What a few of Debbie’s clients say:
Sarah Dillon, professional translator and author of the forthcoming Going Global When You’re Small
By any reasonable standards, this was the worst possible time for me to finally start writing the book I’d been thinking about for years, as I was juggling stressful circumstances on personal and professional fronts. But that’s exactly why I decided to bite the bullet and to sign up for Debbie’s private book coaching.
I wanted to be able to look back on 2014 and have something to show for it. I didn’t want to spend yet another year thinking and talking, but not actually doing.
Working with Debbie is incredibly motivating. I always spend the rest of the day after our sessions on a bit of a high. There’s no way I’d be this far along in the book writing process without her, and I certainly wouldn’t have refined my ideas to this point.
Best of all, there’s been a knock-on effect across my entire business. I’ve felt more energized and inspired than I have in a long time. Book coaching? More like business boosting!”
Photo above: Sarah, who is based in Brisbane, Australia, is Skyping with Debbie.
Andrea Goulet Ford, messaging strategist and author of the forthcoming Culture of Content
“Although my book isn’t finished yet, working with Debbie for the past six months is one of the best investments I could have made. Debbie has brought just the right amount of tough love and tender criticism to my manuscript.
The result is that now, instead of my book being a collection of disjointed thoughts, it’s a concrete outline that makes sense. Before working with Debbie, people looked confused when I described my book. Now, they ask, “When can I buy it!”
Debbie has been absolutely instrumental in writing my book.”
For a sneak peek of Andrea’s new book, visit Culture of Content.
Bill Sheridan, chief communications officer and author of Look, Lead, Love, Learn
“I never really thought of myself as book author until I signed up for Debbie’s Beta Author Boost program. Debbie convinced me otherwise. Her editing, coaching, and invaluable resources were a huge help in navigating the previously unfamiliar world of e-publishing.”
Sue Johnston, communications consultant and author of Talk To Me
“I had decided to either publish or abandon the book that had been lingering on my half-done list for years when Debbie’s email arrived inviting me to join Beta Author Boost. She promised to guide us through the writing process – but I was already a writer. Couldn’t I do this alone? Maybe not. “I’d read Debbie’s newsletters and The Corporate Blogging Book, I knew she knew her stuff. And her hype-free promotion told me there would be no fluff. For me, the most beneficial aspect of the program has been Debbie’s feedback, original ideas and encouragement for my specific project.”
Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs
“What I love about Debbie is that she is much more than a book coach. As an experienced entrepreneur and a leading business speaker, she is in the business world. She understands not just how to write a short book, but how to write a good business book.”
Tom is the first of Debbie’s private clients to do a VIP Author Retreat with her. More info soon about these one-day intensives. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Jeanne Rossomme, marketing consultant and author of The Secret of Getting Better Customers
“Debbie helped me narrow in on the compelling core for my first eBook in no time – invaluable! I found the resources and rhythm of the Beta Author program very supportive in transforming my ideas into a real book. Debbie also advised me on how to market my book and referred me to a terrific editor for the final copyediting of my manuscript.”
Jeanne’s book, The Secret of Getting Better Customers, is available on Amazon as an eBook.
Mary Prendergast, executive with Fortune 50 company
“Debbie is a gift! I am blessed to have met her, and look forward to continuing our relationship. Being a writer is something that I have been thinking about for years. Given a demanding full time job and just plain life, there never seemed to be time to pursue my dream. Participating in her program, and working with her as a private coaching client, was the best decision I ever made. Her guidance, encouragement and faith in my success has inspired me to continue writing.”
Mark Wayland, executive sales consultant
“What technology doesn’t provide is the wisdom or critical thinking that takes “a good (book) idea” to completion. Debbie just “gets it.” A successful business owner and author in her own right, she provided insight, guidance, assistance, and direction in just the right way when and where it was needed. I can’t recommend Debbie highly enough.”
In photo, Mark is Skyping with Debbie From Sydney, Australia for one of his private coaching sessions.
Cheryl Dolan, speaking coach and communications consultant
“I found the individual coaching incredibly helpful: Debbie is a perceptive listener and editor who is able to hone in on where you are (or are not) in your writing process and expertly guide you to the next level. She provided a rich and deep resource of practical information that I was able to put to immediate use, drawing on her own experience as a published author, and including the guest experts.”
Cheryl was a member of the first group of Beta Authors.
Don Dunnington, global communications strategist
“I met Debbie online in 2004 when she was leading the charge to convince corporations they needed to start blogging. She was a pioneer in the corporate blogging space, and now she’s pioneering in an even larger and I believe far more important space, the business eBook. I had any number of book ideas floating around in my head, notebooks and electronic files. I was going to get around to it someday. Debbie threw down the challenge to make someday today, and provided the support and guidance to give us traction.”
Don was also a pioneer Beta Author.