Author and Motivational Speaker
Building a Business by the Book
Fittingly, the title of Terry Hawkins’ self-empowerment book, Why Wait To Be Great?, could also describe her rapid rise through the ranks as an author – first taking the initiative to self-publish and shortly thereafter signing a contract with a traditional publisher.
But this wasn’t Terry’s primary goal. Rather, it was just an achievement along the way while helping others and building her business.
As the founder of People in Progress Global, a professional training company, Terry is recognized as one of Australia’s most in-demand, award-winning leadership speakers. She has long helped others make life changes and achieve goals by helping answer “how.” When it came time to answer her own “how” – how to take the next step with her message and business – Terry chose to self-publish with iUniverse.
Bigger Platform, Broader Reach
Terry self-published her book through Open Book Editions, iUniverse’s partnership with traditional publisher Berrett-Koehler. Through that connection, she was able to introduce her motivating message to a new following.
Her reach was only furthered when Why Wait was picked up by Berrett Koehler.
“As a speaker, Terry Hawkins is absolutely spectacular,” said Steve Piersanti, president and publisher of Berrett-Koehler. “She mesmerizes and inspires crowds on the business lecture circuit, and has brilliantly taken that energy, passion and wisdom and put it into a wonderful book.”
Since relocating to the U.S., Terry has continued taking her message to the masses in person, online and, of course, through the pages of her book.
“The methods and teachings I’ve used in my own life to overcome great adversity throughout my career, are now available to everyone in Why Wait to Be Great, and I hope it encourages others to deal with their pain and follow their dreams just as I have with my own,” said Terry.