Shelley Dolley advises speakers and authors of business books on how to build their brands. She shares with her clients an industry insider’s perspective on the most effective strategies to widen their fan base and garner higher fees.
“Shelley was able to confirm the things we were doing right to promote ourselves and the book, and to introduce on-line approaches to building a following and building community.” – Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of Working for You Isn’t Working for Me
Shelley began working with speakers and business book authors 17 years ago as the personal assistant to management guru Tom Peters. In 2004 she opened her own consultancy, Leap7, in order to help a larger number of business authors with special projects. Shelley worked with the team at Remarkabalize to launch Seth Godin‘s anthology on how to be remarkable, The Big Moo. She used her experience from coordinating Peters’ Re-imagine! book tour to support Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell during their 40 Talks in 40 Days book tour for Citizen Marketers.
A few years later, the demand for brand strategy consulting overtook the project management side of the business. In addition to helping her clients move to the next level in their industry, Shelley continues to work with Tom Peters and the team at tompeters.com as the Director of Programs and Partnerships.
Shelley lives in Maine with her husband and two precocious daughters.