Testimonials

Won 5 National Book Awards

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Not only did Lisa Tener help make my dream come true, The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue, was the proud recipient of 5 National Book Awards for Best in Motivation, Inspiration and New Non-Fiction!

The recognition and credibility of writing an award winning book has helped me launch teleseminars, telesummits, speaking and hosting my own radio show, The Best People We Know, which is in Blog Talk Radio’s top 1% and 2% in popularity in self-help. business, women, family and writing. Thank you Lisa Tener for being a jewel in the crown of life.

- Deb Scott, author of The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning Your Upside Down World Right Side Up

6-Figure Contract with Scribner

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“Meeting Lisa Tener at Harvard Medical School’s publishing course changed my life. I was struck by Lisa’s ability to bring out our creativity and at the same time how well she understood the business end of book writing and publishing. She was the book writing coach for me.

“When I met Lisa I had an amorphous idea. Lisa helped me clarify my book idea into something much more marketable than my initial concept by suggesting the perfect niche audience for my book and a spot-on title–The Creativity Cure. Lisa also guided me and my co-author step-by-step to write a top-notch book proposal–one that several agents and publishers were excited about.

“She helped us choose the right agent–who ultimately landed us a 6-figure book deal with Charles Scribner’s Sons. The clarity and advice Lisa provided contributed greatly to that outcome. Lisa’s astute pick ups and sharp thinking made all the difference.”

-Carrie Barron, MD, co-author with Alton Barron, MD of The Creativity Cure published by Charles Scribner’s Sons

Wrote 3 Chapters in a Week; Book Deal in 6 Months

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“I thought about writing a book for 17 years, but I struggled to tell my story. In January 2010, I started Bring Your Book to Life. On the drive home, the ideas came so fast, I had to pull over and take notes. The first set of exercises was so helpful that I outlined the book and wrote three chapters in the first week.

“After I completed most of my first draft, Lisa Tener guided me and fine tuned my book proposal. With her help I got a top agent and signed a book deal. Just a year after I started Lisa’s program, I handed in my final edited chapters to my publisher. Now I’m an award winning published author.”

Anne Burnett, Author of Step Ahead of Autism (Sunrise River Press and Winner of the Mom's Choice Award).

Signed with Random House

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“Lisa helped me fine-tune my book proposal and cultivate my style and voice as a writer. She knows what agents and publishers are looking for. She understands what readers desire and has a strong, instinctive sense for balancing syntax and style.

“Through it all, Lisa has been insightful and gracious — a pleasure to work with and a tremendous asset.”

Vint Virga, DVM, DACVB, author of The Soul of All Living Creatures (Broadway Books / Random House, 2013)

Lisa Attracted Record Crowds

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“Lisa Tener is an animated and informative speaker. She has been our keynote speaker twice and both meetings attracted record crowds. She drew people from the surrounding states. They knew, as I do, that a presentation with Lisa Tener would be educational and revealing and would provide a practical outline to successfully write your book.

“She easily cuts through the complexities of the publishing world. You could feel the excitement building in the room as attendees envisioned holding their published book in their hands.”

Tara C. Roth, Founding Director, New England Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Psychiatrist Published

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“As a practicing psychiatrist, I have had a book idea for several years but did not know how to get published. Lisa helped me put together a book proposal and sample chapters. The result is my first published book. Thanks, Lisa.”

Michael Banov, MD, author of Taking Antidepressants (Sunrise River Press, 2010)

Signs with Prometheus; Appears on CBS Early Show

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“I hired Lisa Tener to help me with my book proposal and sample chapters. She provided clarity on what makes a book stand out and get published, as well as insight and wisdom into the entire process. I landed a terrific agent with her help and The Favorite Child was published by Prometheus Books.

“The international response to The Favorite Child has been thrilling–from an appearance on the CBS Early Show to a top morning show in Sydney Australia to great press all over South America and 273 comments on my first post on the Huffington Post. People around the world are captivated in the concepts in The Favorite Child. Thank you, Lisa for your wise and enjoyable guidance throughout the process.”
- Dr. Ellen Weber Libby, author of The Favorite Child (Prometheus Books)

Dr. Ellen Weber Libby, author of The Favorite Child (Prometheus Books, 2009), www.ellenlibby.com

Bestseller in 2 Categories

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“Everybody told me I should write a book, but I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. In my private consultation in Lisa’s BYBTL program I got clarity on how to start and an unexpected vision emerged—a vision that was bigger than I originally imagined.

