Five Tips to Help Aspiring Experts Fix Bio Blunders Just in Time to Provide Successful Growth in the New Year

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 heal-your-boring-bio-cover-for-web (3)To accelerate success, I am offering a new gift booklet entitled “Heal Your Boring Business Bio to Attract Clients Now – The Bio Doc Shows You How” so grab it here.

Most bio blunders can be healed fast. Here are quick tips to bring in the relief.

1) Don’t try to be all things to all people. For example, a financial planner who helps busy career professionals take care of their money so they can have more time to do what they love is going to attract more clients than the planner who says she serves everyone or no one in particular.  

2) Don’t bury the lead. Don’t start with your long and winding journey to finally arrive at this work you do and then mention who you serve and how they can engage in the fourth paragraph. Lead with compelling results clients welcome first for better client attraction.

3) Put clothes on that emperor. Some business owners describe themselves in lofty terms without providing proof of their claims. Juetten says, “Specifics are terrific.” Don’t claim to be a best-selling author if you’ve only sold ten books, and seven of them are to family and friends.

 4) Don’t underestimate the value of a sassy sound bite. Personality packs a punch, and it can be persuasive and powerful for attracting perfect clients. For example, ‘Investing should be like watching paint dry. If you are getting an adrenaline rush, you are doing something wrong’ is an example that will be appealing to a specific group of clients that appreciates a drama-free investment philosophy.

5) Offer a call to action. If you want your client to call to request an appointment, display the phone number on the website home page to make it easy for the client to call.

I’ve guided thousands of entrepreneurs to upgrade their bios for client attraction since the 2009 debut of my book — Bye-Bye Boring Bio. Don’t forget to grab your gift booklet here.

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What is the Difference Between a Trust Building Story and a Client Attracting Business Bio?

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Have you heard about the “trust building story” and why you need one?

== Maybe you have heard Lisa Nichols talk about the DIP Theory. This is when you share a story that describes your success today, tell about a low point in your career, and then finish with a high point.

== Master Workshop Trainer Callan Rush says that you need to share your humanity and expertise in your story.

And I agree. This is especially important for speakers and workshop leaders who deliver content from a stage.

And here is why a trust building story isn’t enough for entrepreneurs serious about growing their businesses now.

 == If you are serious about getting known and getting paid for your credibility and talent, you also need to be ready to make life easier for your potential clients to get to the meat of the matter quickly.

 == Radio, podcast and TV hosts want a short paragraph to share to set the stage for you to delight their audiences.

 == Meeting planners want to know what you speak about, the audience take-away points, and how they can book you. And, you need to be able to share your speaker introduction at a moment’s notice.

 == When a reporter asks for your short bio, he doesn’t want the manifesto around everything you’ve ever done in your life. He wants the facts shared in a compelling, memorable way.

When you are ready to respond to requests for your story at a moment’s notice, you make life and work easier for the INFLUENTIAL experts who are interested in you. And your story can easily be shared with huge audiences of perfect people who just might be in a hurry to do business with someone exactly like you.

 That is different than sharing a trust building story.   That is why a client attracting business bio matters.

Tomorrow, I want to guide you to GET THIS DONE so you show up like a “rock star” with every powerful first impression you make with clients, meeting planners, or the media.  The Get YOUR Client Attracting Story Done Virtual Workshop is tomorrow, Jan. 22 from noon – 3 p.m. PST.

(After that I won’t be teaching this live again until May of 2014 and the modest price will go up.)

Go here to read about the abundant resources, tools, and templates that are included and claim your spot before it’s too late:

Let’s get YOUR best client attracting business bio done together as you gain the confidence, clarity, and conviction to GET KNOWN in a much bigger way so you can GET PAID, too.  Can’t wait!


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Have You Explored Automating Your Webinars? This One Guides You to a Better Bio Now

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After hearing folks I like, trust and respect speak so highly of the impact they are making and the results they are welcoming in their businesses through the use of automated webinars, I decided to jump in and create one of my own. 

Thanks to the good folks at Stealth Webinars, my first automated webinar is ready to share with the world. 

It was so much easier than I thought it would be. I shared the video and general direction through a “support ticket” less than 24 hours ago, and it is ready to share already.  And I didn’t have to deal with the technology piece. They did it for me. What a revelation!

