Here’s what is coming…

Coming 2018!
– Kids Aren’t Lazy by Lauren Haley
– Served in Silence by Mark David Gibson
– In the Company of Men by Eileen Scully


Here’s what we’ve published; 12 books and counting!

 

Photo Organizing Made Easy by Cathi Nelson (December 2017) 

Going From OVERWHELMED to OVERJOYED

Our photos are the keepers of our most precious memories and the tellers of our most cherished stories.

But in the digital age, and when it feels like “free time” is nonexistent, organizing your photos – the thousands stored in shoeboxes under your bed, in fading photo albums, and on your phone – can be overwhelming!

In Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed, Cathi Nelson, founder of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) shares her doable steps and insider secrets to help you organize, maintain, and most importantly, enjoy your photos.

In each chapter you’ll learn how to tackle the challenges of time and technology, receive access to trusted resources when you need a helping hand, and benefit from expert advice.

We capture our life stories through photos. Taking the time to organize and preserve them is a priceless investment. It is a gift your loved ones will treasure for generations to come.

Check out Cathi’s book on Amazon today! (Coming Soon)


Cracked Open – Never Broken by Iman Gatti (November 2017) 

A Memoir 

When she was six-years-old, Iman Gatti witnessed a tragedy that began a journey in which her childhood and culture were stripped away from her – only to be replaced by a decade of abuse and neglect at the hands of those appointed to protect her.

Yet in this darkness, Iman held on to the light within her. A light her mother taught her was far too bright to ever be extinguished.

Cracked Open – Never Broken is for anyone who refuses to succumb to the role of the victim, and instead chooses to live with an unbreakable spirit and overflowing compassion. Through sheer determination, strength and resilience, Iman overcomes the unimaginable. She is proof that, when faced with extreme suffering, the power of the human spirit can endure and transcend.

She takes readers on a journey through a childhood of loss, heartbreak and isolation as she clings to the hope of a life that she has always dreamed of.

Iman believes we all possess the power of forgiveness and that we can transform our trauma into triumph.

Check out Iman’s book on Amazon today. (Coming Soon)


Identity Impact by Dina Proto ( October 2017)

When Society’s Expectations Collide with the Authentic Self

In Identity Impact, Dina Proto, RN outlines the clinical connection between the negation of a child’s identity and certain health complications.

Drawing from her twenty years as a nurse – working in the ER, hospice, and everything in between – she challenges us to examine this critical question:

What is the potential fall out when a child’s identity doesn’t fit neatly into society’s box?

Proto believes that while we all struggle through the stages of growth, those along the LGBTQ continuum experience an additional layer of identity development, as well as stages of grief, that impact their coping mechanisms.

She asserts that the very people in our lives trained to mold and shape us into adults are, in fact, ill-prepared to guide the development of those within the LGBTQ community due to a lack of understanding, relevant research, and mandated training. Proto believes that by opening up the conversation around gender identity we can stop the cycle of treating health complications only after they occur, and start providing education to prevent them.

Check out her book on Amazon today! 


Urban Trauma by Dr. Maysa Akbar (October 2017)

A Legacy of Racism

Survived physical abuse.

Witnessed community violence.

Conquered the streets.

Saved by education.

This is Dr. Maysa Akbar’s story. A story of overcoming Urban Trauma.

It’s easy to look down at urban communities and wonder why economic and social disparities still exist when so many people of color, despite facing severe adversity, have done better. They have broken the “cycle.”

Yet there are those in urban communities who continue to be plagued by what Dr. Maysa Akbar has defined as Urban Trauma – a set of conditions that sustain modern day oppression.

In Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism, Dr. Akbar makes the case that since the time of slavery, systemic trauma in our urban centers is a result of poverty, overcrowded housing, poor physical and mental health, despair, violence, crime, and drug abuse.

Drawing from historical events, intergenerational biology, and psychology she expertly illustrates that not only is Urban Trauma real, but that by denying it’s existence we deny our communities of color the chance to heal and break their cycle.

Check out Maysa’s book on Amazon today.


Progress Over Perfection by Gregg C. Roberts (September 2017)

16 Simple Steps to Reclaim Your Health and Wellbeing

What would happen if we stopped relying on doctors to keep us healthy?

If we made our health a priority before receiving a life-threatening diagnosis?

