If I Could Tell her...

The book that we all wish we had read.

What would you tell your younger self if you could go back? 

  • Stop obsessing about what others think. 
  • Use your intuition and always trust your gut!
  • Don’t make any choices from a place of fear.
  • Worry less and have more faith.
  • Be unashamedly yourself.  
  • Follow your dreams? Plan it out and take action.
  • Appreciate the present moment & don’t wish time away.






If I Could Tell her...

There are so many things that we could tell our younger selves. Not the cliches but the wisened truth and the knowledge that everything will be ok, despite the lows and adversities that life throws at us. We can't change the past but you have lived to tell the story and this is the book that every woman wishes she had read. The book that tells you that everything will be ok and the 'secret' to your own personal success.

When you were in those moments of fear, desperation and living on the brink what was that turning point where you knew that you were worthy of MORE? Where you knew that you had to make a change? To be more, do more and have more?

'If I Could Tell her...' is a collaboration of women sharing their stories of living a life, learning the lessons and thriving to tell the tale. Using a positive psychology approach you will share your story in a way that both inspires the reader and empowers your own happiness and accomplishment. This book will be the book that every woman wants to read and one that we all must write.

Hello... we are Louisa Herridge and Jo Wildsmith and we are so excited to bring together this collaboration that is one like no other.  Welcome to 'If I could Tell Her...' Hailing from Mamas Ignited and Branded & Covered we have all the boxes ticked with varying experience in the field of writing, coaching, publishing, launching and print on demand... and together we are a winning team. Together we combine the creative with the tech and the passion with the precision. This project lights us both up for different reasons and we can't wait to tell you more. 

We are also delighted to support the Mental Health Foundation which a really important charity that not only helps people with their mental health but actively raises awareness with their main project Mental Health Awareness week held every May. All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

Louisa Herridge - Storytelling and Positive Psychology Coach

Writing is my FIRST LOVE and as a published author, ex 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.

Having now published four best selling books, I know that this will be the most incredible journey for you. This is a collaboration and mentor programme bringing together women with extraordinary stories to share and messages that if we could go back and tell our younger selves we would! Not that we can go back and change the past but the over present message of HOPE that no matter what challenges we face success is the journey and not a destination.

Adversity and thriving go hand in hand and in 'If I could Tell Her...' we will showcase the power of having a positive mindset, resilience and grit to overcome some of the most challenging situations.

Jo Wildsmith - Branded & Covered Founder, aka The POD Queen

I first discovered Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing way back in 2014, when I began self-publishing my own short stories as eBooks. Every month, even now, those same eBooks bring me royalties without me having to do anything else at all. Since then, I have grown my skillset and created and self-published hundreds of books; not only eBooks, but also notebooks, colouring books and full high-content books, both on Amazon KDP and Lulu Books.In my PODSTART Self-Publishing Video Course and POD for Profit Membership, I help my clients to create their book, publish it themselves and then market it.I am over the moon to be able to work with Louisa and bring this project to life by combining our talents, together with my team of Brand Creation experts including our in-house graphic designer who will produce your book cover and social media visuals as part of your package.

If I Could Tell her...

the one thing that we all have is HOPE... 

This book will have a combined message of grit, resilience and self-belief and to share with our readers that no matter what we come across we always have HOPE. I am looking for 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 there is always HOPE.  'If I could Tell her...' is your message of hope for the reader who may find themselves in places of fear, desperation and limbo but with what you have to tell her, she will have the self-belief, hope and tools to carry on.

What would you Tell her...?

Everything happens for a reason. Not everyday is good but there is something good in everyday. Trust your gut it’ll never steer you wrong. To fail means the first attempt in learning so never give up, especially on yourself. No one is coming to save you. If you want to change the situation you're in, you have the power to make it happen. You are your own hero.

Part 1 - IGNITE - MINDSET AND STORY FINDING 

 
The sessions include all of the inner mindset work and the science of positive psychology that is essential and has to be worked through in order to feel fully aligned and confident to 'put yourself out there' by writing a book. With a blend of masterclass sessions, group support and intervention tasks Louisa will deliver these golden sparks from her positive psychology informed S.P.A.R.K.S system that will get you in the best headspace and mindset with all of the tools to use your own story as content and be able to write without fear, shame or guilt.

The first 6 weeks of the course can also run as a standalone for anyone wanting to support with mindset and general storytelling and all of the activities will mean that you have a glorious supply of written content ready to get you VISIBLE and creating IMPACT.

WEEK 1 - IGNITE YOUR MINDSET

Positive Psychology & Mindset for Success to help to overcome fears, self sabotage and limiting beliefs about getting visible.

WEEK 2 - IGNITE YOUR MESSAGE & PURPOSE

What lights you up and gives you meaning? Using Positive Psychology  we will define your version of success and the importance of storytelling to bring meaning into our lives. You will know what you want to be known for and the mindset to reframe any limiting beliefs.

