Sarah Poet Testimonial
“I have been sitting on a book project for two years, and it's a story that my Soul came to tell. It's a memoir, and yet, I found myself really being stuck around how to put it into the world. I had been making it about "production" and was very in my head about how to organize and structure it - you know, all of the static parts of the process. During my first session with Jaime, she helped calm my desire to know how it will all go at the outset and produce for production sake, and provided the sincere reminder that we write not for others, but to tell our story, for ourselves. I had lost sight of this pure and beautiful truth - I write to give myself permission to tell my own story, exactly as I've lived it. This is wildly empowering, and I can't wait to get started again! Thanks Jaime!”
Couples Coach and Healer
“I have always wanted and dreamed of writing a book. When I met Jaime at a weeklong retreat, I immediately liked her a lot and felt really good in her presence. When she mentioned she is a book coach, something in me clicked. I knew in that moment that I would hire her, and that she would be an integral piece of bringing my dream into reality. I am so glad I did! Jaime has given me strength, structure, and a wide range of support. I am sitting and doing the work while engaging the process one step at a time. Jaime holds space and dives in with you ,while masterfully giving you the foundational steps that make what can feel overwhelming, into a grounded project that is quite manageable! I highly recommend Jaime as a book coach.”
Acupuncturist, Women’s Coach
“Hiring Jaime has been the best investment on so many levels. My book would not have seen the light of day without her gentle coaching and encouragement. She has been a labor doula to the birth of my creative pursuits. Without her I would have taken an epidural, the painless route of not pursuing my dream to write a book. If you too feel pregnant with a book, invest in the health of this “baby” and hire Jaime!”
Licensed Midwife, Homemade Families
"Working with Jaime was a dream come true. She is that perfect mix of a medicine woman who embodies the wisdom of an elder, the compassion of someone walking a path alongside you, and the sweet innocence of a child with a wide open heart. She sources her medicine from a place beyond time, but makes it accessible to the specific challenges and joys of expanding into our next expression of self to birth, to re-birth, and to live!"
FOUNDER OF QOYA
Virginia Rosenberg testimonial
"Jaime is a great listener and an enthusiastic connector. She is genuinely interested in the people in her life and what they have to say, which makes her very approachable, safe and easy to talk to. She has a disarming quality about her and she is trustworthy. I really appreciate her clarity in communications, her ability to express herself articulately, with both courage and humility. She is honest and forthright, quick to call BS, but with a gentleness that doesn’t feel like judgment. She is also an exceptional writer and has helped me in my professional work to craft compelling communications."
creator of Sound and Silence Gatherings
Aviva Romm testimonial
"Jaime is an incredible writer who wields the English language with passion and skill. Impressed by her clear and relatable fire, I worked with Jaime to refine a speech for TEDx. As a writing coach, Jaime not only helped me to streamline and construct my delivery, she dove into the spirit and intention behind my message. I felt her stand for me and my writing with fierce grace. This touched me deeply, gave me confidence, and strengthened the message to rise and shine."
Intuitive Astrology, TED speaker, and movement artist.
Liyana Silver testimonial
"The healing potential of story in birth is profound and only beginning to be tapped into by mothers - mothers who have struggled, lost, succeeded, triumphed and want to make the most of their experience as a journey of growth and being deeply human, deeply woman. If your journey of birth and motherhood is in need of witness, healing, hearing, or sharing - and you don’t know where to start - or if putting pen to paper makes you freeze up but there’s a story that is calling out to be told - Birth Your Story is where I suggest you go to birth your inner writer."
AUTHOR OF THE NATURAL PREGNANCY BOOK AND NATURAL HEALTH AFTER BIRTH
Kate Hopper testimonial
"Birth Your Story reads like a midwife or doula feels: wise, grounded, clear, no bullsh*t, unflappable and totally loving, with a sacred reverence for the whole wild and winding journey of birth. What a joy to discover Jaime Fleres’ book, that not only guides us through the transformational writing process, but into a deep reclamation of our body, power, fragility, wisdom and divinity. Whether a seasoned writer or a blushing novice, no matter: open this book and write on."
COACH AND AUTHOR OF FEMININE GENIUS: THE PROVOCATIVE PATH TO WAKING UP AND TURNING ON THE WISDOM OF BEING A WOMAN
Elan Vital Mcallister testimonial
"Jaime Fleres’s Birth Your Story is the perfect gift for expecting couples and new (and not so new) parents. Jaime’s warmth and wisdom encourage and empower readers to write and embrace their birth stories. But this book is so much more than a how-to book; it’s a celebration of love and the power of what our bodies and minds are capable of. It’s a must-have book for any parent in your life."
AUTHOR OF USE YOUR WORDS: A WRITING GUIDE FOR MOTHERS AND READY FOR AIR: A JOURNEY THROUGH PREMATURE MOTHERHOOD
Amy Johnson-Grass testimonial
"With great compassion, Jaime clearly communicates not only why telling our stories is so vitally important, but how to tell them in a way that will heal, empower, awaken and enlighten. My greatest wish is that this book inspires you to share your creation story—the beautiful, the heartbreaking, the awe-inspiring and the revolutionary. Your voice matters, your experience counts, and your story takes us all higher."
ELAN VITAL MCALLISTER
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF CHOICES IN CHILDBIRTH, PRODUCER OF THE GUIDE TO A HEALTHY BIRTH
Betsy Blankenbaker testimonial
"Every woman’s story matters. Fleres shares the birth stories of men and women, inspiring readers to embark on the journey of writing their own. The best part is Fleres takes away the intimidation of writing your own story by giving the reader an easy and accessible step-by-step guide to follow."
PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BIRTH CENTERS, FOUNDER OF HEALTH FOUNDATIONS BIRTH CENTER, MIDWIFE, NATUROPAT
Sheila Hays testimonial
"Jaime Fleres’s book, Birth Your Story—part memoir, part guide—makes a unique contribution to how we look at birth and why writing our story matters. I wish I had this book 25 years ago as I was birthing my children. It would have encouraged me to look at other options for how I wanted to bring a baby into the world. This is an important book that will help you discover the gift of creation both in the womb and on the page."
AUTHOR OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ORGASM AND BEYOND O
Amy Wright Glen testimonial
"Whether a woman has had the birth of her dreams, or the opposite, there is raw ecstasy in fully owning the experience. Jaime Fleres artfully supports women to find their power through writing their stories, sharing not just the details of the birth, but exploring their inner landscape in the process. Birth Your Story is a heartfelt reminder that in the journey of birthing our babies, women are reborn as mothers. Use this book to consciously explore and unearth the gifts you've received along the way, alchemizing every drop into showing up more vibrantly as woman and mother."
FOUNDER OF ECSTATIC BIRTH
"Jaime Fleres guides parents to the pen of self-exploration with kindness, wit, and compassion. Why write our birth stories? Jaime reminds us that in telling our stories, we share our hearts, honor sacred passages, and bring healing insight to both ourselves and our world."
AMY WRIGHT GLENN
AUTHOR OF BIRTH, BREATH & DEATH AND HOLDING SPACE