USA Today Bestselling Author
Toby puts on retreats known for their depth, intimacy and powerful motivating qualities. She brings in top-notch speakers on a number of topics from craft to marketing, and plenty of time is given to writing and networking.
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- Are you in a rut with your creative work?
- Losing motivation to get your dream book finished?
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- Struggling with burnout?
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“Author and Coach Toby Neal is absolutely incredible. She has done so many things for me. Not only has she helped me to improve my writing, improve my research skills, increase my knowledge of marketing and connected me to powerful resources, but she cheered me on, helped my self-esteem and gave me strategies to help me develop into a better, more empowered woman, wife, mother, and writer.”Momi Robins-Mikaila
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Due to my busy writing schedule, I can only work with a few select people. I want to be sure we are the best possible fit so we can do incredible, life changing work together! Our first meeting is at the rate of $300.00 an hour, and during that time, we’ll discuss your dreams/goals/needs, and how coaching fits into them.
If we agree to proceed, we need time and commitment to get the best results, and a minimum of six weeks of either weekly or biweekly sessions is suggested. Apply below and let's make some magic happen!
Here are five ways to celebrate the holidays when you’re in grief and have lost a loved one. Celebrating might seem impossible when you’re in grief, and yet these "special" days come whether we want them to or not, and must be endured. There’s an empty chair at the...read more
Creating new traditions is something we can do at any time, but it happens of necessity when something major changes in life: a death, a divorce, a big move, a job change, a new marriage, the birth of a child. This year, I have gone through five of the six (and not...read more
Happiness is an inside job, even when your home is a tropical island paradise. Extreme beauty can actually distort perspective. Every other place is then seen through rainbow-tinted spectacles. I’ve been fortunate by design, spending the majority of my life in...read more
Tomales Bay in May: RV Life The next time we take the trailer out, we go to the coast. Applying the lesson we learned the hard way, we check the weather beforehand, which should be sunny and in the fifties and sixties. We pack accordingly and go to a place...read more
Lessons continue in our RV adventure. Every time we take out our tiny house on wheels, something new is learned. ‘Always check the weather and plan accordingly’ was the next slap upside the head. Eight years ago, when our daughter was in college at...read more
The Russian River has moods. Originally known by the Southern Pomo Native Americans of the area as “east water” Ashokawna, or "big water" Bidapte, in the short time I’ve lived here I’ve come to feel about the river like I did about Maui’s ocean: just looking at it...read more
On the road again! We’re traveling in a whole new way now that we’ve relocated (temporarily) to California. I’ve long had a thirst for the road. I’m not sure if it’s a culmination of my very early life with my parents, living in a van in the sixties and seventies, or...read more
Well, Toto, we aren’t in Hawaii anymore. At least for now. What is this heresy? I know, I know…those of you who follow my blog may have noticed I fell off the map after daily blogging about our epic vacation in British Columbia back in September. Well,...read more
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