You do the work of transformation.
You're a coach, a healer, a therapist, a teacher, a creative entrepreneur with something to say.
Maybe you'd say you're a writer too.
In your heart, you know you have messages that need to be crafted and stories that need to be shared, but…
You put off journaling even though you know it’s your best medicine.
The writing projects, from blogs to books, get lost in "the busy" before they even reach the draft stage.
Often, you believe that it’s all been said before by people who are already famous or more successful in your field.
Imagine you could make your story and your creativity a priority.
Imagine you could trust your own voice and got used to sharing your ideas with confidence.
Imagine how expressing what really matters to you could help you reach the people you’re here to serve.
What if a writing practice & a committed community
could make all that possible?
The Sovereign Writers Circle:
a place for you to incubate your ideas,
dissolve your creative and emotional blocks
and develop the stories that matter.
The Sovereignty Circle is…
Where you give yourself the time, space, and permission to prioritize your desire to write your own stories and to write the stuff that builds a business.
A compassionate community dedicated to growth where showing up just as you are is what really matters.
A place to be honest with yourself about all the ways you resist your own impact, brilliance, and potential.
A haven where you can explore what’s hardest to talk about including your struggle for clarity, your confusion about the state of the world, your creative resistance, and your lingering doubts about your skill and your worthiness.
A resource for the practical writing stuff: the majority of our members have their own healing, therapy, or coaching practices. We talk about website copy and Instagram strategy as well as soul care in this group!
In case we haven't met yet, I'm Marisa Goudy.
I'm a story healer, writing coach, word witch, and a seeker of sovereignty. I’m also student of energy medicine and Celtic myth. I've earned my stripes as a copywriter, website development firm owner, and digital marketer too. My first solo book will be released through Paper Raven Books The Sovereignty Knot: How the Modern Woman Can Reclaim Her Magic and Her Power in February, 2020.
It’s my mission to empower transformation professionals - healers, therapists, and coaches like you - to uncover, write, and share the ideas, feelings, and experiences that can shape our world.
Writing has been part of my identity from the very beginning, but I also know what it's like to put down the pen for years and to forget that my mind, my heart, and my soul all need words. Now that I've found my writing groove in the midst of being an entrepreneur, a mama, and an embodied spiritual being trying to schedule in a bit of self-care, I'm here to share all that I know about how to do it sustainably and joyfully.
Through writing practice, deep conversation, and energy healing, I help you draft and shape your Sovereign Story. You’ll be ready to stand strong in the story that you must tell, in the story that will promote your work and spread your magic to those who need it.
What’s included in your Sovereign Writers Circle membership?
You’ll be set up to succeed through a combination of 1:1 coaching and group support.
Individualized packages offer one, two, and four+ hours of coaching per month.
At all levels of membership you’re invited to join us for six group calls per month:
Four weekly writing practice sessions held at noon ET on Wednesdays.
Every hour-long session includes two brand new writing prompts crafted just for the Sovereign Writers Circle. Opening with a brief meditation and closing with a conversation about what came up for you, there's time to share the ideas that came through and set intentions for future work. You can count on at least 45 minutes to write into the day’s topics or spend time on your own project.
One group writing coaching & story healing call.
Bring your questions and your works-in-progress to this 90 minute group session. You'll get my intuitive counsel and practical expertise during this meeting You can also expect something of immeasurable valuable: the compassion and wisdom of your fellow writer-healer-seekers who are also on their own quest to discover and tell their sovereign stories.
One extra session per month with a featured guest expert who joins us to talk about creativity, marketing, publishing, healing, and self-care, and take your questions.
And, all month long you will enjoy:
A private members’ forum where you can connect with your fellow Sovereign Writers, find inspiration, talk about what's working and what's not, and find readers for your work.
Access to the entire library of past calls and prompts: You can press “play” anytime and write along with us. There’s always something special about writing in community - even when you’re connecting across time and space.
Special access and pricing to my workshops. That means a big savings in my signature online workshop, Your Sovereign Awakening, plus special pricing on 2020 retreats.
The Sovereign Writers Circle is open to new members on October 1.
