Classic Coaching For Academy Participant (free with Dive purchase)


Keep your DNA learning progressing with ongoing Coaching sessions! This Coaching price is exclusively for DNA Skills Academy participants who purchased a DIVE event.

Your CLASSIC Coaching Package Includes:

  1. Personal virtual consultation with a genetic genealogist
  2. 30 minutes live online session
  3. Expert evaluation of your findings (if applicable)
  4. Recording of your session
  5. Summary of key points email


Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Larry Olson
Immensely productive coaching session with Lori Napolitano!

I cannot say enough about the value of Lori’s coaching. I had a very specific genealogical question - the identity of my wife’s paternal grandmother’s father. I had started dotting her DNA matches but got hung up. Lori pointed out a couple of obvious BMM suspects among the matches and suggested a simple change to my dotting procedure. Within an hour of her call, I was able to split the networks and isolate close to 50 leftovers. Using the Finding Living Relatives techniques, I was able to identify several matches, find some common surnames among their trees, and identify an MRCA couple! Lori quickly responded to a couple of follow-up questions and has been very encouraging as I updated her with my great news.

Need a 10-Star Option!

My coaching session with Lori Napolitano was positively invaluable. I'm a rookie genealogist who had been struggling to find a connection for several DNA matches. These were high matches, who should be easy to figure out, right? I had myself going in circles and could not break my thought cycle. Lori helped me do that and so much more. She helped me better organize my thoughts, my matches and redirect my analysis to probabilities I had never considered. And she did it in such a way that even a rookie, like me, could understand. Time spent with Lori was worth every nickel. I now feel more confident about continuing my research knowing I am equipped with better tools and better methods. If you are on the fence about private coaching, get off and sign up. You will be very happy you did. Thank you again, Lori, and Your DNA Guide. Like my title implies: 5 stars simply are not enough.

Kathleen Tutwiler
Classic Coaching with Michelle Leonard

Michelle is an excellent facilitator and coach. I was so impressed with the speed and efficiency in which she assessed my family tree and DNA matches. She quickly provided feedback to confirm my suspicion of why I had difficulty splitting the network. My genetic network did not match genealogy in my family tree. Knowing this was a complicated mystery, I setup multiple one-on-one sessions. Michelle’s knowledge and skills in genetics and genealogy are exceptional. She continues to provide guidance and recommendations for my research and reviews progress to ensure I’m on the right track. Michelle definitely goes above and beyond with coaching.

Session with Michelle Leonard

Amazing how much Michelle could do in the 1 hour prior to our session. She was totally up to speed on my problem and gave me great organizational tips and a process to get potentially to a solution. There were also some specific match recommendations for me to pursue that I had never recognized to that point. The way I was working on solving my problem was more of a hit or miss approach and I am confident the path she has put me on will end up positively. Michelle covered a lot of ground in 30 minutes, and was very clear and concise in explaining things so at the end, I really didn't have any questions, but had a lot of answers! Thank you very much, Michelle!

Terrance Coyne
Excellent session with Lori Napolitano

I had a great session with Lori and she reviewed my work in considerable detail and confirmed my initial analysis about a mystery DNA match. I am trying to identify the common ancestor to my closest mystery match after the process of building out her tree failed to generate one. Based on the amount of DNA I share with the mystery match and the amount she shares with cousins from the same part of the family tree, I suspect there is a misattributed parental relationship involved, something that Lori said seemed likely. Lori gave me several more ideas for how I might try to investigate further. This session was well worth the money and I am very happy with the results.