Marisa Goudy is a writer who helps emerging thought leaders tell stories that matter. Through coaching and online courses, she empowers therapists, healers, and other creative entrepreneurs to write content that connects. In 2016, Marisa is showing her audience that it’s possible to easily and confidently create online content with her #365StrongStories project (discover the stories by searching the hashtag or following Marisa).
Marisa says that she was born a writer who lost track of that for many years thanks to a graduate degree in Irish lit and a career in academic library administration. As it is for many folks, a shocking and unexpected life event propelled her to make a change.
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Realizing that everything she held dear could be swept out from under her in an instant, she made immediate changes. She quit her job in academic administration and began an entrepreneurial experiment. It took a couple of partnerships and companies devoted to web design and marketing to help her realize that she was always meant to be a writer.
I needed to tell stories and help people shape theirs.”
“As a family, hiking and talking with the fairies is really important and that’s all great for setting and character and plot.”
Marisa’s list of goals includes: putting one foot in front of the other; living in the moment and savoring her girls; deepening her spiritual practice; honing her writing voice and building her business so that she has enough breathing room to do all of the above.
“Remembering my spiritual practice grounds all of that in what is really important.”
“If it seems too hard, it probably is.”
“My former business partnerships were often painful and unprofitable. We were reinventing the wheel and being perfectionists. We did not look around to see what the market really needed because we were trapped in what we ‘should’ do.”