From the Ashes; She is Ignited
A powerful collection of inspiring and empowering stories from women who have risen from the ashes of trauma, adversity and pain to live a life full of positivity, passion and confidence.
If the answer is YES then you need to read on!
If you are here then I’m assuming that you already have some interest in telling your story. You, like me, have experienced the darkest lows of life and have risen from the ashes of despair, pain or trauma.
You may have also always had that inner desire to write a book (I know I did) but who would want to read your story? How could you possibly fill a full book? Yes, I know this is what you may be thinking!
I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. And yes, you will know by now that I have published a book! I make no apology for telling you again as it has been a life-long dream but it didn't come easily. I had all the fears, the procrastination and then even when I had a book deal, I was still terrified and tried to self-sabotage.
Putting your story out to the world is bloody terrifying. But I am so glad that I 'felt the fear and did it anyway!'
Writing my story in 2020 for the collaboration, 'Pride' allowed me to share my story of being a survivor of abuse, Family court and living with PTSD. The response that I had from many women saying that I had inspired them was the catalyst to create Mamas Ignited.
From the Ashes; She is Ignited
Writing is my FIRST LOVE and as a published author, English teacher and supporter of women I want to empower and support other women to write their story, but not just to write it; to bring their story to a powerful collective which will be a force for inspiration and empowerment for its reader.
This is MORE than a book. This will be a collaboration and mentor programme bringing together women with extraordinary stories to share. Stories of surviving and thriving. Stories of overcoming adversity. Stories of transcending pain and fear to live a full life. Stories of the POWER of women and how together we lift each other up. We don't just RISE from the Ashes. We IGNITE. 'From the Ashes; She is Ignited 'is the testament that any woman can overcome any darkness to find the fire and light of life!
The six month mentor programme, led by myself, along with four workshops and additional support from Authors & Co, will take you from having ideas and sparks of imagination to becoming the phoenix rising from your ashes to bring your sparks to life and ignite your ideas into flames of glory. In the 6 months I will support you by taking you safely back to find your story and put solid plans into place for how you are going to bring your truth to the page. You will be fully supported along the way as we plan, write, edit and launch your book. (Yes you will be an author!)
'From the Ashes; She is Ignited' is collaborative book and mentor programme bringing together women's voices of adversity, loss, survival and empowerment showcasing the light and dark of life, motherhood and the traumas faced by many women.
This can be business related or just your chance to share YOUR journey.
You will be fully supported from Authors and Co with their sessions on planning and structure, self-editing through to a fully supported PR and Social Media Launch plan you will have everything that you need to not only write your inspiring story, but turn this into a business asset that you cannot afford not to have!
As well as the main book taking on the Amazon Charts (and the potential to be a Number One best-selling author) you will also have your own version of the book published on publishing site Lulu, which will have your name attributed to it, your chapter at the front and your own selling option to create a fully passive income for your business and a tool for you to use at future events or gift to your clients.
Meet Louisa – leader of Mamas Ignited
Louisa, 41 from Warrington is a writer, speaker, survivor and leader of the Mamas Ignited movement. Louisa is on a mission as a Mindset and Empowerment coach to help women in business to find their spark, so that they can create IMPACT in their businesses.
Louisa has overcome many adversities including: narcissistic relationships, domestic abuse, debt and lived with with chronic pain which led to depression and major back surgery. In the last two years, due to a violent assault at the hands of her ex-partner, she is living with PTSD and experienced burnout and a breakdown, before finding and creating a new path in life, helping others and helping herself and her 6-year-old daughter too. Healing from trauma and living with PTSD.
Following 20 years in leadership, coaching and 16 years teaching English, Louisa is now on a mission to encourage all women to believe in themselves, to ignite their spark to BE more, DO more and HAVE more.
Louisa is a Number One best-selling author with her debut collaboration in 'Pride' and has recently published her first book ‘Time to Ignite - the 5-Step mindfulness system.’ Her second book ‘Ignite your Spark’ will be released in February 2022. Louisa is a freelance writer with Chocolate PR and proofreader with Authors & Co.
Louisa has worked with world class Public Speaking coach Dani Wallace as one of the headline speakers at Bee Inspired, April 2021. Louisa’s speaking credentials since include Keynote speaker with global company TP Women International and most recently at Clear Path Conference - alongside Caroline Strawson - supporting survivors of domestic abuse with further retreats in 2022.
Louisa's signature mindset course 'Ignite your Spark, Increase your Impact' and mindfulness course ‘Time to Ignite’ - to accompany her book of the same name - have received fantastic feedback with delegates making breakthroughs and impact. Louisa also runs Mindset Masterclasses, and 121 coaching packages working with women new to business to ignite their vision and established entrepreneurs to ignite their impact in business.
Alongside her own courses, Louisa is an affiliate for Lisa Johnson’s One to Many programme and a contributor for the Ladies Life Lounge and Mums In Business SEEN memberships.
Louisa is well known for her fun-loving personality and lives out her mission statement… An Ironing board is a surfboard that gave up on its dreams and got a boring job… don’t be an ironing board!
Stories showing the light and dark of life, motherhood & relationships which as a collective will change other women's lives and support other's still in their own darkness.
I love to write and I always have.
One year around the mid-90s there was a mega downpour of snow and we were all sent home as the pipes froze at school. The jubilation as we all ran out of school and pretty much the whole school joined with a snowball fight on the field (I’m sure the teachers joined in too) is still ingrained in my memory. We were off school for ages.
