Your Stories Are Meant to Be Shared

A 6-month live memoir writing and coachng program for w0men in their third act

You want to write your memoir, but…

You’ve felt the call to write your memoir for years now. The stories of your life feel important, even if you’re not exactly sure how. But you just can’t seem to find the time or energy to actually sit down and write.

Now in you’re third act of life,  you have a lot more control of your time, yet you’re as busy as ever.  It seems there’s never a free moment to simply sit and write. When you do force yourself to try, the blank page glares back ominously. You tell yourself you’ll just write whatever comes to mind, but soon you’re agonizing over getting the details just right.

Your friend raved about that memoir writing class she took. But her finished book was practically a novel. As lovely as it is, you don’t have the desire to learn about plot, scene and dialogue or the inclination to craft perfect prose.

What you need is a warm, encouraging environment. A place where your stories will be heard without judgment. An experienced guide who can provide a lightweight framework tailored to your needs. A safe circle of peers who will cherish your words. Most of all, you need the accountability to actually follow through, and the freedom to work at your own pace.

You know your stories deserve to be written, even if only for yourself to better understand your life. But how can you make time in your busy life? And how can you write meaningfully without stressing about perfection? 

Finally, a Memoir Solution Built for You

The key is having the right guidance, framework and support.  Our 6-month memoir writing course provides everything you need to stay motivated without being overwhelmed and create a beautiful collection of stories you’ll treasure.

In this unique small-group experience, you’ll:

  • Receive personalized coaching and feedback to help shape your writing. You’ll receive prompts and thought-provoking questions to spark your memories and imagination.

  • Enjoy a judgment-free space to explore your life stories. Share as much or as little as you wish.

  • Connect with a community of women on a similar journey. We’ll support and inspire each other.

  • Gain new insight into your life experiences through the process of writing and reflection. See your stories in a new light.

  • Learn intuitive writing techniques to bypass critical thoughts and write from the heart.

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment as your stories come to life. You’ll have something meaningful to pass down.

The course structure keeps you engaged with a blend of writing time, small group discussions, sharing, and personal attention. You’ll feel safe to explore important memories and receive the encouragement you need to keep writing.

You’re here right now because you are ready to honor your life and embrace the next chapter with self-love, compassion and excitement.

The path is your own but we’re on this journey together

I’m Joanna Klein, your guide on this journey.

At the age of 70, I understand the desire to make sense of our life experiences and make peace with our past. I, too, feel a sense of responsibility to uncover what’s meaningful in our stories and leave a legacy for future generations. I have found deep reflection and writing about my life is the path to healing, self-love and greater self-awareness. Leveraging my 40 years of experience creating and teaching personal development programs and serving as a counselor and intuitive coach, I designed this program to guide you through life review and memoir writing so you can connect with your authentic self and uncover the stories that are meant to be told.

As a teacher and facilitator, my secret sauce is intuitively guiding people through a unique process of reframing their life stories in an intimate setting so they feel safe, seen, and honored for who they are and the experiences that shaped their lives. 

If your stories have gone untold, if your memories remain unwritten, if the details are starting to fade, if you want to honor your life experiences…I’d be honored to be your guide.



Feel Good about the Life You’ve Lived, the Years Ahead
and the Legacy You’ll Leave Behind

6-Month Online Life Story Writing & Coaching Program

What Makes Our Program Different from Other
Online Writing Programs?

More than just an online writing program, Journey to Legacy is a transformative experience that leads to greater self-awareness, profound inner healing, and deeper appreciation for your life.

While other programs focus on the mechanics of writing and editing, ours guides you to uncover the moments that shaped you. These deserve honoring, celebrating and remembering.

Using personal and group coaching, thought-provoking prompts and deeper questions with each prompt, you’ll feel safe, seen, and supported in going deeper so breakthroughs happen.

You won’t take this journey alone. In an intimate, compassionate community led by an experienced guide, you’ll find courage to reflect on the past and choices you’ve made. Sharing memories helps you see commonalities and opportunities for new relationships.

