Celebrating a book coach’s success
We’d like to introduce , one of our Author Accelerator members. Kathryn Dodson recently became our first certified book coach. We invited her to sit down for a little interview to talk about her experience. So without further ado, here is Kathryn!
Q: Okay, Kathryn, how did you come to book coaching? Were you a writer looking for a way to dive deeper into the craft? A coach hoping to expand or enhance your services? Were you entering book coaching totally fresh?
Kathryn: I originally started the book coaching program to improve my own writing. Along the way I learned how rewarding it is to help other writers bring their books into the world.
Q: What was your experience in the Advanced Training and Certification course? What did you find most satisfying? What did you find most challenging?
Kathryn: The Advanced Training and Certification course was amazing. The videos, tools and coursework covered every subject I could have imagined, and really taught me how to coach. I was fortunate to have a great mentor every step of the way, and had the opportunity to coach three writers during the practicums. The program has absolutely prepared me for a career as a book coach.
Q: What is the most valuable piece of advice you’re taking away from the training?
Kathryn: Coaching, like writing, can be learned. Author Accelerator has created a phenomenal program for training book coaches.
Q: What are you going to do to celebrate your certification achievement?!
Kathryn: I’m still working on that, although I’m sure a bottle of champagne is in my future!
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
Kathryn: Donna Goodin was wonderful as my book coach and as my Advanced Book Coach Certification mentor. I also really appreciated [Laura Franzini’s] comments on my work [the two practicums of the course]; they were unexpected, extremely thorough and gave me great ideas on how to improve my coaching in the future. It was a real bonus to read those comments.
I worked with a wonderful executive coach for 3–4 years (in my former life). We have stayed in touch and she was astounded at the coach training program…. She never had that type of intensive training.
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