“When Juicy, Joyful Life hit bestseller in two categories on Amazon, my co-authors and I did the bestseller boogie. Since the book came out, I’ve been invited to speak in three high profile telesummits, have been interviewed on 40 radio shows and am doing more keynote speaking. The book continues to open doors for me and my second book is already underway.”

Linda Joy, author of Juicy, Joyful Life

“I found my voice.”

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I kept putting my hopes of writing a book on hold, because I felt I couldn’t do it. Lisa’s soft nudges and inspirational energy make me feel nurtured yet expertly guided. Lisa helped me find my voice and enjoy writing, despite being a novice.

“Even with little free time on my part, Lisa has helped me to breathe life into the writing gave it a life of its own. I achieved more with Lisa in two months than in 5 years of attempting to do this myself.

“Lisa helped me with my book proposal and chapters and I signed a contract with a major publisher. We sold 15,000 books in the first month. Thanks, Lisa.”

Maureen Hancock, author of The Medium Next Door (HCI Books, May 2011)

A true find!

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“We highly recommend Lisa Tener as a teacher and workshop presenter. She has been presenting at our center for years and every evaluation is positive.  I have been fortunate enough to participate in one of her programs and her information is clearly presented with great handouts. She has great breadth and depth of knowledge and meets students where they are. A true find!”

Joan Dwyer, creator and director of All That Matters

Wise and practical advice

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“Lisa Tener offered refreshingly keen insight as a panelist at the Emerging Women In Business (EWIB) Conference workshop, Focus on Courage, Not Fear.  Her wise and practical advice inspired attendees to break through their fears as they take the next steps towards entrepreneurship.”

Lisa Bergeron, Executive Director, EWIB, President, Leading Women

Sold 15,000 Books in the First Month

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“I kept putting my hopes of writing a book on hold, because I felt I couldn’t do it.. Lisa’s soft nudges and inspirational energy make me feel nurtured yet expertly guided. Lisa helped me find my voice and enjoy writing, despite being a novice.

“Even with little free time on my part, Lisa has helped me to breathe life into the writing gave it a life of its own. I achieved more with Lisa in two months than in 5 years of attempting to do this myself.

“Lisa helped me with my book proposal and chapters and I signed with a major publisher. We sold 15,000 books in the first month. Thanks, Lisa.”

Maureen Hancock, author of The Medium Next Door (HCI Books, May 2011)

Less than a year later I held my book in my hands

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“I published my book, Stuck with Mr. Wrong, a few months ago and already have heard from women that my book has changed their lives. It all started when I called Lisa nine months ago in September, 2009, and told her it was now or never.  I knew I wanted to write a book, but I needed that extra push and guidance to get started. Less than a year later I held my book in my hands.

“After her eight-week course, I’d completed eight of the ten chapters.  The weekly sessions helped me find my focus, held me accountable to my own goals, and provided some great strategies, creative ideas, and practical marketing advice. I highly recommend Lisa’s Bring Your Book to Life Program.”

Amy O’Brien, author of Stuck with Mr. Wrong (2010)

I found the magic formula for writing a book…

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“I found the magic formula for writing a book: Structure of Book Writing Course + Lisa’s Personal Guidance = Successful Book Completion. I enrolled in Lisa’s book-writing course last spring, and have completed my final draft of The Midlife Woman’s Journal: 9 Weeks to Discover More Inside You. While I originally planned to self-publish, with Lisa’s encouragement I am now working on a book proposal to send to literary agents.”

Bonnie Leonard, EdD, CLC Midlife Transition Coach for Women

I highly recommend this class.

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“In class, I found a way to make the book much more engaging and easy to use–and I had an ‘aha’ moment when my workbook went from straight workbook to a compelling story. Not only will the workbook be much more effective for students, but I realize the potential for a published book as well. I highly recommend this class.”

