Coach Debbie W. Wilson

“The words of the wise prod us to live well. They’re like nails hammered home, holding life together. They are given by God, the one Shepherd.”                             —Ecclesiastes 12:11-14, MSG

Do you feel stuck? Do you have a message you want to get out?

As an AWSA certified writing and speaking coach, Debbie Wilson will come along side you and help you uncover and polish the treasure buried within you.

Offering Writer/Speaker Coaching sessions for AWSA Professional and Protégé Members

Are you exploring the idea of becoming a speaker or writer? Are you a seasoned writer in need of a fresh perspective on a project? Debbie’s clients describe her as a W.I.S.E. coach—Warm, Insightful, Spirt-filled, and Encouraging. As a certified writing and speaking coach, Debbie helps you:

  • Clarify your call and message
  • Identify your audience
  • Tap into fresh ideas
  • Develop your brand
  • Craft a powerful talk
  • Strengthen your writing

 Debbie offers a free 30-minute introductory session to be sure you’re a good fit for each other and special prices for AWSA sisters. Contact her (https://debbiewwilson.com/contact/) to schedule your free session. Learn more at http://lighthouseministriesnc.org/writer-speaker-and-life-coaching-with-debbie/. 

What Others Have Said:

 Debbie was able to take my duffle bag full of jumbled ideas, my writing topics and goals, ask me the right questions, and somehow repeat and coalesce this content into solid matter I could utilize. She kept the thread of our sessions alive, helped me set short-term goals, and served as a great advisor and encourager. I gained some good traction and courage to get started speaking. I wouldn’t hesitate to call her again.”— Fiction writer,  Jennifer Odom

The mark of a great coach is how the coach moves from point A to B. Debbie Wilson made me feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable from the very beginning. Her warmth disarmed my initial hesitation to open up which led to more in-depth conversations. She helped me see things a little differently. Through our brainstorming sessions, she showed me why certain details mattered to my project. I highly recommend Debbie as a coach; her guidance and wisdom will move your project along faster.” — Connie Albers 

As I spoke to Debbie W. Wilson about what I assumed were small concerns, the confusion in my heart spilled out. Debbie listened and offered insight and direction, which enabled me to make positive steps forward. I am grateful to have found such a wise guide.” —Amy S.

About Debbie W. Wilson:

Drawing from Debbie’s personal walk with Christ, twenty-four years as a Christian counselor, and decades as a Bible teacher, she helps people discover relevant faith and fulfill their role in God’s story. Debbie is the author of Little Women, Big God and Give Yourself a Break. In 1991, she and her husband founded Lighthouse Ministries, a Christian counseling and coaching ministry. Debbie loves a good mystery, dark chocolate, and a laugh with her two standard poodles . Debbie is a member of AWSA, CAN (Christian Author’s Network), and Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild.

debbieWwilson.com.

 

Reserve Your Space Now! Special 2019 Christian Products Expo Print Edition of Leading Hearts

Take Your Brand to the Next Level!

Are you interested in getting your ministry, book project or story in front of a thousand leading industry professionals?

Currently, there is limited space available (including the Cover Feature) in a special 24-page PRINT edition of Leading Hearts magazine, which will be made available at the 2019 AWSA Conference to all attendees, during Sunday Morning Worship, Golden Scroll Awards and distributed at the Greater Munce Christian Product Expo.

Please Note: As we are trying to alleviate the confusion of verbal or emailed confirmations, please fill out the form below to guarantee that your request has been received. We will follow up with you to verify if we are able to fulfill your space request.

If you have any questions, please email Amber (barefacedjourney@gmail.com) or Linda (Lindareply@gmail.com)

Have You Saved the Date?—AWSA 2019 and Munce Christian Publishers Expo

HAVE YOU SAVED THE DATE?

Exclusively for AWSA Professional and Protege Members— CLICK HERE

Mark your calendars for our AWSA Conference, now August 23 – 25 followed by Munce’s new Christian Product Expo August 25–27 in Murfreesboro, TN, at the Embassy Suites.  Registration opens soon.

Come and enjoy our conference, followed by the Golden Scroll Awards, the Book Store Book Signing and the AWSA booth!

Our Golden Scroll Book Contests has new categories including: Nonfiction, Children’s, Bible Study, Christian Living, Inspirational/Gift, Memoir, Novels, Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense.

Follow this link to the ‘Book Contest Entry Form’ and enter now! 

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Join the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association as a Professional or Protégé Member ($40 a year) and receive either of Kathy Collard Miller’s e-books: THE COMPLETE GUIDES TO WRITING & SPEAKING PROFESSIONALLY, our gift to you!

