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Coaching: What It Takes, and How It Works

October 2006
by Linda C. Senn

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What new service can you add
to your book business that taps into knowledge and experience you already
possess, brings personal rewards, and offers an additional source of income?
How about book coaching?

 

Books on writing and publishing
provide solid background information. But I have found that, for beginning
writers, there’s nothing like one-on-one coaching with someone who has walked
the book path and lived to tell about it.

 

Qualifications

 

Book coaching involves teaching,
consulting, training, and cheerleading. If the following descriptions apply to
you, book coaching may be in your future:

 

Knowledge. You’ve written more than one published, commercially
viable book. The quality of help you offer your clients depends on your own
depth of experience and knowledge.

 

Mentoring
experience. You enjoy advising
authors and, judging by their positive feedback, the solutions you’ve offered
have been useful.

 

Temperament. You love the book business and have become almost as
excited about other people’s book projects as you are about your own. Your
enthusiasm will spur clients on toward their goals.

 

Mindset. Brainstorming and problem solving bring out your
creativity. In the course o…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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