Hey there. I’m Kerri Richardson. I’m a Life and Business Strategist, with some intuitive sprinkles on top. I’m also a Writing Coach. I help you get out of your own way and to where you really want to be. Here’s some more about me:
- Studied writing and journalism in college.
- Had an 8-year gig as the managing editor for a regional publication of a national nursing magazine.
- Coached lots of novice writers at the magazine, which brought me to Coaching as a profession.
- Received my Coach training through one of the top two schools in the world: Coachville
- Now I get to play with all those skills and interests working with creative entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and people in transition, helping to get them where they want to go.
Wanna chat to see what a difference working together can make in your world? We can have a complimentary phone conversation to do just that. Simply click here or call me at (978) 358-7614. Don’t worry. I’ll take good care of you…
Interested in knowing more? You’re a curious little bugger, aren’t you?
As an intuitive life strategist and writing coach, I partner with clients to guide them toward their very best and most fulfilled selves. In my previous life as managing editor of a magazine, I worked with authors to help them make their writing more of a priority in their lives. In my current coaching practice, I work with writers, non-writers, and creative entrepreneurs to support them in getting out of their own way, overcoming fears and blocks, and living out loud.
Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, I watched my father build a very successful tax firm, seeing his early clients in a back section of our house that he made into his small office area. With his hard work and spreading reputation of the great care he took when meeting with his clients, his business grew relatively quickly, and soon he was leasing an office space in town. It was by watching him that I learned the importance of putting relationships before results.
Combine this with a pretty terrific 8th grade English teacher when I was a kid. A kind, older man, aptly named Dr. Devine. He shared, enthusiastically, his passion and love of words – the arrangement of them, the power within them, and the impact they had on their readers. He taught his students the various parts of speech through songs and jingles. On any given test day, you’d see us tapping our pencils on our desks or tapping our feet as we sang the songs to remember the role of the direct object in a sentence. I knew then that my life’s journey would involve words in some fashion.
Off to college I went where I earned my degree in English/Communications with concentrations in Journalism and Writing. After college, I worked as the Managing Editor of a magazine. In the small office, I wore many hats. I was responsible for reviewing and editing every word that went into each biweekly issue – whether that was advertisements, “fillers”, or articles – they were all my babies. I was also given the unique responsibility (for an editorial person, that is) of laying out the actual magazine. I loved the diversity of duties at my job – it always kept me on my toes!
During my time at the magazine, I also helped novice writers get their words published. Our magazine was a quick, conversational-type read – a great place for new writers to get their feet wet. Through my coaching them on Writing 101, I found myself coaching on the obstacles they encountered while trying to meet the deadline. I helped them with time management, eliminating energy drains to make the space they needed to write, and offering support and accountability in getting the now-manageable action steps completed.
I found myself gravitating more and more toward this aspect of my job, which led me to enrolling in the Schools of Coachville for my formal coach training. I then began coaching people on the side – writers and non-writers, and over time, built my business enough to leave my magazine job and become a full-time entrepreneur.
Isn’t life funny with the roads it takes you down to get you where you’re supposed to be? Today, as a life strategist, writing coach, and professional speaker, I partner with clients to help them meet their goals, whether that’s more time for themselves, a new career, pursuing a passion, or developing more intimate relationships. Through the elimination of energy drains, the definition of action steps, and the establishing of effective boundaries, I gently, but directly, guide clients down the path they’ve longed to travel.
Curious to know more? Think you may benefit from the support of a coach? I invite you to take advantage of my offer of a complimentary exploratory chat by clicking here to schedule a time or calling me at (978) 358-7614.