Clarifying and committing to creative dreams takes a deep understanding of the creative process and the ways we hold ourselves back from what we say we want. I partner with people to help them discover and be true to their purpose, increase accountability, and add more joy and meaning to their lives.
Please contact me for a free introductory call.
Creativity coaching can empower you to find and follow your purpose, disrupt patterns and beliefs that hold you back, and set goals and take action with the inspiration, courage, and confidence to achieve your dreams.
I coach with the goal of helping my clients connect with their own wisdom and become their own coach.
Coaching is not therapy, and usually not teaching or consulting, but with my writing and education background, my coaching can include moments of both if that best meets your needs. I work for you!
Transform your challenges into success. The world needs your vision and voice.
Why not you? Why not now?
In our introductory call, we'll discuss your needs and determine which coaching option is best for you and how we might design it to better suit your needs.
If you're stuck in a project, have a creative issue you'd like to discuss, a decision you need to make, or another timely or short-term need, this option may be for you.
If you'd like ongoing support to help ensure progress, create better habits, and reach your goals, try this hour-long Zoom session followed by half-hour consecutive weekly sessions.
12 weeks $785, 24 weeks $1295 (save $200+)
I booked a coaching session with Deb Lund, hoping she might be able to help me break through a creative block. Not only did I come away from the session with a plethora of ideas for dealing with the fierce "inner critic" that has plagued me for years, but I now feel empowered to show more compassion for myself in all areas of my life. Thank you, Deb, for gifting me with the attitude adjustment I so desperately needed.
Helen Landalf, author
Wow! Whoda thunkit! Thanks, Deb Lund, for the wonderful inspiration… As soon as our conversation began I knew I could be myself and not hide behind a wall of self-protectiveness. I felt like we've known one another all our lives… Anyone looking for coaching… NEEDS to look her up!
Rene Aube, author
Why KidLit? Because kids' books inform, inspire, and encourage lifelong learning and empathy. KidLit creators support kids and teachers, the people I've always supported.
I'm kid LIT:
Not sure what's holding you back? Maybe you wonder how or where to start, how to get unstuck, what to do next, or why something you want so much isn't happening. I can help you get past that. Who do you want to be?
If insecurity or the chaos of creativity makes you wonder if you're cut out for this, but you can't shake the desire, then you're a perfect candidate for coaching. How do I know? I've been there. The first time I sent something in, it was rejected, so I didn't submit anything again for about 15 years. I've spent decades learning all I could about the creative process in order to help others find more joy and meaning in their lives.
Children's books open worlds and save lives. We need many varied voices and perspectives to reach all children. That's why I teach, encourage, and support the creators of children's books. If this has been your dream, let me help you. It not you, who? If not now, when?
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Writing in rhyme is not easy. There’s more to it than ending with rhyming words. Writing about how to rhyme is never as effective as having someone work with you on a rhyming manuscript.
"But I heard you say you didn't want any rhyming manuscripts!" That's what I said to the editor who ended up publishing my first dinobooks.
"We all say that because all we get is bad rhyme!"
So many rhyming errors can easily fixed. Editors who know the difference between the best and "just okay" rhyming manuscripts don't always have or take the time to work with you to get it just right. They'll pass on it, and you may not know why. In a trip through your manuscript, I can help you understand much of what works and doesn't work so you have more tools to perfect both your rhythm and rhymes.
ON-THE-SPOT PICTURE BOOK RHYME TIME
A read-through with comments on what I see in the manuscript, on-the-spot, including an evaluation of the rhythm, rhyme, word choice, and more over Zoom or phone. I read your manuscript aloud (you have your own copy for taking notes) and discuss it on the spot. This can take 30-45 minutes, including time for questions, and you'll have plenty of material and ideas for revision. It's a blast—and effective!
A read-through of your manuscript with comments on rhyme, rhythm, word choice, and more