About Steph Ritz
What magic are you desiring to create?
Hi, I'm Steph and I've been positioning people with websites and books for over two decades.
I know how to voice your passions in a way that resonates with your tribe. I'll guide you to use your authentic voice in your marketing so your writing converts readers into buyers. Over the past 13 years, I've been a sought after writing coach and retreat facilitator, having represented internationally acclaimed artists, authors, marketers, educators, coaches, and corporations.
My professional path started as a hobby in 2002 - doing what I love to do: talking to people and shaping their ideas into words that support and forward their careers. My first published piece online was a biography of a musician that would stay in place for nearly a decade.
Then I helped my step-dad transition his art business online, weighing in on website copy, layout, design, marketing strategy, and more.
I was instantly in love with my new understanding of the Internet as a business medium -where words are used harmoniously with design to reach an audience larger than previously fathomable. All the while, I continued focusing on diverse perspectives and multiple intelligences through professional photography, writing, and as an educator. Then, when my mom's cancer came back, three weeks of vacation became three months of terminal caregiving...
Let your readers see you - infuse your story with your passions, purpose, and the choices that have led you to this moment. Let us feel what you felt, let us experience what you experienced, and let us yearn to grow - just as you have done.
From the research I did, it was totally expected. Knowing what to expect and when still didn't make the relapse any easier.
I had one month of training in the summer of 2008 with my mom before I had to take over the family art business. I only two more months with her before the end of her life. And this was only two years after my stepdad, the artist, passed away.
With 3 courses left in my undergraduate work before student teaching, I found myself instead putting school on hold and running a business a thousand miles away from my university and my grandma (I was her a caregiver).
When you take on your parents' dying wish, life's perspective changes rather quickly.
My stepdad (the artist) died trying to get his autobiography published; my mom died trying to accomplish his dream. So it was up to me, and whew, did their wish come true! A straightforward autobiography became a beautiful dual-text coffee table book with a biography to match. Published. Gorgeous. Hard work.
Truly, running a business and working on a book project was not at all what I had planned. But it was not the first time I had followed the path that was presented instead of the plan I had envisioned. It is only with trust that I was able to move forward with confidence and negotiate a $90,000 contract for my first book project.
And each step has taken me closer to my heart's passion... Giving voice to those who would otherwise never be heard. For years now, I have loved working with others to co-create their dreams… into books, magazine articles, products, and website copy. No matter who I have represented, it has always been with a nod to educating their audience in a way that resonates; it has always been about organizing big ideas to help others heal.
I love all that my clients strive to share with the world. I feel lucky and grateful every day - genuinely appreciative for them! My entire life has trained me to help others write for an online audience, and my professional career has supported my desire to help others.
I love working with others to co-create their dreams… transforming the magic you offer into books, products, programs, and websites.
Steph Ritz is a sought after writing coach who has represented internationally acclaimed artists, authors, and coaches throughout her career. As a bestselling author, ghostwriter, copywriter, and certified educator, Steph Ritz has been developing programs and facilitating events in various capacities since early childhood.
Chosen by thought leaders, Steph Ritz helps you develop your writing in order to voice your passions in a way that resonates with your audience. Her strength lies in empowering you to shape ideas into action, so you can voice your passions.
Explore what it is about you that motivates and inspires others. We'd be a great collaboration fit if...
- You know you have a gift for the world, a vision of changing lives with sustainable and regenerative ideas.
- You are dedicated to bettering everyone around you, detached from competitive and scarcity mindsets.
- You see your experiences as life's lessons and know you are a lifelong learner on a journey.
- You challenge yourself to stretch your comfort zone edge.
- You both get and give support to your inner circle.
- And you're committed to turning your dreams into reality.