The goal of my first automated webinar is to accelerate the healing of boring business bios in time for the New Year. It’s an “all of the help, none of the hype” presentation. 

Would you like to Beta Test it and share your user experience?   Let me make it easy.

Here is the link to visit.  Opt in, watch, download the PowerPoint, enjoy, and share with others if you are so moved.

I’ll stay tuned to receive your comments about the webinar experience here at the blog, and I promise to respond quickly to your comments because getting this right is of service to you, to me, and potentially many others.  Thank you.


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Dr. Nekeshia Doctor — “You Can Be and Do Anything That You Desire to Be and Do.”

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I continue to be humbled and inspired by the important work being done by my clients.  Today, I share the story of Dr. Nekeshia C. Doctor.  Her mission for women and girls is so big and so important that you will want to visit her site to get your daily prescription to embrace the beauty that was given you and see how you can be part of and contribute to her Beauty Within Project.

Dr. Nekeshia C. Doctor created her message with the support of the most recent Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Virtual Worldwide Workshop.  If you need help right this very minute to make your own story better, access the new Heal Your Boring Business Bio to Attract Clients and Cash Now gift booklet today. It’s my gift to you and everyone you share it with.  Share generously!


“For every girl and woman across this world, from all walks of life, who has been told and made to feel as though she is a mistake, hear this. No matter what others have said and may continue to utter —  no matter how many times you have fallen off course, no matter how little support and love you have surrounding you, you can be and do anything that you desire to be and do.”

 — Dr. Nekeshia Doctor, Founder, The Beauty Within Project Inc.


 About The Beauty Within Project:

 Dr. Nekeshia C. Doctor created The Beauty Within Project, Inc. in 2010. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization – known as the “BW Project” — hosts an annual empowerment seminar for girls between the ages of 8 – 18 years old. The vision of The BW Project, Inc. is to assist girls of every race, color, and creed, recognize, embrace, love, and respect the beauty that was uniquely given to them. In doing so, the BW Project transforms communities, one girl at a time. As a result of such great responses from the community about the annual all-girls seminar, Dr. Doctor incorporates quarterly social events throughout the year to maintain support and mentorship with as many girls as possible.

Who Benefits Most:

  • Girls and women seeking guidance, support, and motivation to get moving to create the lives they want in their homes, schools or workplaces
  • Those who have suffered from life circumstances beyond their own control from the very beginning

If this describes you, Dr. Nekeshia C. Doctor has a prescription of the basic essentials with your name on it. It’s called “30 Ways in 30 Days to Guide Women and Girls to Create the Lives They Want And Are  Destined To Have Wherever They Are.”  Dr. Nekeshia’s program is a God-send for:

  • That girl or woman born out of rape,
  • Who might be living in an abusive environment,
  • Who was raised as a child in and out of the foster care system,
  • Who was adopted by a loving family as a child, yet struggling to know who she really is because the family history is a mystery
  • Or that girl or woman simply unsure about where to pick up the pieces of your life to live with pride and joy.

Dr. Doctor felt called to create this prescription as a result of her own personal challenges and uncertainties as a young girl, national research findings, and her humble experiences as a teacher and assistant principal in the public school system. Despite being the oldest sibling, she wrestled with her own internal and external beauty. After years of silent struggles with her own self-esteem, Dr. Nekeshia Doctor found ways to escape the internal battle with self. She discovered that it takes a positive mindset, a system (strategic plan), and the right tools in place to achieve the high goals for your life. Dr. Doctor believes that life is about conquering our fears and extending a hand to be a blessing to others who may share those same fears.

About Dr. Nekeshia – The Deliberating D.I.V.A.

The Deliberating D.I.V.A. (Driven Individual Valuing Authentic capabilities) Doctor Nekeshia is driven to inspire girls and women to aim high no matter where they are in life by prescribing dosages of motivational medicine.

The firstborn daughter of a teenage mother, Dr. Nekeshia was raised in a single-parent home until she was 10 years old with the help of her maternal grandfather, great-grandmother, and paternal grandparents along the way. Beginning at a very young age, Dr. Nekeshia often felt as though she was a mistake and burden because she was the by-product of a 15- year old teenage mother who was still a child herself. Despite the odds, Dr. Nekeshia’s teenage mother took pride in raising her and her sister.

