Onboarding A Story Coaching Client

Finding the right fit in a story coach can be hard. This is why I’ve created a detailed yet understandable overlook of what it’s like to come onboard as one of my story coaching clients.

Stage One



Prior to our first session, you’ll send three samples of your writing (no more than 2,000 words each). You can choose which format you most want help on. I’ll provide a short analysis of your current writing and storytelling skills at the beginning of the first session.

After we go over the analysis, we’ll figure out what you most want to achieve from working together. We’ll decide how to balance your particular story approaches while improving your general craft skills. This is a collaborative conversation, not a one-way road.

Stage Two


Based on your Coaching Plan, we’ll move into the strategizing phase. These strategies will be tangible objectives that challenge you without overwhelming you. Regular writing assignments, especially using prompts, will have weekly and monthly deadlines to keep you accountable to the strategy and overall plan you’ve committed to through our partnership.

Collaboration and Communication

I cannot stress the collaborative nature of writing and coaching enough. Sometimes we’ll disagree on tactics, or even story premises or plot ideas. At the end of the day, I’m your coach and here to serve you and your needs. I’ll do my best to keep you on the path we’ve set while giving you time and space to veer off-road.

Time Management

Because I run a full-time business, and because you possibly have a full-time job, time management is going to be key to your success. Not only will we have regularly scheduled sessions, but we’ll be in asynchronous communication via email. Prompt responses on both our parts are required to make our partnership work.

Efficiency and Prioritization

As I mentioned, I’m the kind of neurospicy that thrives on routines, patterns, and processes. Storytelling doesn’t partner well with predictability, though. Together, through planning and strategizing, we’ll agree on the best methods to address your writing and storytelling concerns while also experimenting with formats and techniques you may not have previously considered.

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