Productivity coaching for long-term writing success

Intensive one-to-one coaching for writers determined to finish – available in three month packages or 90 minute one-to-one coaching sessions.  

You’ve written well before but this time, it’s tough…

 

– The urgent and important always wins out.

– You’ve lost confidence in your abilities.

– You want to get unstuck.

– Imposter syndrome holds you back.

You’re not alone in feeling this way but one thing separates you from others – you are determined to take action.

If you want a healthier balance with writing and to learn tactics and techniques that will keep you writing long term – our coaching will help.

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Regain your confidence

"After a long career in which writing too often felt like an unpleasant uphill struggle, I’ve completely re-calibrated how I approach the process. Prolifiko unleashed my inner writer."

- University professor

Publish more

"Without Prolifiko’s help, I would have struggled to have gotten my book over the line. They were the difference between a work-in-progress and a finished book."

- Business author

Feel more motivated

"Writing was leading me nowhere and I'd made a decision to stop. For some reason I didn’t. Instead, I trusted Prolifiko. Now my own habits are simple.  Ordinary.  Everyday. I can't thank them enough."

- Novelist

Find the perfect routine

"Prolifiko encouraged me to reflect on my writing process and as a result I realized that a writing routine that had worked for me in the past was no longer working. I now have a new routine that is far more effective." 

- Associate professor

Unlock your potential

"Not only did I make incredible progress on my project, but I walked away with a writing practice, a keen understanding of the connection between my practice and my self-esteem, and a toolkit full of practical solutions for tackling my own idiosyncrasies moving forward."

- Non-fiction and short story writer

Beat your blocks

"I used to find the writing process daunting and even distressing, but the mentoring I received from Prolifiko has helped me rethink the way I approach writing. I now enjoy writing, have much more confidence and have tailored strategies in place that enable me to achieve my writing goals in my own way."

- PhD researcher

Hi there, we’re your productivity coaches Bec and Chris…

We are writing productivity geeks obsessed with helping you achieve your potential and achieve a healthy, more balanced relationship with writing.

Together, we have over 30 years’ experience supporting writers to write and have helped thousands of people – from professors to poets – re-ignite their passion for writing.

Our background

Bec’s a business author with a career in publishing and supporting writers. She’s also the former head of an international writing school.

Chris is a former academic researcher, content writer, scriptwriter and communications professional with a background in journalism.

We’re both trainers, expert facilitators and professional coaches. We’re married and live in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with our over-enthusiastic Labradoodle Peggy.

When you enrol on one of our programmes you’ll be coached by us.

If you’re at a crunch point in your writing – if you need to get something written but feel blocked, stuck or down in the dumps.

Talk to us – we can help!

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Supercharge your writing! It all starts here…

Our research and 30+ years of combined experience tells us that productivity is personal.

There’s not just one solution, there are many – we help you find the ones that work for you in the busyness of your life.

Prolifiko coaching helps you:

Find more time and space in your life for writing – achieve a better balance

  Stop feeling guilty and overwhelmed

 Publish more and achieve your creative and career goals

Overcome your blocks and barriers

Find a new routine that helps you keep writing long term

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Distracted Writers

Client success – Pedro

Pedro is an early career researcher and ambitious academic. When he first came to us he was blocked from writing after a stressful experience writing his PhD.

After three months, Pedro regained confidence in his writing process and discovered tactics to keep him focused and motivated. He said:

Thanks to Prolifiko’s coaching I’ve been able to experiment with various writing techniques and have realised how important it is to adopt different strategies at different stages of the writing process.

I have also been able to identify bad habits, and to develop a writing routine that keeps me motivated and interested in my research while minimising feelings of guilt and overwhelm.

I would recommend them to anyone seeking to maximise their potential as a writer.

Coaching with Pedro focused on:

> Using ‘quick wins’ to build resilience strategies – avoiding anxiety and stress.

> Applying  small step techniques to minimise overwhelm.

> Developing distraction audits to encourage focus and avoid procrastination.

Why Prolifiko coaching gets results

Our coaching clients say our process works because we understand what makes writers tick and because we’ve spent a lifetime writing ourselves and because we focus on the outcome – your writing success.

We don’t work with everyone. We only work with clients who will derive the most value from our approach.

We’re not a talking shop. We offer practical, pragmatic solutions to finish. No psychobabble allowed!

We’re evidence-based. Our coaching is grounded in the latest research in behaviour design and psychology.

You’ll never be judged. We offer supportive and constructive coaching in a guilt-free environment.

 

Prolifiko helped me make the transition from 20 years in an office to working from home, it made me be productive and make meaningful progress every day
Simon Linacre

Business blogger and publisher

The real prize in this method is Bec’s identification, as a writer, with the processes involved in producing a book, setting ‘easy wins’ made for easy gains. Empowering stuff.
Gerri Frame

Non-fiction author

Four principles to write by

Through coaching and working with writers we’ve developed four principles which underpin our coaching approach. These are: 

#1. Honesty: Always be realistic about the competing priorities in your life – how important writing is to you and where it fits in.

