Cathy Fyock’s Hall of Fame
Come meet all of Cathy’s successful graduates! They’ve written books on all different subjects with all different styles, but they’ve all been finished and their authors are off to the races. Have a look to get ideas for yourself, and to remind yourself that, yes, you can do it!
- The Author vs. Editor Dilemma: The Leadership Secret to Unlocking Your Team, Your Time, and Your Impact with Brandon Smith
Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant demands on your time? Are you exhausted from handling the never-ending crises of your team? Are you drained by the ceaseless list of changing priorities that come from your leader? If “understaffed and overworked” describes you perfectly and you fear there may be no end in sight, this book is for you.
Despite what you may have been told, you don’t have a time management or “prioritization” problem – you have a seat problem. The solution to reclaiming control of your life and winning back hours in your week is to overcome and master “The Author vs. Editor Dilemma.” Through this book, you will be equipped with the tools to:
- Lead your team to take ownership, show initiative and display critical thinking to solve challenges without you;
- Reclaim your time so you spend more time working “on” the business rather than “in” the business; and
- Maximize your impact by learning the art of “clienteling” as you guide your supervisor’s decisions and influence your organization’s direction.
Brandon Smith draws on his extensive experience as an executive coach to share illustrative examples of leaders who have transformed their chaotic and frenzied schedules into focused and streamlined strategies by utilizing the practical tools set forth in this book.
Bursting with innovative ideas, practical examples and easily implementable approaches, “The Author vs. Editor Dilemma” will transform how you think about the structure and organization of your daily interactions. It will help you maximize any vertical relationship, from leading your team to influencing your manager.
This is the second writing project that I have enlisted Cathy for her guidance and expertise. With Cathy’s help, I’ve published two books that I am proud of and that my clients have found applicable and practical to their everyday leadership. I am grateful to Cathy for her time and thoughtful attention to my work. She showed up to every checkpoint meeting with thorough feedback, helpful suggestions, and the right amount of encouragement and accountability. Cathy’s positive approach and wise coaching led me through the often painful and sometimes lonely process of writing and helped me feel empowered and capable to complete the daunting task of finishing a book.
- Count Me In with Susan Allen
One woman’s story of career, leadership, and family
Discover what is holding you back from the career you were meant to have, the promotion you didn’t receive, and the risk you were afraid to accept.
Count Me In is the memoir of the trailblazer Susan Allen, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She shares her deeply personal and professional leadership journey (including all her wrong turns) as she answers the question she hears most from young women: “How did you do it?”
If you feel stuck in the talent pipeline at your company, suffer from imposter syndrome or perfectionism, or wish to achieve better work-life balance, Count Me In is for you.
Susan’s journey to the top gives professional women the opportunity to learn strategies to:
- Ask for a promotion and accept you have earned it,
- Avoid risk averse behaviours that limit your growth and potential,
- Acknowledge and kick mom guilt to the curb, and
- Overcome life’s inevitable setbacks.
I am grateful to have found Cathy Fyock in the early stages of my three year writing journey. I attended her writing workshops two summers ago, not only to help tame my negative inner voice, but to simply set aside the time to sit down and write, write, write (as opposed to write, edit, edit and more edit.) I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a fellow writer in this workshop, who became my writing accountability buddy, all while learning a ton of useful tips and value in Cathy’s approach to the business of writing. I felt Cathy’s warm support and encouragement always, and soaked up her sage advice as a knowledgeable business book strategist. I continue to benefit from Cathy’s tribe of subject matter experts in the book and publishing areas who are regular guests on Cathy’s free master classes. Cathy’s books, ‘On Your Mark’ and ‘The Speaker Author’ helped me learn the nuts and bolts of writing, and how to use my book as a promotional tool for speaking engagements.
- The Can-Do Mindset: How to Make Things Happen . . . with Enthusiasm with Denise Gabel
Spend an hour with Denise. It will change your life. . . . or several hours as you invite Denise Gabel’s can-do mindset into your life.
Today. Right now. Because anything is possible. You can take on anything.
Denise is a Can-do-ologist™. Didn’t know that was a thing? Well, you will soon, as you learn how anything is possible with a can-do mindset. Her hand is stretched out, inviting you to stand in your authentic power, generate your own happiness, and help your company create a vibe that attracts can-doers.
The Can-Do Mindset will . . .
- Empower you to take action, even during times when it’s hard to realize that can is still in your vocabulary. Trust me, it never left.
- Uncover how the greatest power that you have isn’t perfected in a gym . . . it is built from within. There is power in choice—more power than you know.
- Give you permission to focus on accomplishing the right things, despite the circumstances.
Imagine what living with a can-do mindset can do for you. Denise knows the possibilities that await. She lives this and helps others live it, too. Are you ready? Let’s go! What can we do?!
Even a Can-do-ologist needs a coach. Cathy encouraged me through the entire process. She helped me get started, she was there to nudge me forward, and she connected me with the resources I needed to turn my manuscript into an international bestseller. Thank you Cathy.
- Making Flex Work: Defining Success on Your Own Terms with Wendy Cocke
Does the idea of a nontraditional work schedule elicit fear in you? What about excitement?
Either way, it’s time to broaden your perspective on what professional success can look like. Even if you’re a ‘yes’ person, who struggles with the guilt of letting people down if you challenge the status quo, you can.
It’s time to reframe your professional life and consider customizing a schedule that works best for all the parts of your life.
Using simple engineering principles and some psychology, this book can help you:
- Get where you want to go using the 4-step EVALuation method
- Proactively manage your presence to build your personal brand
- Get what’s right for you when it comes to work/life balance
- Support flexibility in your organization
Above all, you will discover that by redefining your professional boundaries, you will be able to do your best work while simultaneously being the best version of yourself at home too.
Cathy was just what I needed when I needed it. Her calm and consistent approach gave me the confidence I needed to write and publish my first book. The community I found in her PAGES group each week has developed into true friendships and I can’t imagine going through the process without them (and her). If you think you have a book in you, Cathy can help you find it and get out into the world.
- Singlehandedly. Learning to Unhide and Embrace Connection with Ruth Rathblott
What are you hiding?
Chances are there is something about you that makes you different, that makes you feel you don’t belong. Many of us hide—our ethnicity, sexuality, mental health, disability, religion…the list goes on. The diversity and inclusion movement has emboldened some to come out of the shadows. But too often, disability is not included in that conversation.
Ruth Rathblott was born with a limb difference. In her compelling and intimate memoir, she recounts the exhausting and often lonely years she spent overachieving and trying to hide her disability before she learned to unhide. She takes us on a journey of self-discovery: discovering her difference, being taught to hide it, and ultimately finding self-acceptance and connection with others. This book will show you how to build a world of true acceptance, inclusion, and belonging.
By the end, you will understand the need to:
- Own your difference—it’s your greatest gift!
- Find connection and community by allowing others in to support you
- Create inclusive conversations that allow for curiosity and empathy
- Recognize why representation is essential to creating an inclusive environment
- Realize the power of sharing your story
Singlehandedly is a book for all of us who have been hiding our differences and want to find freedom, for leaders who want to build more inclusive teams, and for diversity and inclusion directors committed to expanding the diversity conversation to include everyone.
Working with Cathy is why I was able to get my book done! From building the space and structure for my ideas, to helping me create my commitment and intention for writing, to inviting me into her weekly community of writers, her supportive coaching was critical to my accomplishment! I tell everyone who has a book in them to work with a coach, and Cathy is the best one!
- UnCommon Leadership for the New Reality: 3 Principles That Drive Greater Awareness, Engagement and Psychological Safety with Ed Chaffin
One-Size-Fits-All Leadership is Dead!
Leadership is personal and personalized. What does that mean and why is it important to embrace that ethos now? The Covid pandemic exposed, in ways that no one could have ever imagined, that people are looking for something entirely different than they have been receiving from their companies and leaders. What motivates and inspires one person may be very different from what motivates another.
UnCommon Leadership® for the New Reality: 3 Principles that Drive Greater Awareness, Engagement, and Psychological Safety will provide the roadmap to evaluate oneself, where we are going, and what inspiring leadership looks like in the New Reality. Seasoned leader, highly-sought speaker, and certified coach Ed Chaffin will take an in-depth look at the following truths: Leadership starts with becoming highly aware of your belief systems, including what you believe about yourself and others Leadership requires that you know your values and have a vision for where you are going, using this conviction to inspire others Leadership requires deep, personal introspection to discover who we are, how we lead, and how we affect others with our leadership style(s) Leadership invites us to understand the people we are blessed to lead, what motivates and inspires them, and how to adjust your leadership style accordingly
This is your call to action – become an UnCommon Leader and help transform how great leadership is defined. Join the UnCommon Leadership® movement now!
