Teaching Life Story Workshops

taught by Emma Fulenwider

Course description

Do you want to help people live better lives without going back to school for a degree? Wouldn't it be nice if you could make $30-$60 an hour on your own schedule, and you didn't have to build a "following" or sell things to your friends?

Welcome to the Life Story Academy Pilot Program. I'm Emma Fulenwider “the Lifestorian,” and I'm so excited to show you how to set up your business as a Life Story teacher.

First, let me explain what I mean by “Pilot Program.” Life Story Academy is the first class of it's kind, and we are so excited to get you started that we haven't invested in professional videos or branding yet. So while it's not pretty, you get all the same material AND by enrolling before July 1 you only pay half of the $1,000 course fee.

Why teach Life Story?

Thousands of people are looking for help with writing their life stories. Academic studies have found that memoir classes not only boost emotional health, but also the health of the community as a whole. Even though it's an up-and-coming field, there still aren't a lot of people offering memoir services. By getting certified now, you're setting yourself up to be the Life Story expert in your community.

In this class, you'll learn how to:

  • teach one-day workshops as your schedule allows
  • fill your classes without online marketing or selling to your friends
  • average $300 per class for only five hours' worth of work
  • travel for free as an enrichment speaker
  • start a memoir outreach program for your church or organization

"But Emma, I'm not a writer! How can I help people write their stories?"

You do not have to be a writer to do this job. All you need are basic organization, speaking, and listening skills. Remember, you are not writing people's stories for them, you are giving them the tools to write their own stories.

What you get with this course.

This course is made up of six main modules plus four BONUS modules. Each module includes a lecture that you can watch at your convenience, worksheets and checklists, and weekly Q&A sessions where you can ask questions and get personal support. At the end of the class, you'll receive your certification and a one-year subscription to the membership site.

The membership site has everything you need to teach your workshops - powerpoint slides, handouts, lesson plans, marketing materials. As a Life Story Academy member, your slides and handouts will update themselves and always be accessible online so you never have to download, upload or update your materials when you teach a class. You'll also continue to receive personal support from myself as well as other experts in the field.

  • 6 main modules of online training - $4000
  • 4 BONUS mini modules - $2000
  • Step-by-step worksheets, checklists and templates - $700
  • Hosted, self-updating class materials, handouts and slides - $547
  • Ongoing expert support - $2500
  • Certification - $250


Here's my promise to you.

I promise that this course is worth ten times the price, I promise that it is ten times better than any other certification program for this field, and I promise that if you follow this program you'll make three times your money back in the first year alone. If you haven't tripled your investment by the time your one-year membership runs out, I will personally coach you one-on-one to get your business on track.

If you're still wondering if this is right for you, here are some questions you should ask yourself.

Have you ever been in direct sales, and loved every part of it except the part where you had to sell to your friends?

Have you ever volunteered for a cause and found it so rewarding that you wished you had the means to volunteer professionally?

Have you ever thought about going back to school to be a counselor or therapist, but decided it was unrealistic to spend tens of thousands of dollars and five or more years on a new career path?

If any of these sound like you, you've got the heart to do this work.

Now, let's see if you have the skills.

  • Are you organized enough to host a birthday party?
  • Are you techy enough to use online banking?
  • Can you speak comfortably in front of a small group of people?
  • Are you able to obtain a business license?

If you answered "yes" to all four skills, then you are exactly where you belong.

Welcome to Life Story Academy.

Emma Fulenwider
Emma Fulenwider
The Lifestorian™️

I'm a former journalist turned stay-at-home mom with the coolest job ever. I help people write their memoirs!

My mission is to make memoir writing affordable and accessible to writers and non-writers alike. By bringing memoir out of the typewriter age and into the internet age, I hope to see a world where more people experience the luxury of a lasting legacy. To encourage life reflection so that more people can live emotionally healthy lives, at peace with themselves and also with those around them.

email: emma@cedarpen.com