Kevin helped us connect all the pieces. He methodically brought clarity to the writing process and ultimately shaped a manuscript readily understood by a wide variety of readers. Our book got better because of Kevin’s expertise.


Bestselling Authors of Your New Money Mindset

I trust Kevin’s instincts and experience. He’s more than a book coach. He’s an empathetic and authentic person, a life coach during writing and long after. I leave every conversation with him encouraged and full of ideas. Run—don’t walk—to the chance to work with Kevin. He has my highest recommendation!

MARCIA BALLINGER, PhD, Co-founder and Principal, Ballinger | Leafblad

Author of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting, Winning the Executive Interview, and Make the Jump: Reinvent Your Career in the Nonprofit Sector

Kevin says my message has been marinating for 20 years. He’s right. Kevin helped me finalize years of ideas and iterations into a succinct guide to better, faster team decisions. I’m forever grateful for our relationship!

DR. DAVE WEBB, EdD, Owner, Homerun Leadership

Author of Homerun Leadership: Your Guide to Better, Faster Team Decisions

Kevin is an outstanding book coach! His thoughtfulness and commitment to excellence will inspire you on the journey to writing and publishing. His insights and customized process are extremely valuable. If you dream of writing a book, contact him!

DR. DUANE CARTER, EdD, President, Value Growth Group and former SVP, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

Author of No Margin, No Mission: Adapting Leading Business Practices to Grow Your Nonprofit

I can bring Kevin alongside any executive leader and know that goodness will result. His experience, adaptability, and skills as a book coach are unmatched.

PAUL BATZ, CEO and Founder, Good Leadership

Author of Goodness Pays, Coauthor of Breakthrough to Goodness and Be the Difference

In all my experiences with Kevin—as my editor, coauthor, and co-presenter—I’ve seen him strive for excellence in himself and encourage others to pursue it as well. Kevin has keen insights into human nature and communication.

JANE KISE, EdD, Owner, Differentiated Coaching Associates

Bestselling coauthor of LifeKeys and author or coauthor of more than 25 books

I never imagined I would write a book. Kevin made it possible. He helped me tell the story of Twin Cities Orthopedics, capturing for internal and external audiences how “Be the Difference” brings us success in team alignment, customer satisfaction, and rapid market growth. Kevin understands people, organizations, and business imperatives.

TROY SIMONSON, CEO, Twin Cities Orthopedics

Coauthor of Be the Difference

Kevin tirelessly and cheerfully pushed me to create a fast, readable book. Without his encouragement, know-how, and collaborative partnership, my book would not have been possible. He’s a friend for life.

KRISTIN FITZMORRIS, Principal, Hidden Brook Communications and former CIA Operations Officer

Author of Leadership Fitness

Kevin is an incredibly talented author and editor, and his creativity sparked my limp prose to life. In this marathon, he carried me across the finish.

MIKE MEYER, Executive Coach and former Chief Human Resources Officer, Ecolab

Author of Work and Win with an Executive Coach

Kevin is a top-notch editor. He took what I thought was a very good manuscript—and made it great! He has remarkable skill at bringing the author’s voice and content to its highest level to drive maximum reader engagement.

THOMAS SCHLICK, Executive Consultant, Schlick & Associates

Author of Jumpstart Your Service Revolution

My experience of Kevin as our LifeKeys editor was extraordinary. He saw the potential of our project and guided our team from start to finish as we won a contract, wrote our book, and developed several related products. We couldn’t have found a more capable advocate and publishing partner.

SANDRA KREBS HIRSH, Principal, Sandra Hirsh Consulting

Bestselling coauthor of LifeKeys and Introduction to Type in Organizations (more than two million sold)

I didn’t know where to start with my book, but Kevin knew all the right questions to ask. He helped put written words to my talent management practices for leadership succession, and his connections made publishing painless. The resulting book is business smart and inspiring.

STEVE SALMI, PHD LP, President and CEO, Corporate Psychologists

Author of Strategic Executive Succession

Without Kevin, there would be no book. 

DR. GARY AND BARB ROSBERG, Co-founders of America's Family Coaches

Authors of the Gold Medallion Winner Divorce Proof Your Marriage

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.

—Margaret Wheatley

KJBOOKCOACH.COM is Kevin Johnson, bestselling author and writing coach. If you’re serious about exploring how a nonfiction book can advance your business or nonprofit leadership, let’s talk!


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