WORD & SONG
"You can find me where the words flow." Colleen
A Story Steeped in Sound
Colleen Songs is a proud Canadian born-and-raised ‘Writer of Word and Song’.
From writing her first song at the age of 14 to aide her communication with elderly parents, to currently working on her career as a hired wordsmith, professional songwriter, independent published author, and commissioned poet Colleen has written her way through adolescence, love, heartbreak, back to love, motherhood, conquering MS, trauma, loss, self-discovery and joy within her present moment.
Inspiring listeners through song and empowering readers through word, Colleen uses her gift of story to free herself and her followers from doubt, blame, guilt, fear, anger and loss of hope that hold us back from living our gifts, talents and dreams to the fullest.
Her writing, music and speaking journey has brought her as far as Nashville’s Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame, to the stages of eWomen Network, Dreams Take Flight, Kamp Kiwanis, WomenTalk, Blue-Friday and most recently Gems for Gems and a 3 book series of poetry for Sacred Hearts Rising compilation of authors!
Colleen has published a memoir, INHALE, about her escape from a narcissistic spouse who became severely mentally ill. Writing about it shifted the story from trauma to forgiveness and beauty, opening a conversation kept hidden away by fear. Since the release of INHALE Colleen Songs has intertwined her Public Speaking with prose and music. It has become her signature during key speaking engagements.
Currently, Colleen is in the midst of producing a future album, ‘This Life’, with CCMA and BCCMA award winning producer Tom McKillip, and spent a week in Nashville in May 2019 with Oscar and Dove award winning producer, Billy Smiley, to write and re-write songs to complement her book signing events and speaking engagements in support of mental, spiritual and physical well-being. She has started writing Book 2 and a surprise tabletop book of prose and poetry that is sure to please her fans and followers!
Since 2016 Colleen has evolved into a commissioned writer for a collection of business owners and entrepreneurs. Through the avenue of the written word, she has been able to transform her client’s thoughts, hopes, dreams and life goals into words that inspire them to live fully. This task challenges and excites her as she travels inside 'other minds' to feel, sense, and express their vision into a verbal experience.
With a personal motto that “Dreams Never Expire”
Colleen aims to encourage lost dreamers to use their unique gifts and talents to guide them back to life.
"Dreams Never Expire, but I almost did by not living them.
It took grit, and a whole lot of grace,
but by listening to them and trusting their purpose,
I am living the life I've always dreamed of!"
Writer of Word and Song.
Check out my latest podcast with 'The Gift of Being Present' titled 'Step Into Happiness with Colleen Kelba'