Our intuitive writing platform makes collecting, editing, and sharing easy – even with little tech experience. You’ll be able to turn your stories into bound book to share select stories.

The result? A newfound appreciation for your life that inspires passing on lessons learned and wisdom gained. This influences those you love and future generations.

Have questions or need more information?

What Participants Experience in Our Program

I want to thank you, Joanna. Because this program has made such a difference in my life. I never would have ever understood some of this (my life) and I’m a freakin psychologist. I mean, hello? There’s a lot more to this work that you present, then maybe you’ll even ever know. I’m astonished at the depth and the reframing of things in my own life. I’ll just say that. So thank you.

Jeanne Kane, Journey To Legacy Alumni

What most exceeded my expectations were the focus, motivation and direction provided by your instructional sessions and the writing prompts. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the online tools, but I have been pleased with the ease the site affords for writing and organizing the writing/stories. I am very happy with everything about the program and grateful that I came across it when I did. This was perfect timing for me.

Paula, Journey To Legacy Participant

It’s as if our lives are like jars filled with big and small rocks. Most of us have already pulled out, examined, and made some sense of the big rocks because they’re easy to see. But, it’s the smaller rocks we tend to ignore, even though there may still be something about them that gets under our skin. Writing down my stories has helped me remember smaller rocks. It has made me realize those events were more impactful than I realized and that I was still carrying some shame, guilt, or regret about them. Writing down my stories has allowed me to shine the light and see those stories from a new perspective. It has freed up stagnant energy and lightened a load I didn’t even know I was carrying.

Holly Padove, Journey To Legacy Participant

I have never thought of myself as a writer. Writing isn’t easy for me. And yet I have absolutely loved Journey to Legacy! I was drawn to this program as a vehicle for self-discovery. When I learned about it, I sensed that it could provide answers to the question, “How did I become the person that I am today?” And as I’ve delved into the stories of my past, I’ve gained insights that have often taken me by surprise.
I have nothing but praise for the way that Joanna has designed Journey to Legacy and how she leads it. Sometimes she teaches, at other times she asks just the right questions. She invites and supports, always with the goal of helping us explore the stories of our lives. I whole-heartedly recommend this program.

Linda Brooks, Journey To Legacy Participant

I was concerned about my ability to commit and follow through with an online format however from the moment I met Joanna in our first zoom conversation, I felt seen, heard and understood. I felt safe. There is so much to love about this program. Joanna walk beside me every step of the way through our personal zoom appointments, emails and with the quality of the program and technical platform she created which is truly outstanding. What an honor it has been to share this journey with other openhearted, wise, vulnerable women from around the world. What we have shared in this sacred circle will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Amanda Downing, Journey To Legacy Participant

My memories carried me on an amazing 3-D journey of my life, as if I were truly “time traveling” through decades, phases, friendships, romances, historical events, discoveries, foreign countries, disappointments, successes, relationships, revelations and exciting episodes of my 70-year lifetime. I wouldn’t trade the memories that were stirred and found their way to the pages of my legacy journal for anything – even if no one ever reads them but me! More than just simple stories, I think I have written some fascinating “road-maps” of how to live a beautiful life to share with those I love – and perhaps for children of my children and their children, who haven’t even been born!

Denise Medved, Journey To Legacy Participant

I found Journey to Legacy at a time when I felt stuck in my writing process. In my mind I wasn’t worthy of putting something out there. I believed it wouldn’t be good enough. But by making the commitment to write, I realized I did have stories to tell. And I knew that they weren’t going to be important to everyone, but they would be important to someone. The program is fun and Joanna is generous with encouragement and suggestions. The bonus is meeting other women and sharing life stories! I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in memoir writing.

Denise Nagy, Journey To Legacy Participant

Here’s What You’ll Find Inside Journey to Legacy

More than memories, leave a legacy that remains remembered in the hearts of those you love.

