Inside our Book Doulas' Incubator Program curriculum, we are honored to include some of the brightest minds, biggest hearts, and most powerful mentors in the author-entrepreneur space today.
Below is a brief encapsulation of the brilliant bodies of work and website links for our growing pool of teacher-collaborators. We encourage you to learn more about their services, as well as to join us for the next Incubator program to get to the heart of how they can support your book-writing
and platform-building journey.
Meet Christopher Van Buren
Christopher Van Buren has worked in publishing and marketing since 1984 as a writer, publisher, literary agent, and media executive.
An accomplished artist, entrepreneur, and intuitive, he has written numerous books on technology, business, travel and self-help, including the Noble Spirit series.
Chris is the Founder of LaunchMoxie, a premier digital marketing agency that helps authors build their digital marketing platforms.
Chris has also joined forces with legendary literary agent Bill Gladstone, founder of Waterside Productions, to create Waterside Education, an online portal for publishing and marketing online courses for authors.
Meet Lee Harris
Lee Harris began doing intuitive readings out of his home in England in 2004, as a part-time healer. Now based in California, he has built his company, Lee Harris Energy (LHE), into the multi-media, worldwide event company and production house it is today.
Leading a ten-member international team, Lee is passionate about grounding creative spirituality into these challenging times. He is also determined to see people experience impactful and abundant lives while supporting each other through community.
Leading a vibrant online community, Lee reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month. His monthly Energy Updates are wildly popular and offer practical guidance for navigating daily life with clarity, empowerment, and optimism. His acclaimed Soul Magic and Energy Mastery retreats and Energy Tune-Up seminars, held around the globe, are adventures into the deepest aspects of living, loving, and awakening.
In recent years, Lee has expanded his work to include teaching entrepreneurship through his Impact the World training program, online courses, and his free, weekly Impact the World podcast, which launched in 2020.
For Lee, his life-changing moment with spirituality happened in 1998 when he heard the voice of his spirit guides, The Zs. This relationship resulted in a wellspring of channeled guidance. While the spiritual partnership remains vibrant and strong, the channeled teachings are now mostly reserved for audio recording sessions, some live events, and the monthly Q&A broadcasts with Portal members.
Meet Amy Wong
Amy Eliza Wong is an executive coach, transformational leadership expert, and keynote speaker who works with established leaders, emerging managers, teams, and organizations to increase their impact with powerful communication practices that build trust, strengthen partnerships, and accelerate impact.
Amy has successfully collaborated with many leaders and teams at companies including AirBnB, Salesforce, Facebook, Roku, and LinkedIn. From consulting one-on-one, in groups, or on a stage, Amy has an international reputation as the go-to coach for many of today's founders and CEOs striving to become more compassionate and courageous leaders.
In 2011, Amy founded Always On Purpose, a coaching practice devoted to catapulting individuals and leaders into a state of “thriving” through a combination of three approaches: Self, Relationships, and Results.
Amy also coaches for Own The Room®, an organization that provides public speaking and presentation skills training to leaders in all industries. Additionally, she was one of the first 250 coaches worldwide to be certified in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ), a researched-proven method used to create deeper connections with others in the face of conflicting points of view.
Amy frequently instructs students at Stanford University’s Continuing Education's program and UC Berkeley Extension as part of their professional development programs.
Prior to becoming a coach and speaker, Amy worked at IDEO and Sun Microsystems in roles including experience design, technical training, user interface design, and program management. Today, Amy continues to weave together wisdom, experience, and interdisciplinary expertise for audiences and clients wanting to take their lives and work to the next level.
Meet Jackie Lapin
Jackie Lapin is a leader in helping other leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, practitioners, speakers, and messengers connect with their next followers around the globe. For the past 10 years, her internationally acclaimed Conscious Companies have been providing radio/podcast media tours and speaking engagements to support the growth and revenue of change-makers. Her clients have included Don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Joe Vitale, James Twyman, Arielle Ford, Maureen St. Germaine, Chris and Janet Attwood, Hay House, and more.
Her Conscious Media Relations Radio/Podcast Tours have helped nearly 200 luminaries, leaders, filmmakers, and authors grow their businesses, sell more books, create viewership, and change more lives by introducing them to up to 9,000 radio shows and podcasts.
To also help leaders get booked easily and quickly, Jackie has most recently launched SpeakerTunity Cities™, which provides direct contacts for thousands of speaking opportunities instantly at one’s fingertips in their market of choice.
