Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach, author and speaker. Her clients have gotten 5- and 6-figure book deals with HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Random House, Scribner’s, HCI, Beyond Words, New World Library, Hay House, Yale University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, ABC-CLIO and other major publishers, as well as self published.
Lisa Tener’s clients have appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, CNN, Fox News, in the New York Times and much more. Her Bring Your Book to Life Program won The Silver Stevie Award for Best New Service of the Year-Media in the American Business Awards 2012 and she was awarded The Gold Award for Marketer of the Year in Media.
Lisa serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School continuing education course on writing and publishing books. She is a regular columnist for Aspire Magazine Online and her articles are often featured on the front cover with articles by luminaries including Cheryl Richardson, Colette Baron-Reid, Marci Shimoff and Marianne Williamson. Lisa served on the magazine’s advisory board as well as the advisory board of the International Association of Writers.
Her clients include doctors, therapists, consultants, company presidents and managers, success and life coaches, people with unusual true stories, university professors, holistic practitioners, healing professionals, moms and others. They blog nationally for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, WebMD and other national venues.
Book Writing Coach Lisa Can Help You Write a Book and Get Published
As a book writing coach, Lisa Tener assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice, prioritizing projects, developing an author platform, setting clear goals and developing a system for creative success. She teaches 8 week classes on book writing and workshops on Writing in the Zone, her 5 step system for inspiration and success for writers, a sure fire way to eliminate writer’s block.
Lisa is a sought after speaker and regularly presents at the Harvard Medical School CME publishing course, national writers conferences (including San Francisco Writers Conference and Ocean State Writers Conference, library conferences and many conferences and events for entrepreneurs and women. She speaks at international professional conferences, including the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Annual Conference. She served as a panelist for the International Women’s Writing Guild’s Meet the Authors Conference and the Festival of Rhode Island Authors.
Lisa is co-author with Peaco Todd and Jane Middelton-Moz of The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger: Dynamic Tools for Healthy Relationships (Health Communications, 2005). She originated the concept of Anger-obics, and developed the majority of the Anger-obics exercises in the book.
She has taught writing and creativity workshops throughout New England and in the Caribbean since 1994. She also taught Anger-obics workshops with co-author Peaco Todd at conference centers, such as Learning Connection (Providence) and All That Matters (Wakefield, RI) and for corporations and organizations such as New Balance Athletic Shoes, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Ocean State Association of Residential Resources.
As an undergraduate, Lisa Tener studied writing with the late Frank Conroy, during his tenure as Director of the Literature Program at the National Endowment for the Arts (before he became Director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop), Broadway Playwright A.R. Gurney, Jr., and award-winning poets Jean Valentine and Gjertrud Schnackenberg. She earned her Master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where she concentrated in marketing. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from MIT, where she minored in writing. Anger-obics was inspired by her studies in alternative and complementary healing modalities.
Prior to becoming an author, trainer and coach, she served as Executive Director of Hospitality Homes in Boston, an organization that provides housing for the families of patients who visit Boston for medical treatment. The housing is in the homes of volunteer hosts. During her tenure, the organization increased services by more than 300% and increased income by over 400%.