Back then there was none of this home-schooling and ‘Teams’ or ‘Zoom’ lessons; we were free to roam and play and just be. Our whole street joined in with making an igloo on our drive. Well, everyone except me. I was about 14 and I used the time to start writing my book, ‘Lizzie.’ I locked myself away and just wrote. It was my pride and joy and I declared to everyone that I had started writing my book. As the neighbourhood children frolicked and had fun in the snow, I was in the happiest place I could be. However, once GCSEs continued to roll Lizzie and I became distant friends. I often think about her now and would love to reconnect with her but sadly she is trapped in an old floppy disc!
Last year when the world stopped because of lockdown, just like in the snow of 1994 I found my comfort in writing. I reignited my blog – Blooming Daffodils and began to write. I was brave enough to put ‘Best Selling Author’ on my vision board and in November 2020 I became a published author! I published my story of overcoming adversity in the collaborative book ‘Pride’ and we topped the Amazon Biography and Memoirs chart! For twenty years I had longed to be a writer – so what was stopping me? Fear! I had been an English teacher for SIXTEEN years, writing for myself but too afraid to put it pout to the world!
Fear has held me back, stopped me writing and even stopped me dreaming at times. What is your fear? What would you really like to do that you have almost stopped dreaming about?
It is never too late. Is this your dream too? Is your fire burning inside of you? You can make it happen. Last year I committed to writing my first book and it was published in May 2021. I am now working on my next book and keeping that dream alive and now I want that for YOU!
Bringing together a collaboration of empowered voices and supporting women to write their truth is one of the most powerful ways that I can use my passion and expertise to create impact and is something that I feel compelled to do. Together we can create so much IMPACT and can be a force for change. Come and join us!
Are you ready to share your story?
To be a voice for other women?
To empower others to share theirs?
'From the Ashes; She is Ignited' Schedule
MONTH 1 - NOV/DEC
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 1
FINDING YOUR STORY
THINGS THAT HAPPENED 'FOR' YOU
AUTHORS & CO WORKSHOP 1 - AUTHOR'S BRIEF AND STRUCTURE
YOU - STRUCTURE PLANNING AND INTRO (1000 WORDS)
MONTH 2 - JANUARY
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 2
SHOW NOT TELL
SHARING YOUR MESSAGE
REACHING YOUR AUDIENCE
YOU - WRITING (4000 WORDS)
AVERAGE 1000 WORDS PER WEEK...EASY!
SUBMIT TO DEANNE FOR FEEDBACK
MONTH 3 - FEBRUARY
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 3
WHAT MAKES THE CUT
MAKING IT COUNT
AUTHORS & CO WORKSHOP 2 - SELF-EDITING
YOU - FINAL WRITING & SELF-EDITING
(4 WEEKS TO SELF-EDIT)
FINAL SUBMISSION - 24TH FEBRUARY
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 4
FIND YOUR BRAVE
GETTING PR COVERAGE
AUTHORS & CO WORKSHOP 3 - HOW T0 MARKET YOUR BOOK
YOU - PRESS RELEASES, PR OPPORTUNITIES,
MONTH 5 - MAY
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 5
OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE
CREATING A HAPPENING
CREATING IMPACT WITH YOUR BOOK
AUTHORS & CO WORKSHOP 4 - LAUNCH SESSION
YOU - PLAN BOOK LAUNCH PARTIES!
**LAUNCH - 19TH MAY **
MONTH 6 - JUNE
GROUP MENTORING SESSION 6
USING YOUR VOICE
YOU - TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOK EVERYWHERE!
From the Ashes... I AM IGNITED
HOW DO I APPLY?
'From the Ashes; She is Ignited ' is for any woman with a powerful story to tell, for women in business wanting to create an asset linked to your 'why' or for any woman as a part of your personal growth and aspirations to be a published author.
To join the Collaboration there are three payment options.
1) Pay in Full £1650 (includes a pay in full bonus)
2) Payment Plan 1 FOUR payments of £450* (Calculated on first payment November)
3) Payment Plan 2 SEVEN payments of £275* (Calculated on first payment November)
If you would like to chat about joining the collaboration please get in touch with Louisa Herridge on Messenger, Instagram or book in for a Zoom Chat
It is your time to
Write to Ignite!
The Collaboration and Mentor Programme includes.
Authors & Co. Workshop Sessions
Authors & Co. Additional Support
If you would like to chat about joining the collaboration please get in touch with Louisa on Messenger, Instagram or book in for a Zoom Chat.
Mum, Speaker, Advocate
TIME TO IGNITE REVIEW
I was very excited to get my hands on this little gem of a book. It’s packed full of mindfulness magic, inspiration and easy to follow steps and tools to connect your body and mind, improve your well-being and ignite your spark.
Very timely for me as I’ve been focusing more on my self care recently and know how powerful practising mindfulness has been on my own journey.
Make time for yourself - because you’re bloody worth it and Louisa’s book will definitely help guide your on your way.
I met Louisa online around 6 months ago, she was just one of those souls I was drawn to.
When I had the opportunity to have Louisa’s eyes on my business I was over the moon. I knew she was the person to not only show me how to make an impact with my business but to set that fire and really ignite me with my mission.
I now actively encourage business owners to seek out Louisa because for me no one supports, loves and guides you through the murky waters of business better than her!
Forever Grateful xx