Book Doula Services
Birth your book, birth the new YOU.
Yes, it is time now...
How long will you keep putting it off? You know you have a book inside of you, I don’t need to convince you. It’s been there waiting for “the right time” and guess what? That time is now!
Why write a book?
Your past experiences made you who you are today, but you don’t have to keep carrying them with you every day. What if you could store them in a safe place, freeing up space for new experiences to take place?
Writing a memoir can be a highly therapeutic and healing experience. Giving your story its own home in the shape of a book is the perfect way to honour it, honouring your past and opening up to the future as a transformed version of you.
When I decided to write my book, I knew I had to do it as part of my own healing. I knew I would keep tripping on the same patterns over and over again until I’d take a look at my past and make peace with it. What happened afterwards was way beyond my expectations, though.
Emerging on the other end of the writing experience as an author not only transformed me, but it transformed my relationships, my business, and my life in general. It was as if a veil had been lifted, and a new, upgraded, version of me had been revealed.
You’ll see, becoming a published author, gaining credibility and also visibility as you promote your book, will unleash a whole new level of magic to happen!
People with see you with a different eye (and so will you!), not only because of what’s inside your book, but also because they know that, if being an entrepreneur requires courage, writing a book requires even more bravery. It will make you stand out and shine a spotlight over your head – and make you realise how powerful you truly are.
Dreaming is great. Taking steps to turning dreams into reality is even better. Writing a book might feel scary – in fact, that’s the reason why people keep making excuses not to do it – but what’s on the other side of that fear is FRICKIN. WORTH. IT.
Think about all the lives you are going to touch – cos yes, you will! And, as my mentor Gabby Bernstein says, when you’ve got a message to share, it’s not a choice, but a duty and a responsibility to share it, for all those who need it to hear it from YOU and no one else.
My mission is to hold your hand and walk with you through the healing process that comes with the writing, facilitating your transformation, while making sure that you’ve got all the tools and information needed to make the writing process as easeful as possible, free from doubt, anxiety, and stuck-ness!
More than just a writing coach, I will be your Book Doula, helping you birth your book, but most importantly, helping you birth your new YOU.
My signature Fast Action Package has seen people write their books (and experience AH-mazing changes in their lives and business) in three months. It is a combination of various skills that relate to the writing itself, and mindset and strategy coaching to give you a 360° support.
You can count on me to be there for you all the way through the first three months of the process.
I will work with you on defining the foundation and outline. We will get clear on who you’re writing for, and I will help you write to that person, aka the perfect audience for your book. I will read your chapters and keep an eye on the development of your story, intervening when the time is right with the right questions to make your writing richer and deeper, and your message clearer.
I will be there to walk you through anything that comes up as you write, and will hold space to facilitate your healing step by step, using a wide array of tools and techniques from my experience as a transformational coach.
And I will be there, right by your side, to cheer on you and support you as you embrace your new life as an author and a life-transformer.
I do insist that you get a good foundation, so this offer requires you take my online course Write and Change Lives (Including Yours!), included in the price.
This offer includes:
– 1 x initial 90-min 1:1 foundation session
– Feedback on your draft up to 5000 words/week
– VIP Voxer support (voicemail support) during office hours to address any questions that may come up
– Up to12 x 30-min 1:1 sessions to check in on your progress and untangle any knots
– Access to the writing group for three months for masterclasses and content to support your journey
The past and upcoming writing group guest experts and topics are:
– Self-publishing vs Traditional publishing (with bestselling author Annie Grace)
– How does traditional publishing really work? (with literary agent Anjanette Fennell)
– How to promote your book when you haven’t finished it yet (with storytelling & marketing coach Shannon Whaley)
– How to crowdfund your book (with award-finalist author Rachel Zinman)
The investment: $ 3000 total for a duration of three months.*
(These three months can get you as far as getting your manuscript finished, your pre-launch strategy defined, as well as your launch team set up and your launch strategy, so you’re all ready! )
*monthly or bi-weekly payment plan available
Want to take things slow? Let’s!
Want something less intensive/expensive?
Check the availability for my 6-month 1:1 packages
Want more info? Make some tea and let’s talk!
CLARITY & AHAs – Lindsay’s story
When I set out to write my book, my biggest challenge was clearly defining my audience…
I’d been going in circles about this for months. I had one idea that I’d been working on, but was beginning to doubt it, or at least not know how to go forward. It was horribly frustrating and got the whole thing at a stand-still.
