Judi Goodwin Creative Writing Coach
Writing and Creativity Coaching
After a lifetime working as a professional writer and journalist, it is particularly satisfying for me to support other writers as they unlock their creativity, dare to dream and perhaps carve a niche for themselves in the world of words.
So whatever your current challenge, whether you're struggling with writers' block, trying to find your focus, or simply—let's be honest—procrastinating, I am committed to helping you move forward.
Two decades of running workshops has given me a lot of understanding of how we can build our creativity and confidence. I work with the conscious and the unconscious mind, enabling clients to abandon self-doubt and to access a wealth of creative possibilities.
Coaching can empower writers to:
- Gain clarity on what you want to write and decide on your long and short term objectives
- Work out a plan of action and manage your own progress so you move forward at your own pace
- Abandon the procrastination of the past and be accountable to your coach who is committed to seeing you succeed
- Find inspiration to get started - and to keep going thanks to regular check-ins
- Get back on track with a writing project that's somehow lost momentum
- Escape the loneliness of the long distance writer by having your very own cheer-leader
- Feel more empowered as your plan unfolds and you can tick off your progress as the weeks go by
- Improve your style by getting regular feedback on your work from a professional writer
Judi's Writing Background
As a freelance features journalist for over 30 years, I wrote regularly for The Daily Telegraph and Radio Times as well as many regional newspapers and national magazines. For five years I did broadcast interviews and features for BBC Radio 4 and Woman's Hour and spent four years as Commissioning Editor for Ideal Home magazine.
I now work as a qualified life coach, writing coach and trainer and I mentor writers on all aspects of the craft including non-fiction, memoirs, journalism, web content and blogs. I can also help with personal statements for college or university, CVs and writing for business and professional purposes.
What People Say
|Judi's coaching has really helped me write better blogs to promote my business. In just two sessions many pennies dropped and I gained confidence and the ability to express my ideas with more punch, accuracy and clarity.
Tony Taylor Active Adults Fitness
|Working with Judi has been one of the best things I have ever committed to. She has supported my development as a writer in sensitive and creative ways that really go the extra mile. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Christina Hughes, CEO Women-Space Leadership Ltd
|I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks once again. It feels great to be able to hold the paperback in my hand, and to see it out in the world
Adam McNelis, Author, Glasgow
|Coaching sessions with Judi were hugely beneficial when writing a personal statement for my MBA course applications. Judi asked pertinent questions that helped me to frame my thoughts and build an authentic profile.
She excels at achieving the perfect balance of allowing you to be yourself and feel comfortable while also driving the conversation towards unique and invaluable insights. Her coaching certainly worked. I gained a place at Cambridge University - with a scholarship!
John Boshman, Geneva
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do
than by the ones you did do."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
My coaching sessions with Judi were a real turning point in my writing life. Her support and knack for asking just the right questions guided me to a place where my writing opened up and naturally became more prolific, spontaneous and fun.
I can really appreciate the support, structure and accountability coaching brings to achieving any goal.
The speed at which I have overcome perceived obstacles has been amazing. Judi always encouraged me to identify new challenges and in just four sessions I have achieved a significant improvement in two areas of my life.
My coaching sessions with Judi have given me the tools to reflect and see old patterns of behaviour that were preventing me from achieving my goals. My goal at the start was to get a new job and achieve a work/life balance. But the lessons I have learned on the journey will be with me throughout my career and I am truly grateful for that.
Judi's coaching built my confidence and self-esteem and brought out the best in me. Through pre-session work and exercises, it helped me sort out who and what are important in my life, what my goals are and how I will achieve them. I've also learned coping skills to use during difficulties. Now I feel good about myself and excited for my future.
Coaching has given me the space and time to really think about what I want. With Judi's support and encouragement, I have been able to set clear, specific objectives with realistic and achievable goals. Judi has challenged negative beliefs and my perspective has really changed. Now I realise that the only thing holding me back was me. Anything is possible. I believe in myself, I know what I want to do and know I can make a success of it.
My coaching sessions with Judi identified my strengths, improved my self-esteem and confidence and gave me purpose and direction in my life. The sessions brought out the best in me and allowed me to make best use of my own natural skills. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience mixed with a spattering of hard talk, all to my own benefit. GREAT!!
Judi is a fantastic listener and I found the experience incredibly supportive and beneficial. I set myself goals that were sometimes challenging so this could be uncomfortable at times. But she made me feel accountable to someone outside myself and her positive manner was inspirational and energising.
My coaching sessions have had the most profound impact on my life and have led me to find my direction. Whatever happens in my future, thanks to coaching, I am now enjoying my journey one hundred per cent.
I felt alternately respected and challenged working with Judi and I soared under her firm guidance and insights. She's a confessor, teacher, and a friend. Meeting her has been one of the most enriching turning points in my life.
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