You're ready to serve your clients in a new, dynamic way.

Throughout your career, you've always shown up for your clients.

As a helper or healer, you are fully committed to your clients. You know how to build relationships and ask the right questions to move them forward in their lives.

But somewhere along the way, you realized that the traditional way of working with clients wasn't always the best approach.

For example, if you're a therapist, you know that psychotherapy is the best treatment for clients with diagnosed mental health disorders – no question there.

But what about people who are not facing mental health challenges? Those who are doing “just fine,” yet yearn for more in their lives?

These clients are often suited for coaching, and as a healer, you are uniquely positioned to serve them as well. But how?

How can build a coaching practice and serve your clients powerfully?

Introducing From Couch to Coach.

It's time to create the business you want.

From Couch to Coach is an eight-week group coaching program designed especially for helpers and healers. Whether you're still thinking about coaching or you're already underway, From Couch to Coach will provide you with the skills and support you need to grow your coaching practice.

Eight weeks can take you from “What now?” to “What's next!”

You'll learn how to build a solid foundation for your coaching practice and how to connect with the clients you most want to serve. And you'll have support from colleagues who are on a similar journey, and from me – a therapist and business coach who's done it before and helped many other professionals do it too.

What is From Couch to Coach?


From Couch to Coach is an eight-week group coaching program designed for healers and helping professionals interested in building a strong coaching practice. Whether you're just starting out or you already have a few clients, the program will help you cultivate the practice you want.

Over the course of eight weeks, From Couch to Coach addresses everything you need to grow a sustainable, successful, and profitable coaching practice. We'll talk about the nuts-and-bolts of your business including:

Client Creation: How to connect with potential clients and referral sources in an authentic, service-oriented manner.

Client Cultivation: How to convert a potential prospect into a paying client – without feeling “salesy” or compromising your values.

Client Connection: How to approach client work with a coaching mindset using fundamental skills every coach needs to master.

Client Care: How to effectively and efficiently run your business. Procedures, forms, tools, software – you name it, we cover it.

But From Couch to Coach is not just about the how-to.

During our group sessions, each participant will have hot seat time, during which we'll dive deep into the mindset needed to serve your clients powerfully. We'll explore what's currently holding you back from creating a thriving coaching practice, and help you unlock the key to tapping into your full potential.

What's included in the program?

In From Couch to Coach, we'll meet for 75 minutes every week in our virtual coaching space. Every weekly coaching session includes “hot seat” time, where group members will have the opportunity to receive coaching from me about their coaching practice.

In addition to the weekly virtual group sessions, you will have a 45-minute individual call with me before the group starts to explore what you want to achieve from the group.

Plus you'll receive a 90-minute deep dive coaching conversation with me, where I will walk you through the exact steps I use when cultivating a client.

This means you'll get individualized attention from me at the start and throughout the program, in addition to the group support.


And… there are bonuses!

You'll get access to a private From Couch to Coach Facebook community for questions and answers, so we can stay in contact with each other between weekly sessions.

PLUS, you'll get access to the Coach with Clarity® Tool Kit to help you build a coaching practice you love. You'll get all the templates, guides, and tools I use in my business, so you can modify and use them in your practice as you see fit.

AND… I'm adding in an additional 45-minute spot coaching session that can be used ANY TIME after the group concludes.


Here's how it works.


When does it all happen?

Registration for From Couch to Coach is by application only. I am intentionally keeping the group small because I believe in the power of intimate groups. This also ensures that everyone gets plenty of personal attention from me.

The next cohort of From Couch to Coach begins January 13th, with an optional-but-encouraged orientation session on January 6th. I'll conduct a casual, introductory session the week before it begins, so that you can meet your fellow group members and learn more about the format of group sessions.

We'll meet every Monday at 10:00am ET (9:00am CT, 8:00am MT, 7:00am PT). Every session will be recorded, so while you'll get the most out of the program if you attend the group sessions, you'll have full access to the replay if you miss one.

From Couch to Coach includes an initial individual coaching call that can be conducted at any time between when you register and the start of the program. Your 90-minute deep dive conversation will be scheduled during the last three weeks of the program.


What's the cost and how do I register?

Upon acceptance into From Couch to Coach, a deposit of $300 is required to hold your space.

Then, you have two choices:

  • You may make one additional payment of $1497 on or before January 3rd, or
  • You may make two additional payments of $797, one on or before January 3rd and the second on or before January 31st.

