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Coaching Credentials

Cindi’s Coaching Credentials:

  • Certified Writing & Speaking Coach through the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)
  • 15 years experience coaching writers and prospective authors from book concept to publishing contract
  • 17 published books from Harvest House Publishers (including one with more than 130,000 copies sold; and a sales average of 10,000-30,000 copies sold on all other titles)
  • 20 years experience speaking across the U.S. and Canada (including numerous national TV and radio appearances throughout the U.S., Canada and Great Britain)
  • Bachelor of Arts in News-Editorial Journalism (California State University Fresno, 1988)
  • 4 years experience writing and editing for the Orange County Register’s South County News
  • Numerous writing/reporting awards including Best Investigative Reporter and Best News Series
  • Three years experience as a columnist, freelance reporter for the San Gabriel Valley Newspapers & Pasadena Star News
  • Hundreds of print magazine and newspaper articles published over the past 20 years
  • Thousands of online articles published on high-traffic sites such as Crosswalk.com, Proverbs31 Ministries.com, iBelieve.com, BibleGateway.com, and MTLMagainze.com)
  • Longtime member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)
  • Longtime Member of the Network of Evangelical Women in Ministry (NEWIM)
  • Active Member of the Christian Authors Network (CAN)

Testimonials of Cindi’s Coaching:

“The Lord used Cindi's experience and expertise to help launch my writing career. Her passion to guide writers toward becoming published authors is unparalleled as she becomes not only a writing coach, but also a trusted friend. As a consultant, she is incredibly helpful and encouraging. Cindi is an expert in the ins and outs of the publishing industry and her zeal to help you pursue your dream is contagious and inspiring. If you're looking for a coach to help you put your best foot forward in the publishing world, look no further than Cindi McMenamin!”
Rhonda Stoppe, No Regrets Woman Speaker & Author of Moms Raising Sons to Be Men, Real Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor (Harvest House Publishers)
”If you are seeking a writing coach, I would highly recommend Cindi McMenamin. I was a stranger to Cindi, who was speaking at my church's women's retreat, yet when she learned I wanted to write a Bible study, she encouraged me to take it a step further and write a book. What meant the most to me, is that she followed through with the steps I needed to take, encouragement, and writing and editing advice.”
Christi Kari, Author of On the Other Side of the Glass and The Boy Named Lucifer
“Cindi is a natural coach! She explained the details I needed to know about the speaking industry and then helped me develop my message into something others want to hear. Her coaching sessions were just what I needed to jump-start my own speaking career!”
Ashley L. Jones, blogger at www.BigSisterKnows.com and author of The New Era of Cast Iron (Spring/Summer, 2020)
“Cindi has come alongside me and given me the one-on-one support and tools I needed to excel. She offers encouragement and direction in practical steps that lead to progress and helped me realize a dream God has placed within me.”
Lisa L. Pacheco, Blogger, Speaker, Bible Teacher, and Director of Women's Ministry at Calvary Chapel, Oceanside, CA
“Cindi is a gifted coach. She listened carefully, saw what I needed from the standpoint of her experience, and helped me set a plan in motion for my writing and speaking goals. Her experience saved me time and equipped me to go to the next step. Cindi knows what she is doing, and is strong enough to give you encouragement that gets you on a firm path while being kind. Her coaching blessed my life and prepared me to speak and write for the Lord Jesus.”
Bobbie King-Iliff, writer and speaker
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