Dr. Irving Gibson Rhode Island

Lisa goes out of her way to over-deliver.

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“In her Bring Your Book to Life Program, Lisa empowered me to see the bigger vision of the power of my higher self behind my book. Lisa provided a uniquely resonant and powerful blend of concrete, specific writing steps, and visionary expansion.?

“Lisa and my classmates celebrated my smallest and big successes, creating an upward spiral that pulled me along, rather than pushed. Lisa enabled me to understand that I had, where I was, the ability to write this book.

“The course provided gentle-but-firm accountability to commit to accomplishment and get it done. The interactions and exercises in the group helped me come up with some of my most creative ideas.

“Without Lisa’s Bring Your Book to Life Program, I would never have gotten past the outline, ?I would have never have understood as much about getting in touch with my higher-self who knows the answers—answers that my conscious self wouldn’t allow me to see. I would not have persevered without this program.

“Lisa goes out of her way to over-deliver.”

- Monica Strobel, author of The Compliment Quotient, Wise Roads Press, 2011

I’ve realized that, when I’m ready, I’ll be writing my book with Lisa

“I’ve taken classes from some of the very best, leading edge empowerment teachers in the world and in many respects Lisa outshines them all. I’ve witnessed Lisa’s classes while “conducting” the technological aspects from behind the scenes and was blown away by her teaching. I’ve realized that, when I’m ready, I’ll be writing my book with Lisa.

?“Lisa facilitates an engaging community where everyone is encouraged to draw upon her or his own inner wisdom along with the support and experience of the course community. Lisa consistently guides us back to trusting our own Creative Spirit.   ??

“She provides valuable, practical suggestions that come from her many years of writing and publishing success, and she creates a transformational, accountable environment where I come away from each class feeling invigorated and much more confident about the whole process of changing what I need to change so that these dreams of mine really can come true. ??

“It also helps that she just flat out loves this subject. I have wholeheartedly recommended Lisa’s Bring Your Book to Life Program to my friends and to anyone who wishes to share their signature gifts with the world.

- Joshua Home Edwards

She brings a new life to those who have always yearned one.

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“I started late last January taking Lisa’s class and ten months later my life has completely changed for the better.  Lisa’s classes and expertise do way more than bring one’s book to life. She brings a new life to those who have always yearned one.”

- Anne Burnett, author of Step Ahead of Autism (Sunrise River Press, pub date: July, 2011)

Here’s what Producers and Hosts Say about Lisa

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“As a TV host and producer, I’ve booked Lisa for three different shows and one news segment.  On my most recent series, “What’s the Alternative?”, I chose her as the very first guest for my first show because I knew she’d be fun, authentic, open, articulate, intelligent and a breeze to work with.  And I was absolutely right!  Highly talented and intelligent, Lisa can juggle a variety of concepts, projects, and personalities while remaining warm, upbeat and on the ball.  She’s a delight.”

Portland Helmich, TV host and producer

Alina Ng, author of Copyright and Progress

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“When I called Lisa, I needed help getting a book project organized and off the ground. Lisa helped me organize my time, kept me committed to a writing schedule, and put me in touch with the right people to review my work. Thanks to Lisa, I completed my book on schedule and as planned.”

- Alina Ng, author of Copyright and Progress, Edward Elgar, November 2011

My whole life transformed…

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“My whole life transformed since hiring Lisa as my book coach. I learned to trust myself and my writing and speaking abilities.”

- Pat Hastings, Author of Simply a Woman of Faith

In 15 minutes, Lisa guided me…

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“In 15 minutes, Lisa guided me to a place where I achieved crystal clarity about a publishing question I’d been struggling with for many weeks. At that moment, I was set free to soar forward on my journey with joyous confidence. I now know my path.”

- Michelle Mullady, author of For Women: 101 Ways to Love Yourself

If you have a book in you, contact Lisa.

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“My heartfelt appreciation goes to my book editor/coach, Lisa Tener, whose insights and expertise enhanced my original manuscript. Thank you, Lisa, for being my mind/body/spirit cheerleader. If you have a book in you, contact Lisa.”

- Evana Maggiore, author of Fashion Feng Shui

Without Lisa, my writing skills would be marginal.

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“Without Lisa, my writing skills would be marginal. I truly believed in what I wanted to say and thank Lisa for teaching me how to put it into words. And, I found Lisa fun to work with.”

- Vickie Jimenez, co-author of Champagne Thoughts and Caviar Power.

Few people are both good coaches/teachers and excellent in their writing craft. Lisa is both.

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“I researched 50 writing coaches and editors, chose 10 to interview and picked Lisa. Few people are both good coaches/teachers and excellent in their writing craft. Lisa is both.

“Lisa is particularly valuable as she understands the marketing rigor required for non-fiction promotion. This is on top of her extraordinary writing and editing skills.

“Lisa was especially helpful when self-doubt and writer’s block reared their ugly heads. The end result is that I was able to create and complete a top notch investing system (manual and a workbook) that is the cornerstone of my financial education and coaching.”

- Nalini Indorf Kaplan, President, Gold Pearl Advisors LLC and creator of 10 Minute Investing.

An Ideal TV Guest

“As a TV host and producer, I’ve booked Lisa for three different shows and one news segment.  On my most recent series, “What’s the Alternative?”, I chose her as the very first guest for my first show because I knew she’d be fun, authentic, open, articulate, intelligent and a breeze to work with.  And I was absolutely right!  Highly talented and intelligent, Lisa can juggle a variety of concepts, projects, and personalities while remaining warm, upbeat and on the ball.  She’s a delight.”

Portland Helmich, TV host and producer

Signs with Top Publisher

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“When I decided to write a book, I thought you can just have a great idea and a publisher will say, “Yes.” Was I ever wrong! Lisa demystified the process and helped me understand exactly what I needed to be successful.

“If you’re serious, hire an expert and that expert is Lisa. She made sure my proposal was flawless and she helped me find the perfect agent in Jeanne Fredericks. The Generosity Plan is being published by a top publisher?and my top choice?in 2010.

“I could never have anticipated publishing my first book before turning forty under such impressive terms and conditions.”

Kathy LeMay, President, Raising Change, Author of The Generosity Plan (Simon and Schuster's Atria Books/Beyond Words, January, 2010)

Prominent DC Therapist Signs with Prometheus

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When I attended the Harvard Medical School publishing course, I had an idea that the work I was doing with favorite children had the potential for a groundbreaking psychology book. I also knew that the publishing world was entirely new to me and I wanted an expert on my team. I hired Lisa Tener to help me with my book proposal and sample chapters.

She provided clarity on what makes a proposal stand out and a book get published, as well as offering insight and wisdom into the entire process. I landed a terrific agent and publisher.

Lisa also provided insightful editing and feedback as I wrote the rest of my book. Lisa helped me translate words from professional jargon to better understood language– and without diluting the integrity of the work.

Publishing my booked helped me get my ideas out to a much larger audience. I’ve now been on the CBS Early Show talking about The Favorite Child and I blog on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Thank you Lisa for the strong start”

Dr. Ellen Weber Libby, author of The Favorite Child (Prometheus Books)

Lisa Tener would be an excellent choice for any panel, conference, or speaker series

michelle-girasole

“I have had the opportunity to hear Lisa Tener speak on several occasions, at business conferences, inspirational events, workshops and in her 8 week book writing class.  She is one of the most engaging, dynamic speakers I have ever met.  She imparts on her students a strong sense of the writing process and current state of the publishing industry.  But perhaps more important, Lisa had the ability to engage me in each session, so that I always left with a clear plan of action – an understanding of the next steps I needed to take my dream of writing and publishing my book to the next level.  Her insight into the publishing world is extremely helpful to first time authors.  Lisa Tener would be an excellent choice for any panel, conference, or speaker series.”

Michelle Girasole, M.B.A. Author of The Sassy Ladies' Toolkit for Start-Up Businesses

A Sought After Speaker

“Lisa Tener saved the day when one of our panelists on social media and publishing could not make the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference in 2010. Lisa’s presentation stood out–she was well prepared, engaging and imparted some of the best advice we’d heard. Even before we had a topic, the committee asked her to come back as a featured speaker this year.”

Gigi Edwards, Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island

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