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Ep 57: Find your voice and sharing your story with Emily Tamayo Maher

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Karly brings us an inspiring chat with her author coach, Emily Tamayo Maher. Emily is the creator of The Meaning Method, a program she uses to help aspiring authors turn their personal life story into the books they were meant to write. This chat is simultaneously grounded in the practical and wonderfully woo-woo.

Today, on Keeping Good Company, Karly and Emily delve into the common blocks people face when writing a book and creating more generally, with an overarching theme of tying in the chakra system and the power of imagination.


1:27 – Emily shares her passion for coaching aspiring authors to write their book and her path from stressed out teacher to working fulltime in her own business. Karly and Emily reminisce about how the universe brought them together.
3:45 – Karly and Emily riff on the power of taking some small action when you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed by self-doubt.
6:25 – Karly shares the effect of finishing her book and releasing it in audiobook format and Emily shines a light on the transformative power of telling the story of your life.
10:00 – The conversation turns to the creative process. Karly shares the process she has recognised in her own creative life – the summer and winter of her creations. Emily praises Karly’s personal ethos to move faster than her inner critic. They reflect on their own experiences of throwing themselves over the wall.
14:40 – Karly and Emily partake in a fascinating conversation about the chakra system and the flow of ideas through the chakras. Emily touches on empowering your imagination and the function of the imagination to perceive and command. Emily also shares her belief that you are supposed to make real your dreams.
23:15 – Karly reflects on the acceptance she experienced by having awareness around her creative process. Her creation tap is turned fully on and she can detach from the self-doubt.
24:45 – Emily shares her inspiring approach to turning her clients doubt centre into a clear vision centre through energy work; empowering imagination to become more creative. She also shares how she has personally used her methods in her own life to leave teaching and create a fulltime business for herself.
28:38 – Karly asks Emily what common blocks people face once they’ve moved past self-doubt. Next follows an enlightening conversation about finding your voice, procrastination, faith and flexibility.
32:24 – Karly and Emily dive deeper on finding your voice and message: tips on finding it, does it actually need to be found and is it an everchanging thing. Emily highlights the importance of curiosity and courage.
37:03 – Emily affirms Karly’s experiences around finding your voice and adds her own experiences to the conversation.
39:15 – Do you have a book in you? Karly and Emily invite you to start writing. Emily encourages you to “trust the crown, write it down”
43:27 – Emily focuses on the need to make the process fun and shares one of her practical tips for maintaining the joy.
43:59 – Karly reflects on what a gift it has been to be coached by Emily and write the book she wanted to write while feeling completely supported.

If you’d like to work with Emily or check out her free resources, you can find her at or join her Facebook group, The Writers Block.

And as always, you are invited to join in the conversations that happen outside of this podcast, in Lisa and Karly’s Keeping Good Company facebook group. Please answer questions on your way in.

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