About Burning Soul Collective

Inspiring, empowering, and creating a better world—
just by capturing your life story.



Who We Are

Burning Soul Collective turns inspiring life stories into impact-driven, book-led movements and fosters positive, generational change. We help capture your experiences, perspectives, knowledge, transformations, revelations, and growth to empower others who need to hear your story the most. We specialize in book coaching, ghostwriting, publishing, and marketing to support changemakers on their author journey.

Our mission is simple: We believe your story is worthy of being written and recorded because your time here matters—the valleys and peaks of the mountains you've scaled and how you've become who you are today. We believe others will be empowered by your story when shared. It’s letting that burning soul within free, allowing yourself to be seen and heard for who you truly are, trusting your authenticity is enough—believing that you are enough.

Founded by Lauren Eckhardt, the name Burning Soul originally came from a collection of essays she wrote when she was only 9 years old. It was her thoughts on all types of topics ranging from bullying to marriage to racism. She called it “One Burning Soul” because of a vision she had of someone caught in a glass box, screaming and pounding as people walked by, dying to be seen and heard for who they truly are, yet being ignored. When it came time to launch Burning Soul Collective (formerly Burning Soul Press), Lauren knew her drive was to re-write that narrative and help people’s time here on this earth MATTER by their journeys being honored and captured in something that’s not easily erased: books.

Your unique voice—your experiences, thoughts, values, beliefs, perspectives, emotions, heart, and soul—has the power to change another’s life forever.

When joining the BSC family, we help you write, publish and market your book using our unique Soulful Author Framework. This isn’t your typical writing approach. The Soulful Author framework will challenge you to dig deep into the soulful core of who you are to embrace this new journey and the impact you’re about to make with your words. It guides especially those with entrepreneurial spirits to turn their passionate messages into published books and social-impact missions, and those with already established ventures to deeply connect with their audience through the vulnerability of the stories within their life journey.

Writing a book is meaningful- not something to be done quickly. If you want to do more with your dream than just write a book- you’re more focused on your message and long-term impact, you’re exactly who we want to work with.

Are you ready to share your story and fulfill your soul’s mission?

Welcome to Burning Soul Collective.

Lauren Eckhardt
Founder & CEO


Lauren is an award-winning and best-selling author and CEO, ghostwriter, and book coach at Burning Soul Press. She’s also the mama to two little guys who are her why that drives her every day. She’s an advocate for determined and passionate writers who listen to their soul’s calling and the number one cheerleader for our authors. 

Allison Buehner
Growth & Strategy Director

Allison has worked in the PR sphere in various industries her entire career. As the Growth & Strategy Director for Burning Soul Press, she works on larger strategic initiatives to elevate the BSP brand to reach those with an impactful story to share. Allison is passionate about the structure and strategy of language within the complexities of storytelling and takes pride in her nickname “the walking thesaurus”.

Claire Coffey
Success Manager


Claire is a contemporary romance author. She lives on iced coffee and sloppy Boxer puppy kisses. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and puzzles. Claire is dedicated to guiding our authors throughout their publishing and marketing journey, as their point of contact for any questions or needs throughout the process and beyond.

Julie Navickas
Impact Manager


Julie Navickas is a contemporary romance novelist, author of the Trading Heartbeats trilogy. She instructs writing-based courses focused on public relations and magazine production and design at Illinois State University. Julie has a master’s degree in both English studies and organizational communication and provides our authors with PR expertise, tools, resources, and actionable strategies to expand their impact and reach their readers.

Some of Our Soul Authors

Why We Are Here

Burning Soul Press is comprised of creatives, indie writers and authors.
Everything we do is to make it easier for others to have their dreams come true.
Every decision and action reflects our values. If you value our values, you’ll value what we can do for you.


Transparency of our souls’ messages, our journeys, and everything we do, including the investment in us. We won’t try to sell you on us if we’re not a good fit. 

Lasting Impact

All BSP authors are dedicated to the lasting impact of their words and message. Join the community of other-like minded writers making a difference every single day.


Your most authentic self is what this world needs. We make sure every choice you make and all that you do with your book aligns with your authenticity and values.


There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all service when it comes to writing and publishing a book. We honor what makes you and your story unique and shine a light on it.


We believe everyone has a story that can empower others. We create safe spaces for vulnerability so that deeper connections can foster and empowerment spars like wildfire.


Most creative ventures are solitary, but we know the impact a great support team can have to the success of our dreams. No one is being forced in a box here. We’re creatives helping creatives be free.

Ready to get started?


Take your book from concept to completion! 

Join fellow soulful authors on a journey, following guided step-by-step instructions and receiving personalized training in writing, publishing, and marketing/PR. 
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