I am a professional writer and editorial consultant. I have served as a consulting editor or ghostwriter on around 20 book projects, mostly in the business/leadership space. I've worked on books published by McGraw-Hill, Crown Business, Tyndale, Palgrave, Broadway, BenBella, Word, and Greanleaf, among others. My clients have included best-selling authors Steve Farber, John Maxwell, Mark Sanborn, Tommy Spaulding, and Elise Mitchell. I am the author of Grow Like Jesus: Practicing Luke 2:52 Discipleship, the co-author (with Mike Thompson) of Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance, and co-author (with Michael Brown) of Followship: Servant Leaders. Serving Leaders (a business training program). My career also includes writing and editing credits in the newspaper, magazine, marketing, advertising, and training industries. I've written everything from an eight-week training program for leaders in a Fortune 50 company to books and blogs for best-selling authors.
I live out my passion for helping others shape and effectively communicate their message to a broad audience. I typically work with three to five clients at a time on a variety of communications-related projects. I look for clients with shared values, interests, and goals, and who want a collaborative and creative relationship.
"Readers looking for inspiration (or just a great story) will discover a wild ride that proves just how twisty some paths to Christ can be." - Publisher's Weekly Many of us would say it takes guts and a little bit of crazy to step toe-to-toe with a powerful, 1,700 pound bull. For Hall-of-Fame bullfighter, Jeremy Sparks, it took faith. Sparks' remarkable and illustrious journey began at a young... read more
THE JOURNEY MATTERS AS MUCH AS THE DESTINATION.Scrap the map and go full throttle. Most leadership books tell you how to set and achieve goals. This one is different. This one is written by a communications leader who’s as passionate about riding motorcycles as she is about running her business. Her name is Elise Mitchell, and she wants to tell you about her journey—from starting her own agenc... read more
Grow Like Jesus is the first book to delve into Luke 2:52, "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."—a verse that spans the gap between Jesus the child and Jesus at the start of his ministry—and unpack its lessons in ways that are simple to understand but deep enough to drive meaningful changes in a person’s life.While we don’t know if Jesus performed miracles whil... read more
Forging Grit is a fictional story that brings to life the science-backed theory that grit matters, and that any leader can develop it. Set in Nepal, it recounts the experiences of a business leader who encounters some extreme misfortune while taking a break from a special assignment in India. Through his own pain and suffering and through witnessing the ingenuity and grit of the people in a re... read more
TRUE STORIES. REAL PEOPLE. CURRENT ISSUES.Volume One of "The American Immigrant" series, "The Outsiders," shares immigrant stories connected to our current cultural climate and celebrates those who help build our nation.This is the first volume in a series of short books filled with incredible stories of adversity, freedom, and success.In this volume you'll connect with stories of immigrants w... read more
Good followers know how to serve the people around them by getting things done, by working well with others, by having a good attitude, by setting a good example for others, by growing their skillsets, by offering their opinions … by making a positive difference. They aren’t just another cog in a machine. They are servant leaders serving leaders. They are making a positive difference.For a fre... read more
New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding shows you how looking inwards--and leading with your heart--can transform your life. In his New York Times bestseller, It’s Not Just Who You Know, world renowned leadership speaker and former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally. In The Hear... read more
On the outside, it looked like Tim Brown was living the American Dream.After overcoming a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family rife with drugs and alcohol, he became a millionaire by age 30 and had a beautiful wife and young son, a deep commitment to the community, and a big house where he could entertain friends and clients. But all was not as it appeared. Behind closed doors, Tim’s ... read more
A practical guide packed with examples of organizations that have successfully tapped into the hidden talents of their workforce. Managers will learn to recognize and mine some key, fundamental leadership traits that are essential for a competitive business.
In Up, Down, or Sideways, Mark Sanborn, author of the bestselling book The Fred Factor, prepares you for life’s inevitable cycles of up and down—and, too often, sideways. We tend to be surprised when downturns hit us and treat them as the exception—and when times are good, we act as if they will never change. In this book, Mark shows us what we should always be doing to be prepared for these c... read more
For frustrated managers and leaders, a guide to instilling a strong work ethic in the modern workforce.Work ethic in America is fast declining, plaguing young and old alike. But in Reviving Work Ethic, Eric Chester shows that you do best to focus on your young employees--those whose habits and ideals can still be influenced. He presents an incisive look at the root of the entitlement mentality... read more
In It’s Not Just Who You Know, Tommy Spaulding—the former CEO of Up With People—has written the new How to Win Friends and Influence People for the twenty-fist century. Success—in business and in life—is all about relationships. In this powerful guide to reaching out to others, Spaulding takes Dale Carnegie’s classic philosophy to the next level—how to create lasting relationships that go well... read more
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I’m a creative consultant and strategic wordsmith who helps people and companies sort through their ideas to find clarity and direction.
I have an extensive history in writing, editing, and teaching humor, parody, and satire, both in articles and novels. Also kids' fiction.