Writing Coach, Pen & Hand
Betsey O’Brien introduces people to the health-boosting benefits of capturing their thoughts on paper a few times a week.
Emphasizing the value of journaling by hand as a means of aligning our ideas and experiences with our deepest needs, Betsey helps her students get the most from their personal writing. She offers group and private workshops for brand-new, never-written before folks, for freaked-out moms and dads, and those working their way through a painful breakup, career change or health crisis.
Before launching Pen & Hand, Betsey served a wide range of corporate and nonprofit clients as a strategist and writer with Desire Path Marketing. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, mother of two and a longtime resident of Oak Park, Illinois, she is an active member of the Professional
Women’s Club of Chicago and 2016-17 president of West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs.