IT ALL STARTED when I was invited to teach a 2-day training at Stanford University about the Influence With A Heart Method® and how to use it in their organization.
The audience: 126, seven-figure earning, global business leaders.
(I was soooooooo excited! AND SO NERVOUS, too!)
Now, picture me, on the phone, finalizing contract details with the Event Planner...
I knew that I needed to make a good impression on her, my audience, and the company that was investing in me to deliver an amazing experience.
So I told the Event Planner that I would give each person a free, autographed copy of my new book!
INFLUENCE WITH A HEART
How To Be A Better Leader and Communicator by
Using More Empathy, Story, and Thought Leadership
(and a dash of lovingkindness)
(NOTE: At this point in time, I hadn't written the book... yet.)
And I learned from one of my coaches that gifting my book would add a ton of value and create a memorable experience for everyone!
And, as you can probably imagine, the Event Planner — by association — would benefit as well.
She said, "Thank you! This is amazing! Nobody else ever made such a generous offer. They will LOVE this!"
"You're welcome," I said. And we e-signed the contract...
(It was now official! "Look, Ma!, I'm speaking at Stanford!")
I completed the call, gazed out the window, took a deep breath, and said:
"Holy cannolis! I need to write this book... and I've got 5 weeks!"
So I write...
Five weeks FLY past. And... good news!
I did it! I wrote my book!
And everyone received an autographed copy of my book, just like I'd promised the Event Planner.
(They LOVED IT!)
"Ben Gioia is a great coach. He uses interesting stories and simple-to-understand concepts to get our minds engaged. Highly recommended Ben! He is just fantastic!"
— Bob Lin, USANA Health
Then — almost IMMEDIATELY —
So Much More BUSINESS Came To Me!
• One of the leaders from the audience — who I stayed in touch with — discovered that I was coming to Australia, later that year as a guest speaker at a different event on the Sunshine Coast.
---- He invited me to give a talk at their company headquarters in Sydney!
---- Two days later he asked me to do a second talk, the following day, to a Chinese-speaking audience... through a translator!
• Then three months later, I'm negotiating with a Fortune 100 company that asked me to help create a mindfulness & empathy video game — in collaboration with MIT — for more than 20,000 customer experience employees around the world.
And what the Fortune 100 invested in me (i.e. their time, energy, trust, and money) is PROOF that...
Because your book makes you a CATEGORY OF ONE, and it helps establish your brand, FAST!
You increase your value AT THE SAME TIME that you position your expertise.
It makes you super confident in your amazing skills, experience, and wisdom.
("Holy cow, I'm legit.!")
Then it's easy for you to attract more of the right leads, right clients, and right referrals.
"At 9pm last night my book hit #1!"
“At 9pm last night my book hit #1! Thank you for your supreme guidance and expertise in starting this book."
— Cristina DiGiacomo, M.S.
Industrial Philosopher™ | Wisdom never fails.
Author: Wise Up! At Work | C-Suite Network Advisor
Here's how you can become a CATEGORY OF ONE, so you can serve more people, make more money, and make a bigger impact...
Develop a clear message, unique offer, and proven method, in a book that connects your 'special sauce' to what your clients want & are looking for.
Continue to walk the path that you're guiding others along... grounded in your experience, hard-earned wisdom, case studies, stories, and successes.
Create more connection, referrals, authority, and trust by aligning your book, positioning, messaging, marketing, and unique offer.
A: "YES IT IS! I wrote my book
in just 5 weeks!"
The Method I teach my clients allows for deep work, deep rest, and time to enjoy your life... while writing a #1 best-selling book!
Because I've spent the last 3.5 years integrating the best tools, strategies, and practices for writing a stellar book AND building the muscle for doing high-quality work, FAST, for every kind of project.
This unique approach (The Influence With A Heart Method®) worked for me. It works for my clients today
It's repeatable and leads to consistent results.
That means it's a proven method.
So I know — as long as you stick to the plan — It will absolutely work for you!
I absolutely guarantee that if you adhere to all the guidelines, schedule, and steps of this method, you will complete your book in just 8 weeks (3 for prep, 5 for writing). If, somehow, you follow the method completely, and aren't finished at the end of 5 weeks, I'll work with you to get it done.
"It was a no-brainer to say YES!"
"I am delighted to be on board and write the book that’s just been WAITING to be written. I trust Ben to be the support I need, along with accountability along PLUS his clear understanding of my mission... and he is seriously good at what he does. It was a no-brainer to say YES!"
— Christine Powers
Founder and CEO at Philosophers Camp, keeper of wonder & wisdom, empowering voices to uplift, Member: Evolutionary Business Council
"I have taken this course and it's superb!"
"Ben is an amazing human being. I have taken his course and it's superb! I highly recommend it — for getting started, getting clear, and getting writing.”
— Annemarie Shrouder (she, her)
Helping People Thrive Int'l Speaker | Consultant
Facilitator: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | Racial Equity
Member: Evolutionary Business Council
"Why? Because Ben is the best coach for your book."
"He already helped me write one book. Now he's going to help me with another one. "Why? Because Ben is the best book coach."
— Whitney Vosburgh
Author of Work The Future! Today and Brand New Purpose
Speaker, Interim Fortune 20 CMO
Member: Evolutionary Business Council
"I wouldn’t have written my book without Ben’s help!"
"His unique ability to quickly create clarity, along with his insights, turned the complicated task of writing a book into a simple one: by the end of the first coaching call I was no longer staring at a blank page!"
— Jesse Ali
Founder at LimitlessAbs.com
"Your insight was invaluable."
Hey Ben, thanks again for all your help in getting my book published! It went live today and your insight was invaluable. Your input and edits were a great boon and really helped me in the way I approached telling the story."
— Ralph Miller
Author of Christ Lives in You: Christian Meditation So Christ May Dwell In Your Heart
"...I'm so glad Ben is offering this!"
“It's very hard to find something that really impresses me like what Ben Gioia's is teaching. I'm so glad he's sharing this simple method to guide people in writing their books the right way!
— Giuseppe Fratoni
Strategic Marketing for Attorneys, Consultants, and Professionals Who Want To Grow A Sustainable Practice
1. Can I really write my book in 5 weeks?
---- Yes, if you follow the process, schedule, and recommendations from me. :) It's a proven, replicable process.
2. What if I'm not a good writer?
---- A) You're better than you think. B) It's not all "writing"... you'll be speaking and creating your book in other ways.
3. How can I write a book when the whole idea feels OVERWHELMING?
---- This method is PROVEN and developed for you to succeed. There's a roadmap, schedule, structure, accountability, community, and a whole lotta LOVE.
---- It's what I did and it helped earn me an additional $254,042.78, over a 3.5-year period
---- (If you still have questions, let's talk about them. (Go here.))
4. Do I need to write every day?
---- It's up to you, of course. However, the timeline for this process is 6 days of writing / 1 day off / repeat.
5. Do I have to work like a crazy person to write my book in 5 weeks?
---- NOPE. You do not.
---- There is time for rest, rejuvenation, and YOUR LIFE built right into the method... so you have time to recharge rock your writing!
Thanks for reading and considering what's possible!
I'm delighted to support you.
If you're still on the fence about getting your book DONE, let me ask you a coaching question: "If not now, WHEN?"
Let's write your book, shall we?
With love and a big hug,
Hurry... the clock's a tickin'!