Business Writers Radio was at the 2nd Annual 2017 Business Writers Conference in Birmingham, AL. The Business Writers Conference has experts in business book publishing to show you the practices, tools, and connections you need to have success publishing books about your expertise and experience.
Willy Steiner has been an executive leadership coach for 20 years, serving senior leaders on three continents in a wide variety of businesses. His goal is to help leaders get better results – by becoming better leaders. Willy has a wealth of experience as a coach, business owner and corporate executive. He provides the right tools and perspectives from his rich resources to help you with your issues. The right tools – at the right time. He will make you your own best coach.
Previously, Willy held senior corporate leadership positions at GE, RCA and Galileo International. He led various management and executive leadership programs at both GE and RCA, and has also taught Organization Behavior and Leadership at the Graduate school level. He also owned Steiner Enterprises, a wholesale distributor operation that sold in several Midwestern states. Willy writes a bi-monthly leadership post on his website that you can find here.
Jeff Herman opened his literary agency in the mid-1980s while in his mid-20s. He has made nearly one-thousand book deals, including many bestsellers. His own books include JEFF HERMAN’S GUIDE TO PUBLISHERS, EDITORS & LITERARY AGENTS (more than 500,000 copies sold), and WRITE THE PERFECT BOOK PROPOSAL (coauthored with Deborah Herman). He has presented hundreds of workshops about writing and publishing, and has been interviewed for dozens of publications and programs.
Shortly after graduating from Syracuse University, Herman was riding the subway on a hot summer day when he spotted an ad stating: “I found my job in The New York Times.” He promptly bought a copy and answered some Help-Wanted ads. A few days later he was summoned for an interview with the Publicity Director at an independent publishing house, and was hired on the spot as her assistant for $200 a week (1981). Showering, shaving, wearing a suit, saying little and promising to show up were the clinchers.
The publicity department comprised of Herman and his boss, who took her summer vacation his first week on the job. He was left “in charge” though he knew nothing about publicity, publishing or how an office functioned. But he was a quick study and soon helped make WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE a massive bestseller.
In time, Herman followed the money into corporate marketing, where he worked on various product promotion campaigns for Nabisco, AT&T, and many other large and small brands. But books were his passion and calling.
Today, Jeff Herman is an exceptionally successful veteran literary agent, entrepreneur and author. His areas of editorial expertise include popular business, spirituality, and most other areas of nonfiction. “If I feel I can sell it, I’ll represent it”, says Herman.
Scott’s expertise and credibility as a top-notch keynoter and author are born from his background:
Scott’s also the CEO of Profound Performance LLC, a keynote and training company that helps you Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled.
He’s a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, including their single largest, a $3 billion-dollar division, all while transforming organizational health scores along the way.
Scott is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University where he teaches others-oriented leadership and the secret to sustaining motivation.
He’s been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by The Chief Executives Guild and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by Inc. Magazine, where he also writes a weekly column for the national publication.
He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.
Scott lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and daughter who is growing up too fast.