Dr. Nekeshia completed high school and furthered her education, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Education, Master’s degree in Education-Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate degree in Education-Organizational Leadership. When Dr. Nekeshia earned her Doctorate degree in Education, that was a proud moment that allowed others to see that her teenage mother’s journey and choice to keep and raise Dr. Nekeshia were not mistakes.  Today, her passion, life, and work as an educator, mentor, and consultant are all about opening new windows of possibility for girls and women who are challenged by their staggered mindsets and choices and seeking a path to make the most of their lives.

Your Call to Action:

Get ready to transform from “stuck in a rut” to “ALIVE and THRIVING.” To learn more about how to get a personal prescription to thrive in every area of your life as a girl or woman, contact and book Dr. Nekeshia C. Doctor to receive your personal prescription and instructions for taking your daily dosage of empowerment to be or do that which your heart desires and of which your amazing life is so worthy. She is eager to come to YOU wherever you are in the world to speak with you and/or your organization and place your personal prescription in hand.


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Take Action on Your Bright Idea – Even If It Is Low Tech, Unleveraged, and Crazy

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I got a bright idea about a year ago. What if I just opened my phone lines and invited people to call me to get help telling their stories. No teleseminar registration or opt in required. Just give me a call. I sent out a message to my community and shared the details.

  • Call me within a specific window of time on my private line. 
  • If you get voice mail, leave a message and I’ll call you back. 
  • Let’s see about making your story better in as few as 15 minutes.

I was worried no one would call. It was that feeling you get when you invite people to your home for a party.   The appetizers are beautifully displayed. The house is clean. And, then, you worry that no one is going to come. 

As the clock struck 9 a.m., I could feel my heart beating in my chest. And then at 9:02, the phone rang. And I got message after message. For two hours, I guided callers to tell their stories better, live and in the moment. And then, at 4:30 in the afternoon, someone sheepishly called and asked if I would help him, too. And I did.

That single courageous invitation to act on a moment of inspiration last October set me and my business on an entirely new and exciting path. Since then, I have offered these calls again and again to my own community and to the communities of people who need my help — via teleclasses, webinars, and live stages.  And this expertise of mine has earned media attention in a meaningful way.  

bloomberg-businessweek And, when you “Google” the term Business Bio Expert, my name comes up first in the search.

Let the Healing for Boring Bios Begin …. Because the Bio Doc is In!

My confidence has grown each time, and the raves from callers and participants have gotten better and better.  It has been a perfect exchange of energy for results, one and all.  And, yes, I have added the technical details such as the opt in page. I have branded the effort with sassy graphics. I even have a custom embroidered lab coat and pink stethoscope that I wear at live events. And I’ve served thousands of callers to date who are singing my praises in a way that makes my heart skip a beat, and their bios give THEIR clients palpitations, too.


Because I am in a particularly celebratory mood, the call I offered yesterday is one I happily share with you so you can experience what all the fuss is about.  Here is the replay link.

Just read what Katie Munoz said about the value she gained from this workshop and follow up call experience.

I’m Katie Munoz, a Humor Coach and Workshop Leader, I have been trying to write a bio for months and was barely making progress.  The exercises on the first day of Nancy Juetten’s Worldwide Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop, allowed me to finally finish a credible bio. What a relief. I sent it to Nancy who waved her magic editing wand and turned my bio into fabulous! And ready to go. No more work required. Wow.  Even if I had received nothing else, I would have been very happy with the workshop. But during the follow up group call, Nancy mentioned how to record audio and video samples of our speaking for FREE. That’s a savings of a few thousand dollars.  And THEN Nancy demonstrated how to easily and confidently use those recordings to negotiate a substantial speaking fee. How many dollars is that worth? Priceless.   That workshop was easily the best per dollar value of any workshop that I have ever attended. Thank you, Nancy. 

  • I started out with a very low tech and high touch way of delivering the relief — one caller at a time.
  • I then took the session to Instant Teleseminar to serve even more people.
  • Today the “Bio Doc is In” session is part of the Worldwide Virtual Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop that I offer just about quarterly to my own community and to others who ask.
  • And because so many people need this help, I offer it in high value ways that keep the energy exchange fair and fabulous for all.
  • No one is going to risk their mortgage payment by participating in this proven program, and isn’t that refreshing?

