Caroline Malloy, Ph.D.

Dynamic Coach

Coaching is, basically, teaching, but with a little more enthusiasm and a lot fewer tests.

I became a Book Coach after several friends asked me for advice and guidance on books they had been quietly writing, sometimes for years. I was, and continue to be, so honored to coach writers as they find their voices, share their stories, and write themselves into History.

I work with writers like you who follow their passions, who write for joy, and fulfillment, and sorrow, and resolution, and all the infinite emotions of our life experiences.

Part-editor, part-confidant, part-therapist, part-favorite high-school teacher, I am your #1 cheerleader as you uncover the best way to write your best story! My “job” as a Book Coach is to help writers become confident, proud authors. Yes, that’s you!

Caroline Malloy, Ph.D. headshot in blue

Accidental Historian

History was my least favorite subject in high school. Somewhere along the way, things changed (as they tend to do) and I went on to pursue my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a Historian I have taught high school, university, and lifelong learners. I have developed writing-intensive college seminars and foundational grammar courses. Through it all, my passion has been in helping my students write better and build self-confidence. I’m not talking self-confidence, although that, too, but confidence as writers and historians. 

These days, I channel my Historian skills in the best “job” ever as a Resident Historian with Viking Ocean Cruises. There is simply nothing more wonderful than sailing around the world and sharing incredible adventures with crew and guests I am honored to call dear friends!

Caroline Mallot Ph.D. historian in front of Norway waterfall

At Home

Originally from Philly, my husband and I fell in love with Chicago ten years ago and we never left. In between, we have road-tripped across most of the US and Canada, driven Route 66, and camped and hiked in dozens of National Parks. My work with Viking has taken us to new favorite places, like Norway, Cuba, and the Orkney Islands, but nothing beats coming home to enjoy our city and chill on the front porch with our two mutts, Boo and Emma.

From amazing restaurants and incredible theatre, to classic baseball and iconic architecture, Chicago really is My Kind of Town! As Susan Werner, my favorite singer-songwriter, says, “Give me Chicago any day!”

Caroline and Steve kayaking in Chicago 2019

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