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Laura Waller announces new book for 2016

Laura Waller announces new book to be released in January 2016:

William Shakespeare, Gent.

How one man created a life of Success, Significance and Security

This book is not about the works of Shakespeare the genius,

but the life’s work of an ordinary man from a small town. . .

What we can learn and apply from this man has nothing at all to do with the collection of plays and poetry attributed to “William Shakespeare”.  In fact, you will not find one direct Shakespearean quote in this entire book.  That’s because the works of Shakespeare are philosophical without revealing the author’s philosophy.  They tell a story of the lives of others without disclosing anything useful about the playwright worked, played and loved.

If you are searching for a way to earn more income, take care of your family, build your business and find the real pay-off of a meaningful life, this unconventional biography is for you.  The story of the man we will henceforth call “Mr. Shakspear” pursued his dream and took action in a way that we can all adopt to realize our most burning desire – –  to know success, significance and security, no matter what is going on around us.

Laura Waller will be speaking on this topic throughout the United States and Canada this autumn and into 2016, leading up to the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Contact her office at 614-915-4324 to book her to speak with your local service organization or library.

wagnalls reading room

Live book launch will be in January 2016 at Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio, USA


Why are you here?

Do you know . . . .

  • Who you are?
    • Why you are here?
      • Where you’re going?

If your life’s work and purpose is clear – congratulations.  Keep going because it’s a work in progress that you will never finish, it will just keep growing.

If you seem caught up in frenetic activity with little to show for it or are just plain “stuck”, then consider making an investment in yourself to see different results.

Those of us in philanthropy know that if we don’t have our own aspirations clearly defined, then we can’t do the good work we desire – – and we won’t have the confidence to share that clarity with others and invite them to partner in our cause.

Some time ago, I defined my OPUS and married a Playbook of Productive Action to the vision.  I have made progress and am more focused than ever on where I spend my energy.  The understanding I’ve gained and the people I have met because of that focus has transformed my world from confusion and frustration to clarity and satisfaction.

Would you like that too?  If so, then I invite you to join a group of people intent on designing their own personal and organizational OPUS documents so that they can enjoy success, significance and security.  This is for anyone involved in building up nonprofits, communities and businesses.  It’s for any one who wants to grow and be even more effective in improving the lives of others.

The  sessions begin in April, and space is limited so that we can keep the discussion focused and meaningful for all.  Since this is done via web calls, you can be anywhere in the world to participate.  There is a one-time fee of $87 for the 6 weekly sessions, plus 6 months of coaching calls. Please contact me immediately if you have questions so we can reserve your space. Or go straight to Eventbrite and sign up now.

Undeniable Long-term Success

The Ice Bucket Challenge certainly caught our attention and generated a lot of short-term revenue for ALS.  The same things happens with American Red Cross appeals when a natural disaster occurs. On a smaller scale, your events, galas, 5k runs and golf outings generate attention and a burst of short-term

But what is the secret behind REAL success in fundraising?  How can you transform these short-term income generators into long-term, sustainable streams of revenue?

Join a group of people who are passionate about their nonprofit causes as we discuss how to tackle this big issue confidently and with remarkable results.

The event is October 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.   (

For those of you on the West Coast of the USA and Canada, the event will be hosted on October 6, 2014 at 10:00 am PDT.


Who should spend time on this?

Any one responsible for the financial health of a nonprofit organization:

  • Professional Fundraisers
  • Board Members
  • Volunteers
  • Staff, including the Executive Director

What will you walk away with?

A basic plan that you will be able to implement immediately:

  • A process to use events and promotions to secure long-term supporters and partners
  • 3 key strategies to unify your action
  • A system to begin to build the structure for on-going success in financing your cause.

BONUS: for all registered attendees, I will host on a FREE 1/2 hour one-on-one liveNinja session to go over their initial plan.

To prepare, I suggest you read Unleashed Abundance – The Fundraiser’s Manifesto (available at or fill out the request form below).

If you can’t make one of the events, contact me by filling out the form below.