Writing Coaching

What’s your superpower?

My superpower is to listen deeply to what you’re saying (and not saying), and then help you find your voice through writing. And, if that wasn’t enough, then help you find the passion and confidence to want to share your voice.

Why Alex I have a masters of journalism from UC Berkeley and have co-authored over 30 books with Lonely Planet (and one with the co-founder of The Onion). I’ve written, edited and coached for The Guardian US; I was the first editorial director for Gogobot.com, where I managed over 100 writers and interns for four years; I’ve written for USA Today; and I was the Author Liaison Manager for Lonely Planet, ‘den mother’ for all 325 writers for one year.

As a teacher and coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of writers, startups, students, artists, entrepreneurs, corporations, physicians, scientists, small business owners, and everyone in between. Please look through my testimonials for examples. Watch videos of my coaching clients on The Guardian’s Side Hustle (You’re more than your day job) project.

I’ve created a proprietary methodology that combines techniques from Improv, social psychology and Quantified Self to create personalized, structured steps for each individual client. In fact, I’m now writing a book of the methodology, called Suitcase to Mars.

Contact and Rates Contact me at alex (at) suitcasetomars (dot) com to enquire about writing coaching. I charge on a sliding scale, from $50 to $120 per hour.