What clients have to say...

Let me introduce you to some of my clients, and share their praise about our work together.


They all came to me at a different phase and stage of writing, each with a unique project goal in mind, and we got from idea to book, together.

Some writers come to me with a deal in hand, and I help them manage their (very) high expectations of themselves, create an outline and writing plan to bring their incredible, soul-stirring book to life ... on time! And I am so honoured when they drop me some love in their acknowledgements ...

"To the best book coach ever, Patti M. Hall. The title book coach doesn’t even begin to describe your immense talent and support. You were my champion, cheerleader, thread puller, memory prompter, co-conspirator, therapist, coach, editor, and, best of all, friend. I could never have done this without you. I’d still be on the first chapter (crying). Thank you from the depths of my heart and soul."

Shelley Paxton, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide To Finding Your Best Life and Chief Soul Officer at www.soulbbatical.com


Sometimes a writer comes to me with a book in progress that incorporates transformational messages and provocative material and I support them as a project manager, editor, and a supervising writer...

"Patti Hall is a gem in the publishing world. She understands my thinking and writing process beautifully. My first book was a complex project on a tight deadline but Patti was able to coach me through the writing and lead me through the endless steps of book completion and publishing flawlessly. She is extremely generous with her vast knowledge and experience and she will jump into the ocean of publishing and swim next to you all the way across to solid land. She and I are on to my next book now which I know will be better than the first. Thank you Patti, I could not have done this without you!”

Teo Alfero, CEO and Founder of Wolf Connection,
author of The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human.

Betsy Rapoport, wildly experienced former non-fiction acquisitions editor, sought after professional editor, life coach, writer and ghostwriter has this to say about me:

"Patti M Hall understands the intimate, tender often heart breaking process of diving deep into the psyche so necessary for memoir writing. Let her lead you through this difficult yet rewarding journey as you find your voice and tell your story."

Betsy Rapoport


Aspiring memoirists find me when they are in the early writing stages, and we work together to craft a compelling structure, a beautifully written manuscript, a strong, polished proposal, and we celebrate getting agents and landing book deals together...

"To call Patti Hall a writing coach is just to begin. She’s a space holder. A story arc seer. A pom pom shaker. A loving drill sergeant. An industry expert. A book proposal aficionado. A soother of wobbly writer moments. A grammar nerd. Your story, like any newborn, needs tender, experienced hands. You will be challenged. And your writing will get better (way better) in every possible way."

Mandy Lehto, PhD, Executive Coach to Extraordinary Leaders, Moxiecast host, www.mandylehto.com

When writers with an important idea that extends their consulting and speaking careers need coaching to publish their work in multiple formats, and optimize their web and social media outreach, I am thrilled to support them...

"Patti is a dynamo who knows her stuff with both writing and the business of writing. She is able to adapt to the needs of her client while still holding them accountable to their goals. She is an incredible thought partner when working through new ideas and concepts, and holds the vision in view when the mechanics of writing gets tedious. Patti continues to support, encourage, and hold my feet to the fire when needed, and ensures I don’t feel alone in the process.”

Deborah Bakti, speak, empathy expert and author of RECIPE for Empathy. www.deborahbakti.com


Sometimes the manuscript has been drafted but the golden nuances of scenes, memories, reflections, and backstories need to be tugged from where they hide in a writer, and I jump in for the final revisions ...

"My book would not be a book without Patti M. Hall. It would be a beautiful collection of words but it would not be a book ... [Patti]’s completely qualified to show you exactly what trenches to dig through and how to dig through them in order to tell your story but more than that, she will be in those trenches with you shovel in hand. What a rare combination to find a person who is as caring as they are provocatively challenging, a person who will help you rise to your own occasion.”

Steph Jagger, coach and author of Unbound: Finding Myself at the Top of the World (Harper Wave, 2017) www.stephjagger.com

If you could do it yourself, you'd be done by now.