All About Mindset
Description: In this panel, we hear a variety of perspectives on mindset. Authors will draw inspiration from the stories of our panelists.
Format: Panel Discussion
Level: This presentation is for all levels.
Author, Publisher and Summit Producer
Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother, author, publisher, speaker, and author coach. She has published numerous books of her own and for many other writers and entrepreneurs through her author coaching and hybrid-publishing company Kat Biggie Press (katbiggiepress.com). Kat Biggie Press is dedicated to sharing women’s works of inspiration, self-help, and books that make the world a better place. Her children’s book imprint, Purple Butterfly Press, publishes books of encouragement, inspiration, self-love, and healing for children and parents. She is also the founder and producer of the Women in Publishing Summit. Follow her everywhere on instagram @katbiggiepress and on youtube for publishing tips at https://www.youtube.com/writepublishsell.
Founder of Fictionfire Literary Consultancy, Author, Speaker, Editor and Coach
Lorna Fergusson is a novelist, award-winning short story writer, editor, speaker and writing coach. Passionate about helping writers fulfil their potential, she has just celebrated ten years as head of Fictionfire Literary Consultancy. As well as her own writing courses, workshops and retreats, she has taught on various Oxford University part-time writing programmes since 2002 and been a guest speaker and teacher for many organisations. A member of The Alliance of Independent Authors since it was set up in 2012, she is one of K.M. Weiland’s top recommended editors. She has experience of both trade and indie publishing, having republished her novel The Chase, previously published by Bloomsbury. She contributed a chapter on Pre-writing to Studying Creative Writing. Her story ‘Salt’, winner of the Historical Novel Society’s short story award, was originally published in Distant Echoes; now she has her rights back, it appears in An Oxford Vengeance. Her new book, The Unputdownable Writer’s Mindset, will be published in 2020: the first in a series helping writers ignite their creativity and nurture their craft, all the way from that first buzzy idea through to choosing the right publishing pathway. Married with two sons, she is based in Oxford, England.
TV Show host Unstoppable Tracy is a #1 international mega success and TEDX speaker who spoke in 40+ countries. She has been in magazines such as in OPRAH’s “O” and Chatelaine and on covers like Thrive and in Business Booster Today as well as seen on ABC, BBC, CBC and many more globally around the world. She has climbed the Himalaya Mountains and captained tall ships in the Eastern Atlantic and a decorated world cup athlete in a male dominated sport of sailing who has lived as a Premier Awarded Humanitarian.
Tracy is both a Best-Selling Author on Amazon and with her Publisher of the book ‘Unstoppable YOU; Delivering the Limitless Secret’ endorsed by Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul! She was also born a 4 way amputee with no hands and no legs, no problem. Her mantra If I Can Do It You Can Do It! No Excuses! #UnstoppableTracy
Meditative Writing Coach
Zvezdana Rashkovich is an American prize-nominated author, writer and poet. She was born in the former Yugoslavia and raised in Sudan. Her work can be found in many Anthologies and literary journals, both in print and online in UK, USA, Greece, Australia, Lebanon and Sudan. She has been nominated for the literary Pushcart Prize and was a finalist in the Ernest Hemingway prize for flash fiction.
Additionally, she works with writers as freelance editor and writing coach/mentor. She has degrees in Creative Writing & English plus a Minor in American Studies and an Associate in Liberal Arts. Zvezdana is fluent in English, Arabic, Serbian and Croatian. She facilitates Creative Writing workshops applying meditation, poetry, and sensory elements. She is a certified Nero Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach, Meditation Coach and Writing Therapy Facilitator. She is in the process of developing a series of Creative Healing retreats: a weeklong fusion of healing via creative methods but focusing on writing as a unifying element. The retreats are set in geographical locations, which aid the process, by drawing from the authentic and rustic energies of their surroundings.
Dr. Nicki Steinberger
Health Psychology Coach, Author, Speaker
Nicki Steinberger, Ph.D. eats, lives, and breathes everything “holistic health,” and loves coaching, speaking, and writing. She’s the author of Wave Goodbye to Type 2 Diabetes: 16 Holistic Practices to Prevent & Reverse Diabetes & Reclaim Joy, Vitality, & Plenty, endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup. With a health psychology focus, Dr. Nicki helps middle-aged women kick-start their physical and mental health with zero dieting, and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Nicki blogs at DrNickiSteinberger.com.
Mentioned in this video:
- Overcoming limiting beliefs and Unstoppable Tracy’s incredible story
- Holistic approach to health – mind, body, spirit
- Meditative and therapeutic writing
- Lorna’s study on writers and mindset – the internal worries – that hold writers back
- Pushing past limiting beliefs as writers
- The difference in mind stories and limiting beliefs that women tell themselves than men do
- Women feel guilty
- Sustaining and fueling the creative flow
- Thoughts and beliefs fuel our outcome
- Mind, body
- Tonya Rineer’s book – the Mindset Switch
- Erasing the negative thoughts or at least raising our awareness about those thoughts
- Ingrained thoughts / the stories we tell ourselves
- Authentic stories
- Each panelist’s Top Tips
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