You read about people making their way in the world by doing what they love. And I am here to tell you that I am one of them. It all started by taking action on a bright idea about how to serve my tribe in a low tech/high touch way. I wanted to solve a very real problem that millions struggle with and provide a winning solution they would be happy to buy to get the relief and the benefit.

I just had a gut feeling that I could step into a bolder way of service by taking action, and I did.  And it absolutely paid off for me and for so many others.


So, what bright ideas are brewing for you about how you can serve people in a way that feels right in your gut, heart, and head? And what actions will you take to make them real? A shiny New Year is fast approaching, and now is the time to set the wheels in motion so you can make your way in the world doing more of what you love so that everyone can be made better for the exchange.

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Meet Cult Recovery Expert and Trauma Transformation Mentor Sofie Pirkle

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Here is a expert with a remarkable and compelling mission and a story to go with it. Sofie’s story rose to among the top of the stack created by graduates of the Worldwide Virtual Get Your Story Done Workshop from July 17. 

Right away, you know what she does and if you need it so you file, find, and refer her. I think that’s right on the money.  If you’d like to benefit from the workshop replay and all the step-by-step materials to guide you to your best story, you can.  Click here to learn more.

Transforming Injuries and Wounds into Strengths and Gifts Since 1997


As a result of  Cult Recovery Expert and Trauma Transformation Mentor Sofie Pirkle’s healing work, ambitiously conscious people who feel like they are stopping short of their full and brilliant potential let go of the baggage they didn’t even know they were carrying. They reclaim powerful parts of themselves they didn’t even know they lost, relieve physical and emotional pain, and create lives that they actually want. 

Born and raised in a cult, having the courage to escape, heal the soul, and make her true impact, Sofie has a unique knack for working with those who have come from controlling families, abusive relationships, high demand groups  — especially cults.

A Bad Ass Bodywork professional since 1997 and professional choreographer and 3rd degree black belt, Sofie is in her true brilliance when she is working with those who use their bodies for their passions and professions. Sofie understands firsthand how hidden traumas can leak into our lives, creating emotional and physical symptoms ranging from mildly irritating to debilitating.

Sofie’s coaching and body-oriented healing work empowers these nearly-in-their potential people to reduce physical and emotional pain, reclaim and step into their true identity, commit to show up for themselves and their work, and trust and act on their deep inner wisdom to make the right decisions to live the lives they truly want.

Whether it’s through reading her books, learning with her home study programs, participating in her workshops, or working privately with her, Sofie’s courageous devotion to your healing journey will touch your heart and heal your soul. Find her at


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Susan Berland: Safe Harbor Coach to LGBT Kids and Parents Seeking Support to Build a Bridge Back to Love and Acceptance

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“How would life be different and better if we stopped wasting time wishing for something else and used that energy to appreciate and celebrate who we are and where we are today? It’s not too late and it can change everything.”

Susan Berland is fiercely committed to guiding young people and their parents back to a loving, accepting relationship when the parents are struggling to accept their child as gay, bisexual or transgender. Susan guides parents and their kids to communicate effectively, trust one another and accept one another where and as they are. In as few as six private sessions, LGBT kids and/or their parents make great progress to build a bridge back to love and acceptance to last for a lifetime.

As the proud mother of a gay son and champion for people who are different, it’s Susan’s privilege and pleasure to be the safe harbor for family members who want acceptance without judgment and to find a path to a loving, understanding, accepting family environment with her coaching and support. 

  • If you are looking for a proven professional who can provide your child with a safe place to go with their questions and concerns and receive the support you’re currently unable to give …
  • Or you are a parent who needs a safe place to express concerns and ask  questions without fear of judgment, you’ve come to the right place.

With seven years of experience working with clients with similar worries and concerns and guiding them to build a bridge back to love and acceptance, Susan’s mission and commitment is to provide the support and tools to bring your family back together. What lights Susan up about this work is knowing that she is providing a safe, loving place, non-judgmental way to support LGBT kids and their parents in the most important journey of their lives.

