Who: Google’s digital coaches are trusted community and business leaders in 8 U.S. metropolitan areas with large populations that are currently under-represented online (e.g., Black, Latinx). They are proven online marketing experts who use Google tools to achieve measurable growth.
National: Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks
Atlanta: Justin Dawkins
Austin: Vicky Sepulveda
Chicago: JinJa Birkenbeuel
Detroit: Katrina Turnbow
Los Angeles: Roberto Martinez
Miami: Vicente Pimienta
New York: Francilia Wilkins Rahim
Washington, DC: Shelly Bell
What: Through free, live, open-to-the-public workshops on digital marketing and Google tools (including Ads and Google My Business), the coaches share their expertise, success stories and relatable tips in sessions tailored to the unique needs of their communities. Why: Today’s fast-paced culture and complex global economy depend on a thriving web. Google believes in empowering all businesses to grow online by leveling the playing field for communities with unequal access to technology and economic opportunity. According to research most underrepresented SMBs believe online marketing is complicated, yet most consumers turn to digital sources to find information about businesses. Google’s digital coaches offer free, simple and hands-on training designed to appeal to small business owners from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.
Where: Google offices and nearby communities in the 8 metro areas where the coaches are based.
When: Google’s digital coaches will host workshops through August 2019. How: Visit accelerate.withgoogle.com/coaches for more information and to learn about the workshops.