Do you have a writing project you need to finish?

Get a New Year RESET 

Beat your blocks and find your focus again with our 4-week Writing RESET coaching programme.

Starting January 2022, places cost £499 each and are limited to just 20. 

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Develop a happier, healthier and more productive  relationship with writing

Grow in courage and confidence, see your writing projects through to the end

If you’re serious about finishing, it’s time you RESET!

Prolifiko’s simple tools of crafting goals and engaging with daily reflection will be with me for years to come, their support structure is built to last!

- Lettie Conrad, writer, consultant and editor

At the end of the programme I’d achieved my goals and was back in the zone. I came away with some great ways to deal with the pressures of a major writing project.

- Louise, young adult fiction author

Joining Prolifiko’s Reset programme was quite simply, the best decision I’ve ever made in support of my academic career.
- Stephanie, tenured professor

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“I had an article published in The Conversation today. I wanted to tell you because it is my proudest piece of writing and I would never have got this done had you not helped me such a lot to learn some positive thinking and resilience skills. So thank you. I actually can say I enjoyed writing it and I think it has given me a taste of how my writing experience can be more rewarding.”

- Sarah Brooks, business and management writer

Reset your relationship with writing

Discover new tactics and approaches that will stay with you for life

🎯 Feel more focussed: Manage distractions, perfectionism and procrastination.

 📈 Write more regularly: Find a routine that works for you and your life.

💯 Grow in confidence: Beat your blocks and stop feeling overwhelmed.

💥 Get fired up to finish! Feel fulfilled and motivated – reconnect with your writing again!

Chris and Bec take you on a wonderfully thoughtful journey, backed up by science. They are highly competent, as well as truly gentle and respectful mentors. I have learned beyond anything I had imagined during the programme. Mostly I have found new ways to develop my writing practice, in my own very singular ways. Many thanks for the wonderful work you do! This has been empowering.

- Associate professor, Brussels

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“Working 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

Hi there 👋 we’re your coaches Bec and Chris…

When you take our programme we’re your coaches for 4 weeks.

We’re both trainers, expert facilitators and professional coaches with over 30 years’ experience helping writers develop healthier, happier, easier and less stressful relationships with writing. 

For us, productivity isn’t about chaining yourself to your desk, writing for longer or working harder – often quite the reverse – it’s about finding the approaches, tactics and tools that work for you.

There’s no one way to be productive there are many, it’s our job as your coaches to help you find a system that suits you and your life.

We hope to speak to you soon. 

Bec and Chris

 

“I really found the last 4 weeks very helpful and I would like to thank Prolifiko for their support. I much appreciate all the tips, exercises and reflections, which sometimes were uncomfortable but in the end they made me grow. Thanks very much!”

- Karla Zimpel-Leal

Only 20 places are available this January. Don’t miss out!

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prolifiko approach

Based in a decade of experience, backed by science 

Our approach is practical and hands on – honed over years of helping writers overcome their blocks

Our methodology is unique and combines elements of neuroscience and psychology to improve your productivity

Reset is NOT a traditional course. It helps you make space for writing with your life as it is – not how you might want it to be

Over 4 weeks it helps you adopt a new positive mindset and helps you write in a more deliberate, intentional way

If you’re serious about finishing, we can help. 

“Having completed a 7-Day Writing Sprint I already knew how influential working with Prolifiko was, how it could and would change my approach and attitude to writing, and the Reset programme confirmed this. I’ve found ways of managing a long-term fear of committing words to the page and have produced some writing that I am really happy with. You have given me a new energy to write.”

Prof. Abigail Harrison Moore

Over 4 weeks you receive

→ Personalised support from a dedicated writing productivity coach.

→ A tried and tested coaching programme based around reflective  practice and accountability.

→ Deep dive coaching calls that top and tail the course.

→ Weekly themes exploring an area of writing practice.

→ Twice-weekly accountability and trouble-shooting check-ins with your coach.

→ Tailored tips and exercises – responsive to your needs.

Personalised problem-solving

Before the programme starts you complete a questionnaire telling us about your writing and the challenges and blocks you face.

Then, we fix up a time to meet over video or phone to expand on your writing practice and coaching requirements.

Together, we structure your writing goal for the month and develop a plan of action that’s just for you.

Join the waiting list, places will go fast! 

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“The plan was invaluable for me. Before I started, I was stuck and struggling with writing as part of my PhD. I was spending hours rooted to my desk and doing all sorts of things other than writing. Your coaching allowed me to identify what was limiting me and in time, working through the issues, setting up a regular writing routine. I had the chance to find what works for me and I ended the programme with a key piece of writing drafted. I am now writing regularly and I am so thankful for the support offered.”

- Jackie Walumbe, researcher

“Prolifiko showed me how to reflect on and understand my own writing process, encouraging me to experiment with different approaches. They helped me to realise that it wasn’t possible to recreate the set-up I enjoyed during my PhD, and to develop far healthier habits that allowed me to work effectively under very strange and difficult circumstances. Some months on, I continue to make use of the insights and tools. This is a terrific course that really helps you to play to your strengths and deal with obstacles.  Highly recommended!”  

- Kirsten Lloyd, academic writer

Want to reset? Here’s how it works

Week 1: Dealing with obstacles

The first week is about managing obstacles and planning ahead. We hone down your writing goal and investigate the common obstacles and barriers that you face.

✓ Become more conscious of the things that stop you writing

✓ Implement strategies to combat your barriers

✓ Understand the fundamentals of reflective practice – a life-long skill

Week 2: Your time and how to manage it

Next, the focus turns to time: finding it, managing it, scheduling it and prioritising writing alongside other things going on in your life.

