Motivational Speaker Turns Messages into Published Book

In 1989 Terry Hawkins founded a professional training company called People in Progress Global and is now one of the most sought-after, award winning female speakers in Australia. Educating businesses and individuals has been her passion for nearly 25 years, and Hawkins has helped more than 300,000 professionals find their drive.

She was determined to give people the “how” in order to help them achieve their goals, so it was the natural next step for Hawkins to publish her ideas and share them with people searching for help. Because of her busy speaking schedule she decided to self-publish her book.

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iUniverse Partnership Opens Door for Discovery

Hawkins published Why Wait to Be Great? It’s Either Now or Too Late! through a previous partnership between iUniverse and Berrett-Koehler, and it opened the door to traditional publishing. Berrett-Koehler acquired her inspirational title and republished it in Spring 2013.

“As a speaker, Terry Hawkins is absolutely spectacular,” said Steve Piersanti, president and publisher of Berrett-Koehler. “She mesmerizes and inspires crowds on the business lecture circuit, and has brilliantly taken that energy, passion and wisdom and put it into a wonderful book.”

Life’s Work Available to Everyone

“It’s been my life’s work to help people achieve their goals and experience success both personally and professionally,” said Hawkins.“With the help of Berrett-Koehler and iUniverse, the methods and teachings I’ve used in my own life to overcome great adversity throughout my career, are now available to everyone in Why Wait to Be Great, and I hope it encourages others to deal with their pain and follow their dreams just as I have with my own.”

Along with Why Wait to Be Great, Hawkins has written or co-written several books including her very popular Stickman Rules children’s series, Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed, and The Power of More than One. Find Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter, and view several positive book reviews on Amazon.

Terry Hawkins talks about her experiences as a self-published author and her transition to becoming a traditionally published author with Berrett-Koehler Publishing.

Interview with Terry Hawkins

Why Wait to be Great? by Terry Hawkins

"I would never have had the opportunity with Berrett-Koehler if it wasn’t for iUniverse."

Terry Hawkins

About the Book

We all want to change something about ourselves: lose weight, quit smoking, improve our finances, and so on. In this inspiring how-to guide, Terry Hawkins provides a straightforward way to break free of old habits that hold us back and adopt new ones that move us forward.

Book Reviews

“We had this book for our women's group and everyone loved it. Now we have Terry Hawkins’ DVDs; seeing her in action is entertaining and life changing. You will want to share with everyone you know.” Continue reading

“Wow! What a great read! Easy to understand with great tips and great advice!” Continue reading

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