Your monthly membership includes private coaching and an all access pass to Sovereign Writers Circle online events.
Author Level Membership: $800/month
You’ll receive four private 60-minute coaching sessions each month with Marisa over Zoom or by phone. These sessions can be dedicated to discussing your project at the macro and the micro level, everything from how it fits into your life goals to the specific words you use to describe what you do. Marisa becomes the partner every step of the way of your creative journey from the magical to the practical, offering healing support as well as marketing and publishing strategies.
At certain points in your authorship journey it makes sense to write more and talk less, so your weekly hour can be translated into time for Marisa to make suggestions and on-the-page edits to your work in progress.
This package is perfect for you when you’re ready to get serious about completing a book in the next six months.
Creator Level Membership: $450/month
You’ll receive two private 60-minute coaching sessions each month with Marisa over Zoom or by phone. These sessions can be dedicated to creating a writing and publishing calendar for your blog, helping you outline the next big project whether it’s a book or an information product, and clearing creative blocks through energy and personalized writing exercises.
This package is ideal for you when you’re ready to put your creative life front and center. It offers the ideal mix of guidance, accountability, and room to grow.
Explorer Level Membership: $300/month
You receive one private 60-minute coaching session each month with Marisa over Zoom or by phone. This session gives you time to focus in on what it is you are called to create in the here and now. Come to Marisa for motivation, clarity, and a chance to look at the vast realm of creative possibilities that open to you ever time you pick up a pen.
This package is great for the transformation professional who wants to establish and maintain a connection with their creative side and figure out how writing can further their personal and professional practice.
You’ll be asked to make a three month commitment to coaching and your SWC membership. After that period you can adjust your package to suit your evolving needs.
Apply now and, if we're a match, you'll be invited to join us on the first of the month.
And yes, that button says “apply.” I’m not here to judge your writing. (That’s NEVER my job!) I’m interested in you, your goals, and whether you’re a fit for the energy and goals of the group.
7 Reasons this Individual Coaching + Writing Group Is Right for You
You have a story - or countless stories - that you long to tell.
(But you have a lot of reasons for why you haven’t put them on the page.)
You get that “writing heals.”
(And you know that this is true in both a deeply personal and vast collective sort of way, but you don’t always give yourself that “luxury.” )
You know you feel better when you write.
(But self-care can often be one of those things that you push to the edges of your day, week, or, ok… almost never.)
You often find it difficult to describe the stuff that matters most.
(This might be your current spiritual journey, a painful aspect of your past, or the ideas that your ideal clients need to hear. This group is a place where you can practice saying and writing hard things for the first time.)
You’re interested in the practical and the magical when it comes to self care, business growth, and being seen.
(We do the heart work, and we also do the head work… Bring your blog posts in progress to writing practice and your questions about website copy to our writing coaching calls!)
You embrace a progressive view on society, culture, and spirituality.
(Our members celebrate holistic and alternative healing. Sometimes our prompts come from oracle decks. “Feminism” is our other favorite “f” word.)
You’d thrive in a circle of meaning makers who believe in magic and are also on a mission to make the real world more beautiful, bearable, and bold.
(There’s no “but” about this one… you really just want this kind of community.)
We’re probably not a match if…
You don’t enjoy writing and can’t see it as a kind of self care you want to make more space to do.
You’re looking to churn out blog posts that fit some kind of marketing formula.
You want a group of fellow writers to critique your writing. This group is about discussing and sharing ideas and inspiration. Our individual coaching is the place to dive into the mechanics of your writing.
You pride yourself on being super rational and you generally reject “the woo.” (The phases of the moon, tarot cards, and the power of synchronicity are common discussion topics for us.)
Some of Our Guest Experts, Past & Future
(You get access to all the sessions when you join the group!)
Loraine Van Tuyl PhD, is a licensed holistic psychologist, shamanic practitioner, and author of the memoir Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist's Memoir of Spiritual Awakening. She calls herself "your go-to expert for soul archeology and alchemy."
Loraine talks with us about what it means to be a therapist who is telling her life story, her publishing journey, and the magic she lives every day.
