Writing from the Soul with Dr. Shana Hartman

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This episode of the Women Thrive podcast, hosted by Abigail and featuring Dr. Shana Hartman, focuses on the importance of authentic self-expression in writing and speaking for entrepreneurs. Shana, a former university English professor turned embodied writing coach, shares her journey and the significance of utilizing an embodied writing approach to help business owners and thought leaders share their transformative words and messages powerfully.

The discussion covers the challenges of adhering to conventional writing rules, the impact of personal stories and linguistic backgrounds on authenticity, and the advantages of collaborative book projects for amplifying diverse voices. The podcast emphasizes the value of authenticity in connecting with clients and audiences, and conversely, how perfectionism in language and writing can hinder genuine communication. Shana also introduces a free resource for writers seeking to kickstart their embodied writing journey.

Exceptional Highlights
00:00 Introduction
01:33 Meet Today’s Guest: Dr. Shana Hartman
02:29 The Journey from English Professor to Embodied Writing Coach
04:26 The Pitfalls of Perfection in Writing
07:17 Embracing the Embodied Writing Approach
09:29 The Impact of Authentic Communication in Business
13:36 Overcoming the ‘Not a Writer’ Mindset
25:24 Celebrating Diverse Voices in Publishing
30:46 Connecting with Dr. Shana Hartman

Show Highlights
1. Overcoming Writing Insecurities:
Both Shana and Abigail discuss the common insecurities writers face, such as fear of making mistakes or conforming to societal norms. By embracing their unique voices and values, writers can build genuine connections with their audience and foster a sense of authenticity in their work.
2. Nurturing Collaborative Creativity:
The conversation delves into the power of collaborative storytelling through anthology books. Shana highlights the value of diverse voices coming together to create empowering narratives that resonate with readers. By participating in collaborative projects, writers can leverage the collective creativity and support each other in their writing journeys.
3. Elevating Voices Through Writing:
Shana and Abigail emphasize the need to elevate diverse voices in the publishing world, challenging stereotypes and welcoming a broader representation of perspectives. By embracing authenticity and embracing individuality, writers can make a profound impact and connect with audiences on a deeper level.

About Dr. Shana Hartman ✨

Ph.D. and BodyMind Method Coach turned embodied writing coach, Dr. Shana Hartman has over 20+ years exploring writing as a tool for embodying yourself, connecting with others, and creating new meaning in the world. Inspired by heavy hitters in the world of education and social justice like Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Jean Anyon, and Jeannie Oakes, Shana sees writing as an act of freedom, which she carries into her current work supporting heart-centered business owners in sharing their message in a book and promoting more inclusive and intuitive stories and voices in the world of business.

If you are curious about disrupting the status quo and activating the power of language, your language, by writing and sharing your amazing message, then check out her year-long book planning guide, This is the Year You Write Your Book, and her podcast, The Written Compass.

✨ About the Women Thrive Podcast ✨

The Women Thrive Podcast features women from all around the world with their inspiring stories of how they have conquered personal challenges and found a way to rise and thrive.

Listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, experts, and business owners from all walks of life inspiring and empowering women globally. We cover topics of leadership, business success, mindset, spirituality, marketing and visibility, media and PR, and many more.

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Embodied Book Writing Kickstarter

 

About Women Thrive Podcast

Women Thrive Podcast features women from all around the world with their inspiring stories of how they have conquered personal challenges and found a way to rise and thrive.

Listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, experts and business owners from all walks of life inspiring and empowering women globally. We cover topics of leadership, business success, mindset, spirituality, marketing and visibility, media and PR and many more.

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