What My Book Coaching Clients Say

“Since beginning with Kate, I’ve been more inspired about my writing than ever. I truly look forward to our phone meetings, which are always comfortable and productive. She offers a wonderful blend of professionalism, wisdom, and care as we work together. She helps guide me when the challenging aspects of my writing project feel overwhelming, and reminds me to see and really appreciate the progress I am making one step at a time.

Kate lets me set the pace for our sessions. She provides constructive suggestions and praise with equal sensitivity, and has offered support on everything from crafting a book proposal to corresponding with literary agents. Her enthusiasm demonstrates her commitment to helping me reach my highest potential.

Working with Kate has been one of the best things I’ve done for my writing and for myself! Kate, you’re the best!”

— Leigh Brill Singh, author of A Dog Named Slugger (BelleBooks, 2010)


“I went from baby steps on my own to quantum leaps once I began my journey with Coach Kate. She’s honest, genuinely encouraging, and has a way of unleashing your own magic.

Kate pushes my determination button and gives me the drive I need to prevail. She found my voice amid a page of words and gave it the flow it needed to set my work apart from others.

Her calm voice offers comfort and her creative ideas give inspiration. She has become not only my coach but now a forever friend and confidant.”

— Stacie Harmon


“Every time I put the phone down after speaking to Kate, I am grateful for the decision I made in selecting her as my coach. Conversations with her are tailor-made workshops where I learn about the craft of writing, using my own work as an example.

Kate and I set goals and have deadlines for accomplishing them. Every week I’m answerable to her on the most desirable questions: Did I make the most of my creativity? Did I do my best? How can I do better? The excitement here is that my novel, which was once a vague idea, is now coming to life.”

— M. Arifin


“I had not given myself the gift of a coach before. I needed support, focus and some advanced expertise for manuscript submissions, queries, etc. Kate was a surprise and a delight! Her sweet assistance was always just what I needed.

For insight and information to support your writing, I can’t recommend Kate highly enough!”

— Karen Jeffery


“When I first met Kate, my dream of writing a novel was one of those life goals I never thought I’d get around to actually doing. That all changed when I started working with her. She has this terrific ability to pull out your best ideas and help organize them in a way I had never been able to do on my own. Within a few months, I wrote two chapters of my first novel and entered a writing contest!

Kate has been with me every step of the way, offering me candid and honest advice combined with excellent writing tips and valuable resources. Her approach and coaching style is truly one-of-a-kind.”

— Eileen Cassidy Rivera


“I can’t recommend Kate Coffing highly enough. When we first started working together, I felt so frozen—frozen in the progress of writing and frozen with fear! Kate’s warmth and encouragement, her ability to re-frame the writing process for me, gave me hope and motivated me to get started again.

She has been a wonderful mentor and her coaching skills—sometimes coaxing skills!—have rescued me many times, restoring flagging confidence and energy. She continually sees the big picture, and is able to remind me of how much I have already accomplished when it seems as if the end will never come in sight. Her positive attitude and her endless array of suggestions for getting started has made the task of writing far more enjoyable for me!

I look forward to our sessions, and knowing I will be meeting with her via telephone helps keep me on track! Writing can be such a lonely and isolating activity, so it is so wonderful to have Kate in my corner. And with her as a coach, helping break down the project into manageable bits, my dream is being realized.

— M.G.S.


“Kate has helped me build a creative goal setting/achieving system that works. I will continue to use this process throughout my career and life. As a writer and self-publisher I was seeking encouragement and guidance from someone who understands the plight of the creative mind. Someone who’s ‘been there done that.’ Kate has. Her understanding and friendly approach have helped move my ideas from dream to reality. She’s truly a unique find.”

— Laura M. Turner, author of Spiritual Fitness: The Seven Steps to Living Well


“Having struggled with two false starts on my book over the last year, I didn’t know if I had it in me to try again. The desire was there, but I felt lost. After reviewing Kate’s website and talking with her, I knew I’d found a valuable resource.

Kate helped me focus my creativity and set new, attainable writing goals. She taught me that riding the writer’s roller coaster doesn’t have to be scary—it can be fun with the proper tools.

Kate has a knack for saying just the right thing to keep me motivated and working. She is especially talented at evaluating where I am and how to get me where I want to go. I honestly look forward to each coaching session, knowing I’ll be in an even better place in just 30 minutes.”

— P.E. Lindy


“Kate, you became my life coach when I hit a major creative block. You helped me enormously with dissolving that block, and in the process, gently guided me to see, and address, the issues that had created the block in the first place. I never felt I was under any obligation to use your suggestions on the path you were helping me define for myself, and yet when I did, I immediately felt the difference in my life.

The very best part about my sessions with you is that I felt like I was talking to a good friend, one with wonderful clarity and perception. Your warmth, humor and acceptance made it easy for me to get straight to the heart of the problem and resolve it.”

— Shelby Reed, multi-published with Pocket Books and Ellora’s Cave


“Kate Coffing was a featured speaker for the Sierra Writers in Nevada County, California. She provided the perfect mix of information and inspiration to help our writers not only to get started but to keep going on their writing projects.

