Coach | Author| Publisher
Helping you publish your own range of books, for your business, for yourself or for the fun of it!
Hi, I’m Karen Brown.
I’m a mum in her 50’s with a gorgeous son and husband (no.2). I live in a tiny village in the middle of Ireland, where when I go to the local cafe, they know me by name and can pretty much guess my order. Not quite “everyone knows your name”, but not too far off it!
My journey as a coach
I began my journey as a Life Coach in 2015, when I spent 6 months training for a Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching. As part of this journey, I read a couple of books that strongly influenced me:
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
My soul was crying out for a much simpler life, and these two books highlighted it.
Coaching is about creating your future, and as I’ve grown the last few years, I’ve been moving towards this simpler life.
My journey as a healer
The first course I ever did in relation to healing was a course in Reiki. Little did I imagine what would happen afterwards.
Whilst I don’t practice healing as much as I would wish, I have spent the last couple of years learning about the different aspects of healing. I’ve learnt about crystal and angelic healing, trained in Reiki and I recently spent 8 months training as a Bio Energy Therapist.
I’ve found that my clients get a much better coaching experience following a bio energy healing session, combined with some crystal healing and meditation.
My journey as an author
Published my first book “How to optimize your LinkedIn profile” in 2012. With hindsight, it was terrible, but for me, it was an achievement and there were a significant amount of people who downloaded it.
Fast forward a few years, and I now know not to do my own book covers, but I also know how to structure and format my books so that they flow and make sense to the reader. I also started helping others publish their book. Initially, taking a manuscript and formatting it for publishing on Amazon, then creating the structure and layout of books, based in part on books that I’d already published, and then helping to create unique books that reflected the author, but had components that required more complex formating. I found that I actually got more pleasure helping others publish their books then I did my own.
My journey as a publisher
It was only at the beginning of 2020 when someone suggested that I’d self-published so many books, and helped a friend publish hers, that I was as much a publisher as an author. Whilst it was blindingly obvious to him, it hadn’t been to me, but it did make sense. And so, in keeping with my values and life purpose, I now help others publish their books.
In such a winding journey, my life purpose, values and beliefs have aligned themselves in a way that I’m enjoying and which has helped me work with more clients in the last year, then the last few years, although to be fair, I was homeschooling my son and caring for my dad.
Free book templates
I’m here to make your life easier, and what could help you get you started better than a template for your book manuscript?
So, if you’d like my 2 basic book templates, then just fill in the form…