About Laura Kelly and The Write Avenue
There is nothing I love more than a good story. Ever since I was a little girl, I was always on the hunt for stories. I was an avid reader, but I loved hearing others tell stories about themselves, so I was constantly badgering family and friends to tell me a story. My love of stories and words eventually evolved into writing stories of my own. Writing became my passion.
However, conventional wisdom said that I couldn't earn a living with my writing and that I needed to pursue a more practical career path. Writing could be something to do on the side, outside of work. So, that's what I did. For years, I was an administrative assistant and tried to fit writing in when I wasn't too exhausted or stressed. Administrative work paid my bills, but deep inside was always a sense of restlessness and frustration. There was a voice in my head asking "Is this all there is for me?"
Everything came to a head when I ended up in an incompatible job and work environment which I ultimately departed. I didn't have a plan or back-up, but I knew I needed help. So, I enlisted the help of a coach, which was the best decision I could have made. When I worked with my coach, somehow everything came back to my desire to write. Writing lit me up inside, but I had no idea where to start. Through my work with my coach, I figured out that I had a valuable skill that not everyone possessed. There were plenty of people who struggled to write their own content and professional bios, people who had messages but struggled to find the right words to convey them. My coach connected me with two of her associates, two coaches that were just starting their businesses and needed a writer to compose their websites' content. Through working with these clients, I realized that not only does everyone have a story to tell, but that professional coaches, in particular, have some of the most relatable and fascinating stories. People in the coaching profession have endured struggles and unique experiences that led them to choose their vocation. Listening to my clients' stories allowed me to learn from them, understand them, and ultimately convey their words in their unique voice.