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Women Leaders Have Always Been a Part of My Story

"Helping women tell their stories is what I was put here to do." 
Susan Baracco

I am a passionate advocate for women and believe that putting your stories into words is a powerful tool for change. 

I first discovered that I was a word-nerd at a pretty young age. The stories I wrote in my journal were a fusion of autobiography, my fantasy (what I really wanted to be), and the realities of life on a dairy farm. After changing majors more times than I could count, I not-so-ironically settled on English and earned a Bachelor's degree.

Fifteen years of business coaching, facilitating executive mastermind groups and working side-by-side with women leaders gives me a unique perspective among professionals in the book writing industry. I've worked with hundreds of women leaders, many already successful, some on their way to success and some just getting started.

Since 2013, I've focused my energy on being a resource for women who want to tell their stories in an effective and powerful way. My clients include entrepreneurs, business leaders and women with a passion for sharing their stories to help others.

 

My BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) is to help a million women become authors. To reach that goal, I wrote a guidebook to inspire women entitled 6 Things No One Tells You About Writing a Book

The book is a quick read that explores the realities of embarking on a book writing journey from a woman’s perspective.  6 Things prepares you for your journey with tips and action steps to get you motivated and moving full speed ahead.

My entrepreneurial experience includes some pretty crazy zigzags into a retail liquor outlet, two business coaching franchises, a membership organization for women business owners, and a couple of non-profit president stints, just for fun.
 
Women leaders have been a part of my professional life in a variety of ways:

  • Women Presidents Organization - chapter chair

  • Echelon Circles professional women's organization - founder and president

  • Maine Million Dollar Women's Forum - founder

  • Center for Women & Enterprise Boston - volunteer advisor

  • Keybank Key4Women National Advisory Board - member

  • NAWBO Boston - board member

Fun stuff: running | ocean kayaking | red wine | foodie | dogs of any kind | singing loudly at church

Values

I believe in living by core values.  I write for a living because this work allows me to be my authentic self.

 

  • Above all else, live with integrity

  • Value and respect everyone

  • Get out of the way and let creativity happen

  • Bring my best to everything

  • Love what I do or stop doing it

  • Remain humble and always be learning

When it comes to writing, I am passionate about

  • Collaborating with bold, visionary authors

  • Creating books that engage and inspire readers

  • Keeping the process enjoyable and on point

  • Being easy to work with 

Meet my team!

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Brodie is a 2 yr old American Bulldog mix (the handsome gray guy) and Bailey is a 5 yr old Pitbull Terrier mix (the black and white beauty). Both are rescue pups :) 

Brodie is the king of kisses and Bailey has enough energy to power the entire neighborhood even though we run 4+ miles every morning.

They sit in on most of my video calls (and love to steal the spotlight), they critique my writing when I read it aloud, howl like crazy when a delivery comes, and keep me feeling loved and supported every day.