About C.J.

C.J. HaydenC.J. Hayden is the author of seven books and hundreds of blog posts, articles, and courses on marketing, self-employment, and productivity. Her bestselling book Get Clients Now! A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants and Coaches has become the marketing bible for thousands of self-employed professionals and freelancers. C.J. is also the author of The One-Person Marketing Plan Workbook, 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World, The Women’s Giving Circle Guide, and her newest book, Overcoming the Fear of Self-Promotion.

Since 1992, C.J. has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and creatives get clients and get things done. As a business coach and productivity mentor to self-employed professionals, creative pros, and freelancers, she blends coaching with mentoring and practical advice to help her clients thrive. C.J. has over 40 years of business management experience, holds the credentials Master Certified Coach and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and completed advanced coach training with the Arbinger Institute.

C.J. has completed many hours of coursework in nonfiction writing, online content creation, and literature with expert teachers like Laura Davis, Marion Roach Smith, and Camille Cusumano, and at notable institutions such as Blue Stoop, The Writing Salon, and Sorbonne University. C.J.’s articles have appeared in Home Business, Selling Power, SOHO Business Report, Choice, CareerSource, California Job Journal, Bay Area BusinessWoman, and dozens of online magazines, including About.com, RainToday, and SalesDog.

A popular speaker and workshop leader, C.J. has presented hundreds of learning programs to corporate clients, professional associations, community groups, and small businesses. She has taught for John F. Kennedy University, Mills College, The Coaches Training Institute, International Coach Federation, Social Enterprise Alliance, Leaderspring, Chevron, Federal Express, Marriott, Wells Fargo, SCORE, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

As a citizen activist, C.J. has founded or co-founded numerous social change initiatives, including the Coaches Make a Difference Initiative, Women’s Economic Network, Women in Business Mentoring Circles, the San Francisco chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance, the Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle, and the nonprofit Citizen Angel.

You can find out more about C.J.’s work in marketing and sales at Get Clients Now!

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