Read What Brad’s Clients Are Saying About His Coaching: 

For years I’ve wanted to tell the story of my life. I have lots of bits and pieces, have started many times but became distracted and failed to progress. Brad Wetzler has helped me outline my project, encouraged me when I felt discouraged, motivated me when I was lacking focus, and pushed me to tell interesting stories rather than just list boring details. If you too want to write but can’t seem to get started or have started but aren’t making progress, I would urge you to hire Brad to assist you. You will not regret it.
— Paul Jones, Prairie Village, Kansas
Working with Brad has been a transformative experience as he has been the catalyst for turning a solid and potent idea (but lacking structure and cohesiveness) into a real live book proposal. His ability to bring focus to something expansive without losing the heart of the content is one of my biggest appreciations. Brad helped me add sophistication and availability to my writing without changing the intention and message of my ideas. He has helped me put a vision into grounded reality and for that gift I am eternally grateful.
— Alicia Patterson, Boulder, Colorado
As my writing teacher and coach, Brad Wetzler helped me tremendously. He knows how to ask the key questions that a writer of memoir and personal essay must ask themselves on the page. He challenged me in a major way. I value his insightful, nurturing one-on-one approach to coaching.
— Amanda McCracken, Boulder, Colorado
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.

 

Brad’s Story:

 Brad Wetzler: Writer, Speaker, Writing Coach

Brad Wetzler: Writer, Speaker, Writing Coach

I began my career as an editor at Outside, where I conceived, developed and edited hundreds of stories by some of America’s finest journalists. I left the editing staff at Outside in 1997, and spent more than a decade working as a freelance journalist.

I traveled across America and around the world. I interviewed and wrote longform stories about spiritual gurus in India and Messiahs in Jerusalem. I rode the campaign bus with presidential candidates and broke bread with cult leaders. I played polo with tech billionaires in India and pounded vodka shots with Russian cosmonauts. I hiked in Jesus’ footsteps in Galilee and road-tripped across Palestine. I interviewed celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, explorers, spiritual gurus, and anarchists. 

My book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton. My work has been published in The New York Times MagazineGQWiredNational Geographic AdventureMen's JournalTravel + LeisureBest American Travel Writing, among others.

I had a career that most writers dream about, but it wasn’t until my forties that I discovered an additional calling: coaching writers and helping people to become authors. During a prolonged walkabout in  the Middle East, I saw the many ways that travel can change and heal us. I realized that we are our best selves when we pursue our passion and also serve others. I discovered my passion for helping people tell their stories, and I started my work as a writing teacher and coach. Today, I write, edit, and coach up-and-coming writers.  

You can read all about my personal journey my upcoming book, The Big Awake.

I enjoy coaching writers. I help them become better, more powerful writers and to write the books that are inside them. With more than two decades of experience as a professional writer, editor, teacher, and coach, I am steeped in real-world writing and publishing experience.