Working with Cathy was exceptional. It’s the classic case of “you don’t know what you don’t know until you know what you don’t know!” Her guidance and coaching guided me toward putting together a solid manuscript that ulitmately delivered on the goal had set – to write a book that makes a difference. There is no way I would have gotten to the finish line without her knowledge and expertise! If you want to write a book you must hire Cathy!
- This Is Your Captain Speaking: What You Should Know About Your Pilot’s Mental Health with Reyne O’Shaughnessy
IS YOUR PILOT MAINTAINING MENTAL ALTITUDE?
The pilot of your airliner is perfectly trained, undergoes recurrent training twice or more every year, and works in a world-wide regulated industry with an admirable safety record. But is your pilot struggling with their mental health? Might there be some chronic stress, anxiety, relationship issues, insomnia, alcohol use and abuse, depression, or suicidal thoughts? In This Is Your Captain Speaking, aviation strategist and wellbeing expert Captain Reyné O’Shaughnessy examines mental health in aviation, including:
- The negative stigma surrounding pilots who seek treatment
Pilot psychological health screening methods
The impact of pilot wellbeing on aviation and public safety
Policies or programs that protect airline professionals’ mental health
Let’s make sure your pilot is cleared for takeoff before your next flight!
Cathy is an amazing coach! From the first time Cathy and I connected I knew that I wanted her as my coach! Some words and thoughts that come to mind in describing Cathy are involved, patient, compassionate! She gave me practical, solid advice plus connected me to amazing resources.
- The negative stigma surrounding pilots who seek treatment
- The Ancient Aviators of South Alabama with Faye Makarsky
Imagine sitting in a room with a 102-year-old man who could still describe every nut and bolt on a T-34, a man who flew “The Hump,” a man who had to bail out of a C-46 over the mountains of Korea, an Imperial Iranian Air Force Colonel who barely got out of the country with his life, an Air Traffic Controller who spent his career helping pilots get out of dangerous situations, a man who flew an experimental helicopter into North Vietnam to install wiretapping equipment. These men are members of the Ancient Aviators Club of South Alabama, and this book records their memories.
I thought writing down the stories of folks who loved aviation as much as I did would be easy. It wasn’t. After two or three, it was a jumbled-up mess. Cathy helped me straighten out the mess and organize my thoughts and methods. I think she should add pom poms to her logo! What a cheerleader! And we all need that. Through all my whining and crying, she remained calm and upbeat and when all was said and done, she led me to Amy Waninger (A Page Beyond). If Cathy can add my book to her shelf, she can make yours happen.
- Change Your Circle, Change Your Life with Jamar Jones
Change Your Circle, Change Your Life is a direct lifestyle that needs to be applied continuously for any human being to be successful. Through these chapters, you will go through so many mental and physical shifts that will challenge you as a human being. The purpose of this philosophy is to enhance your lifestyle and promote your growth. The more circles you touch, the more lives you can change. Following the methods in the book transform your excuses into results. I would not be where I am at today if it wasn’t for this mindset and the actions I took to constantly change my circles and meet new people. It manipulated my framework of thought, direction, purpose, connection and faith. Your circle affects more decisions than you know and this book is a guide to help you navigate through life.
Once you take these principles and make them real in your life, you’re then going to make it real in others’. That means you’re going to give someone else a fighting chance. This book is important because it is a raw, actionable thing that anyone could do. This book in particular comes from a place of 50% mindset and 50% action from someone who is just like you. A lot of other books don’t dive into an actionable, step-by-step, a realistic program that you can start today with results that are big enough to impact your current situation at the highest level. It will change your life because it changed mine. I had nothing special, no handouts, no sail with wind to carry me to where I had to go. Through different circles was the key to unlock my mindset and then opportunities. If you follow the ideas in this book, that is going to increase the chances of opportunities to change your life.
Thank you Cathy for your inspiring, relieving, insightful and energizing book sessions! Really appreciate your time in pushing me and believing in me when I thought I could not get the book out in time! Means so much to me.
- Six Paths to Leadership: Lessons from Successful Executives, Politicians, Entrepreneurs and More with Meredith Persily Lamel & Mark Clark
The paths that leaders walk significantly influence their success, offering differential opportunities and challenges. While conventional wisdom suggests that leadership styles and approaches may be equally effective across all situations, more recent research demonstrates the importance of employing strategies more specifically aligned with the context.
This book offers critical insights and strategies, currently missing from the repertoire of leaders and their supporters, for managing across six distinct paths into leadership positions: promoted, hired, elected, appointed, founded, and family legacy. It illustrates lessons drawn from within and across paths, presented through themes, quotes, and stories drawn from interviews with over 60 successful leaders (executives, politicians, entrepreneurs, and more). While it is evident that these paths differ, those who study, hire, mentor, and coach leaders rarely consider the distinctions, nor suggest what may be learned across the paths.
The emerging leaders, HR professionals, researchers, and coaches among the book’s readers will learn not only from those who have walked one particular path, but also from the experiences of those trekking in other directions. Most leaders will cross from one path to another over the course of their career. Some executives interviewed for the book worked their way up the ladder in one company, only to be recruited to fill a C-suite position in another company. Others were appointed to high-level government positions after stints as elected officials. The authors identify major distinctions when moving across the six paths.
By reading this book, leaders and those who support them will develop greater self-awareness about each path so they can better leverage and manage their new challenges and opportunities from the first day in their new leadership position.
After three years of research, Cathy pushed us to get our book over the finish line. Co-authoring adds additional challenges and Cathy helped keep us aligned and accountable along our path to completion.
- Live the Impossible: How a Wheelchair Has Taken Me Places I Never Dared to Imagine with Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith was a typical teenager—a gymnast and athlete who loved hair and makeup, played in a band, and was active in her church youth group.
Then one bright summer morning, a spinal cord injury left her paralyzed from the chest down and dependent on others for her most basic needs. Privacy and independence seemed like things of the past.
But Jenny refused to give up or give in to her disability, and over time she discovered that a wheelchair could take her places she’d never dared to imagine. She’s traveled multiple times to Afghanistan and Mexico for wheelchair distributions and sports camps, and even rolled the New York City runway as a model during Fashion Week.
Today, Jenny Smith is a spokesperson for independent and vibrant living with a disability. Her speeches, articles, and social media presence have touched thousands of lives.
In Live the Impossible, Smith shares what it looks like to live with paralysis, from the everyday details most people never think about, to the countless people who have impacted her life along the way. With honesty and humor, faith and fortitude, Jenny shows us how we can all live the impossible, even when life doesn’t go as planned.
Read this encouraging story today.
When I started participating in Cathy’s Speaker Author Mastermind Group, I had already written my book. The group sessions were valuable in receiving feedback and discovering techniques on how to successfully launch my book.
- Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises with Vivian Blade
Are You Resilience Ready?
Ineffective crisis leadership of your operations and, most importantly, your human capital will cripple your organization. The dysfunction, disengaged employees, suffering productivity and dismal operational performance that result can create a crucial gap. Resilience Ready closes this gap. Let leadership expert and thought leader Vivian Blade show you how Resilience Ready teams can…
- Rally around a meaningful Purpose with a positive, “can do” Perspective.
- Pull together in Partnership to Persevere against all odds.
- Accomplish more in a culture of Praise.
- Overcome the overwhelm, recover quickly, and get faster results!
Resilience Ready is the leader’s guide to thriving through unrelenting adversity, uncertainty, and change. Your toolkit includes the five Resilience Ready principles with lessons learned from real stories of resilience. You will have access to tips, best practices and resources to guide you in how to build your personal resilience and how to lead with the resilience your team needs so that stronger, more humane leaders and organizations emerge.
It is Time to Lead with Resilience!
Cathy has been amazing to work with! She has inspired me and has been a partner through the entire process of concepting, writing, publishing and launching this book and my first book, FuelForward. I have attended Cathy’s writing retreats, masterminds and have benefited from all the resources she has available. Cathy also introduced me to the publisher I used for Resilience Ready, Ignite Press, who also has been a tremendous parter. Whether you are just thinking about writing a book, have already started, or wanting to get better at marketing, I highly recommend you work with Cathy. I’m so glad I have!
- Healing from the Heart: Restoring Alignment to Revitalize Your Body, Soul and Spirit with Dana Grindal
Life Can Hurt. We have all been wounded. The pain can hit deep and settle into our bodies and souls. In reaction to our pain, beliefs and patterns emerge that hinder the way we see ourselves, relate to others, and move through life. Pain slows us down and drains our mental and emotional energy. Pain holds us back.
