Today we’d like to introduce you to Valerie Runyan.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have been writing since I was five years old being born and raised in Los Angeles, I use to think it was a bad thing having lived all over the city but when I turned twelve I purposely learned all of the RTD bus routes. I wrote while I experienced different parts of L.A. I loved especially taking the Wilshire bus all the way to Santa Monica, I wrote a great deal about the literal landscape change from shiny skyscrapers to pockets of ethnic neighborhoods to the pavement ending at the wood slats of the pier. When I was nineteen I got a job at the Los Angeles Zoo I sold souvenirs through the GLAZA organization while the whole frenzie over the pandas from China as a part of the whole Olympic experience I also met my children’s father.
I lived in the San Fernando Valley and he lived right in the middle of Hollywood, his apartment was up a hill which was a little difficult to negotiate with a toddler and newborn in a stroller. I wrote what I didn’t know was “Flash Fiction” about all of these things, I even had enough for a “Chapbook” I publish it under a nam de plum. I wrote all through my affair divorce remarriage another divorce and explosive mid-life crisis. When I lived in Texas for a year I got clarity as to what I wanted to do with all of this material- so I wrote a book and moved back to Las Vegas where learned about the plethora of Writing groups. I landed in one that I really love, through incredible friends within the Henderson Writer’s Group, I gained even more insight as to how to serve my fellow writers so- I went through a great Life Coach course and set my sights on the writing community here. I have found my calling, I love what I do and I love the wonderful creatives I serve, my days are full of aspects of writing for myself, my writing community and my fellow writers.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has been made smoother with the help of more education online, my dynamic writing group and good old fashion trial and error but I love it, I wake up every morning excited by the fact my world is full of words.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Valerie J Runyan Writing Coach Concierge Services story. Tell us more about the business.
As a Writing Coach – I help my clients get out of their heads and into their writing by helping them write what they need written. As their Book Coach – I help them wrangle all of what they want to write and settle in on their core narrative, I hold their hand through the whole roller coaster of the writing process from idea to finished first draft. I am getting more notice for giving presentations on the Mindset aspects of writing for my fellow creatives, and I am extremely proud of the fact that I am being well received and that creatives are realizing that they don’t have to produce their work in a vacuum. I primarily focus on my fellow writers because I am one and I serve them information that they may not be aware of, what sets me apart from other Life Coaches is that I am a writer, I know what being a writer means I know the whole circus that is Self Publishing, I know what it is to breathe words.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I have lived by something my own Life Coach Susan Hyatt and other entrepreneurs have said about luck- “Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”
- Address: 452 E Silverado Ranch Bl #348
Las Vegas, NV 89183-6210
- Website: www.valeriejrunyan.info
- Phone: 7025254426
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Valerie J Runyan@pauviolet
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- Twitter: Valerie J Runyan@pauviolet1
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