Hi, I'm Emily, an author coach, teacher and mentor who helps entrepreneurs find their voice, publish their books and make the difference they were meant to make.
My writing adventures started early. I’ve always had a lively imagination and was awarded an undergraduate scholarship at the University of Iowa for fiction. Then, I went on to publish in literary magazines. However, there were two sides to that story. Because I had something of an unruly mind, I also began taking amphetamines for ADD when I was twelve. By the time I graduated from college, the situation was out of hand. I was severely addicted to prescription drugs, and the only way I knew how to cope was to fictionalize it through writing.
Mine was an extreme case, however I gained insight into my soul’s real purpose by going too far in the wrong direction. Over time this struggle became the inspiration for my company, The Meaning Method. No matter how difficult life gets, you can look to the overarching story to find meaning. I was so lucky that my creativity allowed me to turn my own story around. For me, this was the beginning of something much greater!
Your story is your strength.
Those idiosyncrasies that got me into so much trouble in my teens and early twenties, were actually clues to hidden talents. As an adult, and a coach, when I went deeper into that story, I realized I had intuitive gifts, so I became certified in energy work. As it turns out, I really was a weirdo, and that’s a good thing! Now I help guide writers out of their internal blocks and into that more expansive flow of their wildest dreams. This lead me to one of my favorite mantras...
It's not just your imagination. Trust your imagination!
The things that are arising in your awareness are coming up for a reason. If you follow them, your life will open up to new possibility. That’s exactly what happened to me. A client once called me “a therapist for the imagination,” and something inside me screamed, “Yes! That’s what I do.” My mission is to help you turn your stories of struggle and triumph into a book that captures the significance of the experience.
You see, the messages we’re dying to decode are hidden in the book we're meant to write. We don’t need to find what we’re searching for anywhere else. The stages of the creative process teach us what we need to know if only we can get the words out. And if we allow our story to transform us, it will transform others as well.
Your Story Matters to More than Just You.
These days, my life is very different. I've had success in both traditional and self publishing, but more importantly, I've learned to make the life I imagined a reality. And it did not start out that way! For me, seeing life as a story and facing fear early on lead to big adventures. I fell in love in Colombia and started my family in a new country. Today I pursue my writing dreams in Bogotá, with my husband Mauricio and my son Martín.