Modern society provides many opportunities to numb, hide or escape symptoms of pain without addressing the root cause. However, until the source of our pain is identified and remedied, it will stay alive in us, manifesting as physical and emotional pain, toxic thoughts, anxiety, depression, and more.
Everyone is unique in his or her response to life’s hurts, but as explained in Healing from the Heart: • We can recognize our pain and respond in a way that puts us on the path to healing—and keeps us there. • Healing happens in layers; each chapter guides us through these layers simply and concisely. • Soul Connection questions provide valuable tools to connect us to our own heart at a deeper level while Spirit Connection exercises offer the opportunity to release the pain in prayer. • Practical applications empower us to heal from the heart level (the soul), which not only relieves pain but provides the freedom needed to live the abundant life for which we are designed!
The principles and processes found in Dana’s authentic telling of her own journey from pain to wellness have helped hundreds experience the life-changing power of inner healing. Furthermore, Healing from the Heart features a refreshing combination of story, instruction and journaling prompts that lead to the peace and revitalization for which we’ve been searching. Healing from the Heart is ideal for group study as well as individual discovery.
Cathy was an answer to prayer! When my friend recommended Cathy to me, I was working on a book but did not know what my next steps should be. Writing a personal story of healing is a very vulnerable journey. As a first time author, Cathy was so encouraging from day one. She drew out the gold within me I didn’t even know was there . She pushed me to expand the vision of the book and empowered me with the tools to accomplish that vision. Cathy is excellent at getting to the heart of the matter, and connecting with the author’s heart for the project. I highly recommend working with Cathy to see your book become a reality.
- The ERG Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Employee Resource Groups but Didn’t Know Who to Ask with Aimee Broadhurst
As volunteers, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders have the difficult task of balancing their paid jobs with their unpaid ERG jobs. This book, along with the companion workbook, will enable these passionate volunteers to balance their paycheck with their passion and impact their workplace and, hopefully, the world.
Working with Cathy enabled me to become an author. I knew I needed to write this book, and Cathy served as both a mentor and cheerleader. My book allows me to make a living while living out my passion, and that would not have been possible had I not hired Cathy.
- Tired Yet Wired: Breaking Your Chronic Fatigue Cycle with Sharon Wirant
Break Your Chronic Fatigue Cycle! The invitation to break your chronic fatigue cycle, regain energy, and live life on your terms is here! We often think chronic fatigue is a symptom caused only by a viral or toxin overload. We believe that we’re destined to live life from a constant state of fatigue. An overload of viruses and toxins may ignite the chronic fatigue cycle, but additional factors primed your system well before your chronic fatigue hit. No matter whether you have chronic fatigue from burnout, CFS/ME, autoimmune disease, or mold illness, you can take back your energy.
In Tired Yet Wired: Breaking Your Chronic Fatigue Cycle, Sharon Wirant, MA, reveals key points to reclaiming your energy by examining chronic fatigue from a holistic and integrative point of view. Key points like: • How the chronic fatigue cycle activates • What factors impact chronic fatigue remission and recovery • Why your food, thinking, behavior, and emotional habits matter • How a life cleanse creates your best health and life • How to reset, reconnect, and recover (or remission) from chronic fatigue
Take back your energy. Let Tired Yet Wired show you how to break your chronic fatigue cycle today!
Cathy’s coaching expertise and prowess was exactly what I needed to make my dream of writing a book come true. Cathy expertly kept me moving forward, opened my creative neurons, inspired my voice to come alive, and guided me along the way of making this book a reality.
- The Hippo Solution: Eliminate Territorial Thinking and Unleash the Power of Teams with Mark Kenny
Did you know that hippos are one of the most territorial, hostile animals on the planet? THE HIPPO SOLUTION is the roadmap for leaders to transform their organization from hippo-esque territorial thinking to a culture of teamwork that breeds speed, adaptability, and peak performance.
Through a simple formula, with five variables and five transformative actions, THE HIPPO SOLUTION will show you how to: • Eliminate territorial thinking between departments, divisions, and teams to function as one cohesive team. • Create an unstoppable alignment of teams across the organization around the same collective purpose. • Expend constrained time and energy on what really moves the needle.
Cathy gave me the encouragement, accountability, courage, and confidence to start, continue, and finish my book! She walked me through the entire process and helped me push through when I was stuck, feeling overwhelmed, or discouraged. If you want to write a book, don’t hesitate, hire Cathy!
- Door To Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul with Robin Jennings
You Are Invited on a Journey to Renewal
A clergyman in the Episcopal Church for over 40 years, Jennings has encouraged churches and parishioners to develop their spiritual growth and embark on a journey of renewal which became the catalyst for his book series and the cornerstone for this book. A trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London inspired him to embark on a deeper quest for spiritual renewal; one that he now invites you join him on as you dive into lessons, reflections and meaningful inspiration.
Are You Ready?
Renewal is an inward movement of the spirit, yet it forms and shapes all aspects of life. For Christians seeking a personal journey of renewal, this book will encourage you to learn from St. Paul’s witness and use it as a framework to help you:
• Learn from his conversion. Paul becomes a changed man after his encounter with the resurrected Jesus and you too, have the opportunity to seek new life in Christ.
• Learn from his conversation. Conversion opens the door to a conversation, often times beginning with God planting an eternal question within.
• Learn from his conviction. Transformation of the mind leads to renewal and setting our minds on things that are above as we listen to the heartbeat of our journey.
Cathy was a big help encouraging me with my first book on the importance of vision. She then helped me cast a vision for the second book which is on the renewal of the mind. As a result, Cathy encouraged me to write a third book and wrap them together as a “Spiritual Growth” program for churches. My mind is renewed thanks to the coaching from Cathy and helping my books get legs with podcasts and speaking engagements and social media even in the midst of a pandemic! I now am writing a third book which is under contract for publication this summer and it is amazing how far I have travelled with the ongoing guidance and direction from Cathy Fyock.
- Poverty to Possibility: Snapshots from a Yorkshire Boyhood with Diane Bailey-Boulet
In Britain, during the desperate Depression-era 1930s and war-torn 1940s, a poor but promising and determined Yorkshire coal miner’s son finds the friendship, love, and community he needs to break the forceful grip of poverty and let his boldest dreams take flight.
Cathy kept me motivated and inspired with her compassionate coaching and infectious drive.
- Horseshoes vs. Chess: A Practical Guide for Chamber of Commerce Leaders with Dave Adkisson
In Horseshoes vs. Chess, veteran chamber executive and former mayor Dave Adkisson shares the insights he gained from more than 40 years of observing chambers of commerce – as a CEO of three different chambers (a small city chamber, a metro chamber and a state chamber), as a two-term mayor of his hometown, as a former assistant to a U.S. Senator, and as a chamber leader on the national level. It contains the lessons he wishes he had known when he was starting his chamber career.
Linking up with Cathy was absolutely pivotal to my book becoming a reality and becoming an Amazon Bestseller. From Day One, she gave solid advice, built discipline into my writing process with her on-line writing workshops and at a critical point, connected me to different options for choosing a publisher. Of course, I’m proud of my book. I hope Cathy now has it on her shelf and considers it one more trophy among the many she has earned and that symbolize the amazing work she does for aspiring writers.
- The Humanized Leader with Mary Pat Knight
THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR LEADERSHIP
More importantly, the world needs your humanized leadership. You must create trust, clearly communicate, coach powerfully, and customize every step of the way to the various types of people you are privileged to lead. This leader is ever aware that other humans execute the processes which drive the profits – people are always at the center.
This book lays out in 12 engaging chapters, a proven path to developing yourself and your teams. You will gain the mindset and skillset to:
Show up in authentic and conscious leadership
Manage workplace emotions – yours and theirs
Communicate with clarity and connection
Guide performance to build a culture of accountability
Understand your own secret sauce of genius and appreciate it in others
Drawing from the signature system, Leadership Mastery, this guide to your own evolution has been practiced and perfected for 15 years with thousands of clients.
This is a call to action. HUMANIZE how you lead. Your time is now.
Cathy Fyock’s author retreat made the completion of this book possible. The mix of practical and inspirational coaching and training in the 2.5 day event offered an environment for me to create momentum and complete. Cathy is very generous with her resources and when I stumbled, I asked “what would Cathy do”?
- The Road to Purpose with Greg Pestinger
Is Your Life Over as You Know It…Or Simply Just Beginning?
