Author resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Creative contributing writer with 28 years experience writing non fiction prose and poetry for self empowerment with emphasis on mindfulness, meditation and intuition. Successful at writing appropriately to various audiences. Master of descriptive writing style with proven success in developing and writing inspirational content that engages readers and cultivates transformation.

  • Meditation, mindfulness, healing, yoga master/coach
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Team collaboration
  • Featured podcast and public speaker
  • Content development
  • Book publishing
  • Poetry writing and presentation
  • Website copy
  • Proofreading, grammar, editing skills
  • Marketing communications and promotions
  • Consistent brand messaging
  • Revenue growth
05/1994 to Current Mindfulness Coach Self | City, STATE,
  • Created and executed balanced group programs of mindfulness, self acupressure and breathing instruction to optimize learning experiences and community.
  • Instructed Alzheimer's patients with mindfulness meditation and breathing in assisted living facility
  • Improved stress reduction and performance to high school football team through mindfulness, yoga and breathing tools.
  • Supported AIDS and stage 4 cancer patients with journal prompts, visualization, breathwork and relaxation tools.
  • Diversified Zoom classes with skilled use of technology, hands on demos and audio-visual aids for individual and groups.
  • Assessed student needs in context of limitations, abilities, goals and interests in mindfulness and self healing.
  • Created content and communicated clear objectives with live practical experiments, games and homeplay.
03/2017 to Current Author/Content Creator Self | City, STATE,
  • Wrote and self-published The Superpower Playbook, 12/2017.
  • Oversaw all print and electronic content to verify grammar, tone, formatting and creative content.
  • Interviewed Superpower experts to show their strengths.
  • Sought endorsements from successful thought leaders.
  • Promoted The Superpower Playbook through business contacts, clients and social media.
  • Facilitated Superpower Movement Facebook group of 450+ members to build anticipation pre-publication
11/2018 to 11/2018 Corporate Trainer, Content Creator and Facilitator The Gap/Athleta; Lululemon | City, STATE,
  • Developed Superpower training program and instructional materials based off my published book:The Superpower Playbook.
  • Assessed current needs, trends and deficiencies in their team.
  • Executed, optimized and monitored training processes.
  • Analyzed learning needs to set realistic goals and determine training methods.
  • Boosted confidence of employees by providing skilled training with lively games and experiments to improve knowledge, retention and productivity.
  • Helmed over classes, activities and workshops .
09/2011 to Current Yoga Instructor/Yoga Therapist Self | City, STATE,
  • Read poetry and offered wisdom nuggets that aligned with the yoga practice of the day.
  • Promoted health and wellness to students by encouraging sustainable habits and life hacks with acu-yoga techniques.
  • Educated students about diverse yoga disciplines, proper form, breathing techniques and specific poses to maximize benefits.
  • Created and filmed home practice content for different skill levels to private students.
  • Maintained safety-oriented, neat and distraction-free studio.
  • Coached local high school football team with yoga postures and mindfulness meditation to enhance performance, cohesion and health.
  • Trained professional NFL athletes with customized yoga and breathing programs.
  • Offered restorative yoga classes as sales incentives for local businesses and non-profits.
  • Marketed and taught weekend yoga retreats at St. Francis Retreat center.
03/1993 to Current Business Owner: Harvest Healing Arts Self-employed | City, STATE,
  • Created and optimized a wellness sanctuary for local community providing customized programs and content for yoga, meditation, bodywork and massage for private clients and group classes.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Managed operations budgeting, record keeping for production, inventory, income and expenses
  • Maintained functional and orderly building areas to deliver professional appeal to clients and students.
  • Developed marketing materials, website content and created online promotions with webmaster/graphic designer.
01/1995 to Current Birth and Death Doula Self Employed Services | City, STATE,

Birth Doula

  • Closely monitored mother's health, comfort and emotional care before, during and after labor.
  • Developed individualized birth plans with mothers based on health concerns, desires and fears.
  • Educated bilingual local community on Lamaze techniques and birthing procedures to expand overall knowledge and comfort.

Death Doula

  • Provided support to individuals and families with AIDS and cancer diagnosis with end of life emotions and care.
  • Produced customized visualization meditations with breathing techniques for patients to ease pain and discomfort.
  • Created custom acupressure and essential oil protocols for patient's self care practice and in person treatments.
  • Penned individualized inspirational poetry and stories for patients to encourage positivity, gratitude and optimism.
Education and Training
Expected in 09/2000 | Yoga Therapy And Practice The Yoga Room, Berkeley, CA, GPA:
  • Professional development: Pranayama and Iyengar Hatha Yoga
Expected in 05/1995 Master of Arts | Intuition Energy Medicine Academy of Intuition Medicine, Mill Valley, CA, GPA:
  • Completed Masters of Intuition Medicine; developing intuition, clairvoyance and healing visualization to advance health and wellness in self and clients.
Expected in 07/1994 Reiki Master Certification | Reiki Energy Medicine Jalora Lyons: School of Reiki, Sebastopol, CA, GPA:
Expected in 03/1993 Acupressure Technician | Acupressure, Chinese Medicine Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA, GPA:
  • Completed coursework in acupressure for self care and meditation, balanced nutrition and tai chi for wellness.
Expected in 06/1989 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, GPA:
  • Interned with autistic children and schizophrenic adults: Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, CA
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Dean's List Honoree 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Psi Chi Honor society member
  • Emphasis on Art Therapy, Theater and Health/Physical Ed.
  • Featured as Best Massage Therapist of San Francisco by Allure magazine, 1994
  • Professional alliance with International Poetry group, Middlebury Institute, 2019-2021
  • Featured Instructor of Mindfulness, Yoga and Poetry for International Poetry week, Middlebury Institute, 2020 and 2021
  • Open water ocean swimmer, Pacific Grove, CA
  • Hawai'ian Outrigger canoe racer, CA statewide

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School Attended

  • The Yoga Room
  • Academy of Intuition Medicine
  • Jalora Lyons: School of Reiki
  • Acupressure Institute
  • Wittenberg University

Job Titles Held:

  • Mindfulness Coach
  • Author/Content Creator
  • Corporate Trainer, Content Creator and Facilitator
  • Yoga Instructor/Yoga Therapist
  • Business Owner: Harvest Healing Arts
  • Birth and Death Doula


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Master of Arts
  • Reiki Master Certification
  • Acupressure Technician
  • Bachelor of Arts

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