Are you ready to tell your story, share your message, and build your business?
Are you interested in writing your first book, but unsure where to start?
“The World Needs Your Book Live” is for writers, entrepreneurs, coaches, storytellers, careerists, speakers, freelancers, and anyone else who knows they have something special to share with the world. Join bestselling author Monica Leonelle for a hands on event designed to take you from dream to achievable goal.
Also known as “Get Your Book Idea Into an Outline”, this one day workshop will help you do just that. You’ll discover how to organize your ideas into a format that best fits your book, gain confidence in your writing skills, navigate the ever changing publishing industry, consider various streams of revenue, use your book to meet your business goals, and more.
This is your opportunity to dedicate time and space to your book and your business, to create connections with fellow authors, and to receive the tools, resources, and support you need to give the world the book they need. Arrive with a dream, leave with a plan of action.
Hi! My name is Monica Leonelle and I’m an independent writer, entrepreneur, and teacher based in St. Louis, where I live with my husband and adorable westie.
During my years as a marketing director at various start-ups, I helped people and companies tell their stories, establish themselves as thought leaders, and create the content on their websites. In the past, I’ve worked with Inc. 100 companies like Hansen’s Natural, Trading Technologies, and Braintree. I have also specialized in copywriting, editing, and digital marketing.
As a prolific blogger since 2007, my writing and marketing ideas have been featured in Advertising Age, The Huffington Post, the AMEX OpenForum, GigaOm, Mashable, Social Media Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. My ideas have also been featured in multiple books and over 30 podcasts. As a USA Today bestselling author, I started publishing independently in 2009 and have since published over half a million words of fiction and non-fiction spread across over 20 books under two pen names. My most recent nonfiction series, “Growth Hacking for Storytellers” (which has sold over 30,000 copies), has helped thousands of writers write faster, become better storytellers, and find their way to success.
I’m a lifetime member of Sigma Pi Sigma honor fraternity and was a 2007 Chicago Business Fellow, graduating with an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business at 25 years old. As an undergraduate, I received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from Truman State University. My Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) is in marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship.
Helping people grow creatively and realize their full potential is both a fullfilling and a rewarding career. We are all works-in-progress, and I love when people’s strengths, skills, and passion align in both work and life, which is why I founded The World Needs Your Book program to help coaches, entrepreneurs, memoirists, writers, and novelists get their own messages or stories into the world through books. This program begins with the impact you want to make on the world and then build a sustainable business around your idea, message, or story.