The Road to Purpose provides a road map to help guide you through the fear and uncertainty that often comes with life transition. Whether you are a young adult moving from school to your first career, a business owner getting ready to exit the business you have put your heart and soul into, or a seasoned executive recently downsized and figuring out what to do next, you will see yourself in the stories of one man’s journey and the lessons learned that resulted in living a life of meaning and purpose.
In The Road to Purpose: The Roadmap for Overcoming Life’s Major Transitions Greg Pestinger charts the five major growth areas that are often the result of major life changing events and eloquently delivers signposts along the way to get you past the disappointment, fear, and sometimes, hopelessness. He uses his own stories as a metaphor to help you through your struggles for meaning and purpose, specifically:
- How to grieve and accept the transition
How to get to know yourself all over again, the real you who has often been buried by a busy life
How to find the courage to be your authentic self
How to resolve to love yourself for who you are
How to make the commitment to living a life of awe and wonder
The Road to Purpose acknowledges the pain and disappointment of transition and uses that pain to help you live the life you were meant to lead, a life of meaning and purpose. A life full of wealth, happiness, and intention in service to others.
Cathy has been an amazing coach. Without her guidance, persistence and good old fashion accountability, The Road to Purpose would never have seen the light of day. In her own firm but fair way she insured that what I said I wanted to do was done. She uses a unique mix of firm accountability and reassuring affirmations to inspire my best work. To bring the story to life that we both knew needed shared with the world. Cathy was there for this book and will be a part of many more to come.
- How to grieve and accept the transition
- Let Her Out with Natalie Siston
Once we get to a certain level of success, we forget about the girl inside of us. she is the one who was the first to hop into a game of pickup basketball, but now all she does is pick up after others. She was the one who played the lead in the school musical, but now only sings in the shower. She wrote her deepest thoughts in a journal, but is now stuck writing one business report after the other. If you feel like your inner girl (or boy) gets sent to the back of the line when the next deadline, meeting or family obligation pops up, this book is for you. Let Her Out: Reclaim Who You Have Always Been is where life story meets life coaching. Dive into Natalie’s journey, which started in a small Midwestern town, took her to Silicon Valley, and eventually back home to Ohio. Along the way, you will be presented with 100+ coaching questions to help you reconnect to your story on your own journey to:
Reconnect to Her
Remove Barriers to Her and
Let Her Out.
Cathy was able to bring clarity and direction to my writing process. I LOVE to write and would write all day long. Cathy was able to help me take the massive amount of writing I had done through my blog and other writing platforms and turn it into a cohesive and compelling body of work that I am proud to call my first book! Within the first session, I knew I made the right decision to hire Cathy to help me bring this book into the world.
- Out of the Gate with Henrietta Pepper
Life is a series of twists and turns. We transition through different seasons. Journeying from our childhood days to adulthood, powerful learning experiences become foundational to evolving our hearts and minds. Stories handed down to us help build our character and shape our culture. Today’s shared stories ultimately will be woven into the fabrics of generations to come.
Out of the Gate: What inspires us drives us forward is a compilation of stories rooted in a blend of faith, family and friends. Kentucky author, Henrietta Pepper, shares relatable stories readers can absorb and embrace through their own personal lens. Reflecting on our own personal stories, and listening to others’ stories, provides the opportunity to pause and take stock of our lives. Where have we been and where are we going? There is such power in storytelling. There is even more power in story sharing.
I’ve dreamt of writing a book for some time. Cathy has been a primary catalyst for making my publishing reality come to life. Her process is concise and productive. She held me accountable and guided me in maintaining my voice throughout the manuscript. The writing retreats really inspired me and set me on a path to making this goal come to fruition. Investing in Cathy’s services has been well worth it and I would highly recommend her to any budding—or experienced— author!
- CHAMPIONS’ Creed with Marke Freeman
What is greatness? It is a CHAMPION’S ability to execute simple practices, consistently, at a high level. It is a commitment to maintaining uncommon habits and focusing only on what one can control in an effort to be one’s best self. CHAMPIONS’ Creed is the blueprint that the best leaders in sports and business have mastered to claim their place at the top. The undeniable principles provided in CHAMPIONS’ Creed separate the good from the great.
Writing from a deep, been-there experience, Author Marke Freeman takes you on a journey to discover your CHAMPION within. She provides unpopular and unknown actionable strategies to separate you from your counterparts and deliver the results you seek. With authentic examples and results-proven knowledge, Marke shares and unpacks the nine essential characteristics needed to achieve greatness. Through her prolific storytelling, this Catalyst of Greatness connects her personal experiences as a professional athlete and the stories of other world-class beings who also have chosen to stray from mediocrity and attain greatness utilizing these principles. CHAMPIONS’ Creed will educate, equip, and empower you to transform your habits, create an undeniable mindset, and progress to unseen levels of success.
I am grateful for Cathy’s prowess, patience, and handling of my vision with a champion’s care. Whenever I was experiencing a block, she provided expert support to get my wheels turning, which helped me create the energy I wanted my book to have from cover to cover. The quality and insight provided in the book writing course she designed is world-class. I look forward to working with Cathy on future projects. If you are in need of a book coach, stop right here!
- One Thing Remains: One Couple’s Traumatic Encounter with Amnesia and Their Life-Changing Journey to Restoration with Shannon and David Carroll
FROM BROKEN TO RESTORED!
David and Shannon were living the typical stressed-out, busy, rat-race of American life until it all suddenly caught up with them and devastated everything. David’s mind became broken with amnesia and their world, as they knew it, turned upside down. Being everything to everyone and doing “all the things” is a real and prevalent pressure among most families today. The financial, career, family and relationship demands add immense stress.
In this book, you’ll see how David and Shannon were able to overcome these patterns, change their lives and find true peace through the gift of amnesia. “One Thing Remains” will show you how to truly find yourself – without having to lose your mind in the process. Through their transparent and raw story, you’ll learn: • God does not intend for you to live a stress-filled life • How to accept suffering and learn to suffer well • A total reset in your relationships is possible • Community is essential • God’s Word is alive and can never be taken away from deep inside of us A transforming adventure and fresh wind of excitement awaits you through this powerful and compelling story of brokenness to complete restoration!
Cathy Fyock is an amazing book strategist. I went to her writing retreat in November of 2019 and completed my book on January 7th 2020. I would not have made this accomplishment had it not been for Cathy and her staff. She provided an environment that allowed me and other writers to learn how to organize our books for success and informed us about the options for getting our books published, once completed. It was also a pleasure meeting and working with other writers. I highly recommend Cathy as a writing coach/strategist to anyone who is serious about writing a book. I am forever grateful to Cathy.
- The Apple Report: Diary of a Public School Board Member with Dr. Karen Hiltz
The Apple Report is a must read for people seeking to make change in an education system that needs to be relevant, applicable, and provide quality for children in the 21st century. This first-hand sharing of experiences, challenges, and attempting to function in an environment where change is not welcome is eye opening. These accounts bring to the forefront that it’s vital for parents, grandparents, and family members to stand up and ensure the system deals with real, fundamental change that provides a quality education.
If those within the system aren’t able to or won’t stand up to the bureaucracy and unions, then those outside the system must. The future of our republic depends on having an educated, informed, and skilled populace. We need entrepreneurs who have the audacity to think, create, and deal with failure in a productive manner. We are not all winners. We must experience defeat in order to enjoy victory. Reality isn’t always pretty, but it’s always helpful in shaping character. Embrace opportunity; step out in faith; visualize your significance. Become the person you want to be, not the person someone else tells you to be.
I am so grateful to have found Cathy. As a floundering wanna-be author, Cathy came along at the right time to help me get from frustrated writer to a full-fledged published author. Her ability to communicate and help her clients get through the process is priceless. Also – her positive attitude is infectious and provided me with the confidence I needed to publish, not one, but two books in 2020.
- Untie Every kNOT – Discover what kNOT is causing you to Miss Out, Chicken Out or Be Counted Out with Tammy Tiller Hewitt
This book is about kNOTS – little k, big NOTS. It’s about the kNOTs we tie around ourselves, around our dreams, our purpose and even around our God-given destiny. It’s about the kNOTs we subscribe to or blame others for binding. We can get so tangled up in our own kNOTS that it’s nearly impossible to recognize their paralyzing, life-limiting, dream-smashing grip.
Knots unlike kNOTS, can serve an important purpose. The problem is their purpose becomes so blurred, that instead of serving as a temporary safety handle, they become a permanent death-gripping stronghold.
I wrote this book so together we can learn to identify and forever untie the Gordian-sized kNOTS holding us back. This book is for anyone who has allowed a kNOT to miss out, chicken out or been counted out.
