Stuff in the ‘New World Library’ Category

30 August, 2021

Schmitz

Elisa A. Schmitz is an award-winning entrepreneur and professional journalist. She’s the Latina founder of 30Seconds.com, a highly-regarded digital media platform where women (and men) come to inspire and be inspired. She’s also the founder of iParenting, a “Best of the Web” digital media company that she sold to The Walt Disney Company in 2007. Elisa then worked for Disney as Director and Executive Editor of the Disney Interactive Media Group. She has been a newspaper columnist, magazine editor, radio and video host, and created content and marketing programs for various Fortune 500 companies.

Elisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which awarded her its Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, and her Master’s degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist. Elisa is a high-profile and valued alum of her two universities. At UW-Madison, she sits on the Communication Arts board, while at Northwestern, she sits on the NUvention Media Entrepreneurship program board and is a member of the Council of 100, a mentoring organization made up of Northwestern’s top 100 female alums. Elisa cherishes each opportunity to mentor young women, entrepreneurs, business and nonprofit leaders who are navigating their careers, and she is frequently asked to speak to students and alumni at on- and off-campus events.  Elisa became an engaged member of various coveted business networks after she and 30Seconds were selected for inclusion in three highly-competitive startup accelerator programs: Springboard Enterprises Media/Tech Accelerator in New York City; Blackbox/Google for Entrepreneurs Accelerator in Silicon Valley; and 1871’s WiSTEM Accelerator in Chicago. She also was selected for the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network and is a member of the Ellevate, Astia, and Pipeline Angels networks, participating in their exclusive conferences and events. She also serves as an adviser to startup companies.

Elisa has been featured widely in the media, including: The Huffington Post, Fast Company, United Hemispheres, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Modern Luxury, Windy City Live TV, ABC-TV, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WGN Radio, Women Tech Founders, Moms In Business (cover), Curated Chicago, Chicago Parent, Make It Better and more.  Elisa is considered highly influential because of her media, marketing and entrepreneurial expertise. By generating active engagement among audiences, she is often asked to report and write about business events, is regularly offered guest author and featured blogging opportunities, and is also frequently asked to be interviewed on radio shows and podcasts.

Through building her two media platforms, Elisa has become an expert in communicating with and marketing to women, audience acquisition, brand building, digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, building buzz and awareness for her clients and their campaigns. Elisa has worked with some of the leading companies in the world, including: AT&T, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the AT&T web parenting portal; Kimberly Clark, where she created content-rich micro sites for Huggies, Pull-Ups, GoodNites and more brands; Proctor & Gamble, where she was invited to speak to its female leaders about “Courageousness In the Workplace”; Quaker Foods, U.S. Cellular, Barilla Pasta, Capital One, CNBC, and more. Aside from business success, what also makes Elisa uniquely qualified to write Become the Fire is her personal background. Elisa’s mother, Maria Elisa, is from Puerto Rico. The youngest of 13 children, Maria was the only child in her family to go to college (on scholarship to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she met Elisa’s father). Elisa’s father, K. John, is from the former Yugoslavia. His family immigrated to the United States after World War II when he was a young teenager. The family started a custom cabinet company that grew to become a thriving business based on quality  craftsmanship.  The value of hard work and excellence in all you do taught by Elisa’s family are only two of the traits that propelled this first-generation American’s Become the Fire journey.


13 August, 2021

BECOME THE FIRE – Transform your Chaos into Career and Life Success, by Elisa A. Schmitz

In this inspiring guide for  “outsider” women, Latina serial entrepreneur and founder of iParenting.com (which she sold to Disney) and 30Seconds.com, Elisa Schmitz, sets out to inspire “outsider” women who want to start something, grow something, build something, or become something they have always dreamed of being! (New World Library, World, Fall 2022)


2 June, 2020

Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur is a Mindset Expert and the Scaling Coach. She is the founder of New York based Million Dollar Women, an organization that helps women entrepreneurs scale up and reach $1M in revenues. Julia’s passion for working with women entrepreneurs grew out of her experiences as founder and CEO of a children’s educational media company she took from a $30,000 investment into a multi-million dollar company. Julia has raised more than $26M in angel, venture and philanthropic dollars and speaks regularly about entrepreneurship, women in business and mindset. She is an associate professor at Parsons The New School where she teaches fundraising and entrepreneurial business models. Julia’s best-selling first book, Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big and the response she received from women business owners around the world inspired her to create the Million Dollar Women organization, which has a mission of helping one million women get to $1M in revenues. Her upcoming book, GO BIG NOW!   Strengthen Your Mindset, Overcome Any Obstacle and Crush Your Goals, will be released by New World Library in April 2021.

Julia’s mindset coaching is for men, women and non-binary, and she teaches the go big mindset to corporate, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and government leaders. Julia is based in New York City, where she lives with her family and when she is not writing, teaching or coaching she can be found scuba diving or throwing a (nerf) football around with her boys in Central Park.

