Lynne Golodner

Author, Writing Coach & Marketing Entrepreneur

You know that person you were when you were little, before the pressures and stresses of having to earn a living or support a family? Back when you engaged in activities simply because they were fun and you were driven to do them? For me, that person loved writing.

When I was younger, I carried around a corduroy-covered journal (which now sits behind my desk as a reminder to be true to my Self!), and I filled the pages with stories, poems, and short plays. Writing has always been my way of figuring out the world, of capturing momentary beauty and stunning silence.

As a journalist, I’ve written about home, architecture, real estate, food, faith, and family, and I am the author of eight books. I’ve lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, and in 2007, I pivoted from full-time journalist to marketing entrepreneur when I created Your People LLC.

I was a single mother of three young children when I built Your People – a marketing and public relations company that uses storytelling, relationships, and higher purpose to build reach for our clients. I’ve worked with yoga businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and schools and universities and won lots of awards for my marketing expertise and successes!

These days, I specialize in helping authors and writers build their brands and hone their craft through my Author Brand Marketing Mastermind, The Writers Community, and private 1:1 Writing Coaching. I also do Book Coaching & Editing.

For more than 20 years, I’ve taught writing at the university level, at University of Detroit Mercy and

I’m also the host of the Make Meaning Podcast, which I launched in 2018 on my father’s 80th birthday. He was my first guest, and I interview authors, writers and people in publishing.

I was a Fulbright Specialist from 2017-2020, and I am a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing). The mother of four, I live in Huntington Woods, Michigan with my wonderful husband, Wayne State University archivist Dan Golodner.

Other places you’ll find me: Your People, Make Meaning, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


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