Think of this book as a conversation between two friends. We may laugh, cry and perhaps debate – but in the end we’re friends.
Cathy Fyock made writing a book easy. Get her on your team as early as possible. She was my secret weapon!
- Leading hArtfully: The Art of Leading Through Your Heart to Discover the Best in Others with Diane Rogers
Most leadership development books teach readers “how to lead,” but for acclaimed leadership coach and consultant Diane Rogers, that’s not enough. In her debut book, Leading hArtfully: The Art of Leading Through Your Heart to Discover the Best in Others, she shines a light on what’s missing from a leadership strategy that draws upon a conventional authoritarian “leader-as-expert” focus and offers the distinct opportunity to leverage the strengths and magnificence within your employees and colleagues. Diane shows you how to BE your best leader self to bring out and discover the best in them.
Leading hArtfully is a book about the art and the heart (aka “hArt”) of leadership. It’s an invitation to bring your best self forward in transformative ways to discover and leverage the best in others — in your work and in your everyday life. Diane explains that, “Getting to the heart and art of leading, finding your flow, elevating the eloquence and grace within you, and connecting — at the heart level — with each individual is an experience not to be missed. It holds the possibility of a most magnificent journey of leading others.”
Cathy facilitates making the impossible possible! For as long as I can remember I wanted to write a book. And while I believed there ‘was a book in me’, this notion of being an author and sharing my impassioned messages brought with it insecurity, a lack of confidence and stifling inability to get started … until I met Cathy. Not only did I start to write a book, I finished one! The process, coaching and encouragement that Cathy brings to each conversation is expert, supportive and motivating. Her ‘accountability’ nudges were key in helping me to cross that finish line and experiencing the delight in BEING an author !
- Addicted to Perfect with Vitale Buford
Author Vitale Buford spent nearly three decades of her life in the web of perfection. The roots of her perfection were born in her childhood – she had a dysfunctional home-life fraught with alcoholism, workaholism and shame. This combination created an environment of neglect, where the only way Vitale got attention was to be perfect. She was praised for being an “easy child,” “pretty,” and “self-motivated,” so that’s what she tried to be. Her need for perfection and outside success was coupled with her body image obsession. It was also a distraction from the pain of abandonment and loneliness she experienced in her childhood. It was the perfect storm – she tied her self-worth to her external success and her appearance, and hence, her addiction to perfection was born.
Cathy was beyond incredible to work with – I wouldn’t have been able to complete my book without her! Her guidance, knowledge, and accountability are what helped me to the finish line. She is a person of character and she really cares about her clients and believes in them. It was an honor working with her – she’s amazing!
- Welcome to My Life: A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism with Laurie Hellmann
Welcome to My Life shares the 14-year journey of a true warrior mom advocating for her non-verbal, severely autistic son from diagnosis through his teenage years. This brutally honest and heartwarming account details the daily struggles and often lack of social understanding that families face when raising a child who relies on parental assistance for every need. Experience the laughter and love, unspoken bonds and unflagging devotion of one very special family. And be changed forever by the knowledge that a mother’s love knows no bounds, and that autism — though it presents various challenges — does not define who a person is nor does it devalue or diminish their contributions to this world.
The writing process can be overwhelming and scary, but working with a knowledgeable and supportive book coach like Cathy made for a smooth and exciting journey. Cathy helped me connect the dots with the many ideas and thoughts swirling around in my head and encouraged me to effectively put them in written form for a remarkable end product. In addition, her expertise on the various publishing strategies provided me with the confidence I needed to select the best publisher for my memoir.
- Buckle Up, Buttercup! How to Drive Success by Embracing the Power of Change with Michelle Wyatt
Amid a truly disruptive and disorienting moment in history, one thing is clear: everything has changed … the way we work, shop, hire, lead, educate our children, socialize with friends, manage our health, and so much more. Our expectations regarding “normal” activities or status quo interactions, in the workplaces and socially, have changed forever. And the very concept of change – for most of us – feels unsettling and scary. But change agent and change “survivor” Michelle Wyatt assures us that we can not only navigate change successfully but embrace and leverage it to put ourselves back in the driver’s seats of our lives and careers.
Change is the perhaps the only constant and, yet, we fear it, avoid it, resist it, and even grieve in the wake of it. It makes us anxious and hyper-vigilant. But what if we could see change as an opportunity? An asset? A leg up? A silver lining? What if we could plan for and manage change in a way that helped us live our best lives?
Join Michelle Wyatt on an emotional and intellectual road trip through the nuances of personal and professional change, exploring how changes – of any size, at work or at home – can impact so very much, and why they require our honest and focused attention. Michelle offers stories from her own childhood and from her own major (and wildly successful!) career change from elementary school teacher to corporate trainer. Today, as a workplace trainer for business professionals in every area of functional expertise (from IT and marketing, to accounting and operations) in industries as diverse as financial services, hospitality, retail and personal services, Michelle sees – every day – how corporate change trickles down to impact us all. She has discovered that different approaches, attitudes and circumstances surrounding change can make a vital difference in the personal and professional results we experience. And she’s developed fresh ways for you to turn those insights into a kind of modern-day competitive edge.
I had a story to share but had no clue how to make that happen before meeting Cathy. While working with Cathy I was able to get a solid outline and begin drafting my full manuscript. Probably the most valuable part of working with Cathy came via her connections to the publishing world. Through Cathy I was able to begin building a relationship with Silver Tree Publishing who ultimately chose to publish my book. Through the connection with Silver Tree my final product was better than I could have imagined and outperformed what I had anticipated.
- Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning with Katie Anderson
If you’ve ever been mentored — in business or in life — by someone whose words, experiences, and perspectives changed you for the better, you know that an entire book of such selfless generosity and deep wisdom could change the world. For today’s business professionals — dedicated to continuous learning and people-centered leadership — this is that book.
Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn is a leadership book that defies generational or cultural divides, offering a refreshing, proven perspective for all those who dare to lead.
Cathy was an invaluable resource and guide to me as I navigated my first journey into book authorship and publishing. Cathy helped me stay on track with positive regular check-ins that encouraged me along the way. Her publishing advice and connections paved the way to bringing my book to market. Thank you Cathy for making the process of becoming a published author an undaunting one!
- A F.R.E.S.H. START: THE 5 SECRETS FOR CREATING THE “TOTAL YOU” with Collette Ogrizovic
You Can Have it All!
Family. Career. Friends. Yourself. The ups and downs. A lot to manage right? Life can be overwhelming when you think about all of the many responsibilities you have to handle.
The fact is all of these can make it difficult to fulfill dreams and meet the goals that you have set for your life. What if I told you that there’s a blueprint, which will result in you having a successful, happy and balanced life?
In A F.R.E.S.H. Start: The 5 Secrets for Creating the “Total You”, Pillars for Success, Happiness and a Balanced Life, motivational speaker, and mind and body health expert Collette Chambers Ogrizovic outlines her F.R.E.S.H. concept, showing you how to create the foundation to have the life that you want.
• Manage finances
• Balance responsibilities
• Overcome despite life’s challenges
• Apply daily practices to help get you through the tough spots
• Find time to take care of your health
Cathy, I am an author! WOW! Time is of the essence when writing a book. You need to be focused, purposeful, motivated, and have quality content. Cathy’s coaching kept me on track in all those areas. Her candid and honest feed-back after my first draft “kicked” me into gear for quality content.
Without Cathy I would not have completed this book; especially at level of quality that I sought after. Thanks Cathy for helping my dream to become a reality. YOU are AMAZING!
- The Hot Sauce Principle: How To Live And Lead In A World Where Everything Is Urgent All Of The Time with Brandon Smith
We are in the middle of an urgency epidemic. People find themselves are overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to proceed in an environment that cuts them no slack, provides no respite, and is ever pushing them on. The sensation is akin to the one where it feels like hot sauce is on everything.
The purpose of this book is to guide you through the urgency epidemic and put you back in charge. Like a great chef, you’ll learn the nuances of adding just the right amount of sauce to bring out the deep flavor and potential of yourself, your team, and your family, creating a menu of balance and perfect spice so that you are in charge of urgency and it no longer consumes your world.
Simply put, my book would never have happened if it wasn’t for Cathy. She provided me the necessary council, wise advice, cheerleading and gentle prodding just when I needed it. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend Cathy enough!