WEEK 3 -  IGNITE YOUR CONTENT

Before we begin to write we will look closely at your strengths and values. We will look at how you can take your audience on the journey of writing with you and we will focus on getting into flow and writing about what brings you JOY.

WEEK 4 -  IGNITE YOUR STORY 

WEEK 5 - IGNITE YOUR SOCIALS

Using your story to sell on socials, emails and blogs and to connect with your ideal clients

WEEK 6 - IGNITE YOUR VISION 

Use of vision board law of attraction and gratitude along with planning, boundaries and accountability.

Part 2 - PLANNING, WRITING & FEEDBACK

With your mindset in the right place you will plan and write the first draft of your chapter with gratitude, flow and purpose. Supported by masterclasses from Louisa you will be coached on how to plan your chapter, to share your key message and to use writing techniques to build a beautiful piece of writing. 

SEPTEMBER - Planning 

WORKSHOP 1 - FINDING YOUR STORY

Using the work in the IGNITE sessions I will coach you on how to plan effectively. A guide plan will be shared and as a group we will share our ideas.

WORKSHOP 2 - THE GOLDEN THREAD

We will focus on how you will share you key message and how we will tie together the 'golden thread' of HOPE.

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A PLAN TO SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR WRITING

OCTOBER - Writing 

WORKSHOP 1 - SHOW NOT TELL 

 How to weave magic into your chapter using imagery. I will share with you my tops tips from over 20 years of teaching storytelling.


WORKSHOP 2 - GROUP COACHING

 Time to share and read extracts, to ask for feedback and give moral support.


DEADLINE TO HAND IN YOUR FIRST DRAFT FOR FEEDBACK - END OCTOBER

NOVEMBER - Feedback

WORKSHOP 1 - BETA READERS

We will talk about the importance of asking for feedback - yes you need to ask people to read it! But what do we want to ask them to make it useful?

WORKSHOP 2 - WHAT MAKES THE CUT?

I will share with you my top tips for self editing and how to approach it once you have your copy back with my feedback.


YOUR CHAPTER WILL BE RETURNED WITH FEEDBACK IN 2 WEEKS (MID NOV)

Part 3 - REDRAFTING, PUBLISHING & CELEBRATING

With your mindset in the right place you will plan and write the first draft of your chapter with gratitude, flow and purpose. Supported by masterclasses from Louisa you be coached on how to plan your chapter, to share your key message and to use writing techniques to build a beautiful piece of writing. 

DECEMBER - Final Draft 

WORKSHOP 1 - YOUR BIO

As you come towards finishing your chapter I will support you to write your bio that will go with your chapter.


WORKSHOP 2 - GETTING BRAVE

Preparing to publish we will address any nerves and revisit the SPARKS mindset for success tools. We will also begin to think about how we will get VISIBLE!


FINAL DRAFT AND BIO DUE *** DECEMBER. NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE AFTER THIS DATE.

JANUARY - Publishing 

WORKSHOP 1 - LAUNCH PREPARATION 

 Time to find your followers. We will create plans for launch and how to communicate with your audience on socials including plans for Book Launches/online support groups.


WORKSHOP 2 - LAUNCH PREPARATION

 How you can maximise sales of your own 25+ copies in order to create income/raise funds and raise the profile of the main message of the book. Plans for launch day including speaking opportunities, interviews and PR.

FEBRUARY - Celebrating

WORKSHOP 1 - POST- LAUNCH CELEBRATE

A celebration to take stock and spend some time together to review sales and share feedback that we have received.


WORKSHOP 2 - WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 

Often after launch there is a lull and so I will support you will a follow up session where we will review the launch plans and what you plan to do next to continue to promote the book.


LAUNCH DAY - WE WILL ALL BE INVOLVED WITH INTERVIEWS ON SOCIALS

The only thing stopping you being a writer is not writing...

The nine month programme, led by positive psychology coach and writing/storytelling coach Louisa Herridge will take you from having ideas and sparks of imagination to becoming the hero of your own story and ready to share your message. 

In the nine months between now and publication you will be supported by taking you safely back to find your story, using positive psychology to trace and plan your story and put solid plans into place for how you are going to bring your truth to the page. We will use proven positive psychology tasks and interventions that will not only help you to write the chapter but will support your mindset and well-being going forwards.

You will be fully supported from planning and structure, writing, and self-editing through to a fully supported launch plan you will have everything that you need to not only write your inspiring story, but to share your story with the world. And yes you will be an author!

I know that you have always had that inner desire to write a book (I know I did) but the fear is there... I mean... who would want to read your story? How will you know what to write? Yes, I know this is what you may be thinking! I was exactly the same.

