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Tim Vandehey

Tim Vandehey - Ghostwriter

Kansas City, MO, United States

Nonfiction book ghostwriter and book doctor with 50+ books written, 17 with major New York publishers, and 2 New York Times bestsellers.

Overview

I'm a New York Times bestselling nonfiction ghostwriter who's written more than 50 books in genres like self-help, memoir, wellness and finance and published them with houses like Simon & Schuster, Random House and Wiley & Sons. I'm also a blues musician, rabid baseball fan, travel aficionado, and totally smitten dad.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Finance & Accounting Health & wellbeing Nature Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation True Crime

Awards

  • 2012 Independent Publisher Gold Award for "Leadersh*t: Rethinking the Path to Great Leading"
  • 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medalist in the operations management/lean/continuous improvement category for "MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement"

Work experience

Senior Writer/Designer

Hobbs-Herder Advertising
January, 1991 – December, 1995 (almost 5 years)

Executive Editor

Rainbow Publications
May, 1988 – November, 1990 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love

DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good

Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for “the one” to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths but it wasn... read more

Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for “the one” to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths but it wasn... read more

How to Sell a Crapload of Books:: 10 Secrets of a Killer Author Marketing Platform

Tim Vandehey, Naren Aryal

WRITTEN A BOOK? GOOD FOR YOU. PUBLISHED IT? AWESOME. WANT PEOPLE TO BUY IT? GET A PLATFORM.In How to Sell a Crapload of Books, Tim Vandehey and Naren Aryal share 10 secrets about building a killer marketing platform that nobody else is talking about. We're not talking commonplace, no-duh advice like building your Twitter following or writing a professional press release, but straight talk like... read more

WRITTEN A BOOK? GOOD FOR YOU. PUBLISHED IT? AWESOME. WANT PEOPLE TO BUY IT? GET A PLATFORM.In How to Sell a Crapload of Books, Tim Vandehey and Naren Aryal share 10 secrets about building a killer marketing platform that nobody else is talking about. We're not talking commonplace, no-duh advice like building your Twitter following or writing a professional press release, but straight talk like... read more

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self

DeVon Franklin

Hollywood executive DeVon Franklin shows readers how to live and work their faith from nine to five, not just after quitting time.STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitiou... read more

Hollywood executive DeVon Franklin shows readers how to live and work their faith from nine to five, not just after quitting time.STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitiou... read more

MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement

Tracy Maylett, Paul Warner

A Five-part Approach to Making Organizations Stronger, More Profitable, and Better Places to Work. Employees and leaders intuitively know that when we find a place where we can throw our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands into our work, we are happier, healthier, and produce better results. Yet, most struggle to understand exactly why we engage in some environments, and don't in others. Magic i... read more

A Five-part Approach to Making Organizations Stronger, More Profitable, and Better Places to Work. Employees and leaders intuitively know that when we find a place where we can throw our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands into our work, we are happier, healthier, and produce better results. Yet, most struggle to understand exactly why we engage in some environments, and don't in others. Magic i... read more

Walk Away Wealthy: The Entrepreneur's Exit-Planning Playbook

Mark Tepper

The essential guide to selling your business--and walking away with maximum wealth Nearly every entrepreneur dreams of one day selling their business for big bucks, but far too many aren't aware of exactly what it takes to do so. The sobering truth is that it's very easy for the entrepreneurs who don't know what they're doing to walk away from a sale without the financial freedom they hoped fo... read more

The essential guide to selling your business--and walking away with maximum wealth Nearly every entrepreneur dreams of one day selling their business for big bucks, but far too many aren't aware of exactly what it takes to do so. The sobering truth is that it's very easy for the entrepreneurs who don't know what they're doing to walk away from a sale without the financial freedom they hoped fo... read more

I'm Here To Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance

Chris McCormack

In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful triathlete.In 2010, at the age of 37, Macca beat the odds and won the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii for a second time i... read more

In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful triathlete.In 2010, at the age of 37, Macca beat the odds and won the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii for a second time i... read more

The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results

Tracy Maylett, Matthew Wride

Want a profit-enhancing Customer Experience? Start with the Employee Experience.The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), you must first build a s... read more

Want a profit-enhancing Customer Experience? Start with the Employee Experience.The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), you must first build a s... read more

Lovability: How to Build a Business That People Love and Be Happy Doing It

Brian de Haaff

Love is the surprising emotion that company builders cannot afford to ignore. Genuine, heartfelt devotion and loyalty from customers — yes, love — is what propels a select few companies ahead. Think about the products and companies that you really care about and how they make you feel. You do not merely like those products, you adore them. Consider your own emotions and a key insight is reveal... read more

Love is the surprising emotion that company builders cannot afford to ignore. Genuine, heartfelt devotion and loyalty from customers — yes, love — is what propels a select few companies ahead. Think about the products and companies that you really care about and how they make you feel. You do not merely like those products, you adore them. Consider your own emotions and a key insight is reveal... read more

The Inversion Factor: How to Thrive in the IoT Economy (MIT Press)

Linda Bernardi, Sanjay Sarma, Kenneth Traub

In the past, companies found success with a product-first orientation; they made a thing that did a thing. The Inversion Factor explains why the companies of today and tomorrow will have to abandon the product-first orientation. Rather than asking "How do the products we make meet customer needs?" companies should ask "How can technology help us reimagine and fill a need?" Zipcar, for example,... read more

In the past, companies found success with a product-first orientation; they made a thing that did a thing. The Inversion Factor explains why the companies of today and tomorrow will have to abandon the product-first orientation. Rather than asking "How do the products we make meet customer needs?" companies should ask "How can technology help us reimagine and fill a need?" Zipcar, for example,... read more

You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life

Anthony Sullivan, Tim Vandehey

TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation.Pitching is about persuasion: radiating positivity, controlling the situation, winning an audience's trust, creating "fierce agreement," and getting them to want to give you what you're asking for. Written not just for a business audience, You Get What You Pitch For will approach the pitc... read more

TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation.Pitching is about persuasion: radiating positivity, controlling the situation, winning an audience's trust, creating "fierce agreement," and getting them to want to give you what you're asking for. Written not just for a business audience, You Get What You Pitch For will approach the pitc... read more

The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

DeVon Franklin, Tim Vandehey

Secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the core principles of faith, but the opposite is true: Your faith was designed to thrive in the secular world and ... read more

Secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the core principles of faith, but the opposite is true: Your faith was designed to thrive in the secular world and ... read more

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