- The Case for Choice: One-Size-Fits-All, An Outdated Education Model for the 21st Century with Dr. Karen Hiltz
Readers will be amazed, relieved, and shocked as they read these true stories from individuals and the educational experiences they encountered. Not only are the stories unique and compelling, but also each one provides a perspective only they can give based on situations encountered in the state they reside. In addition, the author provides insight and opinions based on her experience and knowledge of the education system as they relate to the various elements of each story. The chapters end with recommendations and resources in an attempt to help parents and grandparents seek that often times elusive quality education. The supports offered are based on current educational options within the five states represented. For the 45 states not addressed, they all have a constitution, department of education and various organizations that support authorized programs operating in the state. Where applicable, national information is also identified.
Cathy is the catalyst that allowed me to join the ranks of being a published author. I had been working on this book for over a year when I was introduced to Cathy. Based on the experience, guidance and encouragement, I’m now on my way to completing my second book. I’m grateful to Cathy and all the support she provides.
- Protect Your Assets with David Stokes
Protect Your Assets: Strategically Oriented, Metrics-Centered Credit Management
A company’s accounts receivable is its largest and most liquid asset. To provide maximum return, it needs to be managed in a planned, proactive manner that can be effectively measured and assessed. Protect Your Assets, Strategically Oriented, Metrics-Centered Credit Management provides both credit professionals and business owners with concepts and techniques to develop policies, procedures, and processes that will help minimize loss through bad debts, increase cash flow, and maximize profitability.
Working with Cathy to pull together the material for my book was great. She provided sound advice and support as well as accountability. Just knowing that that you had someone to go to when you hit a slow point in writing or for guidance in preparing for the next step in the process provided motivation to keep moving forward.
- May You Live in Christ: Spiritual Growth Through the Vision of St. Peter with Robin T. Jennings
CAST A VISION FOR A NEW YOU. If ever there was a model for us and for living in this fast-paced world of ours, it has to be the life of St. Peter. If Jesus can transform this impulsive, conflicted, vacillating man into the greatest of our saints, then surely there is hope for you and me. We identify with Peter when he stumbles, falters, and makes a mistake. We marvel as he grows, develops, matures, and changes right before our eyes. Out of his very human nature a far deeper spiritual nature is revealed, and Peter is given a vision to live like never before.
Cathy Fyock brings with her a wealth of gifts, skills and competencies that provides a plethora of resources for all who seek her consulting. But in addition to offering her personal help, what amazes me is how Cathy quickly opens the door to her wide network of very able individuals in the publishing and speaking world who stand ready to offer even further assistance. Cathy has built both a team and a reputation of high quality service and she is well known and highly respected in the speaking and writing world. My platform has the stability to now reach to a new level as a result of the solid foundation set by Cathy Fyock.
- Heart to Heart: Spiritual Care through Deep Listening with Clare Biedenharn, DMin, BCC
“What would you do if this were your family?”
As a nurse, you’ve heard this question dozens of times. For many, the natural inclination is to “fix” the problem by offering suggestions, but that approach is limited by our own experiences and personal biases.
There is a more effective way to provide spiritual care. It begins with a question, an invitation to connect.
In Heart to Heart, Dr. Biedenharn explores an ancient, proven and effective model of listening which she field-tested with critical care nurses. Through her work, she found that deep listening can lead to deep connection in healthcare. The spiritual connection doesn’t just improve patient outcomes, it also helps nurses reconnect with their call to service.
And it all begins with a question
I always thought I had a book in me but I wasn’t sure about the who, what, why, when and where part of it. Cathy’s diligent, supportive presence helped me first find it and then pull it out. I wasn’t an easy customer. I fought it every step of the way but like the good shepherd she is, Cathy reigned me in and kept me going in the right direction.
- Broken-Down Jalopies and other Short Stories: Perspective Changes Everything with Sarah Hellmann
Open this book and join Sarah for an introspective look at the many things that unite us as a human race — the shared feelings and experiences and needs that far outnumber the things that divide or differentiate us. With complete candor, Sarah shares her journey with mental illness, addiction, and the transformative power of guiding others through their struggles. Join her on a car ride home from prison, find freedom through forgiveness, explore hope as a divine virtue, and learn to celebrate your own genius. Discover generosity of spirit through a shared bag of Funyuns and learn her father’s four simple rules to live by. And, in the end, gain an understanding of how perspective can lead you to a happier and more peaceful life.
Before meeting Cathy, writing a book was just a dream I had. Now, I have a published book I am proud of. It wouldn’t have been possible without Cathy’s knowledge and gentle guidance from conception to completion.
- From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom with Robert “Bo” Brabo
Take a journey with acclaimed leader Robert “Bo” Brabo back through a storied career — to his years on the military battlefield, to a decade in the White House as a Presidential Communications Officer for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, and to his experiences as a corporate executive and a small business owner — to learn from real, raw, front-row stories about values-based leadership.
From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom is a leadership memoir chock-full of practical lessons and inspiring case studies to help leaders and aspiring leaders develop, embrace, and strengthen a values-based approach to leading people, projects, and organizations.
Working with Cathy as my book coach was fantastic! She brings a plethora of experience and expertise to every single coaching session, not to mention the encouragement and motivation to write, write, and write some more. My gratitude for her efforts helping me get my first solo book published is immeasurable.
- READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change with April Callis-Birchmeier
This essential guide for Human Resource, Project Management, and Change Professionals provides a framework for a simpler and faster approach to help individuals and organizations adopt new program, technological platforms, and systems easily and effectively.Through an engaging narrative story, we meet Elizabeth, an HR Manager who is asked to implement a technology change for the physicians and staff at the healthcare company where she works. Exploring Elizabeth’s challenges and opportunities allows the reader to identify with the story and apply the READY-Set-Change Model.This book balances the technical details associated with Organizational Change Management with an engaging narrative that illustrates the use of the techniques and tools to lead change.
I could not have finished this book without Cathy! When I started working with Cathy I explained that I’d been working on a number of things but hadn’t finished any of them, Cathy gave me a great process with frequent check-ins to write and was kindly firm when I neared the end and wanted to start over! I’ve never encountered anyone with her combination of friendly and fierce before and I’m so grateful to Cathy for the steady hand guiding me along to completion of my book!
- Leadership Tough Love with Tim Lupfer
Tim Lupfer wants to save the world from muddled thinking about leadership. In his book, he defines leadership very precisely, and suggests that not everyone is a leader, nor does everyone want to be a leader. But for those who have the desire and ability to lead, Tim gives a framework for identifying, developing, and encouraging leaders.
Cathy Fyock was my anchor during the writing process. She was recommended to me by a friend, and that advice was, as the commercials would say, “priceless.” Cathy gave me the structure, schedule, and encouragement to accomplish the task on time. In short, I could not have done it without her.
- You Don’t Get a Map, You Get a Compass with Cindy Hartner
Cindy Hartner never expected her ten years of marriage to end the way it did. At just 34, she lost the love of her life to a fatal heart attack. She faced a choice: remain stuck in self-pity, anxiety and fatigue or move through the unknown as soon as possible. In this tender, funny book, Cindy shares how she found reasons to keep living, step out of the pain and take control. You Don’t Get a Map, You Get a Compass is a guide for anyone ready to move from grief to recovery and to find joy in a fulfilling life.
I honestly believe this book would never have been published without Cathy Fyock! Cathy helped me move beyond the limits of my own knowledge and experience and took away all the “scary!” Publishing a book is such a vulnerable experience, and Cathy made sure that I felt competent and resourceful. Her tips, methods and knowledge have been invaluable to me as a first-time author and I feel confident about moving towards my next book. I highly recommend Cathy to anyone who has a passion to publish, regardless of what stage of writing and publishing they are in. She was the best investment I made on my publishing journey.
- My Faith Sparkles with Amy Luscher Smith
When Amy Luscher Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wondered how she would make time and space in her busy life to battle cancer. She wondered how her relationships would change after the word “cancer” was whispered behind so many closed doors. And in the aftermath of treatment and personal transformation, Amy is doing what few cancer survivors do — inviting readers to bear witness to her experiences. She’s inviting you to see the details of her daily life as she adapted to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, recovery, and, ultimately, her new identity as a cancer survivor.
Cathy Fyock gave me the courage to take a chance on my writing. With her easy-to-follow steps, I first drafted a chapter in an anthology and then wrote an entire book! Cathy offered great ideas, connected me to valuable peer mentors, and was an integral part of the success of my book.
- So Dad, How Can I Make Dollars & Sense? with Wes Rutledge
Wealth-Building Insights — Sure, we all want them, but our young adults and first-time investors are going to need them. Written without all the financial mumbo-jumbo and jargon that crawls all over Wall Street, this book by successfully retired financial consultant Wes Rutledge shares practical insights and experiences – in a way that’s as patient and compassionate as Wes’s actual conversations with his own young-adult children.