Meet Karen Salmansohn
Karen Salmansohn writes and creative directs a range of bestselling books that she calls "self-help for people who wouldn't be caught dead doing self-help" - because she loves to merge psychology with stylish graphics and feisty humor.
Some of her books are How To Be Happy Dammit, Instant Calm - and a new line-a-day journal Listen To Your Heart.
She has sold about 2 million books nationally/internationally and has about 1.5 million followers - including some celebrity fans (Marisa Tomei, Jon Stewart, Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Eminem, etc).
She used to be in advertising (J.Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, McCann Erickson) and offers 1-on-1 consulting to entrepreneurs on how to create magnetic branding and viral social media posts.
Meet Elle Campbell
Elle Campbell is a brand director, content creator, and copywriter for today’s bestselling authors, brands, and global influencers.
With her business Elle Connects, Elle works with her boutique roster of high-profile clients to help them develop and position their brand identity while growing their audience through compelling content creation and copywriting for their social, blogs, and email newsletters.
Elle is known for her critical eye for innovative design and her ability to write high-converting, curated, and action-inspiring content.
Meet Mary Charles Heath
Mary Charles Heath is a brand marketing consultant and strategist who is passionate about helping her clients share their heartfelt, soul-centered messages in a world driven by marketing chaos.
She works with a wide array of clients, including New York Times bestselling authors, design professionals, therapists, and service-based brands and entrepreneurs.
Mary Charles specializes in helping clients build a marketing foundation that amplifies their voice, maximizes their visibility, and provides them a solid platform to grow their audience with confidence.
Beyond brand messaging, she has experience helping clients build and execute comprehensive marketing platforms, assisting with social media strategy, project management, and managing website development.
Meet Diana Cole
Diana Cole is a spirit translator, thought leader, speaker, and author. An expert in the field of positive thought, Diana leads online courses and live events teaching people how to create lives of inner fulfillment and joy.
As the daughter of a prominent figure in the New Age movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, Diana’s exposure to and learning from some of the most notable figures in the human potential movement is the foundation for her work.
Diana’s early career as a fitness guru began as she desired to lead others out of pain. Through the rehabilitation of her own back injury, she was inspired to teach the method she had developed for becoming pain-free. As a successful entrepreneur, creating nationally recognized brands in the fitness industry, Diana experienced a dramatic shift in her work and life when a series of transformative events led her to embrace the life-changing positive thought process she now teaches.
Meet Shann Vander Leek
Shann Vander Leek is an author, voice talent, producer, and teacher. In short, Shann is a force of nature!
She is known throughout the personal development industry as a transformation enthusiast and lifelong media expert.
Shann is the founder of Podcast Bath and co-creator of the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast with just shy of 6.5 million downloads.
She's helped dozens of tech shy female entrepreneurs start their own podcasts with ease and grace.
Learn more about Shann and schedule a free podcast coaching consultation at podcastbath.com
Meet Crystal Andrus Morissette
A six-time international best-selling author, Crystal Andrus Morissette is a media darling --- featured numerous times on Oprah.com, the New York Post, Fox TV, the Daily Mail, CBS TV, CBS Radio, CBC Radio, CTV, CityTV, CanadaAM, Breakfast TV, Global TV, Slice TV, the Globe and Mail, Woman's World, Sirrus Satellite, Hay House Radio, the Toronto Star, and many more.
Crystal is the founder of the S.W.A.T. Institute (Simply Woman Accredited Trainer) --- an empowerment coach certification exclusively for women in over 45 countries that she created with fellow female visionaries Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, and Sandra Anne Taylor among others. The S.W.A.T. Institute is rated #1 on Google globally for "empowerment coaching."
Crystal is also the founder of Simply Woman Publishing, a hybrid publishing company with a brilliant understanding of book marketing and platform-building.
Meet Marc Allen
Marc Allen is president and CEO of New World Library, one of the most successful independent publishers in the US.
Cofounded with Shakti Gawain, Marc guided New World from a small start-up operation with no capital to become one of the leading publishers in the transformational field, publishing some of the most enduring books of the past four decades - including Creative Visualization by Shakti, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Marc has written numerous books, including The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, The Millionaire Course, and The Magical Path.
He is a deeply inspiring speaker and seminar leader, as well as an accomplished musician and composer. His classic New Age albums include Awakening, Breathe, and Solo Flight.