I have two arms of coaching.
In my coaching for writers and/or those who wish to publish an existing manuscript, we discuss the book they are creating, and the best way to make it a novel readers will get hooked on. We talk about the progression of the story, character development, and dialogue, and the overall structure as it progresses to a climax. We also address inconsistencies which invariably come up.
Then my client chooses their publishing option, and, in the case of self-publishing, I advise them on resources for editors, cover designers, and all the necessary elements needed. I can format their manuscript and my client will upload directly to distributors, while I am available for questions which come up along the way.
We evaluate sources of unhappiness and equally explore my client’s own resources that can be used to overcome obstacles. Often, my clients have more strengths, more assets, and more options than they realize. And sometimes, they already have all they need but are just afraid to take the step. Success can be more frightening than failure, but the fear loses potency when we’re not facing it alone. Joy comes when my clients are able to choose their dreams over their fears.
In my writing and publishing practice, success is watching my clients create their literary works, and then get their stories published in a high-quality book that can be purchased all over the world. There’s nothing quite like holding your own book in print!
For my work with professionals or with anyone struggling to find joy and purpose in their lives beyond the day-to-day just “getting by”, success is when my clients start to recognize the sources of their self-limiting beliefs and decide for themselves if their current paradigms make sense to them. As they reframe their lives in the meaning of their own choosing, they invariably find strength and satisfaction, and they pursue dreams they thought they would never reach for.