Coaching From Concept to the Finish Line


Remodeling contractors


Are You Uncertain About How To Begin Your Renovation?

Through this customized consultation, we will assess your situation to create a project roadmap. Together we will articulate scope and scale, prioritize wants and needs, develop approximate timelines, and create a basic budget framework. We will capture design aspects to ensure you are informed and able to provide the professionals with clear project direction when obtaining estimates and meeting contractors.

Basement renovations


Do You Crave Guidance And Support During Your Project?

Liaison services support busy, working, or older homeowners who do not have the capacity to engage with contractors on daily construction decisions. Mediation support support you in creating change orders, enacting contingencies, and overcoming miscommunications. Coaching is available throughout the project for those who just need to touchdown with someone  who understands and can hold your hand as you navigate logistical, financial and emotional milestones of the project. 

Basement renovations
Bathroom remodel consulting cost


Did You Know Finish Materials Are Ultimately Your Responsibility?

Unless you hire a full-service firm to procure these items on your behalf, you will need to make selections for most finished products such as appliances, tile, fixtures and hardware. There are dependencies of what works together, and decision fatigue has a way of creeping up on you. We can negotiate with your contractor and identify supplies with specifications to fit your space, budget, aesthetic preferences, and project timeline.


$ 0-300 Per Course
  • Home-centric topics
  • Live & on-demand webinars
  • In person group workshops
  • Multi-session registration

Planning Consult

$ 2500 Flat Rate
  • Walk-through
  • Discovery meeting
  • Written memo
  • Follow-up discussion

Reno Coaching

Custom Day or Project Rates
  • Advocacy & mediation
  • Practical guidance
  • Administrative review
  • Sanity checks

Service Packages

HardHat Diplomat offers clients a variety of service options, allowing you to decide which best suits your project needs and budget.

Webinars, available live or on-demand to fit your schedule, present the most affordable and accessible opportunity to learn with HardHat Diplomat. Industry experts and presenters offer in-person group workshops, conducted in limited capacity, to demonstrate hands-on lessons and enable networking with the presenter, guest speakers, and fellow participants.  

Planning Consultation
This introductory coaching session helps you sort ideas, narrow project scope, and set a direction before embarking on a renovation project. It includes a (virtual or in-person) walk through and one-on-one discovery meeting, followed by a two page written memo in support of home renovation planning and general decision making. Memos are customized by project and may include a broad situation assessment, major renovation descriptions, budget considerations, potential prioritization of improvements, and suggested next steps. The consultation concludes with an optional 30 minute follow-up call to discuss recommendations. This service is subject to written agreement and scheduling availability.

Renovation Coaching
With this service, homeowners retain access to ongoing guidance throughout construction for activated projects. Customized coaching may include review and discussion of bids, lending, contracts, professionals, selections, change orders, communications, contingencies, and milestones. Beyond technical advisory, homeowners are provided the opportunity to share stresses and celebrate successes with an advocate who understands decision fatigue and the emotional aspects of a major renovation. 

Contractor Support
Contractors interested in benefiting from an emotional and logistical liaison for homeowners are encouraged to contact HardHat Diplomat projects over $50,000. For small and growing general contractors who prefer to focus on field work, support may include expectation setting and guidance for homeowners before and during the project, and administrative support like document organization, milestone tracking, and progress reporting.

Custom quotes vary based on scope of project, timeline, and requested level of engagement. Day rates are available for those seeking support for specific events. Project rates are best suited for construction projected to exceed three months or with budgets of $50,000 – $1,000,000.

By Womxn. For Womxn. Welcoming All.


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On Demand Home-Centric Webinars

Single women are buying homes at twice the rate of men despite 37% less purchase power. Yet, many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin.

As two women who figured out how to live affordably and creatively in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat and national tiny house expert Lee Pera partnered to create and deliver their "Home Renovation for Womxn" workshop to hundreds of women in cities across the US. Inspired by this endeavor, HardHat Diplomat created the Workshops for Womxn webinar marketplace.

Energetic and Authentic


Pictured is Erin Helland, the founder of HardHat Diplomat. As a home renovation coach, she is ready to help people - especially women - confidently navigate the home renovation process

Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator

Erin Helland is a dynamic business leader and entrepreneur with 20 years experience in corporate, nonprofit and small business sectors. She has served as a panelist and featured speaker at conference events worldwide. An independent professional consultant, Erin has supported the work of local and global governments, businesses, and nonprofits. Her specialties include strategic planning, program virtualization, and business leadership training.
Governments, nonprofits, businesses, realty, construction and home-centric organizations are encouraged to reach out via the contact page.
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