“Nothing breaks my heart more than when I hear parents reject their LGBT kids. They loved them yesterday when they didn’t know. I wish I could reach out to each and every one and let them know they are loved and special, just the way they are. They all deserve the love of their parents, if not their biological parents, than a surrogate parent.”

Susan knows what it’s like to be told your child is gay and what is means to adjust expectations and deal with a roller coaster ride of emotions. And as a mom who loves her son for who he is, she can provide that love and support until the parents themselves can find the path to do the same.

Susan’s Advocacy Speaks Volumes about Her Conviction to Inspire and Ignite Real Change:

• She worked tirelessly on the No on 8 Campaign in California and is a fierce advocate for marriage equality.

• She co-founded a non-profit, The All Family Project, whose mission is to educate the public about the issues faced by gay and lesbian families. Susan donates a portion of proceeds to that and other LGBT organizations.

• Susan was one of the original 70 volunteers involved with the International Coach Federation as it began its quest to raise the profile of professional coaching. ICF now has over 20,000 members around the globe.

• She is a member of the Golden Gate Business Alliance, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco.

Championing the Underdog

Susan’s path to become a coach who fights for the underdog became clear at an early age. In the first grade, she befriended a deaf girl when all the other kids made fun of her. When her son came out as gay, she was called to work in the LGBT community to provide extra love and support. As a Jewish mom, Susan’s heart has always gone out to those who have been rejected by their families. Hers is big enough to provide the love and support others may be denied at a time in their lives when they need love the most.

Your Invitation to ACCEPT Support Now:

If moving more boldly in the direction of acceptance as soon as possible is high on your priority list, schedule a complimentary chat with Susan today.  Connect in the way that suits you best:

  • 415-987-3194

The final Worldwide VIRTUAL Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop is tomorrow, September 25 from noon – 3 p.m. Pacific.  Claim your place now so you can have the chance to have YOUR STORY showcased here as a success.

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Meet Your Find Lasting Love Mentor and Coach Ellen Samiec

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Here is another of the winning stories created as a direct result of the last Worldwide VIRTUAL Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop.  The next session is  September 25, 2013 from noon – 3 p.m. Pacific, and I’d love to have you and your storytelling buddy join us. Share the experience, the resources, and the modest fee and create your own masterpiece together. I can’t wait to be your guide.

Ellen Samiec – Find Lasting Love Mentor and Coach


 “Before, I was always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Thanks to Ellen’s coaching, that’s not my story anymore.”

Smart, successful single business women who are 35 and better and desire the same for their love relationships are singing the praises of Finding Lasting Love Mentor and Coach Ellen Samiec. Ellen’s proven and powerful process empowers women to dissolve their hidden relationship blocks so that they attract love rather than chase after it, enjoy romantic relationships that are aligned with their values, and create new, enriching relationships for themselves and their ideal partners. Clients can welcome results they love in their lives and relationships in as few as 3 weeks.

Clients Say Remarkable Things about Ellen’s Impact on Their Romantic Lives:

  • “Before, I was always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Thanks to Ellen’s coaching, that’s not my story anymore.” Catherine B, Mississauga, Ontario
  • “When people asked why I was still single, I used to say that I’d never met the right guy. After working with Ellen, I no longer get that question because I have finally met My Man.” S. Wilson, Toronto, Ontario
  • “I tired of wasting time on directionless relationships and was more than ready for a real committed partner. Ellen’s insight had a dramatic impact on my life and I attracted the relationship I was looking for.” Susan T. Boston, Massachusetts
  • “With running my business, there never seem to be time to find and build a relationship. Ellen’s empowering process helped me take my business to the next level while giving me more time for myself and the new love of my life.” M. MacInnes, Toronto, Ontario

How Ellen’s Training and Experience Serve You

Ellen discovered her gift for bringing out the best in people after her personal experiences of burnout in the corporate world and the painful end of a personal relationship. Through her journey to recreate her life, she discovered a powerful proven process that led to her own personal and professional breakthroughs to achieve a level of happiness and satisfaction beyond expectation. During that time, she encountered a number of successful professional women challenged in finding an ideal life partner. Through her own personal experience overcoming this challenge, plus the deep fulfillment that came with helping others successfully resolve these issues, Ellen launched Finally Find Lasting Love with the mission to help successful single business women attract lasting love relationships.

