the book doctor
and creativity coach
Philippa Pride has been running creative writing courses since 2006, combining her skills as an NLP Coach with her inside knowledge of the publishing profession.
A commissioning editor for one of the major publishing houses in Britain before setting up her own business, The Book Doctor, Philippa is described by Hodder & Stoughton’s CEO as having ‘a reputation as a talented spotter of new fiction, a creative editor with flair and vision, a nurturer of writers’ careers and a terrific champion of her authors both inside the business and to the outside world.’
Philippa continues her connection with Hodder as British editor for No. 1 worldwide bestselling author Stephen King.
Philippa is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Master Practitioner and NLP Coach. She has also attended an introductory course on neuro-science and is a certified NLP Hypnotist. Philippa’s official Coach Training Programme was accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
'Philippa takes publishing expertise, coaching excellence and pure passion and weaves them into an informative, energising and inspiring [course]'
- Melanie, participant 2012
‘It is difficult to imagine a writing coach who could strike a better balance than Philippa does between motivating, supporting, challenging, and encouraging her writers in such a way that they weave words and create works that go beyond even their own expectations. Perhaps part of Philippa's magic is that she is not a writer and, therefore, creates a safe environment with neutral and wise insight to help a writer realize his or her best and truest voice.’
- Darcy, 2013
'I had forgotten what a joy it is to write...Philippa’s unique talent in encouraging and supporting every individual on this wonderful course is unsurpassed'
- Sarah Whitehead, author of Clever Dog: The Secrets Your Dog Wants You To Know
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