The Soul Story Mastermind Experience

Discover & Direct Your Soul Story to Create a Life You Love!

March 21st 2024 8:00-9:30am PST 90 Minutes Via Zoom

It's time to step into your destiny and unleash the story that has been whispering within your soul!

In the Soul Story Mastermind, we embark on a transformative journey to unveil the tale that defines you.


Through immersive virtual sessions throughout the month in a small intimate cohort, we help you create written business assets while exploring the profound layers of your soul's story.

Mary E Knippel Your Writing Mentor, Speaker, Accountability Coach

Who This is For:

  • Silent Seekers: Women longing to break free from silence and embrace their voice.

  • Aspiring Authors: Women with a passion for writing, yearning to uncover the essence of their soul stories.

  • Established Authors: Women who are published authors and considering what to pursue as their next project.

  • Soul Searchers: Women in search of deeper meaning, ready to infuse their writing with soulful purpose.

From Aspiring Speaker to Motivational Leader: Unleash Your Potential

Imagine the impact you could have as a motivational speaker—inspiring change, fostering understanding, and creating a ripple effect of positive transformation. With our mentorship, your dream of becoming a motivational leader can become a reality. Join our community of passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference, one powerful speech at a time.

Unlock your potential as a motivational speaker. Embrace a community that values your voice. Craft a signature talk that resonates. Together, we will make your vision a reality. Are you ready to take the stage?

Speaker Topics

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"Mary connects heart to heart, soul to soul with women that have a story burning in them. She helps them unmute their voice so that their words are infused with their passion and the confidence flows through them to share their story.”

~ L.Garris

About Mary

Mary E. Knippel is the Soul Story Writer, who supports Coaches, Consultants, Authors, in other words Transformational Leaders, connect to their soul’s wisdom and empowers them to express themselves in the written word. She is on a mission to help women discover their voices, help them be heard and empower them to claim the soul story only they can tell.   Mary E. Knippel writes and speaks about how individuals and businesses can articulate their life’s wisdom to achieve tangible results. She will inspire you to share the story only you can share.  

Her company, YourWritingMentor, is an inspiration driven education company supporting writers to become authors, grow their businesses and to leave a legacy beyond this lifetime.  

YourWritingMentor supports writers through its online and in-person education programs. Because so many women have been told their stories don’t matter, Mary is committed to helping women articulate the wisdom gleaned from their life’s experiences their transformational story. As a life-long journal writer, Mary understands the vulnerability and the importance of showing up on the page. First for yourself, and then for those who need the wisdom you are here to share.


Mary’s memoir, The Secret Artist-Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine chronicles how she used writing as a healing tool throughout her first two breast cancer journeys. At the end of each essay, she encourages readers with writing prompts to write their own story.

As a writing mentor and journalist for four decades, Mary uses her intuitive skills to ask thought provoking questions to help writers discover and craft the stories longing to be revealed.

In 2022 Mary stepped into the role of publisher as the compiler of the Amazon bestselling collaborative book Written In Her Own Words-Wise Woman Wisdom. Previously, she participated in numerous co-author projects as a contributor, editor and ghost writer. In the vein of such writers as Jane Austen, Mary often encourages the muse by occupying her hands with a craft project so that her mind if free to receive insights and intuitive downloads. As a result, her workshops often highlight a creative activity to spark participants imagination.

In 2023, Mary added Retreat Leader to her offerings. A devoted retreat participant, Mary facilitates the Wild Woman Wisdom Retreat which features many opportunities for those attending these intimate gatherings to be welcomed into a world designed to encourage their creativity and enhance their voice. Everyone is pampered and indulged and walks away with a deeper connection to their soul. Participants also have an opportunity to create a personal talisman as a tangible example of their creativity.

Mary is active in the writing communities from Minnesota, Colorado and throughout California in various roles as a contributing columnist, speaker, workshop facilitator and/or independent editor.  

  • Women’s National Book Assn-San Francisco Chapter (current member, program speaker, and past president)

  • California Writers Club-Peninsula Branch (club member, program speaker, and past board member)

  • San Francisco Writers Conference (SFWC), staff member since 2004. (Mary’s role at the first in 2004 was babysitting the purses in the volunteer lounge. Since then she’s honed her writing and editing skills and held the position of Indep Editor Coordinator for the past eight years.)  

Mary lives in Half Moon Bay, California with her husband. Mary is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. She earned her degree the same year she and her husband adopted a baby girl. To Mary’s delight, the baby girl has a baby of her Bullet Listown which has blessed Mary with the title of NaNa.

Invite Mary to be on your Podcast or Show!

Featured On:

SFWC2023 Blogging Blueprint Breakout session with my good friend Nina Amir

I was a guest on "Fearless Generations," an inspiring podcast hosted by the mother-daughter duo of Kelly & Terry.
Topic: How to make the leap from where you are to where you are longing to live.

I was a guest on the "On the Fly with Kai" live show

Permission to Dream

Embrace your aspirations and rewrite your story on your terms in the Soul Story Mastermind.

  • Safe Space: Explore your story within a supportive and nurturing environment.

  • Permission to Dream: Embrace your aspirations and rewrite your story on your terms.

  • Become the Heroine: Show up for yourself. Step into the leading role of your own life and story.

  • Self-Reflection: Pause, breathe, and realign with your life's path.

  • Commit to Growth: Prioritize your personal development journey and invest in yourself.

  • Balance and Boundaries: Prevent burnout by discerning what balance truly means to you.

  • Heartfelt Guidance: Listen to the whispers of your heart and chart your course forward.

  • Soul Story Community: Join a community of like-minded women who are committed to personal growth and learning from life experiences.

Three ways to participate in the Soul Story Mastermind

Author Track

  • Become a co-author in the Written In Her Own Words collaboration book

  • Commit to your solo book with the 6-Month Author Mentorship program

Writing from Your Soul

  • Soulful Blogging – create meaningful content and connect with who needs to find you through your blog.

  • Soul Journaling – have meaningful conversations on page to achieve results in your personal and professional life.

Creativity Muse

  • Attend the Wise Woman Wisdom Retreat and continue exploring your creativity in the Soul Story Commuity.

Are you a fit for Soul Story Mastermind?

Who is this for?

Women who…

  • Want to explore their creativity

  • Want to be pro-active so they don't get stuck in their lives

  • Create written assets to add to their business

  • Enhance their growth

  • Are committed to personal development

  • Are open to self-reflection

  • Want to be the heroine in their own story

  • Are open to exploring what balance and boundaries mean to her

Who is this not for?

Women who…

  • Don’t want to show up for themselves in their own lives

  • Are not committed to their own growth

  • Believe they can never change their story

  • Are afraid to be seen as anything less than perfect

  • Fear that they could make a difference with their story if they dared to share it

  • Think playing it small and invisible keeps you safe from feeling hurt

Don't let your soul's story remain untold. Take the first step towards self-discovery, empowerment, and fulfillment.

Apply today and embark on the journey of a lifetime.

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