Ellen’s professional credentials include a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certification as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Professional Coaching Program through The Coaches Training Institute. This training, combined with her corporate experience in the financial sector and her 20 years as a Personal Executive Coach working with clients internationally equips Ellen with the understanding, compassion, skills, and lessons learned from the demanding career trenches to guide high achieving women to navigate the world of dating and relationships to winning and lasting outcomes that give them reason to celebrate beyond the scopes of their all-important careers.

On the Personal Side

Happily in relationship with the love of her life, Ellen lives in Toronto and travels regularly to the vacation rental home that they built together in Costa Rica. This relationship bliss was not always the case. After the painful end of her first marriage, she struggled with relationship challenges for years until she discovered a powerful process that lead to her own breakthrough. At age 37, she attracted her husband and finally found the lasting love that she has now been celebrating for more than 15 years. When it comes to overcoming relationship challenges and realizing dreams, Ellen has been there and done it, her clients have done it and she would love to show you how you can do it, too.

To get started and find out if this would be a good fit for you call or email Ellen for a complimentary Find Lasting Love Strategy session. Email or call 416.410.4477.

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Meet Conlee Ricketts, author of Answers are Easy; Living with Them Sucks!

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Here is another in a series of engaging stories created as a direct result of the Worldwide Virtual Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop. I love her straight talk, authenticity, and sense of fun in describing who she is and how she helps.  Anyone who has embraced her inappropriateness in such a way that shines a light for the rest of us to see why we get stuck in our own lives is someone who is instantly memorable to me.

Here is an author and coach with such a distinct tone of voice who has embraced the challenge I invite everyone to take on.  “It is YOUR story.  Tell it well.”  Take care not to delegate this assignment to someone who can’t possibly appreciate your irreverent, unique message and tell it better than YOU can — especially if what you do and how you do it is beyond description.  

That is why leading the Worldwide Virtual Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop is so fun and rewarding.  Everyone has a story.  Being guided to show you how best to tell yours is my way of making the world and the marketplace better.  Every story has its own ripple effect that can make a bigger difference with a wider audience.   The next virtual workshop is September 25 from noon – 3 p.m.  Pacific. Join us.

Here is Conlee’s story. I might suggest an even bolder call to action at the end of the story, just in case someone reads the bio before reading anything else about her or her business.

— To place quantity orders of Conlee’s new book for your association …

— To engage Conlee to lead a workshop for an upcoming conference of misfits, oddballs and unconventional thinkers…

— To chat with Conlee about how her teen life coaching and coaching for stress parents can bring in immediate relief …

If you don’t ask for what you want, you just might not get it.

So, with all that said, enjoy every word, and be sure to share this with the misfits, oddballs, and unconventional thinkers in your life.

Answers are Easy; Living With Them Sucks! is the go-to source for any other misfit, oddball, or unconventional thinker that wants to step into themselves without apology.


Conlee Ricketts is the author of the forthcoming book Answers are Easy; Living With Them Sucks! She is a seeker of spiritual truths who has embraced her inappropriateness in such a way that she shines a light for us to see why we get stuck in our own lives.

Conlee’s laser like honesty can cut through the story you tell yourself to help you get to the story of who you really are. She helps you to find the path you need to follow in order to love yourself with honesty and compassion.

Whether you are reading her book, working with her one-on-one, or in a workshop, she helps you unearth the questions you are afraid to answer, and she knows that your fear is a visceral choice you make in order to not move forward. Her humor will help you to face your fears and vulnerabilities while laughing at the same time. She is an expert at making plans, finding choices, and quieting the over-active mind chatter long enough to find your way back to the heart and soul of balancing your incredibly human and messy life.

After determining that the key to moving forward in life begins with self love, Conlee has embraced her irreverent, misfit self. She is a Misfit with a Master’s degree; a rebellious former math teacher who earned the disgust of fellow math teachers by daring to let her students use pen—as well as a quiet introvert that shines in front of an audience by filling the room with laughter. Her life has been about solving problems—finding answers to the questions and struggles of her students, friends, family, and co-workers. Her non-logical creative soul has battled her over-active logical mind to push her to find spiritual joy by helping others find their own way to balance the head and the heart. Answers are Easy; Living With Them Sucks! is the go-to source for any other misfit, oddball, or unconventional thinker that wants to step into themselves without apology.

