Back when I did Master Coach training with Martha Beck, in 2008, she said something that still resonates with me: “Whatever you are passionate about, you should be doing something as a coach that relates to that topic.”
I am passionate about many things but one of the things I am most passionate about is writing. I write on life coaching topics but hadn’t thought about coaching about writing at that time. I started doing writing retreats with my writing group in Maine many years ago, and have continued to do them with groups of writing friends and local writers I hadn’t met yet. I’ve hosted “Write-In’s” for NaNoWriMo and, when I think about it, I’ve coached people during every writing event I ever hosted.
So now I’m taking this idea for a writing retreat and making it a little more formal. I’ve created a one-day writing retreat, in a very comfortable setting, with all the amenities available (coffee being the most important.) The retreat I envision is mostly about writing but there’ll be a little coaching in there, too, to help us all write more and write more authentically.
I wrote the agenda over a year ago (when I was dreaming of doing a writing retreat.) And I’m finally doing it. I’m hosting a writing retreat on September 20, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel, in Nashua, NH. We’re taking over a beautiful conference room and we’ll have comfy chairs, lots of plugs, and lots of coffee, which is good because we’re going to start at 8:30 AM!
Just creating this retreat and putting it out there feels wonderful to me, so I know the day will be a success, whether I have 1 participant or 12.
If you are interested in joining me, please click here for more information.
And whatever you are passionate about, think about how you can incorporate that into your life in some way in the next few months.
Diane MacKinnon, MD: is a writer, blogger, mother, stepmother, family physician, and a life coach. I also seem to be doing a lot of vacationing this summer. I’m currently writing this from the cottage my sister and I rented with our kids overlooking St. Peter’s Bay, PEI, Canada–one of the most beautiful places on earth, in my opinion.