Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC
In this session, we will explore journaling as a creative evidence-based practice to help our clients gain new awareness and take inspired actions aligned with their values and goals.
During this interactive session, participants will be introduced to Life Source Writing™.
This is a 5-step transformational journaling method that can help both coaches and clients alike to gain clarity, reduce stress and manifest desired results. In addition to being an awareness building and action planning tool, journaling and expressive writing are proven ways to improve emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health. The writing and wellness connection will also be explored in this session.
Transformational journaling is a powerful tool to integrate within the coaching relationship itself, and it is also a consciousness raising practice that can enrich and nourish us as coaches as we take time to listen within. In this session, we will explore journaling as a creative evidence-based practice to help our clients gain new awareness and take inspired actions aligned with their values and goals.
Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC
Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is the Director of the International Association for Journal Writing (IAJW.org). As a Registered Social Worker and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Lynda has a speciality in therapeutic journaling for self-care, burnout prevention, and personal growth. She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as a contributing author of the international bestseller Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness. She is also the author of Life Source Writing: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity and producer of the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations. She is co-editor, along with Eric Maisel, of two forthcoming books entitled Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (Routledge, 2021) and The Great Book of Journaling (Mango, 2022). Lynda is the past co-leader of the Life Vision and Enhancement Community of Practice with the ICF. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. You can learn more about Lynda’s work on her websites at and
- Explore the benefits of transformational journaling for both coaches and clients – Who is journaling best suited for? What considerations are needed to get the most out of journaling? What is helpful and what can be harmful (not all writing is healing and transformational)
- Experience Life Source Writing – a 5 step reflective and mindful journaling method for increased insights, clarity and well-being
- Learn about Writing Alone Together for journaling in community and within group coaching programs