✓ Discover your scheduling type

✓ Develop ways you use your time more effectively

✓ Learn how to prioritise writing in your life

Week 3: Managing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours

Week 3 is about tackling your writing demons: distraction, anxiety, procrastination, self-doubt and guilt. You understand what blockers hold you back and develop new strategies to beat them.

✓ Learn tactics that address negative thoughts

✓ Tackle your unhelpful behaviours and toxic cycles

✓ Manage distractions and design a productive writing environment

 Week 4: Keeping going and staying focussed

The final week is about keeping going. You learn the tactics, tips, behaviours and mental models that will keep you moving forwards and feeling motivated – long term.

✓ Learn what helps you write and embed them into your process

✓ Regain your focus, confidence and motivation

✓ Build a rock-solid practice that’s with you for life

Want a free taster of our approach?

Take a rocket-fuelled writing 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.

“As an early career academic writer and recent PhD graduate, I’ve struggled with lack of confidence in my writing abilities and insecurities in my new job as post-doc. Reset came at the perfect time to reset myself for the coming years. The programme’s exercises, reflections, and coaching were spot on, and having worked with Prolifiko before, I could dig deeper into reflections and work out more specific techniques than I did previously.”

- Manuela Hartwig

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FAQ

When will the programme start and end?

The 4-Week RESET programme will start on January 17th but we will schedule an in-person kick-off coaching session with you in the two weeks prior to that date. Wrap up coaching calls can be held in the two weeks after the course has ended. 

Is the course for a particular type of writer or writing?

We are VERY inclusive. Our coaching programs are about helping you to improve your productivity and get unblocked whatever you are writing. Professors, poets, business writers, PhDs, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, memoirists (you get the picture) are all welcome and will all benefit.

Will the programme help me improve my grammar, punctuation and English language skills?

The reset programme does not cover writing craft or elements of style, fluency or literacy. It is primarily about helping you to improve your writing practice and your process – focusing on topics like how you find consistency, how you manage your time, how you deal with blocks and barriers etc.

Is it really personalised and tailored?

Yes. We don’t send you generic advice we give you coaching support that’s 100% tailored to your needs. You receive direct email advice and coaching throughout the programme from a dedicated coach.

How much time will it take?

You don’t need to dedicate extra time to do the programme. The programme isn’t a ‘course’ in a traditional sense – it’s coaching.  We don’t intend to give you ‘another thing to do’ the programme is about helping you reflect on how you write and the blocks and barriers you face. There are no lessons involved but rather, we give you reflection exercises to try and tip sheets to read – but only when and where you need these.

How’s it delivered and structured?

Our RESET programme is a combination of reflective practice and accountability. It kicks off with a 30-40 minute call where we talk about your specific writing blocks and barriers and what you need from coaching. We give you a theme to focus on at start of the week and you receive a check in at the end of the week from Bec or Chris – depending on who your dedicated coach is.

This helps you reflect on your progress and provides accountability.  We provide support throughout and where needed, we send you tips, exercise sheets and further reading. Your coaches are available by email at any time. 

Tell me about the coaching calls

On your initial call you work with either Bec or Chris to determine a goal for the 4-week programme and discuss what you want from the coaching. We delve into your writing challenges and offer immediate advice and support, signposting you to downloadable tip sheets and exercises where necessary. This provides you with the support and accountability to need to progress your writing.

Do I need to do all the reflection exercises?

As with life in general, you only get out what you put in. We can’t make you do the work, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t make time for the exercises we send you. We’ve designed the course around a pedagogy which mean that one week’s theme flows into the next, so it builds week by week. The writers who engage fully with the programme get the most out of it, those who don’t, don’t. It’s really up to you.

Do I need to come prepared?

The RESET plan is designed for people who already have a project (or projects) that they want to write. Before it starts, we’ll send you a questionnaire to help you start thinking through what you want to achieve from the RESET programme and how you want to advance your writing practice. This will support your preparation and help you plan for the course.

I don’t have anything to write – can you help?

No. This programme isn’t right for you. It’s for writers who have a project in mind or have a work in progress and want to invest in improving their writing practice. We can help you choose the best project to work on, but you do need an idea before taking the course.

How involved will Bec and Chris be in the course?

You be allocated either Bec or Chris as your coach at the beginning of the course. They will be fully involved throughout, starting with your initial coaching call and keeping the course moving through each of the assignments. You can contact them at any time via email.  The course will close with a final coaching session to discuss your next steps. 

What if the time’s not right to do the course?

No problem – but let us ask you this: Be honest with yourself. Do you REALLY see a time that will ever be right? This course is all about finding a time NOW in the busyness and chaos of your life as it is. You might never find a perfect time… just sayin’…

You’re Brits right – how will this work if I’m in a different time zone?
Indeed we are Brits (you mean you can hear us drinking Earl Grey from our bone china tea cups from where you are?). The emails will be sent early morning in GMT/BST and coaching calls will be organised at a time that suits us both. We regularly welcome writers to our programmes from across the globe so will be as flexible as we can.

Are there any marked assignments at the end?
No, it’s not school so we don’t mark your work. However, each week we will ask you to submit a reflection so we can support your learning and monitor your progress. Again, this is about working with you to develop your process and practice over the course of a month.

Will the course help me come up with ideas?

The bootcamp is predominantly about helping writers to combat their blocks and barriers to writing and improving their productivity in a way that’s meaningful to them. It’s not really about idea generation although that’s usually a happy by-product from engaging with your writing.

Do you review or edit my writing?
No. Although you can ask our other participants and you might be able to find someone to buddy up with. We find that writing groups are great for accountability and for building longer term structure to support your writing.

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If you have any other questions not answered here, please email us on: beprolifiko@gmail.com 

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