I’d always dreamed of being a writer and I have now published in 4 books with my first being a collaboration like this one. It was 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 I 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, navigating 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. I have since gone on to publish my own book 'Mamas Ignited' and have mentored and curated two other Number 1 best-selling collaborations.

My last two collaborations have been hugely successful and one of the biggest takeaways from the authors was the relationships created between the authors. As an English teacher, my skills of inspiring creativity and pulling out ideas have come into fruition. My zone of genius is helping you look back over your life and to help you to find the pivotal moments and then be able to tell your story from a position of hope and positivity.

My coaching will bring a blend of positive psychology and mentoring to harness your true potential for not just writing, but using your story to inspire hope into others. During the 6 week IGNITE programme we will get you in the best mindset to be able to deal with difficult parts of your story and importantly to challenge and reframe any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from getting truly visible because there is no point writing a book if you don't want anyone to read it!

WORRIED ABOUT WRITING? 

With my support ANYONE can write their chapter.
Laura Rowe was worried about joining and very nearly talked herself out of it. 
Have a listen of what she has to say!

CLICK TO WATCH CHAT WITH LAURA


Want to hear what co-author Faye has to say?
CLICK HERE


YOUR INVESTMENT TO JOIN

'If I Could Tell Her...'

GROUP BOOK COLLABORATION & IGNITE PROGRAMME

Support from Louisa includes.

  • 1 x Story finding 121 via Zoom.
  • 6 x IGNITE Sessions.
  • 12 x Collaboration Workshops (2 per month over 6 months).
  • Example Plan for the 5000 word Chapter.
  • Feedback on first draft with notes for edits.
  • Final Proof Read.

Support from Branded & Covered includes:

  • Second proof read.
  • Formatting for Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Upload of Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Listing into Amazon categories.
  • Front cover by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
  • Social Media visuals by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
£1495 or pay in 12 X £130

VIP BOOK COLLABORATION & IGNITE PROGRAMME

Support from Louisa includes:

  • SPARKS ACCELERATOR VIP DAY
  • A full day individual face-to-face to ignite more spark and tap into my business, creative and positive psychology tools. On our pre-call we will set the agenda and so this can be business, personal or book related.
  • 1 x Story finding 121 via Zoom.
  • 1 x Editing 121 with feedback via Zoom.
  • 6 x IGNITE Sessions 
  • 12 x Collaboration Workshops (2 per month over 6 months).
  • Example Plan for the 5000 word Chapter.
  • Feedback on first draft with notes for edits.
  • Final Proof Read.

Support from Branded & Covered includes:

  • Second proof read.
  • Formatting for Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Upload of Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Listing into Amazon categories.
  • Front cover by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
  • Social Media visuals by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
£1995 or pay in 12 X £175 

IGNITE 6 WEEK COURSE ONLY 

The course is available as a stand alone course and is perfect for anyone in business wanting to inject some serious excitement into your content.

The 6 week course will get to the heard of WHO you are, WHAT lights you up and your MESSAGE & PURPOSE.

Using the tools of Positive Psychology we will ignite your mindset and say farewell to any negative mindset and limiting beliefs.

Using proven interventions and the science to back it up this course will take you from hiding to shining as you spark your ideas and ignite your socials and content with stories that will speak directly to your ideal client and will showcase you as the expert in your field.

THE 6 WEEKLY SESSION INCLUDE. 

IGNITE YOUR...

  • MINDSET
  • MESSAGE & PURPOSE
  • CONTENT
  • STORY
  • SOCIALS
  • VISION
£595 or pay in 6 X £105

GROUP BOOK COLLABORATION PROGRAMME ONLY 

Support from Louisa includes:

  • 12 x Collaboration Workshops with Louisa including. (2 per month over 6 months).
  • Example Plan for the 5000 word Chapter.
  • Feedback on first draft with notes for edits.
  • Final Proof Read.

Support from Branded & Covered includes:

  • Second proof read.
  • Formatting for Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Upload of Amazon Kindle and Paperback.
  • Listing into Amazon categories.
  • Front cover by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
  • Social Media visuals by Branded & Covered's Graphic Designer.
£995 or pay in 6 X £175

Meet Louisa – leader of Mamas Ignited

Louisa, 43 from Warrington is a four times Number 1 best selling author, global speaker, survivor and leader of the Mamas Ignited movement.

Louisa is on a mission as a Mindset and Positive Psychology Empowerment coach to help women in business to find their spark, so that they can show up in their businesses with a mindset for success.

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. 

Following 20 years in leadership, coaching and teaching, 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.

Writing is Louisa's first love and coaching incredible women to share their stories is her zone of genius.



Louisa is a four times Number One best-selling author with her debut collaboration in 'Pride' and published her first book ‘Time to Ignite’ in 2021.

