Blog Submission Guidelines
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Thanks for your interest in submitting a blog post to InnerProfessional. Please read through these guidelines to better ensure your post will align with our mission, values, topics, and standards.
We welcome submissions from leaders, authors, consultants, coaches, trainers, and even alumni of our courses. Our blog is intended as a platform to provide our audience with valuable or actionable information. We want to amplify perceptive voices and share stories from the trenches and beyond. We’d love to hear about your research, insights, or anything you’re passionate about in the name of personal transformation and wisdom for the workplace.
We generally publish original articles weekly. Your submission will be added to our queue for consideration.
We prefer submissions in the range of 250-600 words.
Our audience includes growth-minded professionals, members of professional associations, plus leaders and training managers interested in organizational, leadership, or employee development.
InnerProfessional curates a catalog of transformative leadership and professional development programs. Our mission is to educate, coach, and inspire professionals toward their highest level of conscious, authentic contribution to realize success and well-being in their organizations, communities, and personal lives.
We promote growth mindsets, self-awareness exploration, and the expansion of positive personal and interpersonal behavioral skills. The skills we impart are evidence-based and suited for professionals of all stripes and organizations of all sizes. We also strive for cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion among both our contributors and audience.
We are looking for content that is positive and actionable for leaders, professionals, and their organizations.
Categories include conscious leadership, self awareness, emotional intelligence, effective communication, decision-making, change management, positive psychology, mindfulness, professional development, coaching, and more.
Does your article:
- Help the reader learn a technique that is useful for their work or professional life?
- Provide interesting, relevant career or leadership information?
- Inform on a current issue or resource that someone may be unaware of and could benefit from acquiring?
- Offer a “how to” guide for navigating a common, yet complex, situation?
What We Look For
We’re looking for writing that goes beyond generalities and explores a specific aspect or application of a practice. Successful guest contributions teach our readers something new about conscious professionalism or leadership, and rely on data-driven information or tested solutions. References to supporting research are welcome but not required; if your article does reference research, please include links to any studies mentioned.
We also look for:
- Original concepts, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing.
- Articles reflecting the writing style/tone of the InnerProfessional Blog. We aim to be professionally casual, yet helpful, and typically we stay away from buzzwords and jargon.
- Proper attribution of data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article. (Note: All data should have originated within the last two years.)
- No more than one link to your company’s website in the body of the post. (Note: This includes your website homepage, blog, pricing page, etc)
While we certainly publish posts from time to time that don’t fall into any of of the above topics or categories, your post has the best chance of being accepted based on matching our guidelines.
What We Won’t Accept
We cannot accept anything that:
- Has already been published or is intended to be published elsewhere.
- May be construed as a link-building scheme.
- Is overly promotional for your company or organization.
- Is offensive or inaccurate.
- Is overly critical of individuals or companies — this is not a site to air grievances.
We only accept original posts that have never been nor will be published elsewhere online. If your posts have already been published, please do not submit them to us in the hope that the earlier publication will not be discovered. If you have content that was previously published in another format (e.g. audio or video), please contact us for further information as we can discuss this on a case-by-case basis.
All submissions should include a short bio, headshot, and link to the author’s website or blog. This will appear at the bottom of your post in the byline section. If you previously or are currently attending an InnerProfessional course, please note the course and the year, if applicable.
Feel free to send us images to accompany the post, submitted as high-resolution .jpg files. You must have permission to use any images you send, and proper attribution is required.
Guest bloggers may submit posts as frequently or infrequently as they wish, and you are encouraged to promote posts through you own social media networks. However, please refrain from promoting your business or practice in the post itself.
You are encouraged to link to your guest post to promote it on social media. However, we cannot allow you to republish your guest post to your own blog, LinkedIn, Medium, inbound.org or any other online platform afterward.
Please be sure to monitor and respond to any comments on your post.
Editing and Publishing
If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published. That process may take up to two weeks and the publishing date could exceed this timeline, based on the needs of our editorial calendar.
Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot respond to all submissions.
Publishing of the blog post will be done solely at the discretion of InnerProfessional. We reserve the right to decline publishing or to remove any post after it has been published.
We reserve the right to edit posts for spelling, grammar, etc. We may suggest changes to your article or images.
We further reserve the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, as well as update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Our editors reserve the right to include calls-to-action to other InnerProfessional content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.
In rare cases, contributed posts may be removed from the blog and the URL may be recycled.
Our marketing teams reserve the right to use the guest blog author’s likeness across our content as we see fit, including but not limited to our social media channels.
How should I submit content?
Please complete the following form to propose your suggested blog topic.
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