February 7, 2019
Kicking off 2019 with a bang, we are pleased to announce that the fabulous Lorraine Toor has assumed the role of Director of Sales and Distribution. Lorraine joined us last year in a part-time capacity and quickly became indispensable to all of us at Page Two — not only because of how ably she manages our multifaceted print, ebook, and audiobook distribution programs, but also because of her strategic mind, quick wit, and magic ability to wrestle any online sales platform into submission.
Any Page Two author who has worked with Lorraine will be familiar with her grace and professionalism, but they might not know that she is a great musical talent. For over 15 years, Lorraine has written, recorded and performed award-winning children’s music as one half of the well-known duo Bobs & LoLo, and she has also been running their production company, Bobolo Productions, handling sales, marketing, strategic partnerships, and operations. It’s no wonder she can multitask like nobody’s business (not to mention amp up our office Halloween spirit by whipping out a trunk full of costumes in a pinch).
As Director of Sales and Distribution, Lorraine oversees our global trade distribution program, our print-on-demand platforms, and our ebook and audiobook sales channels. We’re thrilled that she’s up for taking on this formidable role, and we’re looking forward to the day she writes an epic Page Two power ballad — or at least a little jingle or two.
January 29, 2019
We’re pleased to share the news that we’re working with anxiety advocate and certified health coach Julian Brass on his forthcoming book Own Your Anxiety. Julian has learned how to leverage his own anxiety to live a joyful life and now helps people all over the world own their anxiety and redirect this disruptive emotion into positive action.
Julian was the founder and CEO of the award-winning Canadian media company Notable.ca (Notable Life), a front-running online brand dedicated to inspiring driven millennials, before selling the company to help others take charge of their anxiety. On an ever-expanding journey of exploring natural lifestyles such as holistic health and wellness, spirituality, yoga, and positive psychology, Julian has trained and collaborated with yogis from India, rabbis and priests in Jerusalem, and top medical doctors in NYC. As an international keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, teacher, and healer, Julian endeavours to leave every person he connects with ready to own not just their anxiety, but to truly own their lives.
In Own Your Anxiety: 99 Easy and Natural Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge, Julian Brass guides his readers in redefining their relationship with anxiety, taking it from negative and debilitative to positive and facilitative. By combing medical research from the West and holistic philosophies from the East, Own Your Anxiety offers practical lessons to overcome the effects of anxiety and is the ultimate inspiration and guide to not only surviving anxiety but thriving with it.
Own Your Anxiety will go on sale this fall.
December 20, 2018
Women’s leadership is a subject very close to our hearts at Page Two, so we’re really jazzed about the work of our new client, Tammy Heermann. Tammy is a leadership development expert and keynote speaker who helps individuals and organizations get serious about leadership. For over twenty years she has developed and facilitated pioneering and multiple award-winning programs, beginning from within human resources and ultimately as the head of the leadership development practice at a global consulting firm. She has helped change thousands of people’s mindsets around what it takes to lead, both self and others.
Tammy is specifically sought out by global Fortune 500 companies for her expertise in gender diversity and programs that accelerate women’s advancement. While having significant impact in the C-Suite, she is happiest when pushing up-and-coming leaders to break through organizational and self-imposed barriers to reach their potential. She creates trust by sharing stories of her own journey from senior consultant to senior vice-president. Through alternating moments of humour and heartache people walk away from their experiences with Tammy transformed.
Tammy sits on the Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee for Women in Communications and Technology where she helps aspiring C-Suite leaders advance through sponsorship. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics where she earned a Master of Science degree for her studies on change management and global human resource strategies. Tammy’s forthcoming book aims to empower women—at work and in life. We warmly welcome Tammy to Page Two and can’t wait to get working with her next year.
December 19, 2018
At Page Two, we’re looking ahead to 2019 with optimism—in large part because our author-clients are people who light us up and make positive change in the world. Case in point: our new client Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humour Engineer, teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Andrew has worked with 35,000+ people at 250+ organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as an international comedian, Andrew reverse-engineers the skill of humour in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He has delivered programs in 50 states, 20 countries, and 1 Planet (Earth). He loves the colour orange (which happens to be one of Page Two’s brand colours—coincidence?!) and is obsessed with chocolate (just like us!). We are thrilled to be working with Andrew on an exciting forthcoming book which will launch next spring!
December 18, 2018
We’re excited to announce that we are working with Dr. Toni Parker, certified Gottman therapist, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and speaker, on her forthcoming book on how to switch ourselves off autopilot and wake up before we are hit with an unwanted wake-up call.
As a Gottman therapist, Toni provides clinical trainings and teaches workshops on the Art of Science and Love in the U.S. and abroad. She has studied various mind-body modalities, including at Harvard University and other institutions, has trained with world-renowned meditation teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, and is a certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Having been in private practice for more than twenty-five years, providing couples counselling, corporate trainings, and individual and group therapy, Toni has helped many discover their own potential and understand their emotional and compassionate selves, and ultimately, how to lead a more centered and productive life.
Her upcoming book Wake Up Before Your Wake-Up Call expands on her work as a therapist and speaker and will help readers live more meaningful and engaged lives through deeper love, joy, and compassion. It will be released in fall next year.