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Jakob Franzen

Jakob Franzen

I'm a coach, author, speaker, and occasional podcaster helping others realize their own resilience and give authenticity to the word transformation as they build the life they want.

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I have been fortunate to have lived an amazing life, but in 2019 that was all taken away. I lost my husband, and my daughters lost their daddy, to an unnamed disease. That event turned our world inside out. I took a new executive job that I shouldn’t have. I tried to balance being a parent, a provider, and a grieving widower in the midst of difficult trauma.

After a year of feeling stuck, victimized, and lost I realized I needed to make a change and begin to reinvent my life. I left my job, started The Modern Coaching Company, and began the difficult journey of shoring up my relationship with my children. Single parenting isn't easy! Now, I’m putting everything I’ve learned about surviving trauma, finding resilience, and 30 years of leadership experience into being a coach.

Fast forward to today. My girls and I are living a new life. It isn’t perfect. It’s messy. It’s loud. It’s still sometimes painful, but we’re learning the lessons and doing the work. We’re learning to celebrate the days when things go well and find the joy that’s hiding in them. We're building a new life with the lessons we learned from the old one, fueling it with the joy and happiness that was the legacy of that old life.
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If No Proper Grief hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 15 May 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 46 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If No Proper Grief hits 250 pre-orders by Saturday 15 May 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 36 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If No Proper Grief hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 15 May 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 97 publishers when the campaign ends.
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Update #1 - And We're Off! April 17, 2021

Dear Readers,

What a grand launch! I am both humbled and grateful for all of you and your interest in my story. The launch wasn't without its stumbles. As tech-savvy as I am, I made some missteps with the platform. But thanks to the support of the folks at Publishizer, those were ironed out quickly. For those of you who know me well, you know I like trying new things. The idea that I can gain interest from publishers through creating interest with readers is very appealing. I think this will be a fun ride.

What happens next? As much as I'd like to say, "And now we wait." I can't. To make this campaign successful, I have work to do, and I need your help. One of the things I've learned by launching a business this past year is that social media is effective when my friends take the time to share posts. When a friend clicks "share"  on any platform, it puts the post in front of their network of friends and followers. The more people who get a chance to review the book proposal, the more people who may pre-order. My goal is 500 pre-orders. Of course, if you share and then ask your friends to share, my message goes even further.

So please, click "share."

Have a great weekend, dear readers. Thank you so much for your support!

Jakob Franzen