John’s book for business leaders, which launched in April (published by his company The CEO Corner), unfolds as a story of an executive’s progression from declining returns to a purposeful resurgence that grows the organization and rekindles his professional passion. I worked with John as editor and production manager through the self-publishing process.
“Writing and publishing a book can be as daunting an endeavor as climbing Mt. Everest—that is, unless you have a trusted Sherpa. For me, that came in the form of Karen Bankston. If not for Karen, my first book would be still be somewhere between ideas in my mind and a draft manuscript. Karen listened to my ideas for the book and then set a working cadence into motion that moved the book along, all the while bringing out my creativity. Weekly accountability calls were key to moving the book forward, concluding with a project that was on time, under budget, and with quality that exceeded my expectations. Simply put, there would be no book if not for her guidance and mentoring. This fledgling author will be forever in her debt and can only hope to climb more peaks with Karen by my side.”
—John Janclaes, founder of The CEO Corner and author of Doing What Matters