Lisa TenerAbout Book Coach Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book-writing coach, teacher, author and speaker. She assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from finding their creative voice to prioritizing projects to developing a strategy for creative success. Since 1994, she has taught writing and creativity workshops in New England and the Caribbean. She serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, teaching workshops for a continuing medical education course on how to write and publish a book. Her “Bring Your Book to Life Program” won The Silver Stevie Award for Best New Service of the Year- Media in 2012  (from the American Business Awards).

Lisa is a sought after speaker and regularly presents at US and international conferences, including the Ocean State Writer’s Conference, the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) conference, library conferences and events for entrepreneurs and women. She has served as a panelist for the International Women’s Writing Guild’s Meet the Authors Conference and the Festival of Rhode Island Authors.

Lisa’s Writing

Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree from MIT, where she studied writing with the late Frank Conroy (before he became Director of the famed Iowa Writer’s Workshop), Broadway playwright A.R. Gurney, Jr., and award-winning poets Jean Valentine and Gjertrud Schnackenberg. She earned her Master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with a concentration in marketing.

booksLisa is co-author, with Peaco Todd and Jane Middelton-Moz, of The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger: Dynamic Tools for Healthy Relationships (Health Communications, 2005). Inspired by her studies in alternative and complementary healing modalities, she originated the concept of “anger-obics,” and developed the majority of the exercises that appear in the book. She has been on ABC World News, PBS TV and been quoted in Glamour, USA Weekend, The Boston Globe, Providence Journal and so much more.

She is a columnist for The Huffington Post and Aspire Magazine Online and has served on the magazine’s advisory board as well as the advisory board of the International Association of Writers. She is a member of The Author’s Guild.

Lisa’s Writing Clientele

Lisa’s clients are diverse and include doctors, consultants, entrepreneurs, company presidents and managers, success and life coaches, people with unusual true stories, university professors, therapists, holistic practitioners, healing professionals, and moms. She has worked with now-published authors Dr. Carrie Barron, Anne Burnett, behavioral veterinarian Vint Virga, Dr. Michael Banov, Dr. Ellen Weber Libby, Maureen Hancock, Amy O’Brien, Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, Donna Hicks, Bonnie Leonard, Susan Rizzo Vincent, Martha Rhodes, Dr. Timothy Warren, radio host Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino, radio host Deb Scott, Dr. Irving Gibson, the joyful Linda Joy and many others.

Some of Lisa’s clients have achieved 5- and 6-figure book deals with major publishers, such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, Hay House, Scribner, HCI, and Beyond Words. They have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News and New Morning and other national TV programs. Several clients blog nationally for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

If you would like to work with Lisa Tener, please use the contact form provided on this site.