So here's the thing…

In the program, you are getting three hours of individual coaching with me, PLUS the 10+ hours of group coaching AND the Coach with Clarity Tool Kit.

Based on my individual coaching rates and the value of the Tool Kit, this is like getting the group coaching for free!

I've packed From Couch to Coach with tons of value, and I believe in its ability to help therapists transition into coach and create profitable, satisfying businesses. I'd love for you to be a part of the movement.

Click below to complete your application for From Couch to Coach:

Registration will close when the group is full. If you're interested, apply now.

What people are saying...


I wasn't 100% sure of what to expect, but I am so glad I jumped in. This program gave me the confidence I needed to shed some fears around moving into my coaching practice, and that is exactly what I needed.

Lee is attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and super accessible. She creates a wonderful space in which to do this work.

Since From Couch to Coach, I have developed packages and updated my agreements, and feel much more confident in how to deliver coaching to clients, and how to have the conversations leading up to it.

If you’re thinking about joining, go for it! You will gain invaluable information and a beautiful community of like-minded professionals. The community provided so much value and made all of the information have so much more meaning.

Emily Souder, LCSW

Self Care Coach,

There was a lot of confusion for me about how to market as a coach and build relationships, because marketing as a coach is a very different ball game than marketing as a therapist.  

Lee is a great group facilitator and creates a very safe environment.  The other participants in the group program were awesome and we learned a lot from each other. I really enjoyed being in a group with other therapists and people in mental health who were also making the transition.

I have a much better understanding of how to grow relationships with clients and also how to approach marketing and sales.

If you are serious about transitioning from therapy to coaching, this is a great group to join.

Sylvia DeMott, LCSW

Entrepreneurial Mindset Coach,

Prior to joining From Couch to Coach, I was a little concerned that I was taking on yet one more thing because I'm already stretched thin. But now…      I would do it again!

The weekly group sessions helped keep me on track and provided much needed support. I loved the individual coaching sessions. Lee was incredibly helpful, patient and knowledgeable.

I offered a Black Friday Deal and sold 2 Coaching Spots. If you’re thinking about joining From Couch to Coach, DO IT!

Holly Blanc Moses, LPC

Parenting Coach,

Hi, I'm Lee Chaix McDonough.

I'm an ICF-certified business coach, a licensed clinical social worker, and author of the soon-to-be-published book, ACT On Your Business. I've helped hundreds of people get clear on what matters most so that they can build successful businesses and fulfilling lives.

My work is anchored in Core Energy Coaching, which allows me to take a holistic approach to examining the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of my client's life. I bring this perspective into my work with helping professionals, and when combined with my experience as a therapist and small business owner, I'm able to help my clients create their ideal coaching practice.

I know the hardships, struggles, and pitfalls of entrepreneurship, because I've experienced them myself. And I know the way through.

Here's the bottom line.

From Couch to Coach is an eight-week group coaching program that includes:

  • One 45-minute individual pre-launch call;
  • One 45-minute pre-launch group session;
  • Eight 75-minute virtual group sessions;
  • One 90-minute individual deep dive conversation;
  • A private Facebook community where we can connect between sessions;
  • Access to the Coach with Clarity® Tool Kit, which includes my favorite coaching templates and materials; AND
  • One 45-minute spot coaching call after the program is over.

Hold your spot with a $300 deposit. Then choose one additional payment of $1497 or two additional payments of $797.

Registration closes when the group is full.

Create the coaching practice you want.


Apply today and reserve your spot in the From Couch to Coach group coaching program. And in a few short months, you'll have created the foundation of an extraordinary coaching practice.

Click the button below to apply:

Who is this program for?

From Couch to Coach is designed for licensed professionals with a background in mental health, counseling, and psychotherapy. It is also appropriate for other healthcare providers and healing practitioners.

If you are ready to work with clients using a strengths-based coaching approach, this program will help you clarify your message, attract your ideal clients, and serve them powerfully.

Who shouldn't register for this program?

Professionals whose ideal clients are better suited for counseling or psychotherapy. I can help you build a thriving, successful therapy practice, but this group is focused on building businesses to serve clients who are appropriate for coaching. (If you want to talk about supporting your therapy practice, email me and we'll set up a time to talk.)

