This category features our greatest hero tools: the mentors, guides, authors, teachers of our life, including life coaches, career and business coaches, therapists, psychologists, philosophers, literary & screenwriting coaches, and others who use hero’s journey principles.
If you are a coach, you are invited to add your biographical information to this category (and in the Books/Events category if you are an author of hero-related books/publications) as well as to contribute to our Hero Wisdom section. (Use the Contact form to start the process.)
Skip Press, Screenwriting/Literary Coach and Mentor
Skip Press has coached and been mentor to thousands of wannabe and professional screenwriters, and he utilizes the Hero’s Journey in his work. He has also written several screenplays as well as authored best-selling books on screewriting and writing generally, including How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write.
I’ve known Skip over the years, and he was an early advocate of our StoryCraft Software program and supporter of John Jarvis’s Jarvis Method, which incorporates the Hero’s Journey and is the basis for StoryCraft.
Skip offers the following services:
Contact Skip using the following email address: skip at skippress dot com
Vivian Zabriskie, worklife strategist, personal coach,and founder of The HEROWORKS® Company [http://heroworks.com] has been helping people discover solutions to their problems for twenty-five years. For the past 12 years she has devoted her time to research and writing about the eight stages of the hero’s journey at work and in life soon to be published in In Search of Harmony: Becoming Your Own Hero at Work. She also speaks on other topics such as Developing Resiliency Strategies: Coping with Stress/Avoiding Despair and Keys to Helping Others.
Personal coaching is a collaborative partnership devoted to exploring beliefs, values, vision, and behaviors needed to prevail in adversity. Coaching provides the structure to give real time one-on-one instruction in grief reconciliation, interpersonal problem solving, organizational analysis, communication skills, and using personal inventory skills that shift the focus from weaknesses to strengths. Coaching may be done in person or by telephone. Fees vary according to circumstances. Contact her for a free initial discussion.
Vivian is a certified trainer in In Search of Harmony: Becoming Your Own Hero at Work; Path of Dialogue, 7-Habits of Highly Effective People; Influence, TeamWork, The Dilemmas of Innovation, and Stress Management. She is the author of In Search of Harmony: Becoming Your Own Hero at Work,, and the AMA article, “What Managers Can Learn from their Subordinates.” Her clients reconcile losses, improve their resiliency strategies, develop new career initiatives, change their corporate or family culture, and develop leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Vivian graduated with a degree in psychology from Winston-Salem State University and earned a Master of Organizational Behavior degree from Brigham Young University.
Provocative speaker, author and mentor/guide, Laurie Seymour knows that life’s deepest answers shine through when you get quiet and connect with your inner resources. She has spent decades studying and working with energy systems dedicated to inner focus and self-mastery. Her research proved that unlocking your potential was more powerful than believing you needed fixing. So what did she do? She left her career as a psychotherapist to found The Baca Journey, creating a place of inspiration and guidance for those who desire to understand how life can work. She was initiated in 1997 as one of the two Turaya Grand Masters.
Laurie is co-host of the Wisdom Talk Radio podcast. She writes for The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Positively Positive, Aspire magazine, One Wise Life and The Magic Happens. She is a contributing author in the Amazon #1 best-sellers, The Wisdom of Midlife Women 2 and 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul.