Peta Roberts, a life story professional who does it all. In this episode, Peta tells us about how documenting her own family’s history led her to a career in personal history, and how a newspaper advertisement jump-started her business.
Sam Uhl of The Cheerful Word Sam shares her ups, downs, and sideways on growing (and then scaling back) her life story business. Once the proprietor of a brick-and-mortar life story studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Sam now teaches life story classes, coaches writing clients, and publishes books from her new base in Germany.
Learn how to scale up your life story writing and personal history business with Tom Cormier Tom Cormier knows the legacy business. A former nationally-syndicated radio host, Tom is cofounder of legacystories.org, a platform for sharing legacy stories, and its sister enterprise, legacystories.com, a B2B company that offers coaching and resources for professionals who want […]
Should we call ourselves personal historians if we want clients to find us? I have a problem with our industry. Namely, its name. Let’s face it, the term “personal history” isn’t the greatest. A little stodgy. Worse, it doesn’t send a clear message to prospective clients—or the world at large—of what we do. I’ve struggled […]
As a personal historian, we don’t often share about ourselves. Should we? Today’s topic is sharing. But not about the clients sharing their story, but about how and when we share our own story. In episode 8, I warn personal historians away from sharing about themselves (and then tell you about how I broke that […]
Tips for Finding Clients for Life Story Writers and Personal Historians, and More Derek Lewis ghostwrites business books on a large scale. His client-authors range from IT-startup millionaires to a Turkish oil tycoons and he’s written for people on all continents but Africa and Antarctica. While his business books are created with a different intent […]