you can discover who you are, now in your life and you don't have to have it all figured out!
Midwife and Life Coach
I decided to join Allegra’s program after I'd finished my coaching certification but wasn't quite sure how to get started with creating clients.
As a result I've learned a lot more about my ideal client's language through a Conversation Project, have created three new clients and may have 2-3 additional clients coming on board next week. I'm moving forward with my coaching practice, even though I'm still nervous about it.
Allegra is both insightful and encouraging. Her approach to coaching would be a good fit if you’re afraid or unsure of how to get started, or excited about coaching but can't figure out how to connect with potential clients.
Dr. Natasha Knight
Discover the Remarkable You
I am so fed up by this narrative because 1) it puts the coaching LAST on the list, 2) for many of us creative, amazing, mis-fitty types, this is not the path we want to be on, and 3) trying to follow all of these rules is keeping us from trusting ourselves and accessing our deeper wisdom and capabilities.
We want to do things our own way. To be more interesting, creative, and a maverick in the coaching world. We want to learn THROUGH coaching, not as a result of mastering Everything But Coaching.
If you’re ready to get your coaching off the ground in a way that is more simple, fun, creative, and sustainable, Misfit to Maverick is for you.
The coaching Industry pumps out a pretty loud message:
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