Mental health practitioners who want to practice therapy over state lines and call it coaching. I know that's harsh, but it needs to be said. Clients who require therapy need a therapist. Clients who are appropriate for coaching can work with a coach. In most states, it's illegal to provide long-term therapy across state lines if you're not licensed in your client's state, and it's unethical to do so under the guise of coaching.

Before working with Lee, I worked long hours providing a service that didn't always fit my personality or match my passion.

As a result of working with Lee, what I do in my business matches my personality and passion.

Coaching with Lee made me feel inspired, and she encouraged me to “dream big.” I experienced higher levels of positive energy, which I bring to my work and my life.

Henry Beckwith, Psy.D.


Prior to working with Lee, I didn’t have a clear direction for my business, and I wanted help establishing a path to success.

Lee helped me gain confidence in my abilities as a therapist and as a successful business woman. 

She made me feel comfortable and safe, and I recommend her to anyone who wants to grow their practice and be the best at what they do.

Mary Ann Stewart

Marriage & Family Therapist

Ready to grow your coaching practice?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is From Couch to Coach?

From Couch to Coach is an intimate, small group experience to help you build your ideal coaching practice. Over an eight-week period, I'll guide you through the four key elements of your coaching business: marketing, sales, logistics (i.e., how to run your business efficiently), and coaching skills. We'll also dive deep into the coaching mindset, and help you overcome any obstacles that are keeping you from moving forward in your coaching work. You'll be supported every step of the way by a community of other professionals who are also ready to expand into coaching.

What's included in the program?

From Couch to Coach is FULL of value, from individual coaching, to group coaching, to access to ALL of my templates, guides, and files.

The core of the program consists of eight weekly 75-minute group coaching sessions, each of which include “hot seat” time for group members to receive individualized support. Prior to the start of the group, you'll also have a 45-minute individual coaching call with me to chart out your goals for the group, and we'll have a 45-minute intro group meeting to go over the program and expectations.

During the last few weeks of the program, you'll be able to schedule a 90-minute call with me, where I walk you through my deep dive conversation protocol. You'll experience powerful coaching AND you'll learn how to conduct a similar session with your clients. Win win!

AND you also receive the following bonuses:

  • A private Facebook community where we can connect between sessions;
  • Access to the Coach with Clarity® Tool Kit, including the templates and forms I use most often in my coaching practice;
  • A BONUS 45-minute spot coaching call that you can use any time after the group ends.

See what I mean? TONS of value!

When and where does the group meet?

We will meet every Monday for eight weeks from 10:00-11:15am ET, starting January 13th. There will be an orientation session from 10:00-10:45am on January 6th – it's not required, but strongly encouraged!

It's best if you attend the group session live; however, every call will be recorded so if you have to a miss a session, you'll still have access to the content.

This is a virtual program, so you can attend the group sessions from the comfort of your own home! I use Zoom as my video teleconferencing service, and every week, you'll receive a Zoom link to our private coaching room.

What's the cost?

When it comes to investing in From Couch to Coach, a deposit of $300 is required to hold your slot. Then, you have two choices:

  • One additional payment of $1497; or
  • Two additional payments of $797.

If you elect the single payment option, the balance is due by January 3rd.

If you elect the two payment option, your first payment of $797 is due January 3rd and your second payment of $797 is due January 31st.

What's your refund policy?
You're making a significant investment in yourself and in your business by registering for From Couch to Coach, and I take that very seriously. I commit to making this experience beneficial for you, and I will work with you to make sure you are completely satisfied. However, in order to maintain the integrity of the group, there is a no refund policy.
OK, I'm in. What happens next?

Yay! I'm so glad you want to join us! The first step is to complete the application for the program. Once accepted, I will send you a group participation agreement for your signature, a link to schedule your initial call, and information about accessing the private Facebook group. You'll receive the templates and forms at the start of the program.

What if I still have questions?

I don't want you to invest your money in From Couch to Coach unless you are 100% certain it's right for you. So if you have questions, I want to answer them. Email me at, and I will respond within one business day.

You are here for a purpose.

You might not know exactly what that purpose is, but it’s there, waiting for you to find it.

You don’t have to continue feeling stuck in a practice you don't want.

You don’t have to wait for life to happen to you. You don’t have to settle for good enough anymore. You can create the life you truly want.

You already have everything you need.

And in From Couch to Coach, we will unlock your ability to make it happen.

I can't wait to get started.