Heart & Soul Book Chats
The Walking Book Club is good for the mind, body, and soul too!
Heart and Soul book chats are virtual gatherings that have a philanthropic aspect.
We pair authors or books with a humanitarian cause. Instead of bringing a bottle of wine or dessert to a book club gathering, we ask that you make a small donation (if able) to participate.
Together, we can make a difference.
The Good Sister
Please join us in our next Heart and Soul Book Chat with author Sally Hepworth and audiobook narrator, Barrie Kreinik of The Good Sister to benefit the Autism Society.
A book club like yours, that’s potentially diverse, can really promote positive change. Anything that gets people talking and listening outside their own bubble of reality is a really important thing right now, I think. So keep up the great work.”
– Jeanine Cummins, author, American Dirt
This is a time when so many people need connection and a bit of an escape from everyday strife, and you’re reaching out and providing both, plus a reason to get out and walk, another thing that helps us all keep on keeping on.”
– Lisa Wingate, author, The Book of Lost Friends
Connecting to issues through creative work is a fantastic way to engage and create solutions to themes dealt with in the work. Your choice of books and access to the authors is the key to expanding the possibilities and influence of your great idea.”
– Yareli Arizmendi, narrator, American Dirt
What participants have to say
“This was an amazing and insightful discussion! So glad I was able to join. Thank you Julie for setting this up and for all your do for The Walking Book Club.”
“Thank you for this great dialogue in the book chat. I have found it to be very thought-provoking.”
“I loved the book chat, the author, and the charity you chose Julie. I really appreciate you organizing these events!”
“What a wonderful hour! Fascinating and inspiring, thank you.”
“I had tears in my eyes throughout the call.”
“Amazing, enlightening, and inspiring dialogue! Thank you!”
About Julie Kaminski
Julie Kaminski MA, NBC-HWC, holds a Master’s Art with distinction in Counseling Psychology specializing in group work, a Bachelors in Business with an emphasis is Health and Wellness, and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. She holds ACE certifications in Group Fitness and Personal Training. In addition, she is licensed with Wellcoaches, the only American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) endorsed coaching program.
Julie is the creator of numerous small group training curriculum including Fitness Plus and The Walking Book Club. She has thirty years’ experience working in private practice, major corporations, clubs, and health centers.
Julie’s areas of expertise include: group counseling, dynamic group instruction, creative solutions and project management. Extensive experience in designing custom programs for individuals and groups. Knowledgeable in all areas of wellness, including fitness, health, nutrition, eating behaviors, stress management and spiritual fulfillment. Coaching skills include the application of motivational interviewing, goal setting theory, and appreciative inquiry. She completed University of Pennsylvania’s Foundations of Positive Psychology and is the author of The Flourishing Home.