Sheena Blake is the CEO of Discovering Diversity Publishing. She is also a writer and speaker and passionate about words.
We dive into what it means to build your own platform for your story and Sheena's mission to publish people of all ages from all walks of life in every genre.
Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of the award winning Maeve Chronicles as well as several other novels and collections of poetry.
An ordained minister with her own counseling practice, Elizabeth brings her creative and spiritual insights to our ongoing conversation about creative sovereignty.
Kathleen McKitty Harris is a fifth-generation native New Yorker whose work has been published in Longreads, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney's, and The Rumpus, among others. Read more.
Kathleen also performs as a storyteller at such venues as The Moth in New York City, and co-hosts the “What’s Your Story?” reading series in her backyard in northern New Jersey.
Leisa Peterson is a money and abundance coach, educator and creator of the Art of Abundance podcast who will soon have The Mindful Millionaire published with St. Martin’s Press.
Leisa brings her intuitive magic to speak right to the professional growth, personal worth, and money issues that influence the way you live, work, and earn. Learn more: www.wealthclinic.com
Nikki Groom, creator of the Movement Makers Podcast & Mastermind, is a business and brand strategist for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and mission-driven organizations.
Nikki talks with us about what it means to scale your business and truly begin to build a movement with your world-shifting ideas.
Harmony Leanna Eichsteadt is the Chief Community Officer at Worth The Journey, where she coaches, gathers with, and celebrates heart-centered entrepreneurs.
She’ll talk with us about creating community in real life as well as through your writing. We’ll also explore the power and necessity of inclusive language.
Christine Obenreder Serfozo is a dancer, a teacher and a writer and the founder of the Shakti Movement Arts Studio in Erie, PA. develops processes and community rituals to help people through big transitions in life, including grief.
Christine will talk with us about her journey from dance to blogging and back to embodied movement again.
Things you might be wondering about…
(And if I don’t answer your question below,
just send me a note.)
When are the calls?
We have six sessions on the Zoom video conferencing platform each month. When you join the Sovereign Writers Circle, you’re asked to set aside time at noon ET every Wednesday.
Writing Practice Sessions are held every Wednesdays at noon ET.
You’re also invited to join us one or two Mondays at noon ET per month.
When we have five Wednesdays in a month, the fifth Wednesday is dedicated to our writing coaching and story healing sessions. We move that call to a Monday, when necessary. Our monthly guest expert sessions are also held on Mondays
What if I miss the calls?
All sessions are recorded and made available the same day. Ideally, you'd make at least half of the six monthly sessions, but you can also get a lot out of the group by tuning into the recordings and checking in on the private Facebook group.
Do I have to sign up for individual coaching to join the group?
While it’s strongly recommended that you sign up for at least one hour of monthly coaching with Marisa, it is not necessarily required. To discuss a group-only membership option, please email Marisa or set up a time to talk.
Do I have to be a “real writer” to join the SWC?
First, I despise that phrase. I think "real writer" is used as a weapon by people who have supposedly “made it” and hold up their publication credentials as a badge of honor to cover over some shadowy stuff underneath.
Do you wish that writing was part of your life on a daily or weekly basis? Are you willing to shift your schedule, watch less TV, and commit to your writing dates with the group and with yourself? Congratulations, you’re a writer and you belong here with us.
This is what you know: You may not feel completely comfortable calling yourself a writer (yet), but picking up a pen tends to help you feel better and you feel called to use words to make your mark in the world.
What sort of projects are Sovereign Writers working on?
At the core, it’s all “personal writing.” Many are professionals who are working on writing content to build their coaching, healing, therapy, or other creative small business. Others are focused on longer term book projects (or would like to be).
Several of our writers aren't working on anything specific are with us for the joy and the journey offered by each prompt... They don't know where their words going to take them (yet), but they trust that it's going to be good and they know it’s necessary.
What sort of commitment am I making?
You have the option to chose a quarterly or half-year membership. This group is ongoing and is intended to become a fundamental, longterm resource that furthers your creative and professional development. You're not encouraged to drop in and out. Re-entry into the group after cancelling your membership is at Marisa's discretion.