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90 Day Express

After our Welcome Call and Initial Strategy Session, reserve the time you need to work together with me. You bring the specific purpose, and together we make it happen in the space of one calendar quarter.

You’re looking for positive change. You want to get your energy going so that your project moves forward with momentum. Over three months, we can make that happen. Whether you’re beginning your project, completing it, or working through the ‘messy middle,’ you’ll find that a 90 Day Express coaching program will produce results. Get six one-on-one phone or Zoom coaching sessions (that’s two each month for three months) plus homework, check-ins, and support via email.

Anne Carley helped me unpack my reading, writing, and research into an entire presentation for a conference. Anne is not only exceptionally skilled at helping clients go from inception to a final, finished product; but she is also highly efficient and charmingly personable to work with along the way! She particularly helped me in the “ideas stages” when my divergent thinking propensities needed someone to hone in on the essential questions. —Frances F., PhD student, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

I was beyond satisfied with our work together. It was just the lift and help I needed to stay focused on content and execution. —Anna Blum, PMHCNS-BC

Make the time for your writing. Work through the stuck places that get in the way of your writing progress. Receive the coaching and feedback you need for your writing or indie-publishing project.

Here’s what’s included with the 90 Day Express:

  • Six one-on-one phone or Zoom coaching sessions (two each month). Talk over where you are, what’s next, where you’re stuck, what’s exciting, what’s boring, what’s making slow progress, what’s working, and what’s not (and how to get it working).
  • Customized assignments to complete between coaching sessions.
  • Check-ins between sessions for follow-up, continuity, accountability, and Q&A.
  • Additional email support for your comments and questions.
  • Personalized recommendations and resources.

$1,700 US (or 3 payments of $625)  A reading fee may apply.

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Learn how my Creative Coaching and Optional Add-ons  can support you.

Creative Coaching

Where are you with your writing project? Need coaching?

After our Welcome Call and Initial Strategy Session, is Creative Coaching the right next step for you?

Coaching takes place in the space between you and me. During our time together, we let the rest of the world pause, and we devote our shared energy to you and your creative work. What happens in that space can be powerful.

What do we talk about?

Some areas that often arise include:

  • Making the time in your day and week to follow through on projects that are important, not urgent.
  • Changing habits that no longer serve.
  • Discerning which resistant inner voices are worthy of attention (and which ones aren’t even yours – and can be let go).
  • Realigning your creative purpose when life happens; making necessary course corrections while maintaining momentum.
  • Planning and queuing up projects.
  • Selecting tools and methods of working that support you and your life.
  • Celebrating your successes – all of them.

I like to say that, as my coaching client, you’re not accountable to me. Instead, I’m at your side as a witness, supporting you to be accountable to your creative self.

What’s in it for you?

  • In the shared space between us, it’s possible for me to sense what you’re capable of – sometimes before you feel free to do so yourself.
  • Knowing that someone is paying attention – and cares about your work – creates a safer space where you can experiment and explore.
  • When you engage in coaching, you’re able to follow through on your intentions and to draw on your powerful creative energies.
  • The practices and techniques you develop during coaching will stay with you and become part of your creative toolkit.

What happens?

  • In one-to-one sessions (usually via Zoom or telephone), we turn your experience around, from struggle to insight to action (and even joy).
  • During our ongoing coaching relationship, I’ll send you weekly check-in emails, reminding you that your creative life matters and is worthy of support.
  • I provide email support so you can ask questions, float ideas, and share news when you like.

Commit to meeting at regular intervals. Or set up coaching sessions when you feel the need. Our online scheduler puts the process in your hands. Make coaching work for you.

 

With Creative Coaching, we:

  • Identify your strengths. (Have you noticed that we can’t always see what we’re good at?)
  • Notice your stuckness, challenges, or fears.
  • Refine or rework your plans.
  • Resolve what needs resolution.

So that you:

  • Grow the confidence to go to your deeper creative zone.
  • Regain your focus.
  • Get back to work, refreshed.

I have found Anne’s coaching to be truly supportive. Her enthusiasm and warmth have been especially welcome when I am hardest on myself. I value not only her feedback on my writing and her editorial help, but over and over she has helped me understand how things I am already doing and various creative outputs in other directions can be repurposed and/or reframed to help build my writer’s platform. —Roger Tolle

You make me feel I am better than I believe I am. —DL

Anne Carley hears order and sees solutions in a jumble of ideas and half-thoughts — which is always how my most important meanderings emerge. She is able to reflect back to me wisdom I didn’t know I had, along with hard-earned but gently delivered wisdom of her own. Her advice doesn’t seem like the typical “do this, do that,” because Anne’s approach is subtle and full of insight. I sense her deep respect both for where I am — now — and where I have the potential to be. That allows me to “be here now” but also to dream big. —Claire Elizabeth Cameron, PhD

Thank you, Anne. I am having more fun. Receiving your guidance has been great! I so appreciate your help. —RB