So Dad, How Can I Make Dollars & Sense? helps you crystalize what you want to accomplish in your financial future and begin forming your plans. You will walk into your HR department or financial professional’s office with confidence to begin building your wealth (the wealth that will take care of you throughout your life and beyond) instead of “just putting it in something and hoping it goes up or does ok.” So Dad was written to help you Make Dollars & Sense!
Working with Cathy:
From a manuscript to a book – from a writer wannabe to an author – from files in my computer to a published, very fine-looking book that I’m so very proud of – That’s where Cathy Fyock where patiently guided me and helped me achieve!
I showed up in her email box wondering if there was a way to advance my rough manuscript into a book, but not just any old book – I wanted a better book for my young adults and influencers. And that was before I had even identified those audiences – the audiences Cathy helped me recognize.
Cathy is the real deal, people! She patiently guided me to my publishing team and then lead the manuscript’s re-visioning. Patient, did I say she was patient? She endured my 8 different attempts to find a better tone in Chapter 1. And then we began tackling the rest of the book together. That’s great coaching!
She also led me to my publisher and editor, Kate Colbert, of Silver Tree Publishing. Together with Cathy, they took their top-tier skills and guided this puppy home. Let’s face it, I had a manuscript, but I was stuck. I knew it needed professional polishing, but then where would I go? How could I advance it into a book? That’s exactly what Cathy does best! She coached me into an author, and a rough manuscript into a polished, professional book that was better than I could have imagined or dreamed of producing. And despite her having so many successful, accomplished clients, she made my goals and aspirations feel like they were her top priorities. She genuinely cares about our success!
Take it from me, a retired financial professional, entrusting my time and efforts with Cathy Fyock was indeed a great investment that will pay rewards to me for the rest of my life. Thank You, Cathy!!
- Shut Up, Get Lean with Ray Leathers and Susan NallyWithout Cathy our book, Shut Up, Get Lean, would not exist. She convinced us that we had a book in us, became our accountability partner, led us to our publisher, and provided the ongoing moral and technical support to to develop the manuscript. Cathy has been the inspiration that made the difference in turning our dream into reality. Cathy is the coach that can take you to the next level as an author.–Ray Leathers, Author, Shut Up, Get Lean
From the powerhouse team of Ray Leathers and Susan A. Nally — the visionary and the strategist who together transformed a manufacturing company’s culture and its balance sheet — comes a new book that’s as practical as it is purposeful.
EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT LEAN MANUFACTURING. ISN’T IT TIME YOU STOPPED TALKING AND STARTED BUILDING YOUR CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT?
Leathers and Nally offer straight talk about what works, and what can go wrong, then distill and simplify Lean tools and strategies for your rapid application. The book is broken into three engaging sections:
1. Shutting Up: Listening to the Lessons that Can Transform Your Business
2. Getting Lean: Tools, Systems and Strategies You Can Use
3. Staying Inspired: Stories to Encourage and Guide You
- Finding Your Coach Diving Deep Within with Melinda J. KellyFinding Your Coach Diving Deep Within looks at the traits and tendencies each of us bring to any relationship, asks how you process and accept information. If you are doing it in one area of your life, odds are you are doing it in others too. As much as we want the problem to be them, sometimes we have to consider it could just be us. Armed with all this wisdom, where then are we going? Success? Happiness? They are not necessarily together, but if you know what you want, you might just get it.It is one thing to be a talented speaker and prolific writer, but that doesn’t always translate to being an excellent coach and mentor. Cathy Fyock is that rare being who shares her extensive experience and knowledge empowering other writers to find their voice in their own authentic time and way. Cathy listens to your dreams and then helps you stay true to them, mentoring, cajoling, and never being anything less than honest and true. Your book will come to fruition, and on your journey along the way will have enriched your life and expanded your possibilities. All done while cultivating and crafting your book.–Melinda J. Kelly, Author, Finding Your Coach Diving Deep Within
- ABUNDANT Faith with Gloria Sloan
Abundant Faith is a blend of daily life experiences that are open to diversified conversations on faith and what we believe. The narrative sharing explores the destiny of faith that visualizes a measure of greatness in memoir.
To order Abundant Faith, follow this link (https://amzn.to/2EbNMA5).
Cathy encouraged me to write with purpose and to be intentional in delivering my story for readers. She helped me to build confidence and enjoy my writing journey.
–Gloria Sloan, Author
- Lucifer Leaders with Kathy Koultourides
Lucifer Leaders: The Hidden Cost of Deviant Behavior in the Sales Force shines a light on a particular type of sales person who has the capability to derail an organization by inciting other people on the team to engage in illicit behavior. Real workplace horror stories are used throughout the book to build a case for the determinants that can identify this menace, so it can be eliminated from the workplace, or never hired in the first place.
Cathy has been my writing coach since 2015 and I wouldn’t trade her for anything! What I most love about her is her Socratic approach to coaching; she is an expert. Whenever I feel stuck, a quick 30-minute call with Cathy always helps me see the forest through the trees. She has a wonderful ability to tease out different perspectives and hone in on meaningful focus. I will never regret my investment in Cathy; she has been invaluable on my journey to becoming a published author. She has taught me so much and has provided so many useful tools! Cathy is a treasure that truly cares about her clients, and I strongly recommend her to anyone who has aspirations of becoming an author! She is AWESOME!!!
–Kathy Koultourides, Author
- West Point Woman: How Character is Created, and Leadership is Learned with Sara Potecha
As one of the first women to graduate from United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, Sara learned lessons first hand through challenging situations that illustrate several poignant and modern principles about leadership and character. West Point Woman is a leadership memoir for readers at all levels of organizational leadership, and applicable across industries, genders and professional expertise.
• What are the LEADERSHIP SKILLS that the first women at West Point learned, which helped them succeed in an often-hostile environment?
• What are the LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES that make a West Point woman resilient and extraordinary, and how might you incorporate those tenets into your own leadership repertoire?
As an exceptional storyteller, sought after speaker and leadership practitioner, Sara will arm you and your organization with the essential leadership skills needed to fight the “battles” of your current experience.
Cathy Fyock, was instrumental in the writing of my first book. Initially, she helped create a laser focus for the scope of the book. This act alone saved me enormous amount of time, effort and frustration. Next, she encouraged me to simply write and applauded those first, feeble efforts. She made me accountable to produce written works each week and in short order, my draft emerged. She next connected me to other authors, so I might learn from them. And then she introduced me to my publisher, Kate Colbert of Silver Tree Publishing, who ensured my book was on the market within months of when the final manuscript was completed! I would highly recommend Cathy’s services to those who make it an ambition to see a book written and published!
–Sara Potecha, Author, West Point Woman
- Measures of Success with Mark Graban
Do you feel like you’re constantly reacting to every up or down in your metrics, as if you’re on a proverbial roller coaster of performance where there’s a lot of excitement but, at the end of the ride, you’re right back where you started? If so, the new book Measures of Success will help you, as the subtitle says, react less, lead better, and improve more.
As leaders, our time is limited so we need to prioritize our efforts, learning when it’s appropriate to ask “why did that metric change?” and when a good use of time to investigate in the name of understanding why performance got better or why it got worse. This book will help you determine, using simple statistical methods, if your metric is just fluctuating around an average and why a more systematic, less reactive approach to improvement can same time and improve results.
It’s often said, “what gets measured, gets managed.” Measures of Success is a practical guide for how to better manage the work processes and systems that generate these rules. Donald J. Wheeler, Ph.D., says, “Everyone who is exposed to business data needs to read this book.”
I previously had two books published, but everybody needs a coach – and Cathy Fyock was exactly what I needed at various stages of the writing and publishing process. Cathy provided a lot of helpful information and was a great resource, both through her one-on-one coaching and the online mastermind group meetings and webinars that I was invited to as a client. Every time I had a question or was having a crisis of confidence, Cathy was there when I needed her – with a smile (and a polite kick in the butt when I needed it). Cathy was recommended to me by someone in my professional circles and I have been enthusiastically recommending her to others, especially aspiring first-time authors.
—Mark Graban, Author, Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and Measures of Success
- Think Like a Marketer with Kate Colbert
The secret to taking your business from mediocre to meaningfully different? Thinking like a marketer. It’s also the secret to moving your organization from status quo to success story, and from busy to profitable. In an easy-to-read, practical new guidebook, acclaimed marketing expert Kate Colbert offers fresh insights into the actions and attitudes that can accelerate your business success, sharpen your daily work, and balance your efforts to create value for customers while capturing value for the bottom line. For non-marketers and marketers alike, truly thinking like a marketer requires the right framework, and this book is everything you need to make the mindset shift that can change everything for your business.