#2. Data-driven: Gather insights about your process as you write. Never take actions or base decisions on your assumptions alone – trust the data.

#3. Experimentation: Play around with approaches and test out new tactics with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Never remain wedded to an approach that doesn’t work.

#4. Non-judgemental mindset: Observe what works and what doesn’t work for you without judgement and guilt.

Client success – Jessica

Jessica is a first-time novelist with a busy professional career. She wanted to write a novel for years but competing priorities always held her back.

After three months of one-to-one coaching and support, Jessica finally found the motivation and routine she needed to complete a first draft. She said:

Thank you so much for your support over the last three months. I still can’t quite believe that I’ve finished the first draft of my book. Before I signed up for coaching, I’d been trying to finish for a very long time – years, in fact – so it feels surreal and amazing to have got there.

 I would thoroughly recommend Prolifiko coaching to anyone wanting to get a writing project done. As a bonus, through the coaching I’ve got more insight into what works for me, in terms of carving out time for writing, which I can apply to future writing projects.

Coaching with Jessica focused on:

> Breaking down her project into clear achievable sections.

> Creating a roadmap of milestones and targets to meet.

> Developing prioritisation techniques to provide focus and avoid procrastination.

Coaching tailored to you and your needs 

Here’s what our 3 month coaching package looks like in practice. 

Free pre-plan call

Before you commit to a plan, you get to know us and together, we decide whether our coaching will help you. You complete a questionnaire and we have a 15 minute no-obligation call.

ln-depth assessment

Now the real work begins. Together, we diagnose, define and gain greater clarity on your obstacles and ambitions. We help you address your blocks and identify your goal for the next three months.

3 month action plan

Then, we move from outcome to process. We develop a plan which sets out the actions you need to take to reach your goal. We work out a timeframe and break your project down onto steps and milestones.

90-minute deep-dive kick off session

In this initial extended session, we’ll get to the root of your challenges, set goals for your coaching journey and devise a blueprint for our work together.

 

3 months of one-to-one coaching calls & email support

Delivered via videoconferencing or over phone, we help you move towards your goal and provide the accountability, structure and support you need. 

 

Our 3 month coaching packages cost £999

Want results fast?

Book a 90-minute coaching session

In just 90 minutes we can give you the push you need to see your writing project through to the end. 

Using a super-condensed version of out three month coaching plan we:

  • Diagnose your writing blocks and barriers
  • Dive-deep into personalised solutions
  • Give you on-the-spot advice and training
  • Follow-up with a comprehensive action plan

You’ll be stunned at what a difference just 90 minutes on the phone with us will make to your writing productivity and long-term success.

A 90 minute speed coaching session is just £299 includes pre-call diagnosis and post-call action plan. 

What’s included:

  • Pre-call questionnaire and diagnosis of your writing behaviours
  • 90 minutes of coaching time with one of the Prolifiko founders
  • Deep-dive into your writing blocks and barriers
  • Post-call prescription and personalised plan of action
  • Access to Prolifiko’s expert tip sheets and tool kits

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Distracted Writers

Client success – Caroline

Caroline is a freelance editor and publishing professional with a career spent writing for others. However, when it came to her own writing she was blocked. She had lost motivation and was on the verge of quitting altogether.

After taking a three-month coaching course with us her productivity, mindset and self-confidence had all been transformed. She said:

Writing was leading me nowhere and I had more or less made a decision: it was time to stop. For some reason — and I’m still not sure why — I didn’t. Instead I trusted Prolifiko.

Bec is friendly and encouraging, and she keeps things simple.  And now my own habits are simple.  Ordinary.  Everyday.

I trusted Prolifiko – and I’m writing the pages.  And most days, that feels easy.  (Wish I’d found them years ago).

Coaching with Caroline focused on:

> Building a habit and moving from intermittent to daily writing.

> Techniques to identify and combat procrastination-inducing doubt.

> Developing resilience tactics to keep going day after day.

Want a free taster of our approach? Take a sprint!

Unique to Prolifiko, a 7-Day Writing Sprint is a FREE structured daily writing challenge that helps you blow away the cobwebs and supercharge your progress over a week.

We run one writing sprint from the first Monday of every month and getting started is simple. Sign up to our sprint club and pick a start date. Find out more about sprinting. 

We run structured 4-Week Writing Bootcamps every quarter

Intensive, structured and rigorous, our bootcamp programs gives you the skills, techniques and mindset models you need to see your projects through to the end. 

Held quarterly, our bootcamps are designed to help you find a more healthy, easy relationship with writing and discover tactics that will help you write long term. 

Need us to coach a group? Workshops and webinars for team success

Do you need to help your authors publish more? Perhaps your writers would benefit from our training for their personal career development? If so, we can help.

We deliver face-to-face workshops and webinars to groups of writers and authors. Our workshops are expertly facilitated, packed full of highly practical exercises and can be tailored to the needs of your writers.  

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