As a writer, how do you turn your dream of being a change agent into a reality?
You author change.
That means, you write and publish a book that inspires positive action in individuals, organizations or the world at large.
Change starts now.
You can learn how to create it on a larger scale by:
- preparing yourself to become a successful author and inspiring change agent
- creating a community ready to take up your cause, implement your suggestions and, ultimately, buy your book
- writing and publishing an inspiring and marketable book
Change begins with you!
When you or someone like you shares his or her story and wisdom and a chain of inspiration is created. Then others join in the cause, and pretty soon you have created a community of change agents—all because you are willing to pick up the mantle, to live to your potential and to learn how to author change. Most of us have an internal drive to change the things in this world we see as being wrong, unjust or standing in the way of our dreams. You may even feel a sense of personal mission or purpose to change things for the better or have ideas about how to create the world you wish to see. If you do not know the steps to manifest your vision, however, you are doomed to sit in the proverbial unlit room and curse the darkness. This home-study course, Author of Change Transformational (ACT) Coaching Program, was created to provide you with the steps to really make a difference. Whether you are looking to change yourself, others, organizations, or the world around you, the process offered in this program will give you the tools to do so.
How do you know if the ACT Coaching Program is right for you?
- If you feel called to change on a personal level, to become a successful and inspiring author, this course is for you.
- If you feel called to help others change because of things you have learned, this course is for you.
- If you feel called to write about about how to create change personally, organizationally or globally, this course is for you.
- If you feel a sense of purpose or mission to inspire others to take positive action—to become a change agent, this course is for you.
The six webinars that make up the foundation of the ACT Coaching Program are taught by Nina Amir and Deborah Levine Herman, who bring to this course many years of experience in the writing and publishing industries coupled with experience as pioneers in the area of spirituality and human potential. Additionally, you get 12 homework assignments, four action (ACT) plans consisting of multiple smaller action plans, and ongoing support with a private Facebook group, and replays of bi-weekly LIVE Q&A calls from Nina, the author of the bestselling How to Blog a Book and The Author’s Training Manual (both by Writer’s Digest Books) and a variety of self-published books on publishing, practical spirituality and human potential. The ACT Coaching Program provides you with a step-by-step home-study program to become an Author of Change. You can create a book to support your goals and and inspire others to join you in accomplishing them.
“Content was very relevant, copious and helpful… Homework provided the ability to go deep and capture critical insights tied to my motivation and commitment… Nina and Deb are both experts in their fields and played off each other’s expertise well, including espousing their different viewpoints and opinions on various topics.” ~Paul Larsen, San Francisco, CA, Leadership Coaching for Life www.paulnlarsen.com
If any of this speaks to your already-strong sense of mission or purpose, if you are ready to author a book that inspires change, take action now!
Purchase the program and become an Author of Change!
Here is the basic program structure:
The material is prerecorded and “dripped” out to you twice a month, on the first and third Monday of the month. You simply log in to the members-only site to access your material.
I. Author of Change in Your Life
2 webinars; 4 homework assignments
II. Author of Change in the World
2 webinars; 4 homework assignments
II. Author of a Change-Inspiring Book
2 webinars; 4 homework assignments
ACT HOME-STUDY level includes
- 2 90-minute webinar replays per month–6 total
- 4 assignments per month (1 per week)–12 total
- A private Facebook page for participants
- Copy of Nina Amir’s Easy-Schmeasy Book Proposal Template ($15 value)
This is the perfect option if your schedule won’t allow for the live option (which is offered once per year), you like to work on your own, and you feel compelled to become an Author of Change right now! Simply pay and start whenever you like.
“As a new writer and life coach who would like to write a book to inspire women, I found the Author of Change Transformational Coaching Program just what I needed to get started. This course helped me discover all the things writers need to become change agents, such as my own ability to change, how to build community to support my cause, and how to create a marketable and inspiring concept. As a premier student, my one-on-one session with Nina helped me gain clarity on my idea and start writing.” Simone Isser,Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Life Coach
How do you know if you are ready to become an Author of Change?