If we stopped living in fear of the insurance industry and our politicians?

In Progress Over Perfection, certified health coach Gregg Roberts will help you achieve a lifetime of wellness – in a way that’s realistic, forgiving, and works with your lifestyle.

Guided by his mantra “progress over perfection,” you’ll learn how to take a whole body approach to your wellness by embracing what makes YOU feel good.

You’ll ditch the one-size-fits-all programs and restrictive diets to discover:

  • How to make better food choices while enjoying the occasional indulgence
  • How to incorporate movement and mindfulness into your day
  • How to manage stress and enjoy a good night’s sleep

With Gregg’s expert guidance and compassionate support, you can take control of your health – one step at a time.

Check out Gregg’s book on Amazon today.


What Are You Waiting For? by Nancy M. West (June 2017)

You Don’t Have 9 Lives!

What Are You Waiting For? You Don’t Have 9 Lives! beautifully blends the familiarity of a childhood storybook with the challenges of young adulthood.

In each chapter, the smart and sometimes snarky little tuxedo cat named Coco, shares her life experiences and lessons learned in tandem with those of her human “Mama.”

Through Coco’s observations and advice, readers will:

– Be encouraged to stay true to, and develop their natural talents
– Learn how to recognize, reframe, and recover from life events
– Realize they have the power to shape their life story

There is no how-to manual or comprehensive college course to help young people navigate the transition from student to young adult.

What Are You Waiting For? You Don’t Have 9 Lives! will help the young adult in your family, your classroom, or your organization conquer self-limiting beliefs and move through life with an authentic sense of self worth.

“In Nancy’s book What Are You Waiting For? through the eyes of the insightful and clever, Coco, a tuxedo cat, she shares insightful stories, provides guidance mixed with humor, and messages about working through fear and life’s up and downs, while not letting it diminish our authentic talents, our purpose, and our beliefs. This book is bound to be a go-to resource for up and coming talent to begin to understand the laws of the universe and how they apply to your personal and professional lives.”

– Dave Cilliberto, Adjunct Instructor at Cornell University

Check out Nancy’s book on Amazon today.


Beyond The Rainbow by Jenn T. Grace (June 2017)

Personal Stories and Practical Strategies to Help your Business & Workplace Connect with the LGBTQ Market

For more than a decade Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian, has helped organizations connect with the lucrative LGBTQ market. In this, her fourth LGBTQ book, she takes us behind the scenes of her professional and personal life as she shares stories that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of doing business with the LGBTQ community. Woven into her stories, which are sprinkled with Jenn’s signature style of unapologetic honesty and lighthearted humor, are proven strategies to help readers navigate this highly nuanced demographic – sensitively and profitably.

“Beyond The Rainbow is magnificently heartfelt, truthful and emotionally honest. Jenn T. Grace brilliantly guides the reader through the important steps on why it is so important to be an Ally to the LGBTQ community and how to properly communicate with your LGBTQ colleagues and customers. She does justice to a critically important yet delicate topic and provides eye opening insight into her own experience. I have a new level of empathy for what it means to be an Ally and a deeper desire to be part of the solution for change. Beyond practical marketing advice, Beyond the Rainbow is a must-read for anyone with a heart and a desire to be a better more open minded human being.” – Stacy Garcia, CEO of Stacy Garcia Inc.

Check out Jenn’s book on Amazon today.


Inclusion  by Jennifer Brown (June  2017)

Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change

Embrace Diversity and Thrive As An Organization

In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully  welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and their organizations will fuel this growth. We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership pivot from command and control management styles to reinvent how we look at  people, every organization’s greatest asset. It’s also critical that we build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms, from identity and background to diversity of thought, style, approach, and experience, tying it directly to the bottom line.

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry-an opportunity.

Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.

Check out Jennifer’s book on Amazon today.


The Navigator’s Handbook by David A. O’Brien (May  2017)

101 Leadership Lessons for Work and Life

Based on lessons from a distinguished twenty-year leadership career, The Navigator’s Handbook: 101 Leadership Lessons for Work and Life is a collection of observations and personal experiences that explores the common denominators of truly great leaders. Using a combination of personal reflection, story telling, and consulting case studies, author David A. O’Brien explores some of leadership’s most pressing challenges, including:

Employee Engagement
Organizational Change
Leadership Communication
Development Coaching
Career Management
Employee Satisfaction

It presents proven processes and methodologies for helping leaders turn these challenges into opportunities for peak performance. Full of fresh ideas, interesting stories, and first-hand accounts from the corner office, The Navigator’s Handbook is an action-oriented and practical guide for helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and their teams.

