The Difference Between Dreaming and Doing
How this all started…
with a dream of being a writer to becoming a successful entrepreneur
This road has been long and full of ups and downs, many failures and lots of hard times. My journey as an author and an entrepreneur truly began when I was 15 and became ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFS changed the trajectory of my entire life. I slept 18-22 hours a day for the first 2 years. At 28 years old, with my symptoms more manageable, I got my first full-time job. It was all I could do to get to work each day, let alone anything else like starting a business or writing a book. I created a successful corporate career over 15 years until I left it behind to begin my entrepreneurship journey in 2016.
As a freelancer / entrepreneur, I embraced the world of marketing, automation, copywriting, web design, the list goes on…. Yet, it still wasn’t enough. It was a start but there was more…
I had to stop doubting myself and step outside of my comfort zone. I knew I needed to make a drastic change that began with changing my focus.
New Focus = New World…
For the first time, I fell in love with my work. It was not about putting in the hours or about being the “doer”. I fully embraced being a writer, contributed to bestselling books and began my own solo writing. I accepted with passion my love for teaching and became an author coach. It finally felt like I was living my purpose.
This is why I am here with you today.
I can honestly say that your dreams, ideas, and goals….
Are completely possible, not just a fantasy.
Your self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and other self-limiting beliefs are standing in your way. You do not need to be afraid anymore You can step outside of your comfort zone. You are not alone anymore.
feeling confident to share your message globally
your book with your name on Amazon and other bookseller platforms
meeting new people and introducing yourself as an author
being requested as a recognized expert in your niche
There is no better time than right now to share your voice with the world. In fact, this is the perfect time because we need your voice more than ever. The difference between dreaming and doing is taking action. You can live your purpose. You can fulfill your dreams. Share your voice with the world and truly make a difference in people’s lives. Let’s do this together!
SHAPE your Biz
Your A to Z Author Coaching for authentic, heart-based support & dedication to your success.
SHAPE your Biz...
is an interactive author coaching and platform-building membership community that provides you with weekly direct access to experienced author coaching and other guest experts. These are people who living their dreams and practice what they preach. Plus, you’ll be able to ask your questions directly for immediate feedback and real-life advice on ideas, strategies and techniques.
SHAPE your Biz...
Connects you to a community of like-minded authors, coaches and entrepreneurs to support you in your journey as they learn and grow with you. Our community is based on sharing ideas, celebrating together and staying accountable. This is vital to your success; you are not doing it alone!
SHAPE your Biz...
Is growing constantly with audio, video and downloadable resources and content that sets you up for creating your book and platform to set you up for ongoing and long-term success.
SHAPE your Biz...
Shares the journey with you as a human being. You are an entrepreneur, freelancer, aspiring or already published author who needs to be heard, to feel safe to ask questions, to explore and expand beyond what you are doing right now. We remind you the importance of self-care and nourishing your heart, mind and body is essential to your true and complete success, not just in business but in life.
“Right now someone far less qualified than you is living your dreams… because they didn’t just talk about it… they took action…”
- The joy of seeing your authority book in the marketplace
- Discovering your voice
- Uncovering the confidence to share your voice with the world
- Utilizing your book (or books!) to create products and courses to truly make a difference for people
- Feeling free to explore public speaking and going live on social media with ease
- Living the life, you’ve always imagined
- Becoming a recognized expert in your niche
- Living in harmony physically, spiritually, and emotionally because you are living your true purpose
The key to success is making the decision to focus on your needs and recognizing that you are enough, you have value, you are worthy to share your voice, your gifts with the world. I want this for you too.
Live, Interactive Weekly Author and Platform-Building Coaching, Guidance, Direction & Support
SHAPE your Biz focuses on the fundamental areas of being an author and creating a platform to get your book written and generating an income (whether you consider yourself a writer or not).
Whatever your spirituality is, being connected to something outside of yourself empowers you while keeping you grounded, aligned, and balanced throughout your journey.
Following your passion will make the tough days easier and we help you discover your motivations and what is in your heart so you can find your true path.
Action takes effort; once you take that first action, then it is easier to take that action again and again. This creates the momentum you need to fulfill your dreams.
We all have a purpose in life. Finding your purpose, your dream, your goals opens the door to live that purpose.
We are emotional beings. Being an entrepreneur, writing a book, takes all of the above and the emotion behind it is where you will propel you forward.
The Foundation to Your Success
Being an entrepreneur is a constant pull; you need regular support and refueling. We meet every single week with live, interactive group coaching and mentoring to keep your momentum going, stay focused and keep moving forward.
Live Coaching Calls with Michelle
Are essential to the SHAPE your Biz Membership community. These weekly interactive sessions give you direct access to her as an author coach and her corporate and entrepreneur expertise that led to her own successful entrepreneurship.
All writing and biz questions are on the table. Not sure where to start? Feeling stuck? Use these sessions to ask questions, explore strategies and dig deeper as a SHAPE your Biz member.