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Coach Dr. Evelyn Taylor

Coach Dr. Evelyn Taylor coaches inspiring writers and speakers, helping them to accomplish what God has placed in their hearts. Her unique approach will instill confidence and motivate you to move from dream to reality.

—I highly recommend Dr. Evelyn Taylor. She is professional and respectful. She guides you with sincere care on your journey set forth by God. There is no time wasted as you dive right into the heart of the matter and embrace the promises of God. D. Mann

—The coaching I received from Dr. Johnson-Taylor changed my career strategies for the better. Her expertise guided me. I now have a clearer vision and have identified my specific field of ministry and brand.   L. Center  

As a Theology professor, Evelyn helps students to mature in their walk with God. She has seen up close how God can use one person to impact others. She has trained women in ministry for nearly twenty-five years, developing programs for women. She speaks to women’s, writers’ and caregivers’ support groups helping them as individuals to activate what God has already placed in each of them. Evelyn has helped others to awaken their dreams of writing and speaking. Working with her as a coach will enable you to reach your goals. Isn’t it time you invested in yourself? Evelyn will assist you in:

  • Developing a mission statement for your life
  • Deciding what to do with that book idea that won’t leave you alone
  • Assisting you in connecting with editors, proofreaders and other experts in the business
  • Helping you identify your target audience
  • Aiding you in improving your speaking skills

Evelyn J Taylor Ministries’ Coaching program includes writing, speaking, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Whatever level you are, there is always room for improvement. This program is designed to help you fulfill your destiny of whatever you believe God has called you to do. Working with a coach will help you develop and mature the vision God has given for your life. Contact Evelyn today to learn how to best focus on your assignment.

Individual coaching is available online via zoom, or in person. Visit www.evelynjtaylor.org/coach and fill out the Free Initial Consultation form and a coaching program will be developed specifically for you. Together we will work to achieve your goal.

I (your) can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (you). —Philippians 4:13.

 

Coach Cindi McMenamin

AWSA Certified Coach Cindi McMenamin has 15 years experience helping aspiring writers become published authors. She specializes in helping women turn their passion and creative ideas into a speaking or writing platform. Cindi is an award-winning writer and author of 17 books (all from Harvest House Publishers), and a national speaker whose ministry has taken her to 36 U.S. states and Canada.

Her most popular books include When Women Walk Alone (more than 130,000 copies sold), Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs, When a Woman Discovers Her Dream, When Women Long for Rest, When God Sees Your Tears, and When Couples Walk Together (co-authored with her husband, Hugh).

As an AWSA-Certified Writing Coach and Communications Specialist, Cindi can help you: 

* clarify what God is calling you to write or speak about.

* organize your thoughts and come up with a structured outline for your book or spoken messages.

* guide you in the writing of a nonfiction book proposal to get an agent’s or publisher’s attention.

* develop your writing and speaking skills to become a credible professional.

* polish your already-written manuscript and help make it reader-relevant and marketable.

* expand your platform to reach the largest audience possible with your message.

* explore avenues of opportunity for exposure to your writing or speaking.

* assist you in developing a fee structure to begin making a living at writing and speaking.

Whether it’s short- or long-term coaching that you need or a specific service like proposal-writing, editing, or manuscript critique, Cindi’s expertise, and affordable fees can help you move forward with your goals and accomplish your dream to write or speak.

Fill out Cindi’s “Do We Fit?” questionnaire on her website for a complimentary half-hour coaching session to determine if her coaching or consulting is right for you.

Learn more about Cindi’s coaching credentials, her satisfied clients, and her affordable fees at www.StrengthForTheSoul.com

Cindi Most Popular Coaching & Consulting Packages:

Getting Started in Article Writing:

Did you know one article – in the right magazine or on the right website – could be viewed by far more people than will ever see your published book? Published articles are also great ways to build your reader audience, and get the attention of radio and podcast hosts, and agents or publishers interested in expanding your article idea into a book. Cindi can help you brainstorm ideas, polish your article, and know where to pitch your work. (Recommended: 3 one-hour coaching sessions.)

Non-Fiction Book Proposal Prep:

Don’t write your entire manuscript and then try to sell it. Write a compelling, convincing proposal that you can pitch to an agent or acquisitions editor at a writer’s conference. This saves you the time and disappointment of writing something that might not sell. (Cindi has pitched all 17 of her published books by writing proposals only, never an entire manuscript. She has helped numerous writers put together award-winning proposals,* some which have gone on to become published books.) (Recommended: 3- or 6-session package, depending on the solidity of your book idea.)