Kate gave practical, do-able suggestions for setting and achieving writing goals. Her energy, optimism and “this is possible” attitude were contagious and all who attended caught her bug. Several long-term members of Sierra Writers commented that Kate was ‘the best speaker we’ve had.'”

— Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Program Chair, Sierra Writers, Nevada City, CA


“Kate is calm, focused, and mentally organized, which has a contagious effect. She took just one thing and asked a lot of good pertinent questions to help me break it down, and gave real, useful, and yet simple suggestions.

I also appreciated it when she accepted that there were some things I knew would not work—it meant she was listening, and wasn’t speaking from a place of absolute knowledge and certainty. That’s good because it feels less like being told what to do as being gently guided along, taking an active part in the process, and having things organized. And we laugh together!

— Sarah Jane Stratford, author of The Midnight Guardian: A Millennial Novel (St. Martin’s Press, 2009)


“My coach was exactly who I needed—someone to ask pointed questions and delve into the emotions behind the decisions I was making in my life. Kate’s coaching style, which is a mix of humor and directness, was a perfect mix when it came to helping me find the path that I needed to pursue.”

— P.H.


“Kate has that uncanny knack for finding the spark that motivates me, the ability to help me acknowledge and overcome the obstacles I have created for myself, and the true gift of really listening to my needs. In just a few weeks of working together, she has already sharpened my focus to an extraordinary degree. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to realize their true potential.”

— L.F.


When I decided to get serious about writing a novel, I was lost in a world that was completely foreign to me. I listed out all sorts of questions, but none that I could answer easily when it came to writing and publishing. Then I heard someone speak of their writing coach, and the tremendous help they’d received. So I dove into researching what a writing coach was all about. That’s when I found Kate. After our initial consultation, I knew it was the right move for me.

Kate is an amazing individual who has taught me a great deal about the writing world. Having walked in the shoes of writers, she knows the highs and lows, and what works and doesn’t work in the industry. She always listens and her attention to detail is phenomenal. Her ability to teach, listen and motivate truly exemplifies what it means to be an excellent coach. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to write a full-length novel and publish it in a less than a year. Thank you, Kate, for taking this journey with me. You rock!

S.B. Alexander, author of On the Edge of Humanity (A Vampire SEAL Novel)


“Kate has been incredibly supportive of my creative dreams. I highly recommend her.”

— Barbara S.


“I took one of Kate’s free teleclasses last week, and am so glad I did. Not only was I able to collect a lot of useful information, but I also met up with a really neat person whose passion is helping people succeed on their way. Thanks, Kate!”

— F.B.


“After reading Kate’s website and talking with her, I knew she was someone with whom I could relate. She is down-to-earth, punctual and polite, with a positive energy that’s contagious. I have learned many good writing tips from her, which has boosted my confidence. Kate’s honest feedback yet gentle guidance through the sometimes arduous writing process has been the impetus for me to keep writing.”

— A.G.


“Working with Kate has been a powerful way to start making significant changes in my life. She urges me to reflect more deeply on my life’s choices, and in doing so, has empowered me to seek and ask for what I really want. Her encouragement has been consistent and respectful. I can see the forest through the trees!”

…and just a few months later: “Kate’s support was so amazing. She helped me unlock the secret of success and now the magic is pouring forth!

— Kristin C.


“Having Kate as a coach this past year has made a tremendous difference.”

— Melissa E.


“I hired Kate when I was emotionally and creatively stuck during a major re-write of my first novel. Within a few short weeks with her, I was able to overcome the obstacles that prevented me from finishing my revisions.”

— Marcille Pilkington


“Hiring a writing coach makes perfect sense because writing blocks happen. Having Kate as my own personal advocate helped revive my writing. She’s great at exposing the core issues that hold back a writer’s progress. She’ll restore your faith in yourself and your talent. Even if you fear the writing chair, I bet you’ll find a way to get your BICHOK (butt-in-chair-hands-on-keyboard) back!”

— Kyle Pierson


“Kate, it would be hard to overstate the benefits I’ve gotten from your coaching. When I first contacted you, I was unsure whether I could ever write a book, but you gave me confidence along with excellent tips on how to develop as a writer. Thanks to you, I’ve really improved my writing skills.

You also showed me the ropes on how to write the dreaded proposal and find an agent. And now look! I have a book contract! It’s no exaggeration to say that I couldn’t have done this without you. And I’ve found a good friend in the process. Thank you, Kate—you’re the best.”

— Jan Elvin, author of The Box from Braunau: In Search of My Father’s War (AMACOM, 2009)


Want to make amazing progress with your writing and your life? Get in touch to set up a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

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— The Vancouver Province


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— Dayton Daily News


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— San Francisco Examiner


“A coach can help a client bring the goal into focus.”

— Las Vegas Review Journal


“…I’d bet the return on a client’s investment could be substantial.”

— Detroit Free Press

I coach clients around the world, all by telephone. Want to write with joy and ease and create the life you truly want? Simply contact me for a free “get acquainted” session to see how coaching can work for you and your writing.

I want you to succeed, and I’m here to help you do it!

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