When I wrote my book, I knew I wanted to grow the audience for my ideas as well as for my international expert coaching and consulting business. Anne Carley helped me focus on the readers I wanted to reach, and encouraged me to include the rich details – like vignettes, sights and smells, and cultural context. Now that I’m receiving feedback from readers, I can see how effective Anne’s coaching has been, giving my book the impact that I intended. —Bruce R. Dorey, author, LIFT: The Nature and Craft of Expert Coaching

Anne will get you where you need to go, and she does it with the utmost care, concern, and a supportive smile. FF

If you’re an aspiring or published author with a manuscript languishing on the back burner, like I was, Anne Carley is your go-to. She will light a fire under you and come up with realistic deadlines and a workflow that is organized and doable. She knows how to “chunk” a project down into pieces that make it work and help you overcome procrastination. Once you get rolling, your progress will be palpable and you’ll discover you really do have time to get it all done.  —Bobbie Jo Lieberman, author, Sassy Salad Secrets

Creative Coaching – 60 Minutes

Ten 60-minute sessions $2,100 US

Five 60-minute sessions $1,120 US

Creative Coaching – 30 Minutes

Ten 30-minute sessions $1,060 US

Five 30-minute sessions $600 US

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Learn how my 90 Day Express and Optional Add-ons can support you.

I offer Editing Services to my coaching clients in prepaid bundles of 10 and 15 hours. 10 hours for $700; 15 hours for $1,000, and hourly at $80 per hour.

Line Editing

I offer my coaching clients prompt, sensitive line editing services for your book manuscripts, articles, essays, presentations, and other written work. By “line editing” (some call it content editing) I mean the substantive editing work that falls between high-altitude preliminary developmental editing and the detailed late-stage work of copyediting and final proofreading. While line editing encompasses some organizational and structural work, it focuses on word choice, paragraph strength, momentum, message, and cohesiveness.

Because of our coaching relationship, I share your creative purpose, and I can sustain your style and voice consistently throughout your work.

I’ll query you as needed, and we’ll work together toward the result you need and want. When I’ve done my job, your work will represent you, in your voice, focused on your message. Your writing will shine!

I have to thank Anne for her dedication to editing and taking me to task to fill in the gaps so that uninitiated readers can keep up. —Zack Bonnie, author, the Dead, Insane, or in Jail memoir series

Anne is a fast, skilled editor and will help you in ways you didn’t know you needed. I can’t recommend her enough! —Bobbie Jo Lieberman, author, Sassy Salad Secrets

Anne gave me the wise support I didn’t know I needed. She’s more than an editor. She really heard me, and read between the lines, to guide me to completing the book I really wanted to write. —Anonymous

You provide Quality Assurance for my content….I would have never caught these errors or style nuances. Thank you, Anne. —CV

Many, many thanks for the careful reading, the line edits and all the notes. I appreciate the time and diplomacy this work requires. —ML

Project Management

Because there are so many moving parts for the independent publisher to manage – aside from writing the book! – sometimes my coaching clients prefer to have an experienced guide who’s able to dig in and handle some of the work, too. That’s when I put on my Project Management hat.

Project Management adds hands-on support to the Creative Coaching relationship. Depending on your project and my availability, I may be able to pitch in and roll up my sleeves to get involved outside of our coaching sessions. Think of it as coaching plus implementation.

Every Project Management engagement – like every client’s project – is unique. Most of them involve navigating the details of the journey from authoring a book to becoming an independent publisher. I’ve helped people with organizing the book interior and cover design, getting the ISBNs they need, setting up their IngramSpark and KDP/Amazon accounts, getting the ebooks prepared and distributed, working with the copyeditor, working with the author and their illustrator, web designer, marketing consultant, and launch publicist, even recording voiceover for a client’s audiobook. Throughout, I keep the clients informed and up to date, aware of the timetable that all those involved are working toward.

Anne M Carley is the unsung hero of this project. Her support and know-how also helped me realize this franchise. Her assistance to me as a client has been immeasurable. Thank you, Anne! —Zack Bonnie, author, Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memoir and Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten

Anne Carley was the perfect choice of a professional to assist me with my book project, Our Ancestors: Early Settlers in America. Anne skillfully guided me through the whole production process while being patient and consistently responsive. I couldn’t be more pleased and I highly recommend Anne Carley. —Mary Ellen Davis Williams

Thank you, Anne. Without you this project would have died on the vine. Your expertise, experience, and standards were what made the difference between a lot of doodling and an actual book. Your involvement allowed me to be the writer. —David Brents, author, The Adventures of Humpty Trumpty

Anne Carley has provided the wisdom, experience, and roadmap to move a manuscript into published book form. I am sincerely grateful and in awe of her kind guidance and phenomenal expertise and know that she is a quiet jewel in this arena. —Leigh B. Grossman, MD, author, The Parent’s Survival Guide to Daycare Infections

Coaching clients may be eligible for Project Management services, which are subject to availability and are priced according to the scope of work.

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