If you'd like to talk about working together, email me – tom (at) olddoglearning (dot) com – and we can set up a free session to see how I might help. Below you'll find quick summaries of how I work with clients, along with some experiences of past clients and colleagues.
Working directly with me –
Coaching help, when you're stuck!
Note: All of our packages can be customized for teams and organizations.
Ready to get started?
Here's how we can work together:
Clarity ConsultationWe’ll spend a week or two via questionnaire and email zeroing in on a single, specific issue you’re struggling with, gathering ideas and resources.
Then we'll get on a video call to map out your path forward (up to 1 hour; recorded for review).
“All You Can Eat” Laser Learning ProgramsSchedule 1-on-1 Zoom calls with me whenever you find yourself stuck or frustrated with work, tech issues, overall goals, business strategies, or life direction – even basic DIY home projects. In each 15-min call (30-min for our initial session) we'll cover a bite-sized step forward you can implement.
3- or 6-month commitment, with calls as often as needed (on the understanding that you are getting the solution tasks done in between – i.e., all-you-can-eat). When appropriate, I may provide solutions as tutorials for you, too.
"Tom has a creative and inquisitive mind ... always looking for new and effective ways to leverage the ever-changing tech tools and web strategies in addressing the needs of businesses, large and small. I’ve learned so much working with him."
— Greg Bell, client and business collaborator
Professional Learning Partnerships
Get unstuck – and stay that way – with ongoing help learning what you need to find your next path, get moving, and live your life with confidence and joy!
Here's the fun version of my elevator speech for learning partnerships:
Together, we'll design a "curriculum" to fit your goals and your schedule. We'll share the learning load, connecting via Zoom and email, along with your own secure space on our website for sharing videos, documents, and other resources.
Monthly billing (minimum 6 mo. commitment) or full payment options available. With a 12-month commitment, the full-payment option gets you two months free!
"Tom has worn many different hats over the years, from Lawyer to Blogger to Producer to Educator. He connected with our community and his passions drove him to help anyone he could. Those qualities don’t go away when one job ends."
— Chloe DiVita, BlogPaws COE (Chief of Everything)
Here’s the deal on fees:
I know that talking about fees can be uncomfortable – for both parties, believe me! I know you might not know me well enough to jump into the Professional Learning Partnership level of commitment.
But that’s what fees really mean in the kind of work we’d be doing – commitment.
A commitment by both of us to show up, do the work, and get the targeted results.
So maybe this will help:
Because getting to know each other will be vital to the work, here’s what I’m doing to help out on the fees: The full amount of the lower priced packages can be applied to higher ones within one year. For example, if you bought a Clarity Consultation package and then want to move ahead to Laser Learning within a year, you’d get full credit for the Clarity Consultation fee applied to the price of your Laser Learning program. Same for a Professional Learning Partnership, the fees you’ve paid within the previous 12 months would be applied in full toward your chosen payment option.
Reminder: All of these packages can be customized for teams and organizations.
Getting it ready for the reveal
Got a book manuscript that's just waiting to be published? Think of me as your "book construction and staging manager" -- ready to handle the details of cover and interior design and layout, file preparation for print and ebook, uploading to the Amazon KDP platform, book trailers, audiobooks, and more.
"I’m so grateful for Tom’s support as my book designer and publishing consultant. At each step in the ‘book building’ process, from making necessary revisions, to adding photos, to the business side (advice on registering my LLC, EIN, ISBNs, etc.), I kept saying, ‘Wow!’ about his guidance and expertise. I am so impressed with his work – the cover design, interior layout, everything looks so good from cover to cover! I’m looking forward to many more projects with Tom and will definitely refer him to others like myself."
— G.A. Anthony, Texas history researcher and author of
AFTERMATH: Life is beautiful until death spreads its somber wings
Just like on HGTV building show, we'll work closely together, consulting on all the important content and design choices, to bring your manuscript to life in the book that you've been dreaming of.
"My thanks to Tom Collins for the stylish and easy to read book layout. From the outset, he set the goal to keep my readers’ needs at the forefront and his layout and design concepts succeeded wonderfully."
— Tony Pisanelli, Australian career coach, speaker, and author of The Phoenix Career Principles
And you'll have guidance on all the technical aspects of print and ebook file preparation, ISBNs, Amazon's KDP platform for print and ebooks and ACX for audiobooks, and any other hurdles we encounter on your unique publishing journey. (As my business name shows, I'm aware how often the publishing tools keep changing and ready to (re)learn them with you as we go.)
"My sister and I hired Tom to help us bring our book to life. He was easy to work with and made the publishing process seamless. He also had wonderfully creative ideas that helped to make our book interesting and unique. I highly recommend Tom to anyone who desires to publish a book!"
— Kim Porter, Life and business coach, Mom, and author of I Am Free to Be Me
Or, starting anywhere from the foundation up!
If you're earlier in the writing process, adding Yvonne's Nurturing BIG IDEAS skillset, we can also provide a complete developmental editing package to bring your message to life.
Check out Yvonne's description of how we'd both work with you on your book:
Fully Developed Book Writing & Publishing Program
Again, if you'd like to talk about working together, email me and we can hop on a call or set up a Zoom session:
tom (at) olddoglearning (dot) com