productivity coaching for writers who want to finish

Stop procrastinating, start writing

Prolifiko offers coaching programmes to help you find a better balance with writing and reach your goals faster. It’s easy and free to get going.

Start by joining our newsletter Breakthroughs & Blocks or get some writing rocket fuel with a free 7-Day Writing Sprint!

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If you’re blocked on a writing project or feel frustrated by your progress – it’s time to make a change. Honed over a decade, our coaching programs give you the mental models, resilience tactics and practical approaches you need to get writing and keep writing. Stop feeling guilty and stuck, start feeling motivated again!

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Get some writing rocket fuel with a sprint - free 🚀

Whether you’re stuck in the middle of a writing project or starting a new one, our unique 7-Day Writing Sprints help you blow away the cobwebs and give you the structure, focus and accountability you need to need to finish. Sprints run from the first Monday of every month – join us!

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Turn bad writing habits into good with a writing reset 💫

Sign up to our personalised Reset coaching programme to refresh your writing process.  Find the motivation you need to finish now and keep writing in the future. Featuring support from a dedicated writing coach, just 10 places available.

£499 per place

Writing a book is a solitary task like no other and Prolifiko provided me with brilliant working practices and mentoring when I was flying blind in the early stages. I learned to push through procrastination and paralysis with techniques like chapter splurging and seven day sprints, and continue to treasure the 10-minute-test – sit at the desk and write for just ten minutes to see how tired I really am. Thanks, for setting me on the path to confidence and productivity!”

- Lucy Hannan, author, journalist and reporter for BBC News and Channel 4 News

How does it work?

Based on thousands of hours working with writers, our coaching model helps you reflect on your writing practice and find a system that’s personal to you. We give you proven approaches, mindset models and tactics to try that build your resilience, combat your blocks and keep you motivated.

What do you mean by a ‘system’?

Productivity is personal. There’s no one way to get the writing done – there are many.  Finding what helps you is an iterative process that involves experimentation, reflection and adaption. Our coaching programs help you discover and then build a system of approaches that work for you in your life as it is. 

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The most useful thing I learned was an understanding of how I work and what I could expect to get done. I moved from beating myself up for not getting things done to understanding how much I could expect to get done. That changed my attitude and made it easer to actually do the work.

- Jonathan O'Donnell, co-editor of the The Research Whisperer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Don’t lose steam – get a boost!

92% of our 7-Day Sprinters achieve their weekly goal*

A 7-Day Writing Sprint is a structured daily writing challenge that gives you and your writing a rocket-fuelled push in the right direction. Ideal if you’re stuck on a project, in need of a burst of energy or finding it tough to get off the starting blocks. When you join our sprint group you receive: 

  • A tried and tested coaching process with direct access to expert productivity coaches.
  • Warm up and cool down exercises to help you set manageable goals and reflect on your progress.
  • Access to a friendly and supportive group of like-minded writers to learn from and write alongside.

And the best part is it’s all completely free. We run one writing sprint from the first Monday of every month.

Or find out more about sprinting.

*Based on an exit survey of 338 sprint participants accross 2020.

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“Working with Prolifiko has been monumental in changing how I think about my writing. Using their tools and advice, I’ve been able to really drill down into what was holding me back so that I can try something new. I’ve been able to become more focussed and can now achieve so much more in even shorter lengths of time than before.”

- Emma Reilly, startup founder, business writer and artist

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“Prolifiko’s program helped me to feel like I was in a cohort of writers who were all working together towards different goals. When I wasn’t feeling very motivated the words of others really helped move me forward. I’d highly recommend them to anyone who wants to get back into their writing or make some progress with a project that has lost steam.”

- Anna Dowrick, social scientist and author

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No more guilt: what Prolifiko coaching gives you

Designed by writers, for writers, all our coaching plans give you the tried and tested tactics, approaches and mindset models you need to achieve your writing ambitions. 

