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Lisa Tener, Book Coach Bio
Book Coach, Publishing Expert, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Creativity Catalyst
Awarded the Silver Stevie for "Mentor/Coach of the Year" by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Lisa Tener is an inspiring book writing and publishing coach, author, entrepreneur and speaker.
As a Creativity Catalyst, Lisa Tener is known for helping visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, creatives, healing professionals, therapists, coaches and people from all walks of life access their juiciest ideas, write in a state of flow and do their finest work. Lisa contributed a chapter to The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives (edited by Eric Maisel and published by Routledge). She is the author of the forthcoming book The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day, which debuts on September 22, 2021.
As a Book Coach, Lisa Tener helps with all aspects of book writing: from creating your book concept to writing and editing. She has specialized expertise with helping authors write successful book proposals.
Lisa Helps Authors Write Books, Get Published and Soar!
Lisa is a leading authority in book proposal development, whose clients have signed 5- and 6-figure book deals with HarperCollins, Random House, Hachette, Beyond Words, New World Library, New Harbinger, St. Martin's Press, Yale University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, HCI and other major publishers, as well as self published.
Lisa Tener's clients are making a difference in the world with their books and their message. They have appeared on Oprah, Today, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, CNN, PBS, Fox News, in the New York Times and much more.
For over a dozen years, Lisa served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School's continuing education course on Writing and Publishing Books, where she taught workshops on writing, book proposals and publishing. She also taught writing and publishing workshops for Harvard Medical School's leadership course for women in healthcare.
In addition to private coaching on writing books and book proposals, developing an author platform and overcoming creative blocks, Lisa offers private courses on:
Her popular courses include the Stevie-Award-winning Bring Your Book to Life® Program.
A Wise Guide
Lisa has been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Glamour, WebMD, Vice, MarketWatch and more. Her first book received a stellar review in the Chicago Tribune, and was featured or reviewed in dozens of other newspapers and magazines. Lisa has appeared on ABC World News, PBS TV, Chronicle, local news and more. She is also a popular podcast guest who speaks on boosting creativity, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship and more. After all, you want a book coach who walks the walk she's proposing for her clients!
An advocate for blogging, Lisa also blogs on books and publishing for the Thrive Global, The Business Journals and more. You can also read her timeless articles on book writing nad publishing on the Huffington Post,
Is Lisa a Fit for Your Book Coaching Needs?
Lisa Tener's 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 other visionaries. They blog nationally for Psychology Today, WebMD, Forbes, the Huffington Post and other national media.
Lisa can help you:
- Get in touch with your inner knowing as you work on your book, your business and other creative projects.
- Tap into your creativity to write and create your best work.
- Gain clarity on your book concept.
- Get your book written.
- Write a compelling book proposal.
- Develop a strategy for growing your platform; introduce you to optimal resources and people to help you execute the plan.
- Develop a business plan to help make your book an income-producing and successful venture.
Facilitating Breakthroughs in Creativity and Productivity
Lisa is also known for:
- Helping clients break through creative blocks and challenges
- Empowering writers and creatives to be accountable and stay committed to their work
- Her ability to help you connect with your creative source for inspiration and momentum
- A holistic and exciting approach to writing, business and other creative projects
“I felt lost until I found Lisa Tener. Lisa helped me get essential clarity by focusing in on both what I felt most passionate about and what would make the book most meaningful and appealing to…Read more...
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 powerful way to eliminate creativity blocks.
Lisa is a sought after speaker, presenting at national writers conferences (including San Francisco Writers Conference and Ocean State Writers Conference, library conferences and many conferences and events for entrepreneurs and women, including Harvard Medical School CME publishing course, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Bryant University Women's Summit). She speaks at international professional conferences, including the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Annual Conference. She served as both a panelist and presenter for the International Women's Writing Guild's Meet the Authors Conference, the Association of Rhode Island Authors and the Festival of Rhode Island Authors.
Lisa's many awards include The Gold Stevie Award for "Company of the Year - Media and Entertainment - Small Businesses in 2016 (International Business Awards), The Providence Business News Women Achievement Award, and both The Gold Award for Marketer of the Year in Media and The Silver Stevie Award for Best New Service of the Year-Media (for her Bring Your Book to Life® Program), both from the American Business Awards.In addition to winning 5 Stevie Awards, Lisa has been awarded Start Up Nation's Home Based 100 and The Providence Business News Business Women Achievement Award and Positive Writer's Top 50 Writing Blogs several years in a row.
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). She originated the concept of Anger-obics, exercises that tap into intuition, humor and creativity to understand anger and communicate in healthy ways.
Lisa has taught writing and creativity workshops throughout the United States, in the Caribbean and in Southeast Asia since 1994. She also taught Anger-obics workshops with co-author Peaco Todd at conference centers, corporations and hospitals including New Balance Athletic Shoes, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Diverse Education and Writing Mentors
As an undergraduate at MIT, 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 served as co-chair of the Marketing Club and . She earned her Bachelor's degree from MIT, where she minored in writing.
Lisa is trained in a number of holistic systems and practices that have informed the creative nature of her work:
- Lisa's most recent body of work is inspired by her study and practice of qigong, yoga, sufi dancing and other spiritual practices.
- Lisa's signature exercise, "Meet Your Muse" comes from studying indigenous shamanic practices.
- Anger-obics was inspired by her studies in alternative and complementary healing modalities, especially Polarity Therapy.
Prior to becoming an author, trainer and coach, Lisa 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%.
Lisa Tener is an enthusiastic advocate for the power of the written word to transform careers, businesses and people.