Christine Kloser starts transformational movement

For the Daily Record/Sunday News

On the Sunday following Thanksgiving, York Township resident Christine Kloser stood in front of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York and spoke on “Gratitude in Hard Times,” a topic she is all too familiar with.

Almost exactly a year ago, the best-selling author of “The Freedom Formula” found herself in what she described as financial ruin.

A business she’d built as a coach for budding entrepreneurs was crumbling around her.

“It wasn’t totally aligned with who I truly was in my heart and soul and that business completely fell apart,” she said.

She took solace in the fact that she still had her other business, Love Your Life Publishing, a company she’d co-founded in 2004. But on Dec. 21, the day before her birthday, she received a letter from an attorney that her partner was seeking to become the sole owner of the company. She fought for the company for more than a month before giving it up in March — deciding that God had something better in store for her.

What God had in store for her was the birth of the transformational author movement, a type of inspirational writing that aims to take both the writer and the reader on a journey to spiritual, personal and financial success.

In June, the 44-year-old launched a contest in search of aspiring transformational authors, a term she coined. She received 300 book proposals from around the globe — a number that far exceeded her expectations.

Twenty-nine contest winners received prizes ranging from book cover design to editing by a professional. Two grand-prize winners received publishing packages from Balboa Press. Kloser secured all the prizes through friends and acquaintances in the publishing industry she’d met over the years.

“There was no great media,” she said. “It was just calling upon all of my relationships and asking for people’s support like I’d never done before.”

Marc Allen, president and publisher for the New World Library in Novato, Calif., was one of the contest sponsors — offering to personally review the proposals of promising writers.

“I was happy to be involved,” he said. “I love talking about publishing and I love talking to writers. And in the back of my mind I keep thinking, maybe there are great books that these writers will come up with.”

Allen, who met Kloser a few years ago at a book-marketing event in San Diego, said her work is important because of how these types of books can affect readers, changing their perspectives on life.

Allen was pleasantly surprised by the number of quality submissions he got through the contest. He said that in any given year New World Library receives thousands of book proposals, 90 percent of which get weeded out before they reach his desk. Of those, the company only publishes 40 titles — half of which are from authors they’ve previously worked with.

While ultimately, they didn’t select any of the contest entries for publication, Allen said that Kloser sent him a dozen really strong submissions that came close to being picked up.
“That’s what transformational writing is about,” he said.

“Phase one, we need to change our lives — and phase two, we need to change our world. That’s what we’re starting to dream about now.”

When defining transformational writing, Kloser describes a four-step process:

  • First, the writer must have gone through some sort of personal transformation that resulted in a message he’d like to share with others.
  • Second, the writer must have a clear picture of whom the recipient of that message is, to help make a better connection to the reader.
  • Next is the idea that the book is just the beginning of the transformation process — the author can create a successful business surrounding her message that can not only bring in income, but also reach more readers.
  • Finally, transformational authors should become committed to the idea that their work can change the world.

In her own life, Kloser said the contest was the start of both her spiritual and financial recovery.

She’s been able to rebuild her coaching business and is now helping aspiring authors to write, publish and market their own books. She’s writing her next transformational book, due out in 2012 and compiling an anthology that features some of the contest submissions called “Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time.”

She also put together a book of quotes from contest participans called “Transformational Quotes: Timeless Wisdom From Global Thought Leaders.”

After hearing about her struggles, UUYC’s Rev. Kate Seitz Bortner asked Kloser about speaking in front of the congregation. She was impressed that Kloser had maintained such strong spirituality and hope during such a dark time in her life and thought her message was one the congregation could benefit from — especially given tough economic times and the tumultuous state of the world.

“That’s a powerful message, clearly a demonstration that having hope is a powerful thing,” Bortner said.

And as she reflects on the roller coaster ride of the past year and her own transformational journey, Kloser counts her blessings.

“I stand back in awe and every day I’m just so grateful that this is where grace has guided me,” she said, “because it was hell getting through that devastation.”

About Kloser
Age: 44
Lives in: York Township
Family: Husband, David, and daughter, Janet, 6
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, entertaining, yoga, swing dancing
Education: BS in Business Administration from Providence College

On the shelf
Books by Christine Kloser include:

  • “The Freedom Formula: How to Put Soul in Your Business and Money in Your Bank,” Love Your Life Publishing. $19.95 on
  • “Inspiration to Realization: Real Women Reveal Proven Strategies for Personal, Business, Financial and Spiritual Fulfillment,” Love Your Life Publishing. $4.99 on
  • “Conscious Entrepreneurs: A Radical New Approach to Purpose, Passion and Profit,” Love Your Life Publishing. $19.95 on
  • Align Expand and Succeed: Shifting the Paradigm of Entrepreneurial Success,” Love Your Life Publishing (written with Lynne Klippel). $19.95 on
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15 Responses to Christine Kloser starts transformational movement

  1. Sounds facinating, wish I had that confidence with my writing. Blessings for much success.

  2. Carol Hess says:

    Faith and hope are contagious. It took me about 2.3 seconds to decide I had to be part of Christine’s transformational movement. And nothing has been the same since! I’m writing my first book and launching a business to fulfill my lifelong dream — to empower overweight women to live their lives to the fullest. ( And all because of an email from Christine a few short months ago. I’m proud and honored to be one of her Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time.

