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Hi, I'm Brad, The Non-fiction and Memoir Book Writing Coach. I help thought leaders, positive-change-makers, and wellness professionals write and publish books that transform others' lives. My clients get more leads, income, and opportunities to positively impact the world.

You have a book “inside” you, but you don’t know the first thing about how to write one?

Writing a book will change you.

A book can help you build a business, heal your past, even locate your true purpose and best self.

It's time to transform your book and your life.

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Why You Need Brad As Your Writing Coach

Do any of these sound like you?

Writing a book is a bucket list goal that's been nagging at you for months, maybe years!

Hiring Brad as your writing coach is the next step if you are ready to cross that off your bucket list. Brad will be your brainstorming partner, cheerleader, guide, and mentor.

Maybe you've started writing...

but then doubts crept in and you stopped. You started again. And stopped again. It's in your desk drawer. You haven't shown it to anybody.

You are intimidated and have no idea where to start...

You're not alone. Writing a book--especially one about your life or your big ideas--can be intimidating! But it will also be one of the most rewarding and life-changing things you do.

Who I Am & What I'm Great At:

I Am A Writer

I am an author and journalist with more than two decades’ experience writing and publishing at the highest levels.  My book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton’s Countryman Press.  I’ve published  longform nonfiction articles and essays in The New York Times Magazine, The NY Times Book Review, GQ, Wired, National Geographic, Yoga Journal, Outside, Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, and more. I began my career as an editor at Outside magazine where I edited and coached some of America’s finest writers. As a senior editor, I conceived, assigned, and edited “Into Thin Air,” the longform article by Jon Krakauer that was expanded into the book of the same title.  I left the magazine in 1997 to work for multiple magazines as a freelance/contract writer. I traveled the world on assignment to write about adventure, politics, the environment, culture, and sport. I served as contributing editor for Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and George magazine.  Today, I’m passionate about writing about religion and spirituality, yoga, travel, wellness, and personal growth.  My articles have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing series, Outside 25: The Best of Outside Magazine’s First 25 Years, and Traveller’s Tales.

See more of my writing: Click here to view my blog, and here to read my articles.

I Am A Yoga Teacher

I am a yoga teacher in Boulder, Colorado. I teach vinyasa and power yoga at CorePower Yoga. I also teach yoga to individuals and corporate clients. I began practicing yoga in 1993 when Nirvana, the band, still played concerts.  My focus is vinyasa, but I’ve studied in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions, too.  I’ve learned from many gifted yoga teachers and sages in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Boulder, Colorado, and India.  I’m passionate about yoga–the practices and philosophies, not merely the physical postures–and I try to live my life and run my coaching business according to yogic principles. I travel often to India to further explore yoga’s roots and lessons.  I believe yoga has helped me live a kinder, more authentic life in service to others.

See more of my Yoga of Writing project and see how you can benefit from this as well.

I Am A Coach

I am an experienced, talented book writing coach.  I help thought leaders, positive-changemakers, and wellness professionals write and publish the books that change the world. I am fueled by my passion for storytelling and turning clients’ big ideas into engaging prose that inspires readers to act, grow, and change.  I came to this work as a book writing coach after two decades of working at the highest levels of publishing. I spent seven years working as a magazine editor. As senior editor for Outside, I worked directly with some of America’s finest nonfiction writers, such as John Krakauer, Chip Brown, and Ian Frazier. Later, I worked as a freelance writer publishing hundreds of articles in  Outside, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, GQ, Wired, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Outside, and other publications.  As a freelance book editor, I’ve edited the work of NY Times Bestselling authors.  A part-time yoga teacher and world traveler, I bring a deep understanding of mindfulness to my coaching clients.  I am an evangelist for a self-compassionate approach to writing and creativity. When our lives are in balance, our true creative selves can emerge and thrive.

Ready to get started?

Getting Clarity Starts Here:

Step 1: Free Call

Book a free call with me and we’ll explore how I can help you. It takes less than one minute and is totally free.

Step 2: Meet Up

Grab some coffee and meet me on a video call. We’ll talk about your project, and the help you need.

Step 3: Get Clarity

I’ll tell you how I can help you, what it will cost, and you decide if you’d like to hire me after you think it over.

What Service Will Work Best For You?

I offer a variety of services to help you meet your goals. Click to learn more and to get started!

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What Are Clients Saying about Brad's Coaching?

Brad took the mystery out of book writing and broke things down for me step by step and tailored his mentorship to my writing needs. He challenged me to get to the root of my emotions so that I could engage my readers authentically. He made me do the emotional work! He consistently asked me the right questions at the right time so that I could unclutter my narrative. It was like book therapy! I’m happy to tell you that Brad’s work with me paid off! Just a few months into moving to New York City to option my book I picked up a book deal! If it weren’t for Brad I would’ve been stuck on my storyline, unable to break my story free! Pick it up this fall and check for Brad’s name in the acknowledgments! He’s the real deal!

Mimi HayesNew York, NY

Brad Wetzler has turned out to be my dream writing coach. Brad has a knack for easing me out of my head – my comfort zone — and into my heart. His feedback always feels sensitive, responsive, and exactly what I need to improve. He gives the input I need to hear, even if it isn’t always the feedback I want to hear. He has helped me understand the realities of the marketplace without squelching my passion for writing or vision for my memoir.

J.S.

"I was in a tough spot before I found Brad Wetzler. I'd been working on a manuscript for Penguin-Random House for two years and rewritten the the entire text two times over. It was the sequel to a New York Times bestseller I put out a couple years prior. However, the editor assigned to me by my publisher couldn't offer me any useful advice for how to fix it. With deadlines looming, I needed to get the book done. So called up Brad and over the course of a month he helped me work the kinks out. He could see the forest for the trees, and gave me actionable advice that turned the book around. I'd highly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a structural or developmental edit. I'll definitely be using him again in the future."

Scott CarneyDenver, CO

ABOUT BRAD

Brad Wetzler is an author, journalist, travel writer, and book writing coach with two decades of experience at the highest levels of publishing. His background in editing, writing, and publishing inform his mindful but competitive approach to coaching thought leaders to write and publish books that change the world. Brad is fueled by his passion for storytelling and turning clients’ big ideas into engaging prose that inspires readers to act, grow, and change. He is a published author (W.W. Norton) and working nonfiction journalist/writer whose articles appear in major national magazines.
A former senior editor and contributing editor at Outside and a former contributing editor at George (J.F.K., Jr.’s politics magazine), Brad’s work as an editor included assigning and editing longform articles to some of America’s finest nonfiction writers, such as John Krakauer, Chip Brown, and Ian Frazier. He stays apprised of the latest in article and book publishing trends, and he has a broad network of writing and publishing contacts.
A part-time yoga teacher and a world traveler, Brad brings a deep understanding of mindfulness, which he infuses into his approach to coaching clients. He is an evangelist for a self-compassionate approach to writing and creativity. When we our lives are in balance, our true creative selves can emerge and thrive.  His writing has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, GQ, Wired, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Outside, and other publications.
Brad believes mindfulness is a key to writing success—a tenet he lives out through his interests in yoga, meditation, hiking, and playing music.  Brad is currently working on a book about travel and personal growth. Reach out to brad@bradwetzler.com to connect, and click here to read more about Brad.

Brad’s latest memoir essay, “Yoga Transformed Me after Depression,”  is featured in the current issue of Yoga Journal. 

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