Happy Friday!

I’m so happy to share with you the second episode of The Flourish Formula podcast! In it, I interview my husband, Richard Amory, and together we provide you with the behind-the-scenes experience of taking the book from a spark on a rooftop in Mexico on my 40th birthday to a print copy you can hold in your hands eighteen months and two international moves later.

You can listen to the podcast here. 

{And read the notes from our talk below.}

If you are nurturing a book dream of your own or are curious about what it is REALLY like to work with your husband on a big creative project — this is for you!

Warmly, Courtney

Quick update on the publication: Thank you for your patience. I was planning on publishing at the end of June but have taken a few extra days to finalize our donations to Nicaragua.

** We are giving 50% of the proceeds of the print version of the Flourish Formula to Nicaraguan nonprofits. **

Please help me spread the word and stay tuned for special podcasts and FB lives next week as we launch the print version together! XO

Here is a quick guide to the questions I ask Rich in this episode of The Flourish Formula Podcast:

“You have been there from the beginning as an encourager and then when we moved to Nicaragua your involvement shifted to be much more hands on as editor and really co-project manager. I know we are both almost SICK of this whole process because we have been so down in the weeds so I wanted to invite you to take a moment to reflect over the whole arc of it.

What have you learned through this process that has been meaningful to you personally?

Did anything surprise you?

What is your favorite part of the book?

Why did you want to write a forward for the print copy? Any other features or updates of this version you are particularly proud of?

If you could offer three tips to someone wanting to do something similar (things you feel you learned the hard way) what would they be?

Our life has changed a lot in ways we couldn’t have expected during the writing and publishing first of the ebook and now the print copy — i’d love to hear your sense of the relationship between the book and our “real life” — you have a line in the intro about it daring us to take our dreams seriously. Could you elaborate on that?

We are donating 50% of proceeds to nica nonprofits. What do you see as the relationship between the Flourish Formula and Nicaragua? What does it mean to you to donate the proceeds in this way?

I know you are not as into celebrating as me – but I couldn’t have done it, not this way anyway as a true family/internal process without you. We went out and had a luscious farm to table meal to celebrate the completion of the transcript a year ago, so I am wondering — Is there any way you could imagine authentically celebrating the print book?”

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual master's degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever's Guide to Slowing Down and Accomplishing More and creator of the 8-Step Flourish Coaching Program. Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. In the summer of 2017 she followed a long time dream and moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory (they met in Nicaragua in the Peace Corps) and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities and beaches. They have made their home in Granada where they are being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more. Interested to learn more? Each month Courtney offers a handful of complimentary Flourish Assessment Calls for new or potential clients. You can schedule one here.

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