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Stephen Caldwell

Stephen Caldwell - Ghostwriter

Fayetteville, United States

Ghostwriter. Books published by McGraw-Hill, Crown Business, Tyndale, Broadway. Clients include Steve Farber, John Maxwell, Mark Sanborn.

Overview

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.

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Sports & outdoor recreation Transportation

Work experience

Chief Word Architect

Self-employed
January, 2008 – Present (almost 10 years)

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.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Go West: 10 Principles that Guided My Cowboy Journey

Jeremy Sparks, Stephen Caldwell

"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

"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

Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance (Business Books)

Elise Mitchell

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

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: Practicing Luke 2:52 Discipleship

Stephen Caldwell

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

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: A Story of Leadership Perseverance

Mike Thompson, Stephen Caldwell

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

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

The American Immigrant: The Outsiders (Kindle Single)

Dick Gephardt, Mark Russell

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

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

Followship: Servant Leaders. Serving Leaders.

Stephen Caldwell, Michael Brown

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

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

The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life

Tommy Spaulding

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

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

Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living

Tim Brown

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

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

Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce

D. Monroe

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.

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.

Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between

Mark Sanborn

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

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

Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader's Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce

Eric Chester

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

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

It's Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships

Tommy Spaulding

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

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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