Coaching

I offer coaching to a select number of clients, using writing and sometimes drawing exercises. Often these are simple visualization exercises that require only a few words. These are then the basis of further explorations.

I’ve been doing this work for over thirty years. I focus on coaching clients through transitions. Do you feel stuck in your life? Are you stuck with your writing? Do you feel bored by what you have to do – that you lack creativity? These are the things I can help you with.

Transitions, uncomfortable as they may be, are places of tremendous energy. The task is to get that energy to flow again in productive ways.

I’m a writer, too, so I don’t just talk about this, I also put myself in front of the blank page every day. On this site you’ll see links to my twelve published books, my shorter fiction, and even to “The Fiction Project”.

How did I begin to do this work?

I started working with disturbed adolescents in England and I discovered the richness that can come from writing down responses to specific prompts. I later developed college level courses using story, memoir, fiction and writing as a healing modality. The Blue Hills Writing Institute at Curry College then asked me to teach courses on memoir, and I have coached clients on this ever since. I have helped clients become unstuck, complete their books, and reach a place of deeper understanding. Some have called this ‘a place of peace’.

Most recently I’ve been working with Bay Path University where I was the visiting Writer in Residence, working on writing as a healing modality.

What does coaching involve?

I offer coaching in 8 week sessions. This is based around a meeting once a week, usually by Skype or Zoom, but in person if you live locally. We will talk and perhaps do an exercise, to get the energy flowing. There is then an email follow-up as we continue our work together, looking for the ways forward.

If you are interested then please contact me at allanmatchlees@yahoo.com for a preliminary chat at no charge, just to see if we are a good match for each other.

If you’d rather get a sense of who I am without having to interact directly then take a look at my Youtube Channel: drallanhunter