Author Coach Michelle is available to you, ready to provide live guidance and support to get those ideas out of your head and into the world.
Michelle’s technology and marketing experience opens the coaching door to include website design, graphic design, video coaching and more to allow you to create a multi-faceted platform built around your book.
I have 30 years of….
Knowledge, wisdom, and expertise to serve each aspect of writing your authority book and building a platform so you can find and share your voice with the world plus create income streams!
PLUS, we will also have surprise guest coaches covering topics like finances, legalities, SEO, CRM systems, mediation, social media and more. These experts will share their most important insights, knowledge and tips!
I am an author and entrepreneur too. Everything I teach is what I do daily in my own business, in my own life. I stay current with the latest strategies to ensure you have the best, most accurate, effective and relevant information to give you the foundation to your success.
Connect, Share & Celebrate
with Your New SHAPE your Biz Community
The private SHAPE your Biz Facebook group is where you connect with your coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, and authors like yourself.
This is the spot to hop into regularly for support, inspiration, and empowerment from your fellow authors, entrepreneurs, and coaches. Share your discoveries, exchange ideas, and uncover new ways of thinking. This community is what makes the difference between trying to do something on your own and making things happen.
In this safe, collaborative space, members openly share highs, lows, wins, losses, questions, and all that you learn throughout your journey. You are truly not alone!
With this support and accountability at your fingertips, with your community, your people, it amplifies your success.
Dive Into Your SHAPE your Biz Content
In your membership portal, all your resources that are key to writing your authority book and building your platform are available to watch and re-watch as much as you need. The resources include recordings of each group coaching session, audio and video trainings, tutorials, downloadable/printable worksheets, and so much more. The library of resources is continuously growing. Live events fit into these six categories which will support you long-term so you can get your book into the world and be THE recognized expert in your niche.
Your authority book is the foundational piece because it’s the starting point for conversations with prospects, publicity and promotion. Discover how to write a book, repurpose content and maximize the use of this material.
Writing a book is one piece, publishing is confusing and overwhelming. Learn what you need to know to get your book into the marketplace, both as a physical and an e-book.
Technology is where people freeze up. While you’ve got all these ideas, it is also essential to have some understanding of the technology behind your platform. When you understand how this stuff works, it enables you to do it yourself or ask the right questions when having someone do it for you.
Not sure where to start with marketing? How much money to spend? Where to spend it? Learn the simplest and most effective marketing strategies used by the leading experts right now.
Thinking of yourself as an author and as an entrepreneur takes a specific mindset. Diving into why you’re following your passion, how to tackle those self-limiting beliefs and shifting your mindset to awareness and focus will keep you on track.
I’ve always been passionate about organization. I built my careers on my organizational skills. Organization can be learned! SHAPE your Biz guides you through so you don’t waste time and you stay focused.
Checklists and Worksheets
Our checklists and worksheets are specifically designed for you as an author and an entrepreneur to keep you on track, accountable and focused.
This is the easiest way to ensure you don’t miss a step or wondering what to do next.
Not everyone learns the same. Even our live calls offer an audio version afterwards so you can simply listen at your convenience instead of having the video playing. Other resources come in audio, video or written formats to make it easier to take it all in.
The World Needs to Hear Your Voice and I Am Here to Support You.
With me by your side, you will be guided with love, care and authenticity through the entire journey to get your message out into the world, sharing your voice and attracting people who need your gift.
It starts with…
SHAPE your Biz lays the groundwork for you to create your book and teaches how to use it as a foundation for your platform – a starting point for other products, courses, speaking gigs and more.
With heart-felt support you receive from your coaches and community plus all the live training calls, resources and collaborative community, your book and biz will grow while you still maintain balance and focus.
This is a community based on taking one step at a time and keeping that momentum going. The tools and resources are there for you to put them into practice, climb that mountain and make your dreams come true.
Writing your book and building your platform comes from your heart. Sharing your gift with the world, your voice is vital, and we need to hear it. We help you gain the confidence and skills to expand your growth and expertise as an author and entrepreneur.
Unwavering Support & Commitment to Your Success
I am a heart-based author and biz expert. I am ready to help you transform those ideas into your authority book, it is my purpose. My goal is to help you achieve your dreams: to help you share your voice and help others. I know, to the depths of my soul, you have a gift to share with the world.
This is Your Time
If you are looking for:
- Real, tangible guidance & mentorship
- Expert coaching
- The most relevant tips, strategies, and techniques
- A collaborative community of like-minded authors and entrepreneurs
- And SO MUCH MORE
Then join me in your new membership community…
Your dream is becoming a reality. You are a successful entrepreneur.
How does it feel?
I cannot wait to read your authority book and watch your biz grow plus see the influence your voice will have on the world. Regardless of where you are at with your book and your biz: just getting started, never having written a word or a contributing author, the world of possibility and opportunity is here waiting for you and your heart.
Are you ready to find and share your voice?
I’m right here waiting for you and am so excited and grateful to be sharing this journey with you!
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