* Cindi’s non-fiction book proposal format has won awards (for various book topics) at Christian Writing Contests in Southern California and was used as a template for beginning authors by her publisher for several years. Because of the diversity of book topics and subjects taken into consideration when contracting a book, her proposal format does not guarantee an award or publication of your manuscript.

Organizing and Structuring Your Book Idea: 

Do you have a great idea but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you writing but it’s all going in different directions? Cindi specializes in helping you focus your ideas into a marketable topic, find your specific hook and target audience, and organize your material. You will come out of these sessions with:

* a solid table of contents

* a basic outline to organize your material and guide you through the writing process

* ideas for additional value and price-boosting material for your book

(Recommended: 6 to 12 one-hour sessions to organize your book and draft your manuscript)

Chapter-by-Chapter Coaching: 

Do you already have your outline? Are you writing, but not sure how it’s going? Maybe you’ve already written your book but it’s just not getting the attention of an agent, publisher, or reader base. Cindi can help you take what you’ve written (or are writing now) and make it reader-relevant, and full of value-boosting material so it can actually SELL in today’s crowded marketplace. (Recommended 6- to 12 one-hour sessions to get you started)

Writing and Polishing Your Keynote Message or Seminar:

Would you like to start a speaking ministry or business? Cindi can help you develop your talk, topic or testimony so that it relates to your listeners, and contains solid biblical instruction and practical application. Don’t just go for entertainment or a “nice talk.” Aim for life change. Cindi will show you how. (Recommended: 3 one-hour sessions)

Testimonials from Writers Cindi Has Coached:

“The Lord used Cindi’s experience and expertise to help launch my writing career. Her passion to guide writers toward becoming published authors is unparalleled as she becomes not only a writing coach but also a trusted friend. As a consultant, she is incredibly helpful and encouraging. Cindi is an expert in the ins and outs of the publishing industry and her zeal to help you pursue your dream is contagious and inspiring. If you’re looking for a coach to help you put your best foot forward in the publishing world, look no further than Cindi McMenamin!” – Rhonda Stoppe, No Regrets Woman Speaker & Author of Moms Raising Sons to Be Men, Real Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor (Harvest House Publishers) 

“If you are seeking a writing coach, I would highly recommend Cindi McMenamin. I was a stranger to Cindi, who was speaking at my church’s women’s retreat, yet when she learned I wanted to write a Bible study, she encouraged me to take it a step further and write a book. What meant the most to me, is that she followed through with the steps I needed to take, encouragement, and writing and editing advice.” – Christi Kari, Author of On the Other Side of the Glass and The Boy Named Lucifer 

“Cindi is a natural coach! She explained the details I needed to know about the speaking industry and then helped me develop my message into something others want to hear. Her coaching sessions were just what I needed to jump-start my own speaking career!”

Ashley L. Jones, blogger at www.BigSisterKnows.com and author of The New Era of Cast Iron (Spring/Summer 2020)

“Cindi has come alongside me and given me the one-on-one support and tools I needed to excel. She offers encouragement and direction in practical steps that lead to progress and helped me realize a dream God has placed within me. – Lisa Pacheco, Blogger, Bible teacher & Director of Women at Calvary Chapel, Oceanside, CA

 

Coach Linda Gilden

Linda Gilden is an award-winning writer, speaker, editor, and experienced writing and speaking coach. She is the author of 14 books including Called to Write, Words to Live By, Called to Speak, Articles, Articles, Articles!, The Linked Quick Guide to Personalities series, and more. With over a thousand published magazine articles, Linda Gilden loves to share a great story. Linda enjoys coaching others in their writing/speaking skills on their journeys to clear, concise communication. Her favorite activity (other than coaching writers and speakers, of course) is floating in a pool with a good book surrounded by splashing grandchildren!

Specialties Include:

All aspects of nonfiction writing—

Book Proposals, Articles, Devotional Writing, Nonfiction Book, Marketing Your Book, Navigating Contracts and Getting the Word Out about Your Work

All aspect of speaking—

Speech preparation, Marketing yourself, Presentation and Effective Body Language and Delivery

Everyone has a message. And for those of us who are believers, it is a message that can change the world. Speakers and writers must communicate with excellence, in a simple and completely understandable way. Linda Gilden finds great joy in equipping others to speak and write their messages and desires that their coaching time yields a commitment to excellence by her clients. We serve a God of perfection. And even though we will never be perfect, we can strive to deliver His message to those around us in the best way we can.

Linda charges $75-$100 per session. Multiple sessions are available at a reduced rate when booked in advance.

