Speaking and Training

As a leading publishing industry expert, Lisa Tener’s engaging and interactive style inspires audiences to engage their creativity, innovate, successfully write and publish, and succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

A frequent speaker and trainer on how to write a book and get published, Lisa taught on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s CME publishing course for 13 years and women in healthcare leadership course for three. Lisa also guides audiences in nurturing creativity, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship and offers a wide range of options from keynotes and presentations to hands-on workshops and interactive webinars.

Lisa Tener Speaking at The Rhode Island Bar Association

Whether it’s a gathering of entrepreneurs, writers, healthcare providers, university professors, creatives, wellness practitioners or thought leaders, Lisa Tener offers an array of topics that can be adapted to your organization, group or company’s needs.  Lisa brings clarity, hands-on creative empowerment and fun to writing, publishing, innovation, leadership, marketing and many of today’s hottest topics. To inquire about availability or discuss the needs of your organization, please contact us.

Download Lisa’s Media Bio

Problem-Solve Your Life Through Journaling

Spark Your Creative Habit in 8 Minutes a Day

Applying the TENER Method for Creative Flow and Innovation

Bring Your Book to Life®

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

Secrets of 5- and 6-Figure Book Deals

Lisa Tener Presenting at Harvard Medical School’s CME writing and publishing course

Other Speaking Topics

Jouranling For Writers: 7 Fresh Ways to Tap Your Creative Genius

From Passion to Profit: Secrets of an Award-winning Entrepreneur

6 Steps to Becoming a 6-Figure Writer

Beyond Your Book: How to Leverage Your Book for a Successful Business

5 Ways to Sell More Books with Special Sales

Additional Topics: Lisa Tener speaks on additional business topics including entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation and work-life balance. Gold Stevie Award Winner and Marketer of the Year in Media at the American Business Awards, And Nautilus Book Award winning author, Lisa received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Selected List of Speaking Venues

Business and Professional Conferences / Organizations

Book Coach Lisa Tener Speaking at NIDA Business School Thailand
Presenting publishing strategies to professors at NIDA Business School in Bangkok, Thailand

Bookstores (workshops, talks and signings)

  • Barrington Books
  • Barnes and Noble (Warwick, Newport)
  • Wakefield Books (under previous ownership)


  • WIllett Free Library
  • Cumberland Public Library
  • Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference
  • North Kingstown Library
  • East Greenwich Free Library
  • South Kingstown Public Library
  • and more.


Corporations, Associations and Hospitals

  • NLP Top Coach, Bangkok, Thailand 2016, 2019 (solo workshop presenter)
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute (3 presentations on “Anger-obcis)
  • New Balance Shoes
  • University Professional Development Center, Wakefield RI

Lisa also teaches privately in Narragansett RI and on Zoom.

TV appearances include Great Day Washington, 3 Features on Your Best Life with Leslie Draffin (KCEN-TV, Texas), HLN Weekend Express, KTVU San Francisco, Bridge Street, ABC World News, WCVB’s Chronicle (twice), WCVB’s Health Beat, PBS-TV RI, NiteBeat, Hallmark Channel’s New Morning, What’s the Alternative? and several news programs in Boston.

Lisa has been quoted and/or featured in The New York Times, Vice, Market Watch, the Boston Globe, Providence Journal, Glamour and many other media.

Read more about Lisa Tener in the news and media.


“Consistently Rated Among the Top Instructors”

“Lisa Tener has been a writing instructor at the Harvard Medical School CME publishing course for more than a decade. She is consistently rated among the top instructors, and her excellent advice and spot on…


“A true find!”

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…


“An excellent choice for any panel, conference, or speaker series”

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…


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…


Wise and practical advice

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…


Lisa Attracted Record Crowds

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…


If you are interested in booking Lisa to speak at your next event, please contact Lisa Tener now.

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