Are you an entrepreneur, speaker or community advocate looking for a unique way to market your personal story as part of your brand?

Want to use your personal experience of overcoming adversity & trauma, to create a life of purpose & passion to help inspire others? 

IF SO, my ‘Reasons to Live Mini-memoir’ writing course may be for you!
Jas Rawlinson writing testimonial - Graeme Bint

As a writing coach who has worked with survivors of domestic violence, addiction, child abuse, & many other forms of trauma, I have seen first-hand the healing power that comes from people writing & sharing their stories… 

Stories of darkness that give way to triumphant light. Life journeys of unspeakable trauma, that transform into empowering narratives of hope and healing… 

And more so, the incredible opportunities that we have to transform lives & elevate our businesses, through the sharing of our personal stories. 

Think about it this way… If you were looking for a professional to assist you with overcoming a particular obstacle, & you could choose between someone with a lived-experience of that obstacle, & someone with qualifications but no personal understanding… Who would you choose? 

It’s a no-brainer, right? As humans we are drawn to people with common experiences & life journeys… 

And this is why I believe memoir-writing (whether it be a full length book, or a short story feature on your life) should be part of every entrepreneur or business owner’s toolkit! 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE & SHARE YOUR STORY...

(As shared by some of my clients)

prema, child abuse survivor (Reasons to Live)
Image: Dave Fox Photography

Prema Ra, Physiotherapist

“A year ago I emerged from a decade long abusive relationship, with my self esteem in tatters at my feet. With the help of my psychotherapist, and through Jas Rawlinson’s fabulous “Reasons to Live” writing program, I have begun to grow a brand new self esteem.

“You have been a great Blessing in my life Jas. This whole process with you is kick starting my movement back out into the world. I’m hoping, in the next decade, that I get to finish my book about chronic pain, and teach the work that I do before it’s too late! You have been an extraordinary catalyst in my life.”

“IF A STORY IS WITHIN YOU, IT HAS GOT TO COME OUT..." - William Faulkner

Right now you might be thinking: “But Jas, what if people judge me? I mean, is my story really worth telling?”

The answer is, yes! You absolutely should share your story with the world – regardless of what others may think.

Why? Well, as confronting as it may feel to think about reliving memories from your past, writing your story can also be incredibly liberating… And not only that, it can help you connect with & attract more of your ideal clients! 

Which is why I offer personal OR group writing coaching sessions – specifically for entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches & community members with a lived-experience of overcoming adversity. 

THE 'REASONS TO LIVE MINI-MEMOIR WRITING COURSE

IF YOU...

  • ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR, speaker or community advocate looking for a unique way to use storytelling to market your brand/message
  • WISH YOU HAD one great piece of content that you could slice in multiple ways (think media pitches, speeches, blog posts, expert quotes & website content)
  • ARE A SURVIVOR of trauma or adversity who has rebuilt your life & discovered purpose & passion...
  • DON'T HAVE THE TIME to write a full book, but still want to get your story into the world to inspire & spread hope...

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE COURSE?

Over a period of 1 – 3 months (depending on your schedule), we will work together to craft your life journey into an empowering 3000 word short story that you can use for marketing, media pitches/expert quotes, blogs & more!  

As part of the course, you’ll receive…

  • 1x 60 MINUTE STRATEGY PHONE SESSION...
    Working 1 on 1, we will go deep into the background of your life story. We'll get clear on why you want to share your story, how to tell it in an empowering way, & which parts of your life to include. 
  • 1X PERSONALISED CHAPTER NARRATIVE TEMPLATE (as used by each of the people featured in my book 'Reasons to Live!')...
    With the help of my personalised chapter template & questionnaire, you’ll have everything you need to begin writing the first draft of your story! These templates help you create structure, plan the layout of your narrative, & ensure your story flows.
  • GHOSTWRITING OPTIONS...
    Whether you're short on time, or it's just easier emotionally to speak your story than to write it yourself, I can help! With my ghostwriting add on, we can work on your story via interviews & I can then get to work to craft it into an empowering piece of content. 
  • 3X ROUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK, SUGGESTIONS, & EDITING...
    Once I’ve received your draft, it’s time for me to wave my expert editing wand & make sure your words capture your journey as authentically, powerfully, & truthfully as possible! During this time, we’ll go back & forth until both of us are entirely happy with the piece. 
  • 1x 20 MINUTE SOS CALL...
    If writer’s block hits, don’t stress! I’m only a phone call away & here to help you get back on track 
  • 1x 20 MINUTE DEBRIEF CALL
    Whenever my clients finish writing their life stories, it’s important to me that we make the time to debrief about the chapter & chat about how they’re feeling – and you’re no exception! This phone call is an important & vital part of the writing process.

    AND... AS A SPECIAL BONUS, I MAY EVEN SELECT YOUR STORY TO BE PUBLISHED IN VOLUME 2 OF MY BOOK 'REASONS TO LIVE' (BUT HURRY, THIS OPTION EXPIRES IN JULY 2019!)
angela - reasons to live writer

Angela, Domestic Violence Survivor

“It’s so easy to ask ourselves, ‘Am I really a great person? Am I truly valued? Am I good enough?’ That self-doubt sneaks in and makes you question yourself… But you have done a spectacular job helping me through the writing process, Jas! Reading my story, I was almost crying… You’ve made my story better with extra layers of emotion. Pulled the words out and put them in a way I wanted…”

READY TO START WRITING YOUR STORY?

Whether you’re interested in a 1 on 1, or you’d like to host a group writing coaching session for your organisation, I can help!