If you answer “yes” to any or all of these questions, it’s time for you to become a change agent.
- Do you feel called?
- Do you feel a sense of purpose?
- Do you have a strong desire to make change happen?
- Do you have a message to impart?
- Do you have a mission to fulfill?
- Do you feel you are meant to help…in some way?
Here’s another way to look at it. The ACT Coaching Program is for you, if you want to create change:
- In your life
- In the lives of others
- In the world
The ACT Coaching Program is the right program for you, if you feel called to create change in the world through the vehicle of:
However, the ACT Coaching Program is not for the faint of heart. You will be asked to look at yourself on many levels. You will need to look at your own need to change before can inspire it. You will be asked to consider how you need to change:
In fact, you’ll be asked to look at:
- What change means to you and how you deal with change so you can become a better author of change
- Who you are as a writer
- Who you are as a businessperson
- How you need to change to become a successful published author
- How you need to alter your message to make it effective
- What you need to do besides write to create the kind of message, movement, community, blog, or book that will inspire change in the world
You’ll be asked to evaluate your book’s:
In the process, you will transform into the type of person, writer and businessperson who can combine passion and purpose into inspiration—inspiration that inspires you and others to change. You’ll also hone your book idea into one that is a viable project—one that has the chance to succeed in the marketplace.
That means your book will actually inspire the change you desire and you will become an Author of Change.
“As a student from a third world country, I found your course most insightful… The course was well presented, with Powerpoints and homework assignments easily accessible from South-Africa. I can recommend the content to any aspiring author and business entrepreneur. It will assist in helping you to achieve more inspired results!” Loli Pretorius, South Africa, The National School of the Arts
What exactly will you get out of the three-month program?
When you have competed the program, you will have:
- An extensive action plan for personal change that prepares you to become a change agent and to support others in creating change.
- An action plan for communicating your message comfortably and effectively.
- An action plan for building community or a movement—a “tribe” of change agents.
- An action plan for writing your change-inspiring book
- An action plan for writing and publishing your book, including the tools to write a book proposal or business plan for your book.
Additionally, you will have:
- A clear change-inspiring message to communicate
- A clear purpose to fulfill
- A clear picture of the book you will write
- A clear map of how to create the change you want to see in the world
The Three ACT Steps
3 Steps will transform you into an Author of Change, steps that help you prepare to become a a change agent and to inspire others to change as well. The ACT Coaching Program consists of three steps—one for each month of the program. For each step you end up with one or more ACT (action) plans.
I. Author of Change in Your Life
As Ghandi said, you must change first if you want anyone or anything around you to change. Even if you have already experienced life altering change and you now want to inspire others to similar change, you likely have some steps to take before you are ready to become that type of leader or promoter of this work. You must transform yourself into a change agent. In this module you will go through a self-assessment process to discover how you want or need to change so you can inspire others. You will evaluate yourself for success as an Author of Change. This module is also appropriate if you simply want to create personal change in your own life so you can more effectively help others do the same.
II. Author of Change in the World
This module focuses on how you can take your message out into the world effectively. It asks you to think outside the box and consider creative modes of communicating to spread your message, and to begin using social media to inspire change. You are asked to transform yourself into a leader, a community builder and a communicator in a variety of ways. This is about building platform and community around yourself and your cause.
III. Author of a Change-Inspiring Book
This module focuses on authoring a life changing, world changing book. You will learn how to evaluate your book for success from idea to full content plan. You will put together a business plan for your book that can be used for self-publishing or traditional publishing. You will explore ways to get your book written quickly and effectively and choose the best way to publish your book.
