Meet Coach Gentry
The Creativity Coach
Be yourself. Take care of yourself. Invest in becoming the best version of yourself, is a mantra that Coach Gentry Simmons lives by. A passionate educator by trade and coach by calling, Gentry Simmons is a “fierce and fearless” author, coach, educator, and creative mastermind. Her platform on any venue reaches a wide variety of audiences, but is especially tailored to writers.
Coach Gentry pursued both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English education. She has 20 years of experience in teaching, tutoring, and coaching writing in a variety of secondary and post-secondary settings. Her commitment to writing stems back to childhood when she discovered her love for poetry and journaling. She is truly a naturally creative force who enjoys coaching across various literary genres and industries.
Her natural love for storytelling fuels her ghostwriting niche-autobiographical fiction. "I believe that telling your life story can be therapeutic, but oftentimes it's not interesting enough to be marketable. The power of storytelling is that adding imaginative and entertaining elements compels readers to enjoy what could otherwise be seen as mundane."
Coach Gentry Simmons
My mission is to provide support, expertise, and accountability for emerging and evolving writers.
My core values include authenticity, generosity, and creativity. These principles guide both my personal and professional life. They are the foundation of any of the products and services offered.
The Coach's Corner
Be Ready! Be Bold! Be Fearless!
This is the accompanying program to the book, Organic Authenticity. This personal coaching program and book study will ignite your fire to start again, stay focused, and finish strong!
You are your brand!
Also known as The Plus-sized Mannequin, Coach Gentry believes that: You are your brand! What you show the world every day is a statement of how you value yourself. Your personal style matters. It’s time to stop sending mixed messages and clearly be your own personal billboard.
This series of workshops and events focuses on the link between fashion and confidence for those looking to change their brand, reinvent their look, boost their confidence, or rebuild after a transitional period in their lives. Create an event for your close friends and family or attend one of our events, camps,or retreats. The Plus-sized Mannequin focuses on confidence coaching for young adults and women who are rebuilding their lives.
When Creatives Gather Writing Retreat
What actually happens when creatives gather? An explosive emergence of creative energy happens! Would you like to gather with industry professionals, aspiring writers, and creatives of all genres to further develop your craft? If so, When Creatives Gather is for you! .
Stay tuned for our upcoming virtual webinars or join us a location near you.
Emerge & Evolve
This is ideal for writers who would like to improve their skills, focus on their niche, or complete a writing project in a 90 day focused action plan. This is a one-on-one program that can be tailored for the beginning professional who is discovering their skillset or the working professional who is redefining or mastering their creative niche. This course can be delivered as a group training for industry professionals seeking staff training and professional development.
Self-care is Everything! Coach Gentry personally developed this course based on her experience as a creative professional, college professor, entrepreneur, and supervisor. Her wealth of knowledge will be sure to stir up your confidence in the creative process and increase your ability to make time for your wellness. ln addition, she will teach you how surrender is a major part of achieving successful creative results. This is available as a workshop training, small group coaching or 1-on-1. (Groups require 3 or more participants).
Mastermind groups & Master Classes
These events are announced through our email newsletter subscription and social media platforms. Be on the lookout for the next opportunity to meet other professionals that share in the desire to stay relevant, creative, and skilled. Sign up below to be added to our email list.