Books are the way to the soul. The words you write and the stories you tell touch hearts and transform lives.
— Janet Groom (Author & Book Coach)
Over the past few months, as I finally step up to become more visible in my capacity as a BOOK COACH, I have been asked ‘What is Book Coaching?’
Therefore, I felt I would answer the question and explain more about book coaching and my role in empowering amazing people to share their stories and bring uplifting and inspirational books into the world.
Before I get into the ins and outs of book coaching, I want to start by explaining how and why I found my way to this role, so that you understand it is much more a passion and I am driven to do this work, with a big vision in mind.
My love of books started back in my childhood growing up in the midst of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. As a highly sensitive child, I struggled with what was going on around me. All the bitterness, hatred and killing were too much — books were my way to cope. I escaped into my imagination, enjoying adventures in new fantasy worlds with incredible characters. Books saved me.
Later in my mid-20s, I was hit with the trauma of being diagnosed with early menopause. This rocked the very foundations of my dreams and aspirations. With no support offered to help me deal with such a monumental blow, I coped, the only way I could at the time, by shutting down my emotions to numb the pain. This went on for decades until the emotional dam burst. I was forced to face and accept the reality. It was the catalyst in my own transformation and healing journey. And, once again, books and words played a pivotal role in my healing process.
Eventually, through years of healing, I found my way to writing my first fiction novel (The Naked Knitting Club). Becoming a published author was something I had dreamed of doing since childhood. The muse delivered a great book idea and it stayed with me for over 15 years until I was ready to write it, when I did give myself permission to sit down and write the book, it was liberating.
My creativity flowed and I found my voice. I found a way to express myself through the words I wrote. Even though it was a fiction book, I was able to use it to transform my pain and promote further healing.
I feel a strong desire to share the incredible power of writing with others, and to encourage amazing HEART-LED ENTREPRENEURS to share their own AUTHENTIC VOICE with the world to inspire and spread JOY.
Books, filled with your stories and words, are an incredible way to share your message and touch the hearts of readers across the world.
IMAGINE YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE, YOUR TRUTH, IGNITING THE FLAME OF INSPIRATION AND JOY IN HEARTS WORLDWIDE.
How can a BOOK COACH help you?
Using a plethora of skills gathered over a lifetime, I am here to support YOU on your author journey, making it an experience filled with EASE, FUN, OPENNESS and CREATIVE JOY.
I serve my Author-preneur clients with INTEGRITY, CREATIVITY and JOY, in the following ways:
We work together to create an action plan, breaking the project down into digestible chunks. You set the goals and we have regular calls giving you deadlines to work towards. As a former project manager, I know how overwhelming a project may seem, and how with the right approach it becomes easily achievable.
In the planning stage we brainstorm your book idea and together create a plan and structure outline for you to work on. This is the ‘backbone’ of your book, which we then build on. This is a key stage of writing your book and good planning creates a solid foundation on which to work.
Open and honest feedback is a valuable tool in the creative process. You have a sounding board to bounce ideas off, and you receive feedback on your writing, including editorial input to improve the delivery and flow of your message.
Mindset & Motivation
Ask any writer and you will hear how ‘self-doubt’ can often lead to inaction and that dreaded ‘writer’s block’. With my background as an NLP and Transformational Coach, I have great tools to assist you in building a confident writer’s mindset and keeping the creative flow open.
Having experience of publishing several books, and working with an Independent Publishing House, you have the value of my experience to ensure you are aware of all the ‘little details’ you need to consider when compiling a book to publish. You also have access to an amazing editing and publishing team to remove frustration and allow you to bring a professionally produced book into the world. Additional marketing strategy ideas are offered to promote your book and your visibility as an expert in your niche.
AS A BOOK COACH, I EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS TO CREATIVELY EXPRESS THEIR AUTHENTIC VOICE, INSPIRE JOY AND GAIN FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
Writing a book is a powerful journey for the author and when the book is written in the right way with the right energy, that comes across to the reader. It is a valuable tool to connect with people on a more profound level.
Are YOU Ready to boost your business with a book? Let’s have a cuppa and a chat