Thanks to her observant nature and the “children are to be seen and not heard” generation of her parents, she has taken time to look, listen, and imagine. Twenty-three years teaching math and helping parents understand their adolescent children have honed her skills in motivation and explanation. She helps you break down a situation to its nuts and bolts, rearrange them, and consider how they might be reassembled in order to live a more peaceful, well balanced, albeit messy life.

Conlee empowers you to take responsibility for your choices and the quality of the life you are living. She is an intuitive problem solver; she cannot “show her work” or use a geometric proof to verify that her answers are correct, but as you work with her you will have a realization that her observations and her options are necessary to ponder in order to find a better path.

Learn more about Conlee Ricketts by visiting


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Meet Death Doula Sarah Gramm Wolf – The Most Valuable Player to Add at Death’s Door

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SaraGrammWolfe “Working as a death doula is fun; I get to talk straight and honestly about a subject that is largely not talked about. And I get to work with amazing people who — when given a chance — will ask those burning questions, like … ‘Can I be buried in my back yard?’ ”

Death Doula Sarah Gramm Wolf is in dedicated service to death; she believes that dying is participatory, just as life is.

She is fiercely committed to guiding or coaching individuals who are dying, similar to the way a birth doula coaches a woman in labor.  She helps families validate their feelings, usually held in check by cultural taboos and guides them to restoring natural, after-death care in a family-directed approach.  And, she provides families with an understanding of the inner dynamics of leaving the physical body at death so they can be at peace with their loved one’s last breath.

By working with Sarah, you can be assured that she will be there through the moments of deep, wrenching pain, through the confusion and chaos that can come up when someone is dying, to the assurance that her skills have been honed through a lifetime of observing nature use everything; that death is required to sustain new life. This pattern is reflected in her understanding that bodily remains need to be given back in such a way as to benefit new life.

Her photo series “Biofeedback” was created collaboratively with artist Ariel Kaplan as encouragement to take a look at the everyday deaths in nature. It was their hope that this series of photographs would provide a point of focus, a starting point, in examining our own ideas and beliefs surrounding death.

With years of serving individuals in hospice and pastoral care settings and a major trauma hospital as a chaplain, Sarah was able to bring a sense of peace to those families, individuals, and staff who sought her out. For her exceptional ability to help a large family in their loss, she was awarded Most Valuable Player commendation. At the request of the cancer floor nurses, she published, for distribution within the hospital, “Taking your Spiritual Pulse: Spiritual Reflections during a Hospital Stay.”

And, for her years of dedicated service, life experiences, and continuing education, Sarah was commissioned as a clergy. Thus, she brings with her the sensitivity to differing faith traditions and the ability to create ritual and ceremony to celebrate a life.

Contact: Sarah Gramm Wolf, M. Ed., Death Doula & Educator


Sarah Gramm Wolf created her story with the support of the Worldwide VIRTUAL Get Your Client Attracting Story Done Workshop.   She was the “storytelling buddy” brought to the event by her friend Ingrid Kincaid at no additional fee.

I believe the workshop is best experienced in pairs so everyone who enrolls receives a “bring a storytelling buddy” invitation 24 hours after enrolling. 

By entering a buddy’s name and email into the system, both the participant and a buddy can enjoy the resources and the experience and benefit in a much bigger way than by going it alone.

And, everyone who participates has the same opportunity to enjoy the Bio Doc is In call one week later and submit their best effort story draft to be showcased on the blog as a winning example for the world to see.

My business is founded on the belief that everyone is important and deserves to be seen, heard, celebrated and ultimately compensated for their winning ways, and I walk my talk.

So, if you need the gifts of  Death Doula Sarah Gramm Wolf, please get in touch with her.

And if your story needs to find a way from your head to your website or social media or beyond and you need expert guidance to GET IT DONE, join me and so many others on September 25, 2013 from noon – 3 p.m. Pacific for the Worldwide VIRTUAL Get Your Client Attracting Story DONE Workshop.


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