ACT HOME-STUDY Level
“As a writer, one goes through periods of growth, and then there are the times when after giving everything one has to a writing project, there is a type of plateau where the learning and growing stops for a while. I was at the latter stage when the Author of Change Transformational Program came along… While I knew that there would be a wealth of knowledge to take in, I did not foresee the changes that would take place within me. I had the opportunity to answer questions about myself and my writing that I had never made time to ask myself, and learned a lot in the process. ~Haseena Patel, South Africa, Author, Speaker, Girls’ empowerment coach, Co-founder of Leave No Girl Behind International www.leavenogirlbehind.org
About the Instructors
Nina Amir Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results. She motivates writers and non-writers to create publishable and published products and careers as authors as well as to achieve their potential and fulfill their purpose. The author of How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time and forthcoming The Author’s Training Manual (both from Writer’s Digest Books), Amir is a nonfiction editor, proposal consultant, author and book coach, and blog-to-book coach with more than 34 years of experience in the publishing field. She also is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a blog and challenge. She writes five blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW!, How to Blog a Book and As the Spirit Moves Me, and two national Examiner.com columns. Amir holds a BA in magazine journalism with a concentration in psychology, has edited or written for more than 45 publications producing hundreds of articles and had her work published in five anthologies and, most recently, in Spiritual Pregnancy by Drs. Shawn Tassone and Kathyrn Landherr. She has self-published 12 short books, including the popular workbook How to Evaluate Your Book for Success and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self. As a book editor, Amir also has a proven track record. One of her clients’ books (Enlightened Leadership) was self-published and then purchased and re-released verbatim by Simon & Schuster (Fireside); the book has sold over 230,000 to date. Another (Radical Forgiveness) won the 1998 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award (Inspirational category), went on to sell over 115,000 copies, and recently was purchased by Sounds True. Her clients’ book proposals regularly get them contracts with agents as well. Amir also speaks and writes about self-improvement, human potential, and practical spirituality. She is a certified rebirther, a trained Voice Dialogue facilitator and currently is working on her life coaching certificate. Although she often speaks and writes from a Jewish perspective, her work spans religious lines and is pertinent to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions. In all she does, Amir focuses on helping people live their lives fully and manifest their desires—whether those desires look like written products or something entirely different. She sees herself as an “Everywoman” whose struggles and successes are similar to most people she meets. Therefore, she writes, speaks and teaches from a place of knowing that what has worked for her will at least provide others with a starting place from which to find what works best for them. All live Q&A sessions and coaching is done by Nina Amir.
Deborah Levine Herman is a twenty year veteran literary agent whose forte has been in selecting and developing projects for the Jeff Herman Literary Agency. The author of ten non-fiction books, Herman is one of the foremost experts on spiritual writing and publishing. One of her books “Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication,” written in 2002 and now being revised for the digital age, heralded the explosion in the transformational mind/body genre. Herman is also in the process of completing “Deborah Herman’s Guide to Spiritual Writing and Publishing: for those who are called and wish to be published. Herman is a Graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law (JD) with a Dual Degree Masters of Journalism (MA). Her non-fiction titles all with major publishers run the gamut of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motherhood,” and “A Simplified Guide to Writing a Personal Will,” to “The Tough-Love Prescription,” and “A Pregnant Couple’s Guide to Sex and Intimacy.” The Common thread in all of Herman’s writing is her infinitely readable way of synthesizing complicated material. Many reviewers refer to her as a self-help guru. Herman has taught classes on writing and spirituality throughout the country for the past two decades. Deborah Levine-Herman joined the Jeff Herman literary Agency LLC, in 1990 as an agent primarily focused on project selection and development. She co-authored with Jeff Herman Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals that worked and Why. Levine-Herman is now devoting a great deal of her time sharing her knowledge of writing and publishing through coaching and proposal doctoring. In her words she can help writers “make their book proposals and manuscripts irresistible to agents and publishers.” Levine-Herman is co-founder of the Writers, Agents and Editors Network, www.WAENetwork.com and is the content consultant for the free book proposal writing software, BPWiz.biz. She is an intuitive and often uses her gifts to help writer’s discover their authentic selves. Deborah Levine Herman appears on the prerecorded sessions used in the home-study version of this course. She is not involved in the live sessions.