 


8 April, 2020

GO BIG NOW! Strengthen Your Mindset, Overcome Any Obstacle and Crush Your Goals, by Julia Pimsleur

Serial entrepreneur, business coach, and motivational speaker Julia Pimsleur’s GO BIG NOW! STRENGTHEN YOUR MINDSET, OVERCOME ANY OBSTACLE AND CRUSH YOUR GOALS, identifying eight mindset keys that can help unlock potential and achieve goal. (New World Library/World English and North American Spanish/Spring 2021)

 


1 October, 2018

THE DIVORCE HACKER’S GUIDE TO UNTYING THE KNOT, Ann E. Grant J.D

The best guide for protecting yourself through divorce now available from New World Library

Family law attorney Ann Grant presents the practical information every woman needs to protect herself as she navigates through a divorce. Feelings of loss, grief, and rage are common during divorce. But one of the most debilitating feelings experienced by women going through divorce is paralyzing impotence. Grant will help you take back your power and rights concerning finances, home, children, and work life. With compassion, insight, and tough-minded realism, she breaks down the process and provides step-by-step assessments, checklists, and inspiring stories of successful lives post-divorce. Her goal is to give you insider information that will not only make your divorce “successful” but also establish your life firmly and confidently on a positive, fresh new standing.

Ann E. Grant, JD, began her career as a corporate litigator specializing in unfair business practices and consumer fraud. After her divorce, she created her own firm, focusing on family law and a holistic approach to this life transition. She lives and practices in Manhattan Beach, California.  Check out the Divorce Hackers website and Facebook page for more information and support!

 

The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot is terrific; it’s the quintessential road map for meeting change with courage and developing the skills to create a new life.”
— Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back

“Wow! This is the comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about surviving a divorce with your sanity in check and your checkbook intact.”
— Lois P. Frankel, PhD, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

“Ann Grant encourages divorcing women to ‘be better, not bitter.’ With her compassionate and levelheaded advice, she shows you how to reclaim your power, cultivate well-being, and forge a path to a better life.”
— Christine Hassler, author of Expectation Hangover


7 August, 2017

Grant

Ann Grant didn’t aspire to be a divorce lawyer. She was a partner at a large multi-national law firm, representing fortune five hundred companies, married to a corporate litigator. They had three children and life was good. Until it all came to a crashing halt. Over the next five years, Ann went through a devastating divorce that threatened her emotional health and financial stability.

Divorce is a multi-billion-dollar industry — but the system is rigged. Divorce “professionals” (lawyers, mediators, forensic accountants and therapists) bill by the hour. They financially benefit when women are indecisive and uninformed. Divorces often needlessly drag on for years, while the “professionals” line their pockets with divorcing women’s misery.

Ann had an epiphany. As she was driving down the freeway, headed to trial with the evidence she needed to “win,” she realized a fundamental truth. No one “wins” in a divorce. There are only losers. The only way to take back her sanity was to stop the madness. And she did just that.

Through the process of letting go and finding forgiveness, Ann took back her life. She found her way through the chaos by developing a personal mindfulness practice, and combined with her legal know-how, was able to create a new and better life for her and her children.

When it was finally over, she made the decision to commit her career to helping women navigate the legal minefields and outsmart the system so they can get to a new and better life with their sanity intact and their money where it belongs: in the bank. In her legal practice in Manhattan Beach, California, she helps dozens of women every year. And now, in her forthcoming book, The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot (New World Library), she reveals the secrets she has learned and that the industry does not want women to know, because they provide a swift route out.

Together with financial advisors and therapists, Ann also runs workshops for women facing divorce and blogs frequently on the topic. It is the women in these workshops, and their stories, that are the inspiration for the work Ann is now doing through DivorceHacker.

Ann received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she graduated cum laude, 1991. While there, she served as Editor of the San Diego Law Review. She is the former editor of The Woman Advocate Newsletter, the official publication of the Woman Advocate Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University in Los Angeles.

Check out Ann and her blog at
www.thedivorcehacker.com
Twitter @DivorceHacker
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/divorcehacker
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/thedivorcehacker/

 


20 June, 2017

The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot, by Ann E. Grant

We’re thrilled to announce that Georgia Hughes, Editorial Director of New World Library has nabbed rights to The Ann E. grantDivorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot by Ann E. Grant. Divorce is a multi-billion-dollar industry — but the system is rigged.  Divorce “professionals” (lawyers, mediators, forensic accountants and therapists) bill by the hour.  They financially benefit when women are indecisive and uninformed.  Divorces often needlessly drag on for years, while the “professionals” line their pockets with divorcing women’s misery.  The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot puts a stop to all that with a step-by-step guide to ending a marriage quickly and efficiently while giving women back their power.

As a litigator and a survivor of a high-conflict divorce, Ann Grant know both sides of this story — and what she knows is that divorce does not have to be drawn out, expensive or complicated.  She experienced first-hand how devastating divorce can be both emotionally and financially and she learned how not just to survive, but thrive. When it was finally over, she made the decision to commit her career to helping women navigate the legal minefields and outsmart the system so they can get to a new and better life with their sanity intact and their money where it belongs: in the bank. In her legal practice in Manhattan Beach, California, she help dozens of women every year.  And now, in DivorceHacker, she reveals the secrets she has learned and that the industry does not want women to know, because they provide a swift route out.

“If you can make a human in nine months, you can untie the knot in less time, and I will show you how to do that.” — Ann E. Grant  

Check out Ann on the web at www.thedivorcehacker,com.