👀 Beat your daily distractions and become more focussed

🏖️ Gain an easier, more relaxed relationship with writing 

👏 Replace bad writing habits with good ones

🎯 Feel more confident, more motivated – more likely to finish!

Want a free taster of our approach? 

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“My journey with Prolifiko has taught me how to build a sustainable relationship with my writing process by prioritising the most important tasks for me and saying no to the disturbances. Writing deadlines used to cause me stress and overwhelm. But happily, I’ve now built a foundation to own and enjoy my writing process and keep a balanced relationship with it.”

- Luliia, PhD student and researcher

Who’s behind Prolifiko?

Bec Evans and Chris Smith are writing productivity coaches and the co-founders of Prolifiko. Together, they have nearly three decades of experience supporting writers and have – through Prolifiko – developed a unique coaching model based of thousands of hours working directly with writers.

Bec is an award winning business author and former director of a writing school for Arvon. She’s a trained coach and facilitator who talks and writes regularly about writing process and productivity.    

Chris is a former journalist and researcher who’s has written for The Guardian, The Times and countless other publications. He is a trained coach and workshop facilitator as well as being an award winning scriptwriter and short film maker.

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Bec and Chris are the real deal. They challenge with compassion which given the state of the world, is exactly what you need to achieve your goal.

John Lugo-Trebble

Writer and blogger

Bec and Chris are positive and encouraging and keep pushing you forward all the time, as well as offering you a hand when you stumble. Thank you so much. 
Anna Chilvers

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“I could never get it together sufficiently to write a thesis while working at the same time. Prolifiko gave me much-needed structure and I could see how my work was developing over time. Your willingness to engage with me during the hardest of times made all the difference! I passed by viva in October2019 – your encouragement was pivotal to that!

- Deborah Husbands, chartered psychologist and academic writer

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How 7-Day Sprints work

If you want to double-down on your writing, there’s no better way than taking one of our monthly 7-Day Writing sprints – completely free.

👋  Join the sprint club and pick a start date
⚙️  Complete a pre-race warm up plan
✍️  Write every day you can and learn along the way
💯  Get support and accountability from your sprint coaches
😎  Cool down with a post-race analysis
🔁  Continue and watch your writing practice develop

We run a writing sprint from the first Monday of every month – take part and see your writing flourish week-by-week.

Find out more about sprinting.

The monthly sprints have offered useful insights into my own approach to writing and offered some great practical techniques for time management. I’m more organised in my approach to writing, still experimenting to see what works, and enjoying it again.”

- Liz Watkins, researcher and author

We work with

Aston University

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Booksellers’ Association

DeGruyter Publishing

FutureBook

Google

Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

Leeds Digital Festival

Liverpool John Moores University

London Book Fair

London Writers’ Salon

Lulu Publishing

Northern Advanced Training Initiative (NARTI)

Publishers’ Association

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Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Society of Young Publishers

The Literary Consultancy (TLC)

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Chris and Bec presented a fantastic webinar to our audience about building a writing habit that sticks. Our attendees were interested and engaged and walked away not only with valuable insights, but also actionable steps for how to improve their writing process.  They’re an amazing team – we can’t wait to have them back!

- Chelsea Bennett, brand engagement manager, Lulu

“We invited Prolifiko to run a workshop focusing on specific needs that participants provided in advance. This included challenges such as the barriers, blocks and pressures that writing often brings. The team addressed all of these and provided practical solutions. We look forward working with them again.

- Jo Garrick, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI)

Bec led a brilliant online masterclass on How to Build a Writing Habit, which left our audience of new writers inspired, motivated and with practical tools to apply to their own work. I’ve always valued Bec’s productivity advice for my own writing too!”  

- Jon Reed, founder, Publishing Talk

“I’ve long admired Bec as someone with her finger firmly on the pulse of all things writing and productivity. In a world of vague promises, Prolifiko grounds their work in data and psychology, with a keen and quick eye for what makes writers tick.”

- Aki Schilz, director of The Literary Consultancy (TLC)

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