I just couldn’t figure out what to do, but I didn’t know who to talk to about it. (And it was much easier to procrastinate on the project than to do the hard work of pushing through this block.)
And then, Annick happened!
I love how she validated not only my book idea but my thoughts on my audience. And then she took it to a whole new level!
I was surprised at how much she pushed me, and I loved it. She played Devil’s Advocate and forced me to answer tough questions on the spot,which helped me get laser-clarity immediately. This is to say nothing of the amazing gift of knowing my truly audience, for the first time! This is GOLD.
Not only did I finally decide on my reader, Annick showed me who my reader is in this whole other beautiful dimension I had never thought of before. It feels like everything just clicked at that point.
I finally got the big cosmic “Go” sign from the Universe! And now it feels like I can flow forward in the most delightful way — which is a huge change from how heavy my writing process had become. Now there’s a lightness and joy that hasn’t been there before. I’m thrilled!
Who am I?
My name is Annick, and I’m the author of Soul Superstar: Stories From My Sober Heart.
I used to have a big secret. I was tired of living a double life, alternating between the wild party girl and the ever busy entrepreneur trying to make her dreams come true.
A few years ago, I woke up in my bed with no recollection whatsoever of how I had made it home. All I could remember was sitting on my friend’s veranda the night before, drinking wine. When I looked outside and realised I had driven home, my blood froze. How many more times would I be allowed to take such risks and still make it home safe?
I made an empowered choice. I decided to take my life back and do what it takes to turn it around and stop letting it be driven by my destructive behaviours and self-sabotage. I realised that they only served to reinforce that belief that I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t deserve to be loved and valued.
I decided to change that broken record that seemed to be playing in the back of my mind, stand up and take control back. I rolled up my sleeves and said YES to building a new life.
About a year later, I had an epiphany: What if writing my story could actually help change lives? I kept telling the same stories over and over again, and people kept telling me I should share them in a book.
I had reached that point where I knew I just had to do it. I booked my flight to London and set out on my own writing retreat. On Dec 20th, I started writing my book. Fourteen days later, I finished my manuscript.
Six months later, on June 16, 2017, my book was published and was #1 Bestseller on Amazon. What happened after that was pure bliss. Clients started hiring me and I made more money in the six months that followed than I had in the whole year prior!
I established myself as an expert and people started tagging me as the go-to person in my field of expertise. Finally, the dream had become reality. The location-free business was happening for real, and that’s how I got to spend winter in the tropics working by the pool while most of my friends and colleagues were freezing their fingertips off in the Northern Hemisphere!
Writing like a rock star – Jessica’s story
SO excited for how many others you will inspire, Annick!
For all of you beauties out there with a book in your brain, just so that you know, I hired Annick as my Book Doula and she worked her magic and still is!
With her help, guidance, and accountability, I completed my first draft in 3 months alongside my other responsibilities: clients, own programs/marketing, home repairs/renovations, family and 2 close family deaths including 2 international flights… I’m not as quick as she was, but I feel I am where I need to be and that’s all that counts!
I’m now in the 2nd editing phase. I’ve received my developmental edit and I have a lot more work ahead of me, but it was Annick’s mail this morning that inspired me to continue! I felt so shitty, I really did and I was going to put it down for a few weeks/months, but she’s right, my book needs to be read, I have to get through this! I have to improve my manuscript and I’ll be damned if I don’t! I never give up, so why start now, right?
She reminds me all the time that my book needs to be read and that it will inspire children – and maybe even a few adults – along the way… That’s my goal and I hope to reach it someday! Even if I just inspire one child, my work is done!
So, if you know you were meant to write a book, then just do it! Schedule the time and join other aspiring authors on this journey. You got this! Enjoy the process, it sure is amazing!
But... What if...?
Life-changing decisions are often accompanied by fear and resistance disguised as “cautiousness”. Maybe that’s what you’re experiencing now.
Maybe your brain has just delivered an express package of 10,000 reasons why this may not be for you. And, you know what, maybe it’s right. But maybe it’s just trying to keep you playing small. How will you know? By having a close look at your situation.
Let’s have a chat and dig a little to see if now is the right time for us to work together. Choose a date and time below and let’s talk!
Yes, it IS time…
If your heart’s all “Where do I sign up?” and you can feel it in your gut that this is your time, the turning point in your life and career, the moment you’ll always remember as the tipping point, then you can click on the button and sign up!
You will be taken to a payment page, and as soon as your payment’s made, you will receive an email with the link to book your first call. Feeling excited? So am I!