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Welcome to the Replay of "Write! Transform Your Experience into Content That Matters" with Kathryn Britton
"Everybody has a story to tell. I wish I could read about my great grandmother's life, how she raised 12 children and homesteaded in Southern Idaho in the late 1800s. Probably she thought her life was too mundane to write down. I often think of her when people say, 'Who would want to read my story?'" says Kathryn Britton, a writing coach on a mission to help people get their wisdom and stories written down.
Kathryn Britton did not start out intending to focus on writing. In her 30-year career as a software engineer, it was a surprise to find herself writing more prose than code, producing design documents, patent applications, and papers.
In 2006, Kathryn earned a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree in the pioneer class for the program at the University of Pennsylvania. Searching for a new career that would contribute to world-wide well-being led her to working with writers. In 2013, she ran her first writers’ workshop. Since then, more than 140 people have gathered in regular workshop meetings. More than 3700 writing submissions have gone through this process. She also coaches individual authors and has edited several of their books. Some of her clients call her "the midwife of words."
Kathryn continues to write with zest herself. She has published more than 100 articles online. Her books include Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person's Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, Character Strengths Matter, Thriving Women Thriving World, and Sit Write Share.
A resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kathryn is overjoyed to be the close-by grandmother of two preschool boys.