  3. The most wonderful thing I have found about working with Christine Kloser in her Transformational Author Contest and now as an author of one of the chapters in her new book, Pebbles in the Pond, Transforming the World One Person as a Time, is that she is refreshingly authentic and love inspired. She lives her talk, from the heart expressing a transparent, “this is who I am and I am excited to get to know who you really are” message to all. This is the shift of the times, the consciousness that says, spiritually we all emerge from the one essence of love and we are all individual divine creative expressions of that One. Christine Kloser is a catalyst for true expression, individually and collectively. Transformation for each person, community, and our planet is her arena, a real gem! I am blessed to know her!

  4. It this not the best story of Hope – for that is what Transformation Is – We give Hope, Faith and Love to ourselves.

    Christine supports Transformational Authors a safe place to be open and vulnerable by providing support calls and groups. With her Anthology –
    Pebbles in the Pond – Transforming The World One Person At A Time – you will hear the stories of heart centered agents of change with powerful messages. Christine leads the leaders by example – She id a light and gift to the World!

  5. Christines story is truly inspiring and has had a major affect on me being able to live my dreams. Being a part of her transformational authors tribe has allowed me to put energy into the things that I love to do the most. It has also helped me to see where my life journey has been valuable and valid tool to help all kinds of people see a light at the end of the tunnel. My story of always looking for acceptance within groups has led me into many challenging experiences Now throught the transformational authors proces I am getting one of my most long standing goals off the ground. The online forums bring a connected kindness to this joyous journey to being my best self. Thanks to Christine and her amazing team.

  6. My life has been touched by Christine Kloser and I so appreciate her leadership, guidance and love in the Transformational Author movement. I am pleased to be part of her next book, Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time. In less than a year, Christine has transformed so many lives. With her next book and her 40 co-authors, she will be sending many more ripples out into the universe’s pond, creating circles of love, healing and joy.

  7. Shirley St.Michael says:

    What an inspirational article. Everything Christine does is inspirational! Her on line transformational program taught me what I needed to know about writing and publishing with the support I much needed. You go Girl!

  8. Denise Wade says:

    Christine Kloser is a remarkable woman. I love following her next move. She is the epitimy of Feminine Grace, Feminine Intelligence, Confidence, and a pioneer in the author coaching arena.

    She knows how to bring the best out in writers.

    Thanks for this very well written article Susan.

  9. Jane says:

    I whole-heartedly agree with everything that has been said above. Christine is an authentic, inspirational and gutsy visionary. She has taken a day of personal heartbreak and converted it to a worldwide transformational movement. Thanks Christine and Susan.

  10. Maeve says:

    I agree with everything that has been said so far about this Author Angel! Christine’s loving leadership and authentic presence in this group, which has become a brother and sister-hood of transformational authors, has already created huge impact among those who are touched by her genuine care and guidance. Christine deserves all the accolades bestowed upon her for sharing her story so truthfully and inspiring others to step out of their darkness to witness and experience their brilliance. Pebbles in the Pond – Transforming the World One Person at a Time is timely and the ripples are already being felt by many.

  11. Mary Dirksen says:

    Christine is the most amazing transformational “artist” I know. She changes people’s lives as soon as she connects with them. It was because of her creation of the “Transformational Author Contest” this year that I came in contact with her and my life has not been the same since. If writing a book is your hearts desire, she paves the way for you to accomplish your goal. She makes it incredibly irresistable with all she offers to keep you going such as: incentives, training, coaching, encouragement, feedback, surprises, guidance in every area for writing and publishing and so much more. I marvel at the number people I have met “virtually” because of Christine and developed relationships with. I feel so blessed and full of gratitude for Christine in my life and business. Because of her I will complete my book and plan to publish it in 2012 that has to do with my own transformation and speaking out for mothers who have lost custody of their children.

  12. It is always exciting and rewarding to see that good, meaningful work gets shared and celebrated! Great job, Christine!
    It has been a wonderful and inspiring connection that occurred when I “met” Christine. I had started writing my book in earnest this past March, and it was learning of Christine’s community, “Transformational Authors”, that truly turned the tide for me. I always knew that I had a message and a purpose for writing my book, Being Well Within: From Distressed to De-Stressed, but had never before thought of it as transformational. Once I was able to connect to that part of my work, the path for me became that much clearer.
    I am grateful to the work Christine shares with this community and beyond because it makes a difference to each of us and all who read our books. Identifying myself as a transformational author has been a huge step and transformation for me as I go forward on my journey to make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you.

  13. I had no idea that Christine had gone through such a difficult year before she launched the Transformation Author Experience, which I had the priviledge to be a part of. Christine came across like she had been doing this forever and was always successful in anything she did. This gives me a deeper sense of appreciation as she demonstrates what my soon-to-be-released book is about; keep moving forward and creating your dreams, no matter what happens in your life. I would not have been so far along in creating my book without Christine and I highly recommend her program. She is a shining light in our world!

  14. I am so delighted to be part of Christine Kloser’s community of transformational authors. Christine has touched my life deeply, encouraged me to connect with gratitude and inspired me to share my story as a Mom of a Young Adult with Special Needs. Working with Christine, I have been encouraged to step within and to step out with renewed hope and determination! Following Christine’s example, I am supporting and empowering Moms with Special Needs. I am pleased to say that I am a contributing author in two of Christine’s books which will soon be published and even more pleased to be part of her transformational movement. Join me on my facebook fan page to get a sneak peak at my soon to be released story, ” Finally, an IEP for Mom!” Claim your free pass, to be inspired to develop your own Individualized Empowerment Plan (IEP)

  15. This story is really heartwarming.

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