Let's answer some
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are your members?
Our members are individuals from all over the world, mostly ranging in age from mid-forties to mid-seventies. They are on transformative journeys to become thought leaders through content marketing and book publishing.
Can I hire Deb Donnell to mentor me personally?
Sorry, as much as she would like to help you on a one-to-one basis, she doesn't do private mentoring. This isn't her playing hard to get; it's a case of her focusing her energies on our members. The best place to get access to her is inside our membership site, KESWIN™ Academy.
Is KESWIN™ Academy right for me?
Do you want to discover what makes your heart sing? Do you want to create a passion-based venture? KESWIN™ Academy can help you do these things... and much more. We are a community committed to guiding individuals to become empowered thought leaders.
Can my team members access KESWIN™ Academy?
We work with individuals who want to go on their own transformative journey. If you prefer to delegate or outsource the work to others, then KESWIN™ Academy is not the right place for you.
What technical skills do I need?
Can you navigate your way around the Internet? Have you ever signed up for a membership site or social network? Purchased something from an online store? Then you won't have any problems being a member of KESWIN™ Academy.
What technical tools do I need?
We recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer to log into our site, as well as your own secure, high-speed Internet connection (not public WI-FI). This provides the best experience for you as a member. Please keep your browser and anti-virus software up-to-date. For more info refer to our Security Policy.
Do I need my own website?
We will guide you step-by-step through setting up, building and marketing a self-hosted WordPress website. If you wish to outsource this work to a 3rd party, that's okay. While we can't recommend any, we will provide you with guidance on how to choose the right freelancer or team to outsource to.
I'm not a writer - and I don't know what to write about. Why should I join?
Writing is the basis of all content production. However, we understand that writing, and knowing what to write about, is challenging for a lot of people. So, we focus on giving our members simple, proven strategies and tools to overcome fears and blocks with writing from Step One.
How we’ve empowered other members
“The training is a lot more dialogue than presentation. It has helped me transition from learning mode to doing mode. The modules in writing, market research, blogging and business management have been both instructional and hands-on practice. Even though I’m building my own business, I’m not doing it alone, as I’m part of a community of people with similar goals. I find plenty of encouragement, peer support, and camaraderie within the network. The result-oriented leaders have high ethical standards, are knowledgeable, current, even cutting edge, and most of all, accessible.”
—Bob Young, USA
“I am grateful that Deb took the time to show me how to write diamonds. I do believe within all of us there are diamonds that need to be put down on paper. When they are inside of us, nobody sees or hears them. And just to think I almost didn’t take this course! What a loss I would have experienced. As I write every day I feel a sense of who I am and who I might become. Keep those diamonds coming; there are many of us who need them.”
—Greg Gust, USA
“Most products or coaches assume you know the basics of online marketing and technical terminology, and have technical skills. I know in the end we are each responsible for what we want to create. However, I don’t feel like I’m all alone. The short videos and interactive training events are very helpful. There is always someone available to help with an issue. I’m very grateful to have a safe place to build my income generating business. It makes the journey so much more enjoyable and easier.”
—HS, USA (Name withheld at member’s request)
“The Academy provides a fresh approach to learning online. The mentors and members are real people you can talk to and build lasting relationships with. The training is professional and easy to follow. The workshops are fun and interactive. You can get your questions answered immediately, which is especially valuable if you have a problem you can’t work out on your own.”
—Corinne Floyd, Canada
“The Academy is a safe environment, where I feel I can be myself and ask questions, or offer my ideas. I have a support system of honest, genuine, like-minded people from around the world, who don’t think I’m crazy or stupid to try something different. The training is broken down into small parts, so I can tackle a bit at a time. I have learned both fundamental techniques, and others that I would call advanced. Material is up-to-date and presented in an understandable format. It is so great to have people helping people succeed.”
—Kris Newland, USA