What coaching feels like

What coaching feels like

Coaching
Sometimes you need more support than is available in a group setting, or you might need more specific critique than a group can offer. I offer one-on-one writing coaching to help writers complete larger projects, build a consistent writing practice, and develop one's craft. I worked for many years as a counselor and workshop facilitator and bring that experience to offer you support, guidance, and strategies for managing stressors that stand in the way of your goals. Sessions can happen via Skype or telephone. A typical coaching session will include a review of your current goals, a writing exercise, and feedback on a piece of your writing. I work with new and experienced writers; we can focus on you reengaging with your practice, and/or completing a large project.


I was stuck in my writing, unsure where to go next, what was valuable and what wasn’t. Then I had a coaching session with Roxan McDonald. She has a capacity to focus completely on an individual, to look objectively at a piece of writing, and make insightful suggestions. She points out what works, and tactfully asks questions about the parts that are less effective. Being well read and having had a variety of work experiences, she is able to prompt a person to consider something from another perspective. I came away from our session encouraged and empowered. I strongly recommend her coaching services.
— Carol Kaplan