Executive & LEADERSHIP
Every communicator needs the same things to get better: better tools, better techniques, better feedback, and a better writing process to consistently produce better communications.
If you want the unique experience of becoming a more efficient and effective communicator, and you want to have fun doing it, I’m the coach you want in your corner and you’re the client I want to work hard for.
Let's work together to produce:
More effective leadership, authority and influence
Better results from focused, detailed and well-written communications
Greater confidence in your writing and communication skills
Higher quality writing across all genres
Faster turn-arounds for time-sensitive projects
How does writing coaching work?
Writing coaching only works if it's tailored to you. A professional writing coach should have a quantifiable way to assess your current skills and a cache of tools and tactics to help you reach your goals. Read about my research-based, real-world-tested methodology.
Take a look at these engagements to see how I work with folks like you.
I coached a CEO on a process for capturing and organizing ideas to plan and write a business book; and worked with a top executive to prepare Congressional testimony
Ahead of a pitch competition, I provided feedback on a presentation that eventually led to a Google Demo Day win; a team of founders engaged me for help explaining a complex new technology
When a board member decided to step down, I helped her craft a constructive letter of resignation; I coached an executive director on communicating effectively in a crisis
When an established author took over his website, we worked together to plan and edit the content; I coached a team of business book authors in creating a unified voice for its inaugural title
I advised an elected official on his statement and guest essay about a serious personal challenge; I helped a community leader draft an opinion essay for the local paper
A successful TV news reporter engaged me to adapt her skills to a corporate communications position; I coached a professional changing industries to make his résumé and cover letter more relevant to prospective employers
How much does a writing coach cost?
What Does a Writing Coach Do?
A writing coach can help you with everything from brushing up your voice and writing faster to preparing for a big presentation or crafting a thought leadership piece. There are two main things a writing coach does: teach you new skills and/or show you new tools.
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What to Expect from a Writing Coach
This is a typical writing coaching engagement, but we can customize the journey to meet your specific needs.
More About Me
I was that kid in school who loved to write. While everyone else was sweating bullets over an essay question, I was stifling my glee. I struggled with reading and math. But I could always count on writing. It’s what got me through school, guided me in my career choices, and has kept me thriving in business at The Word Factory for over 25 years.
So I'm a coach and a professional writer. I know the struggles and have some solutions. Every year, The Word Factory knocks out hundreds of pieces for top organizations. I write a lot of them and edit the rest, so hardly a day passes that I don’t dig into a thousand words of something, finding what works, fixing what doesn’t, adding what’s missing. That’s how my team and I get better at what we do every day. And that’s how you know you’ll get better, too.
And, for what it's worth, I actually did sort-of write the book on being a better writer. I was the development editor for and co-author of the multiple award-winning Be a Better Writer.
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From My Clients
Margot has that intangible, special trait that everyone in business strives for: charisma. Couple that with skills in her vast field of wordsmith optimization, passion, and smarts, and bam, you've got Margot. If you need a boost in today's emerging and ever changing marketplace, Margot is the woman to make it so.
While I consider myself a competent writer when it comes to everyday writing (emails, etc.), I’ve always struggled with writing well for my business, whether it be my website, executive summary, or other marketing documents. Using the straightforward strategies I learned from Margot, I immediately found the courage to tackle projects that had been looming on my task list. Thank you for the great techniques!