Book Doula Services
Birth your book and watch the new YOU be born.
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!
This is for you if:
* You have been wanting to write a book for forever BUT:
– You don’t know where to start
– Or even HOW?!
– You’re not sure you have enough to fill a whole book
– You don’t know anything about book writing and it just feels like a whole BIG project that takes ages and a ginormous amount of time and dedication (and you’re not sure you want to get into that!)
– You sometimes wonder “Why would people even want to read your story?” (and if they do, what will they get from it?! )
* You keep telling the same stories or giving the same advice to people/clients over and over again!! Save time: Put it in a book!
* You feel called to share your story and KNOW it will help others like you
* You want to leave a legacy for those who come after you
* You want to take your healing to the next level and writing your story is going to do just that
* You KNOW you have to do it and it’s time to stop making excuses
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 two main offerings are:
1. The Writer’s Starter Pack
You’ll get 3 sessions to be used over a period of 6 weeks from your purchase date to support you in the way that best suits you. (Since it’s a starter pack, usually people will use it to lay the foundations of their book, and define their outline so that all they need to do from there is just sit down and write!)
This offer includes my Getting Ready To Change Lives Through Writing online course (value $150)
Investment: $ 650
2. VIP Action Package
This is my premium offer where I will 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, and I will read your chapters and hold you accountable so that you can keep going.
I will keep an eye on the development of your story, intervening when the time is right with the information needed, and most importantly, I will be there to talk 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.
You will also get access to my team of professionals for advice on any book related topic, as well as preferential rates should you wish to hire them.
This offer includes:
– My eyes on your draft weekly (value $200/month)
– Up to 4 x one-hour 1:1 sessions per month (value $700/month)
– VIP Voxer support (voicemail support) during office hours (value $200/month)
– Access to the writing group for three months (value $297)
– Access to the workshops I host during those three months (value $250)
The writing group guest experts and topics are still to be defined, but I’m thinking:
– Self-publishing vs Traditional publishing
– How to choose a cover
– Things to consider when choosing an editor and why
– Why you need a pre-launch strategy
– Recruiting your Launch Team
As for the workshops, I’m thinking:
– How to Self-Publish on Amazon and how I became #1 Bestseller.
– Pre-Launch Strategy + planning
The investment: $ 700/month with a minimum commitment 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! )
Want more info? Make some tea and let’s talk!
Ready? Let’s do this!
Say YES and take the first steps to living a life beyond your wildest dreams!!!
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’m now in the tropics working by the pool while most of my friends and colleagues are freezing their fingertips off in the Northern Hemisphere!
What people say about working with me:
“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!” Jess Lohmann, Content Marketing Strategist, and Author.
“I approached Annick to help me with my book. I had been trying to write it on my own, but I was facing some challenges. I was unsure of the outline and didn’t know whether I ‘d have enough content to fill a whole book.
I felt sad, inadequate, and lacking that thing that would make my book see the light. And what’s even worse is that I’d lost my motivation and was not looking forward to writing it!
During my first session with Annick, she asked me a few questions and confirmed that I was on the right track. We immediately got to work and within minutes, she showed me how I could flesh out one part and suggested topics I hadn’t thought about.
Picking up my book idea again brought up fears and worries, which Annick knew just how to dissipate. She listened to me and gave me a realistic pep talk, leaving me empowered, knowing what I had to do to move forward.” S.O, Launch Expert.
“Annick is a fabulous coach who helped me tremendously during a very vulnerable time in my business. I was involved in two “failures” or “setbacks,” that totally stressed me out, and were heartbreaking, actually, to someone trying to make their business dream come true.
I felt she always knew what to do, she was always five steps ahead of me business-wise and otherwise.
She helped me get through both stressful situations. She totally understood what I was going through, and everything she said made it better. She said that the “failures” weren’t failures but was the universe testing me to see if I really wanted to continue on with my business – the universe wanted to see if I wanted it bad enough. That got me through some tough weeks, and even though I was angry and stressed about my setbacks, I knew she was right, and I kept going forward.
I now see both setbacks as gifts, which have propelled me further than I would have believed. It just turned out that both were major teaching lessons that helped my business move ahead faster. They weren’t setbacks, as I had initially thought.
I suppose I could have gotten through both situations without having her as my coach, but having her to bounce my problems off helped keep me sane and helped me move through it quicker – the support meant the world. I don’t know who else in my life would have understood or had solutions, like Annick did, for what I was going through.” K.A, Author and Coach.
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!
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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!
Let’s do this!