Her second book ‘Mamas Ignited - Stop Ironing, Start Living’ released in February 2022 hit 8 number 1s, Followed by two best-selling collaborations - 'From the Ashes, She is Ignited Volumes 1 & 2 hitting 10 number ones in the UK and 2 in the USA.


Louisa runs SPARKS | Mindset for success courses, Masterclasses, and 121 coaching packages working with women new to business to ignite their vision and established entrepreneurs to ignite their impact in business.

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!

After Louisa working with Jo Wildsmith from Branded & Covered to create her own print on demand merchandise, and Jo worked with Louisa on her SPARKS & IMPACT course and mindset mentoring, the two entrepreneurs have put their heads together to bring you the very best experience of writing and publishing in a book.

Meet Jo Wildsmith from Branded & Covered 

Jo Wildsmith

Jo aka The POD Queen is a print on demand expert and helps people to create and publish their own notebooks, journals, planners, colouring books and eBooks on the massive Amazon marketplace using Kindle Direct Publishing, and Lulu.

When the global pandemic put a pause on everything in her existing business as a product custom printer. Most of her customers closed their businesses overnight. It was then that Jo discovered POD - Print on Demand.

And then, the breakthrough: She used a POD platform to create a client's branded merchandise and she loved it.

By bringing together her POD knowledge with her own writing and publishing experience, Jo now helps business owners to create their own merchandise collections and to publish their own journals, planners, notebooks, colouring books, e-book and paper backs.

What's more, it's perfect for creating branded merchandise because Jo  teaches her clients how to keep their merchandise private, for their own use, or make it available for the world at large to purchase. It's even possible to have a mix of the two, with just some products made public.


BRANDED & COVERED - WHAT WE DO

We help savvy business owners to create their own merchandise collections so that they can professionally promote and elevate their brand... using the magic of Print on Demand.

 Learning new skills is always exciting, but realistically who has the time and patience to spend months - or even years - developing them to a point where they are actually able to become an income stream?

Here at Branded & Covered we offer step by step training courses and our totally unique VIP Merch in a Day Experience to share our print on demand knowledge and expertise because we've been there, put the hours in, got the T-shirt, and, these days, designed the T-shirt ourselves. With matching accessories, of course...

Educate

Innovate

Create

Elevate

Imagine having your own, beautifully branded clothing, coffee mugs, clocks, coasters, caps, cases for phones, college jackets, cushions, cycling shorts, crop tops and canvas prints... and so much more... that's just the ones beginning with 'C'!

Having Jo and the Branded & Covered team on board to publish 'If I Could Tell her...' will ensure that this collaboration book enters into the world with passion, perfectionism and a truly polished result.  What Jo doesn't know about POD isn't worth knowing... they don't call her the POD Queen for nothing!


If you would like to chat about joining the collaboration please book in for a no obligation Zoom Chat with Louisa.

Valerie Fraser 

Volume 1

COLLABORATION AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL


I met Louisa in late 2021 to chat about the book collaboration she was putting together. As soon as we started to chat, it was like I had known her forever! She was easy to talk to and has a wicked sense of humour to boot!

 
I knew I wanted to tell my story, but was never comfortable putting it out there, but speaking with Louisa I realized it was time to tell that one story of my life.

 
Along the way while reliving my story, it occurred to me that my journey through infertility, IVF and adoption hit deeper than I realized. And left me with lingering doubts about myself.
After getting all my thoughts and emotions out on paper I felt much freer, like I wasn’t hiding a secret. I no longer have to quietly sit around while women share the details of their childbirth. I can be honest and say I have not experienced childbirth, but I experienced the beauty of birth.


When I typed the final word of my story, I was grateful for everything I have, even if the path to get here was strewn with challenges and adversity.

 
The most enjoyable part of the collaboration was meeting all the amazing ladies who are badass warriors and have inspired me with their positive outlook on life! I hope to keep in touch with each of them and maybe one day meet them in person and give them a huge hug!!!

 
I would work with Louisa again in a heartbeat!!

Natalia Valentina 

 Volume 2


COLLABORATION AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL


Over the last 6 months, I've connected with and been inspired by some amazing women as part of the collaboration. What I've noticed more than ever, is that when ambitious and driven women collaborate, amazing projects and opportunities come from this. More awareness, more connections, more encouragement, more love, more learnings, more experience, more motivation, and more friends for life.

Now being based down in Cornwall, most of these women I've never actually met, and I've decided that this is going to change. This year I will be meeting with my fellow authors who I've just collaborated with on our book which launches on 25th Jan. I also plan to get some time with the amazing Louisa who brought us all together, and who I know I will be working on something with in the future (can feel it in my bones).

Thank you to Louisa Herridge and my fellow authors I hope that my journey and my passion will also inspire others in the future. x