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Private Book Coaching

Choose from several private book coaching programs, depending on where you are in your thinking, how much direction you need, and what your appetite is for DIY. Book coaching intensives typically span 2-3 weeks, and book coaching programs typically span 3-6 months; timelines can be adjusted to your situation.

Plan Your Book VIP Day Intensive

blank chalkboardGot a brilliant book idea and want to spring into action? Get a full day dedicated to planning your project with expert guidance. This VIP Day enables you to:

  • Define your goals to position your book for success
  • Clarify who you’re writing for and why
  • Develop your high-level book outline
  • Understand your publishing options
  • Learn tools and tips for generating ideas and getting unstuck

Our goal is to eliminate confusion and speed you on your book-writing way.

Start Strong Book Coaching Program

Start Strong Book Coaching

You have a clear idea what your book is about and strong motivation to write it yourself. Your content is already well defined (for example, it may be based on workshops you teach or speeches you give) and you know who your intended audience is, but you want to start quickly and have a clear path to completion.

Start Strong offers three months of private coaching to help you plan your book, begin writing it, and know how to take it to publication yourself. It includes a full VIP Day, coaching calls, inspiration calls for getting unstuck, email support, editorial feedback, and work materials such as proprietary templates.

This program allows you the freedom to run. You can focus on your content without struggling with project structure and how-to’s. You benefit from:

  • 1:1 book-writing guidance
  • Clarification of your goals, audience, and message
  • Development of your high-level book outline
  • Tools and tips for generating ideas and getting unstuck
  • A clear DIY map forward

At the end of this program, you will be well on your way to writing your book and have a plan for publication.

Find Your Focus Book Coaching Program

Find Your Focus Book CoachingYou have a general idea what your book is about and you want to write it yourself, but you feel like you are starting from scratch. You are unclear about details, you aren’t sure who your audience is, and you want help exploring possibilities and developing your ideas.

Find Your Focus offers three months of private coaching to help you explore ideas, determine what book you are meant to write, and get started on it. It includes coaching and inspiration calls, email support, editorial feedback, and work materials such as proprietary templates.

This program gives you the benefit of:

  • An objective ear to help tease out the core elements of your book
  • A thinking partner to help you develop concepts and do your best work
  • Expert advice on structuring and clarifying ideas on the page so your readers can absorb them

It’s important to note our work here is fluid. There’s no doubt this emergent process is messier than starting with a clear, detailed outline, but it carries its own form of excitement. You get to explore, try things on for size, play in the sandbox a bit. As you write your “discovery draft” you’ll achieve clarity about the points you want to make, which you can then analyze, restructure, and refine.

Guided DIY Book Coaching Program

Guided DIY Book CoachingYou have a solid idea what your book is about. You want to write and publish it yourself, but you’d be relieved to have a bit of guidance throughout the process.

The Guided DIY program offers six months of private coaching to help you plan, write, and publish your book yourself. In addition to a full VIP Day, coaching and inspiration calls, email support, editorial feedback, and proprietary work materials, it includes detailed production guidance and high-level marketing guidance.

You realize multiple benefits:

  • Reduced overwhelm from figuring everything out yourself
  • Expert advice on how to clarify and organize your thoughts on the page
  • Awareness of your writing habits and patterns to leverage or improve
  • Accountability for finishing your book
  • Hand-holding during the sometimes-confusing production process
  • A jumpstart on marketing

Stick to the schedule and you can have your book published by the end of this program!

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Clients & Colleagues Speak

“Karin’s approach is dynamic and thoughtful. She knows how to work with clients to identify and hone their message, how to help them draw conceptual gold to the surface and craft it into a beautifully structured book. She knows when to zoom in and support, when to pull back and let the client process, when to listen and when to talk. The results are collaborative and nothing short of amazing.” —Rita Lewis, independent writer and editor

“Karin has an amazing talent for seeing the big picture and fitting the puzzle pieces together, while looking at the details to make sure each word does its job. She pushed and challenged me to create the best book possible.” —Becky Sansbury, speaker and consultant

“I achieved a new level of clarity in putting things together, articulating how I work with my clients, and creating consistent messaging. I feel much more comfortable and confident now in how I approach different markets.” —Bill Brown, BD Brown Communications

“Karin was the perfect solution and fit for me. She worked flexibly and closely with me throughout the editing, formatting and publishing process. ... With keen insights and gentle suggestions, Karin was able to help me transform my good book into a much better one. It was an amazing process. —A. Charles, author and coach

“Simply put, my book never would have gotten published without Karin.” —Alan Hoffler, MillsWyck Communications