This guided coaching program is unlike any other online writing program on the market today. Fully customized to your goals, our program provides everything you need to write a life story that’s worthy and deserving of being remembered for years to come including:

A Unique System & Framework

18 live group teaching and group coaching sessions, writing exercises and introspective prompts that take you on a guided journey through your past and deep into your heart where you’ll find inspiration and recall and write the stories that are meant to be shared.


Private Coaching Sessions

Three 60-minute private coaching sessions plus a bonus “success planning” session at the start of the program. Each coaching session is geared to your needs and gives you the tools to write and complete your Legacy Journal.

Caring Community

You’ll feel right at home and safe in a loving, compassionate & supportive community of other wise and self-aware women from all over the world. We’ll laugh and cry together, share stories, marvel in our commonalities, and inspire and affirm each other during our weekly live group sessions.

Ongoing Support

Support, encouragement, brainstorming and inspiration are always available on an ongoing basis via email and text messaging. You’ll be supported all the way whether you need a nudge with writing, encouragement to stay motivated, inspired, and accountable, or assistance with any of the technical aspects of writing.

Lasting, International Friendships Are Created Here

During this six-month program, we’ll meet live on Zoom 18 times where you’ll have the opportunity to get more personal guidance and coaching. These include a combination of teaching sessions and optional story-sharing.  You’ll choose stories you’d like to share with the group. This is one of the most powerful aspects of this course – allowing ourselves to be seen through our stories in a safe, confidential circle of like-minded women from all around the world.

You’ll find you’re not alone in your experiences as you read about the challenges you’ve overcome, the events you’ve celebrated, and the people who have been so significant in your life. You’ll feel a deep affection for other women by sharing in this eye-opening and life-changing journey together. You’ll realize the impact your stories have on those who hear them and gain confidence to share them outside of this sacred circle.

How to Get Started

Due to the intimate setting and the sensitivity of topics addressed, we require an application to ensure each participant is ready and willing to engage and commit to this 6-month guided journey.

We’ve found that this process allows us to curate a safe, compassionate and caring community where we all heal, grow and thrive during our time together.

Once you apply to join Journey to Legacy, you’ll receive an email with a link to schedule a one-on-one Zoom session with Joanna.

During this session, if this program is the right fit for you, you’ll be provided with the program schedule, important details, investment information and payment options to suit your specific situation and unique needs.

Is This Online Writing & Coaching Program Right for You?

If you’re looking for compassionate guidance, structure and a safe and supportive community to explore your past, uncover vital lessons and golden moments and discover deeper meaning behind your experiences, this program is for you.

If you’ve tried to write in the past but didn’t have the structure, guidance or accountability to see it through, and you enjoy being in connection with compassionate, caring and supportive women, this guided online writing program is the perfect fit for you.

Journey To Legacy Memoir Program is for you if you’ve ever experienced any of the following:

  • You have a longing to write your story

  • You want to gain deeper personal insight and a fresh perspective that gives your life meaning and direction

  • You benefit from structure and guidance but don’t want to feel pressured to follow “rules” for writing

  • You want to be honest with yourself and remembered for who you are beyond roles, titles or labels

  • You want to find the courage to be seen and to speak up and take action for the projects you’re passionate about

  • You’d love to feel encouraged and more confident in your writing and the process

  • You wish to rediscover your childhood joy and reclaim dormant passions and desires

  • You want to release disempowering beliefs and feel more compassion for yourself and others

  • You want to connect the dots and see the self-defeating patterns so you feel more joy and peace within

  • You believe writing is a transformative tool for greater self-awareness, self-healing and self-discovery

  • You want to preserve your life story and inspire future generations

Don’t Let Another Year Go By Wondering
What Your Life Was All About

Now is the time to share your life story and I’d be honored to be your guide.

This is your time to honor the lessons, discoveries, and wisdom gained from your one-of-a-kind life experiences. Your stories deserve to be remembered.

Embark on this rewarding opportunity to reflect on the moments that shaped the person you are today. Crafting your memoir allows you to rediscover these defining times.

This process is about you – finding new meaning, healing, and passion for living. As you explore your experiences through writing, you’ll uncover heartwarming connections.