Check out David’s book on Amazon today!

“Working with Jenn Grace and Purpose Driven Publishing has been both a blessing and a joyful experience. Jenn’s deeply rooted intentions to help author’s share their works of clarity and purpose was evident in our very first conversation and in every one since then. Beyond being very knowledgeable and committed to quality, Jenn provided a level of service and responsiveness that is on par with the service standards of Ritz Carlton. She goes out of her way to not only keep her authors happy but also to make them feel valued” – David A. O’Brien, Author of The Navigator’s Handbook, 101 Leadership Lessons for Work & Life and The Navigator’s Compass, 101 Steps Toward Leadership Excellence.


The Navigator’s Compass  by David A. O’Brien (May  2017)

101 Steps Toward Leadership Excellence

David O’Brien continues his directional theme for leaders in his second book, The Navigator’s Compass. David’s words transcend the traditional boundaries of personal and professional life to show that we are all leaders. This book is a quick, easy read with stories, lessons, and tips on a variety of leadership topics, including the following:

✶ Organizational Change  ✶ Employee Engagement
✶ Workplace Resilience     ✶ Emotional Intelligence
✶ Deliberate Leadership    ✶ Development Coaching

It provides proven processes and methodologies for helping leaders at all levels to expand their influence and impact. The Navigator’s Compass is an action-oriented and practical guide for helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and their teams.

Check out David’s book on Amazon today!

“Working with Jenn Grace and Purpose Driven Publishing has been both a blessing and a joyful experience. Jenn’s deeply rooted intentions to help author’s share their works of clarity and purpose was evident in our very first conversation and in every one since then. Beyond being very knowledgeable and committed to quality, Jenn provided a level of service and responsiveness that is on par with the service standards of Ritz Carlton. She goes out of her way to not only keep her authors happy but also to make them feel valued” – David A. O’Brien, Author of The Navigator’s Handbook, 101 Leadership Lessons for Work & Life and The Navigator’s Compass, 101 Steps Toward Leadership Excellence.


 The Purposeful Millionaire by James R. Nowlin (April 2017)

52 Rules for Creating a Life of Wealth and Happiness Now

We have two lives. The second begins when we realize we have only one.

—Confucius

A near-death boating accident forced 31-year-old James Nowlin to take a long hard look in the mirror. As a result of what he calls his “awakening,” this already self-made millionaire and respected CEO reshaped his perspective and reprioritized his life.

In The Purposeful Millionaire, James shares the four-part formula he used to transform his life into one of abundance and purposefulness. He believes that if he can survive the literal waters from which he was pulled, you too can survive—and thrive—in life’s roughest waters.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Shift thoughts of self-doubt and fear into ones of certainty
  • Attract abundant personal and business relationships
  • Use discipline and routine as the foundation of success
  • Adopt an attitude of humility, kindness, and gratitude
  • Arm yourself with the self-made-millionaire mindset

The Purposeful Millionaire will take you on a journey of self-mastery, guiding you to unlock your greater purpose; to achieve your highest success; and to live an epic, powerful, and abundant life. Your life is in your control!

Check out James’ book on Amazon today!

A few words from James Nowlin, The Purposeful Millionaire

 


Therapy Notes for Families by Jenn & Andrea Grace (November 2016)

Staying Organized with your Child’s Needs

The creators of this book designed it to solve a personal need. After multiple years of weekly therapy and monthly psychiatry appointments, the collection and tracking of important information became too scattered to be helpful.

This book is broken into two parts – the first is helping you track all of your important information related to your child. This includes the contact information of all medical parties involved, such as the pediatrician, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist and therapist.

You may also be intimately aware of how many times new clinicians ask you background information on your child, like known complications with pregnancy or milestones such as crawling, walking and talking. This is information that regardless how many times the book’s creators were asked, they had to think about it, rather than having the information at the ready. After the doctors lost the book creator’s medical file and all of their medication history was lost for their daughter, they recognized how important having this information in their hands was.

Check out this book on Amazon today!