Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is a Registered Social Worker and a Certified Professional Life Coach with a speciality in therapeutic journaling and life writing for self-care, personal growth, resilience and creative self-expression. She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as co-author of the international bestseller Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness. She is the author of Life Source Writing: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity, and producer of the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations CD. She is currently writing Surrender: An Adoptee’s Memoir.
As founder of Creative Wellness and the new Director of the International Association for Journal Writing, Lynda is passionate about teaching and speaking about the transformational power of writing. She has authored many in-person courses, workshops and writing retreats, as well as many online course offerings including Pen to Paper: Journaling for Self-Care & Wellness through the University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University. Her popular 6-week online group coaching, The Transformational Writing for Wellness Salon is available through the IAJW.
Lynda is also co-leader of the fast-growing Life Vision & Enhancement, Community of Practice through the ICF, International Coach Federation. She loves combining the power of coaching with the art and heart of journaling to help people create transformation, healing, new insights and growth in their lives.
As leader of the IAJW, she is committed to growing a vibrant and inspiring learning community for journal and life writing enthusiasts worldwide. Lynda believes writing can heal the world, word by word. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, where she tries her best to write every day.