If ever there was someone who had all the perfect excuses not to engage a book coach, it was me. I’m a professional writer and the owner of a book publishing company. I know how to write a book, publish it and promote it. But I needed focus, accountability and support if my first nonfiction business book was going to be all I wanted it to be. Having Cathy at my side to guide me through some of the tough decisions, to encourage and enable me to make (and protect) time for writing, and to introduce me to other authors living through the same experiences allowed me to accomplish everything I set out to do with this important book.
–Kate Colbert, Marketer, Communications Consultant, Speaker, and Author of Think Like a Marketer
- Taking The Numb Out Of Numbers with Peter Margaritis
I met Cathy on February 3, 2017, when she facilitated her Blog to Book workshop to our NSA Ohio Chapter. She immediately caught my attention when she started her workshop by saying that she wrote her book in six weeks and that she hates to write because it’s hard work! When Cathy was working with me she understood that I was a speaker who writes and kept me motivated and focused on my goal. She also provides monthly coaching Zoom calls, access to webinars, and a relationship with a publishing company that made the writing my book a seamless process. I can’t thank Cathy enough for efforts in helping me to write and bring to market my new book.
–Peter Margaritis, Author, Taking The Numb Out Of Numbers
If you’re like most financial professionals, you are “cursed with knowledge” and a comfort with numbers, spreadsheets, financial reports, tax codes, and investment models that collectively add up to a virtual foreign language to others who don’t possess a similar knowledge base. Because of this, you may have a hard time connecting with the very people who need your help the most — with your clients or your colleagues. It’s a challenge you must overcome, an impasse you cannot simply shrug off. You need to talk to your stakeholders about the numbers; you need for them to understand.
- Network Beyond Bias with Amy C. Waninger
Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career. We all face challenges in making meaningful connections, especially with people who differ from us in significant ways. Few of us consider the impacts of these missed connections. Even fewer know how to recognize and overcome them.
Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career will help you assess and improve the breadth and depth of your professional network. You can remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.
Are you ready to transform your career, one relationship at a time?
I hired Cathy after reading just 17 pages of On Your Mark. I had been thinking about writing a book for a long time, and I realized I needed some help to make that dream a reality. Cathy helped me with the hardest part: getting started. She showed me how to compile content I’d already created from my blog and presentations. With just two days of effort, I realized I was already halfway through my first draft. With Cathy’s guidance, I cut my writing timeline in half and published my first book several months ahead of schedule. What’s more, Cathy helped me celebrate every milestone along the way. I am grateful, from the bottom of my heart, for Cathy’s support, for the value she brings to this process, and for her genuine interest and personal investment in her clients’ success.
–Amy C. Waninger, Author, Network Beyond Bias
- What Exceptional Executives Need to Know by Elizabeth Jeffries
What if one book, one concept, one guide, could reveal to you how to bust through communication barriers, keep top talent, and grow your emerging leaders? What if it shared exactly what to say and how to say it so that both you and your team member get amazing outcomes? Would you read it?
THIS IS THE BOOK. This step-by-step guide will show you how to coach your team members to develop the skills that will increase their impact and contribution to the organization. What Exceptional Executives Need to Know is packed with tips, checklists, resources, and real stories, making this the most valuable one-stop tool available for building your role as a coach to your team members.
If you know you have a book in you and just can’t quite get it out, you need Cathy Fyock! Cathy is skilled in asking you the questions to get clarity in your goals and help you focus your message. Her proven book coaching process will assure you stay disciplined to complete your book in your set time table. I could never have completed my book in three weeks without Cathy’s knowledge, skill and accountability process! Her gentle, but firm and loving encouragement kept me going to get to the finish line!
–Elizabeth Jeffries, Author, What Exceptional Executives Need to Know
Unlocking Human Potential in the Workplace
Absolutely every decision, every business strategy, every word spoken from colleagues and every policy enacted can and should be derived from a place of deep respect for one another – not just as “talent” but as people. Organizational success is, at its core, about human beings working together to serve human purposes.
You@Work is a remarkable collection of insights from 15 leading HR and OD experts, across multiple industries and professional roles. And it’s a must-read for any leader looking to achieve more by putting humanity back into the workplace.
Authors include: David Baumgartner, Robert (Bo) Brabo, Ann Brown, Jennifer Brown, Wendi Eldh, Randi Frank, Belinda Goodrich, Michele Fantt Harris, Alicia Lambert, Marissa Levin, Nancy Little, Karl Richter, Lisa Seay, Michele Lawlis Shelton, Tracy Stuckrath.
All Amazon proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation.
Cathy is a wonderful spirit with a contagious laugh. She is a servant leader who has the ability to recognize, nurture, and celebrate human potential with selfless determination. I call Cathy the “Coach’s Coach,” and the team she assembles creates a winning combination for authors.
–Michele Lawlis Shelton, Author, You@WorkWorking with Cathy could not make the dream of writing a book any easier. Starting with an anthology adds an extra bonus because you meet and work with other professional all with the same dream of writing a book. If you have the dream, don’t wait like I did!–David Baumgartner, Author, You@Work and Compassion@Work
- Color Today Pretty with Stephanie Feger
Spurred to capture her everyday moments turned extraordinary, Stephanie Feger ultimately created a book that helps you peer deeply into your spiritual psyche. Through her powerful true stories, she inspires you to lead your own life more richly by being open to the personal growth that can occur through life’s disappointments and hardships. Color Today Pretty is more than a book — it’s a way of living that underscores the need for compassion, curiosity and unwavering love. Come with Stephanie on an exploration of how to love, forgive, appreciate and awaken, and on an intimate walk with God.
When you feel a calling to do something, it’s hard to ever question the journey to get there. Cathy was an answer to a prayer of mine, helping me complete a collection of stories that God called me to write. I truly value her expertise as I was lost and unsure on how to navigate the process! I am forever grateful for her belief in me that my story mattered and her commitment to help guide me to make my book happen. Cathy is amazing and is someone I would recommend to anyone, no matter where they are on their author journey!
—Stephanie Feger, Author, Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective
- Staying Power with Cara Silletto
While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger portion of roles are transitioning into revolving doors of employee turnover. This impacts customer service, productivity and profitability. The only way for organizations to successfully and sustainably face the new realities of today’s workforce and the evolution of employee expectations is through a deep understanding of how to effectively hire and manage shorter-term workers who have a different view of the workplace. This insightful, breakthrough book by Cara Silletto and contributing author Leah Brown is designed to help leaders at all levels discover exactly how our workforce has changed over time, why employers are struggling to keep talent and how to gain better staffing stability.
My book never would have made it to the finish line without Cathy!
–Cara Silletto, Author, Staying Power
- How To Work With Jerks with Eric Williamson
Whatever you do and wherever you work ― jerks are all around you. And without a clear strategy for working with these difficult people, we inevitably suffer and risk failure on the job and in our careers. This book offers that strategy.
How to Work with Jerks is a training guide for dealing with jerks in the workplace, complete with proven methods and frameworks for handling conflict with people who are:
•Rude, bossy, sarcastic, inflexible or narcissistic
•Prone to stealing credit and attention
•Poor listeners and poor communicators
•Hell-bent on creating toxic environments based on fear and distrust
I was lost and didn’t know what to do with my manuscript until I met Cathy. It was the wisest decision I ever made. Her insight, expertise, resources, and unwavering support helped me publish the book of my dreams. Because of Cathy I can proudly say that I am a published author. Whether you are working on your first book or 5th, I highly recommend you work with her. It will be the wisest decision you will ever make!
–Eric Williamson, Author, How To Work With Jerks
- On Your Own Terms by Lee Quinn and Lewis Rudy
On Your Own Terms: Building a Sustainable, Value-Creating Business will change your professional life on a scale you can’t begin to fathom, using the MORE (Master of Reverse Engineering) process.
Lee Quinn and Lewis Rudy explain the power of the MORE concept and teach you to draw information from your business as you address changes in real time to produce an entity that will supersede your goals and expectations. (Not to mention, silence those doubts.)
The MORE system allows you to manage your business to be a sustainable, value-creating entity for years to come. You’ll learn the critical difference between adding the value and being the value. (And you might be surprised to learn which approach can actually hurt your business.)
Cathy, you instilled the confidence in me to make my dream of writing a book come true. Your guidance in On Your Mark was spot-on. Thank you for your leadership, patience, and advice. Here is to many more years of helping other aspiring authors see their dreams come true!
–Lee Quinn, Author