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Liesl Hays

Liesl Hays

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Liesl is an entrepreneur, writer, mom & self-proclaimed change deviant. She is constantly evolving to be the best version of herself and is passionate about unlocking change potential in others.

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Liesl Hays is an entrepreneur, writer, mom, wife and self-proclaimed change deviant.   She is obsessed with change and carries that into every facet of her life.  From small things like changing her favorite brand of water (it's Essentia right now, but that will change soon) to larger goals like becoming an entrepreneur-she believes her constant evolution makes her a better human.

Liesl spent the majority of her career in Human Resources at one of the top Global Healthcare IT companies in the world.  At the intersection of health care and IT, change was the only constant.   At the height of her career, Liesl managed executive development and had the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest and most gifted leaders. While all had varying personalities they shared one motto : irrelevant companies failed because of their refusal to change.   This change or die spirit may have started at the top, but it was culturally embedded in the 20,000 + associate population making it one of the most visionary companies in the world.  It was at the here Liesl got to express her change or die spirit most, but was surprised to learn change was truly a learned behavior all could embrace.

In 2016, Liesl got the entrepreneurial itch and left Cerner to pursue opening the Historic Browning Inn.  Like many young entrepreneurs, Liesl found herself completely overwhelmed by her new responsibilities and woefully unprepared to tackle everything thrown at her.  Liesl trekked through the discomfort by embracing change, surrounding herself with people who are smarter than her, and leaning on her family who relentlessly collaborates to make her crazy ideas happen.

Liesl is an active part of the philanthropic and entrepreneurial community in Lee’s Summit Missouri where she serves on a number of boards and committees.  She runs on coffee, "to do" lists, and the belief that she has something to learn from every person she meets.   

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Success! Change Deviants sold 271 pre-orders by April 14, 2019, was pitched to 109 publishers, and will be published by Morgan James.
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$20 Ready for Change

106 readers

You can do hard things and this is your first step. Includes 1 Copy of Change Deviants and exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one once available.

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$38 Change Shifter

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You’re ready for change and want to share your journey with a friend. Includes 2 Copies (Signed) of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one (once available), AND two invitations to the book launch.

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$72 Change Influencer

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$72 You’re ready for change and want to share your journey with others. Includes 4 Copies (Signed) of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one once available, AND four invitations to the book launch.

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$170 Change Transformer

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$170 Transformative change here we come. Includes 10 Copies of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one (once available), a digital Change Deviants swag pack (self-guided resources to help you tackle change), AND a 1- hour coaching session with Liesl.

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$425 Small Business Changer

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$425 It's time to transform your small business. Includes 25 Copies of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one (once available), a digital Change Deviants swag pack (self-guided resources to help you tackle change), a 1- hour coaching session with leadership on change behaviors for your business, and a follow-up action plan post implementation.

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$850 Mediums-sized Business Changer

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$850 It's time to transform your small business. Includes 50 Copies of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one (once available), a digital Change Deviants swag pack (self-guided resources to help you tackle change), a 1- hour coaching session with leadership on change behaviors for your business with Liesl and one featured change deviant, a follow-up action plan post implementation.

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$1700 Corporate Business Changer

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$1700 It's time to transform your corporation. Includes 100 Copies of Change Deviants, exclusive access to a digital un-edited version of chapter one (once available), a digital Change Deviants swag pack (self-guided resources to help you tackle change), a 1- hour coaching session with leadership on change behaviors for your business with Liesl and one featured change deviant, a follow-up action plan post implementation AND a 4 hour training for a small team (either digitally or in person if travel is close).

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Update #2 - I don't get it: Why would you crowd-fund a book? March 19, 2019

You officially have my back and this is just a quick moment to say thank you!

I’ve gotten a lot of fantastic questions about crowd-funding my book and what it even means.  Many of you aren’t ready to pre-order a book but want to support me in other ways. 

Here’s the quick run-down (if you already get it, just skip to the support section)

1) Why did you choose to crowd-fund your book through Publishizer?

I’m a new author and I’m still learning a lot.  Publishizer is connected to multiple publishers and understands what they value.   They helped me put together my book proposal and provided feedback.  If I get a certain number of pre-orders for my book (250-500), they’ll even pitch me to potential publishers.

2) Have you written Change Deviants yet?

I’m currently working on the manuscript for the book.   Many non-fiction authors will create a book proposal, develop a few chapters and then pitch it to a publisher.  Bringing a certain number of pre-orders to a publisher instills confidence the book will sell. 

3) What does it mean to pre-order?  How does pre-ordering help you?

Pre-ordering my book guarantees you get a copy once it’s complete.  Pre-ordering has a lot of bonuses (invite to the book launch, free resources etc.)  The more pre-orders I receive the more attractive I am to potential publishers.  You can pre-order by visiting my publishizer page (https://publishizer.com/change-deviants/) and checking out the bonuses listed underneath my author bio.  To claim a bonus, just click “get this bonus”. 

Support me:

Pre-order a copy: Pre-order my book by visiting https://publishizer.com/change-deviants/

Share my Publishizer page on social media, tag me and ask for people to hit “subscribe”: https://publishizer.com/change-deviants/

Encourage people to visit my personal website for more info: lieslhays.com

Thanks!

Liesl