Quarterly Video Meetups A supportive peer group to develop your capacity to self-manage your important work-related writing.
2-day Virtual Workshop Headspace and time to get some writing done combined with peer group coaching to develop your writing management skills.
1:1 Writing Coaching
We can tailor individual coaching from one-off meetings, coaching programmes to on-demand coaching.
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We take a coaching approach to develop your capacity to self-manage your work-related writing and your writing skills development more effectively.
Connect with and learn from other professionals who face similar work-related writing challenges.
Join video events from your own WRITINGSPACE. Whatever work-related writing you do, bring your challenges. We provide open and tailor-made events.
Annual WritingSpace Workshop 24/25th June 20201:
Benefits of joining:
· Mental space and time in your diary: for working on writing projects at any stages such as planning, research, reading, writing and editing
· A framework that takes a coaching approach: develop your capacity to self-manage your writing process more effectively
· Learn self-coaching tools: We introduce you to our development tool, the Writers Wheel, and you will learn creativity techniques you can use later on yourself.
· Support: regular virtual check-ins with a group of other professionals with similar writing challenges you can learn from and collaborate with. Access for 1:1 coaching with our writing coaches.
· Writing resource repository: We are using the Evernote application to share writing related resources. This gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge management skills using software.
· Flexibility: you can attend from wherever you are and manage the day as it suits you, joining peer check-ins is optional and part-attendance is possible. The virtual format is tried and tested.
· Continuous professional development hours: Attendance certificates will be available.
Booking opening soon
Testimonials from previous participants:
"I can thoroughly recommend Moving Maps. Claudia and Deborah at very short notice put on a great writers’ workshop for City Women’s Network focusing on the Writers’ Wheel, their bespoke development model. It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a blog, an article, a thesis or a book, this invitation to look inwards at your strengths as a writer really works. Their psychological background and writing experience make a powerful combination. Following the CWN workshop I’ve attended their writing group WritingSpace and had some one-to-one coaching too.”
Geraldine Gallacher, Events Co-Chair at City Women’s Network and CEO of the Executive Coaching Consultancy (ECC)
“The two days spent in the virtual workshop 'WritingSpace' did exactly that – it gave me both the physical and head space to write, in a supportive environment with inspirational colleagues. It enabled me to think about all the writing I do and need to do. I had the opportunity to plan, to read, to consider resources and platforms that I would not have previously thought to use. Above all, it helped me to realise that anything I do for my business – emails, proposals, material, web copy, newsletters and blogs ALL benefits from the space and time this workshop allowed. I feel far more energised and excited about writing now – it feels less of a chore and more of a creative activity." Geraldine Locke, Managing Director, Growth Learning Ltd
"Being part of the supportive and inspiring WritingSpace community at the workshop has helped me to realise how central writing is to developing my business. I now feel confident about using writing more strategically to help me achieve my goals. Claudia and Deborah have created an ideal framework for those of us who need, and want, to use writing for work." Sarah Tennant, SLT Executive Coaching
Meet the Writing Coaches:
My own journey as a writer took a dent when I moved country (and working language) from Germany to the UK twenty years ago. Postgraduate study, lecturing at a Business School, teaching academic writing, peer reviewing colleagues’ writing, collaborating with more experienced writers and publishing my own work helped me to regain confidence. I am now able to structure my writing planning and research much better. My biggest challenge is finding longer chunks of time and headspace for work related writing and producing content generally within a busy professional portfolio. My background is in international business-to-business sales and I now support professionals with their capacity for development through coaching, coach training and providing professional peer communities.
I hold an MA in Coaching and Mentoring, a Professional Certificate in Advanced Study of Coaching Supervision and a Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD). I have experience as a peer reviewer of academic articles and my first degree was in Business Studies. I am qualified as a MBTI level 1 facilitator and hold a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education.
My relationship with writing has always been complex. It is my diary entry that almost always gets cancelled when I am busy. Often, I find writing is the thing that I push to the end of the day, when I am tired. I have used creative writing and journaling as a way of exploring this and I practice ‘6 minutes free writing’ on most days. As an integrative coach I do use creative writing and poetry in coaching sessions. My background is in mental health and leadership. I have been coaching clients for a number of years in a variety of sectors, often around transitions, life events and careers. My coaching practice is developing using embodied approaches, creative writing and stories. I am on the Board of Lapidus UK, the words for well-being association, supporting the development of sub-groups and group mentorship.
I am qualified as an action learning set facilitator, a team coach and MBTI level 1 facilitator. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, in Learning Organisations and a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education. Currently I am studying with the British College of Journalism and The Somatic School London.