Learn more about her work at lindagilden.com

#AWSAGiving: Your Chance to Give Back (and Reap the Rewards of Membership)

Sisters, Thank you for giving your best gift this #GIVINGTUESDAY to support the ministry and teaching efforts of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

We have had an amazing year and conference, but it hasn’t been without its unanticipated financial challenges. Would you give today to help keep us on track for finishing 2018 strong?

There are a few simple ways you can help us do that:

  • You can pay your membership dues.
  • AWSA Professionals – You can take advantage of our AWSA Inner Circle or Mastermind Groups
  • Protege: You can sign up to be a part of the monthly Protege Power Call.

Also, any additional amount you give today, $10, $25, $100, $500, $1000 or more will help support our operations which provide us with resources like Leading Hearts Magazine, Arise Daily and nurture all of the communications and training opportunities available through Right to the Heart Ministries. As a bonus, every gift you give is tax deductible.

Thank you for giving today!

 

AWSA Certified Coach Directory

AWSA Certified Coaches are available to help you get to the next step in your writing and speaking career. We encourage you to time to read through our complete directory and spend time in prayer to find the coach that best aligns with your personal and professional needs.

To get more information on how to get your AWSA Coaching Certification click here. 


Coach Faith Blatchford

Learn more about her work at faithblatchford.com

Contact Faith


Coach Deb DeArmond

Deb DeArmond is an expert in the fields of communication, relationship, and conflict resolution. As an author and professional speaker, Deb’s books focus on marriage, the family, and women. She’s authored three non-fiction books in the Christian Living category.

As a business and life coach for 15+ years, Deb helps others achieve their goals, both personal and professional. She now utilizes those skills alongside her AWSA Coaching Certification in her work with aspiring authors and speakers. Learn more about her work at debdearmond.com

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Coach Linda Gilden

Linda Gilden is an award-winning writer, speaker, editor, and experienced writing and speaking coach. She is the author of 14 books including Called to Write, Words to Live By, Called to Speak, Articles, Articles, Articles!, The Linked Quick Guide to Personalities series, and more. With over a thousand published magazine articles, Linda Gilden loves to share a great story. Linda enjoys coaching others in their writing/speaking skills on their journeys to clear, concise communication. Her favorite activity (other than coaching writers and speakers, of course) is floating in a pool with a good book surrounded by splashing grandchildren!

Specialties Include all aspects of nonfiction writing and speaking

Learn more about her work at lindagilden.com

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Contact Linda


Coach Jayme Hull

Learn more about her work at jaymeleehull.com

Contact Jayme


Coach Cindi McMenamin

Cindi McMenamin has 15 years experience helping aspiring writers become published authors. She specializes in helping women turn their passion and creative ideas into a speaking or writing platform. Cindi is an award-winning writer and author of 17 books (all from Harvest House Publishers), and a national speaker whose ministry has taken her to 36 U.S. states and Canada.

Learn more about her work at strengthforthesoul.com

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Contact Cindi


 

Coach Yvonne Ortega

Learn more about her work at yvonneortega.com

Contact Yvonne


 

Coach Karynthia Phillips

Learn more about her work at trinitywholenessministries.com

Contact Karynthia

 


 

Coach Dr. Evelyn Taylor

As a Theology professor, Dr. Evelyn Taylor helps students to mature in their walk with God. She has seen up close how God can use one person to impact others. She has trained women in ministry for nearly twenty-five years, developing programs for women. She speaks to women’s, writers’ and caregivers’ support groups helping them as individuals to activate what God has already placed in each of them. Evelyn has helped others to awaken their dreams of writing and speaking. Working with her as a coach will enable you to reach your goals. Isn’t it time you invested in yourself?

Learn more about her work at evelynjtaylor.org

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Contact Evelyn

 


 

Coach Monica Schmelter

Learn more about her work at monicaschmelter.com

Contact Monica

 


 

Coach Cynthia L. Simmons

Learn more about her work at clsimmons.com

Contact Cynthia

 


Coach Karen Whiting

Learn more about her work at karenwhiting.com

Contact Karen


Coach Debbie W. Wilson

Do you feel stuck? Do you have a message you want to get out

As an AWSA certified writing and speaking coach, Debbie Wilson will come along side you and help you uncover and polish the treasure buried within you. Debbie provides Writer/Speaker Coaching sessions for AWSA Professional and Protégé Members

Are you exploring the idea of becoming a speaker or writer? Are you a seasoned writer in need of a fresh perspective on a project? Debbie’s clients describe her as a W.I.S.E. coach—Warm, Insightful, Spirit-filled, and Encouraging.

READ MORE

Contact Debbie

 

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