The journey itself is transformative, leading you to greater self-love and appreciation for all you’ve lived through. Your memoir is first and foremost a gift you give yourself.

Through your story, you’ll inspire hope, foster resilience and impart wisdom that honors the life you’ve lived and the lives you’ll touch by leaving a legacy.

You may find you want to share excerpts with loved ones later on. But for now, this is a personal, introspective voyage to illuminate your unique story.

In Case You Were Wondering…

Is this program simply a bunch of general writing prompts?

No. Thought and memory provoking, the prompts we provide are meant to take you deeper into your memories and experiences where breakthroughs and healing take place. You’ll also have private sessions with Joanna and 12 live group sessions to further explore the prompts and the experiences that shaped you.

What if I can’t remember much from my past?
That’s a common concern and we understand why. The coaching and prompts we provide are delivered in a way that jogs your memory and helps you explore the past in a gentle, safe way.
Do I have to be a good writer?
You do not have to be an experienced writer or worry about getting it right when it comes to punctuation, spelling or grammar. The prompts, guided visualizations and workbook make it easy and inspiring to write. Our intuitive writing software makes it easy to title, edit and organize your stories for a cohesive and memorable ebook.
How much of my time will this take?
The 12-week journey is broken down into small, doable sections so that you can fit this program into your regular routine. This program is designed in a way that you’ll look forward to your writing time without feeling overwhelmed or under pressure to produce.
What if I don’t think I have anything worthy or exciting to write about?
I hear this often, and I want you to know that we all have stories! We have all experienced joy and pain. We have gained wisdom and lived through history in the making. Journey to Legacy will help you find your voice and realize you have so much wisdom to share! Your life is full of golden nuggets of wisdom and inspiration! Being asked the right questions and then guided more deeply into those questions, you’ll find you have a remarkable history and story to share.
Why do you require an application to join?
With such an intimate group setting and the sensitivity of topics addressed, I like to ensure each participant is ready and willing to engage and commit to this 12-week journey.
What happens if I get stuck after I sign up?
If you join Journey to Legacy and get stuck at any point in this process, you will have all the support and guidance from our team to ensure you move past any obstacles or technical issues you encounter. If you take our self-guided course, you will also have lifetime support via email in the event you get stuck or need more information.
What if I’m not sure anyone will read my life story?
This is a common worry for many life story writers. The truth is you’ll never know unless you write your story. However, using a unique method to recall those key moments in your life that shaped you often results in surprising revelations and wisdom that impacts others when shared.
What if I’m worried others will judge me once they read what I’ve been through?
We’ll help you find ways to share truthfully (so that loved ones can really know you), and you remain in complete control of what you share.
What is the investment for the 6 month coaching program?

The investement is $2995.

What if my past is too painful?
As a counselor and intuitive coach, I know how difficult it is to experience and recall painful memories. Although I will gently guide you, I do not push or pressure you to go beyond what is comfortable or feels right for you. I’ll help you make peace with some of the most challenging moments of your past and celebrate your strength and ability to rise above. You’ll also have a safe and compassionate community of other life story writers to lean on throughout this 12-week journey.
What should I consider when choosing between the different programs?
Being honest about what you need to be successful is critical. If you are self-motivated and have a strong desire to explore your past without a community of support, the Self-Guided Course is right for you. If you have trouble following through or have experienced more traumatic or challenging experiences in your life, Journey to Legacy is the best option.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of our Self-Guided Course, we cannot issue a refund after purchase. If you apply and join the Journey to Legacy program and you discover after the first live session that this program isn’t for you, we’ll issue a full refund once you submit your request in writing.
What if I’m not ready but want to learn more about how this process works?

We recommend starting with our free downloadable guide so you get a feel of what’s involved and the process of life story writing. You can also schedule a call to ask any questions you have.


Feel Good about the Life You’ve Lived, the Years Ahead
and the Legacy You’ll Leave Behind

6 Month Online Life Story Writing & Coaching Program

Stop Hiding and Start Sharing the Life Experiences that Made You Who You are Today