Who Am I?
I’m Courtney Kenney, an author, project manager, and book launch strategist. I provide strategy and consulting services for authors, businesses, and associations who want help marketing and launching their books.
After spending 16 years as a project manager for tech companies Motorola, Inc. and Workday, I started my own author & consulting business in 2016.
I help authors launch bestselling books and grow their author platforms. In 2017, I managed the launch of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Hashimoto’s Protocol by Izabella Wentz.
Since then, I’ve helped multiple authors become NYT, WSJ, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors.
Every book launch is different. That’s why I start with goals and strategies. You can accomplish a lot with a plan, but knowing your destination is crucial.
Work With Me
Book Launch Consulting
I provide consulting services for authors/entrepreneurs who are launching a book and want help with developing a launch strategy or need project management consulting. My client launches get results! I’ve helped authors reach NYT, WSJ, USA Today, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon bestselling author status.
Sometimes you just need a little help getting organized! If you’re a creative type who loves to start new projects but has trouble finishing, let’s chat. I coach authors/entrepreneurs who need help staying accountable to goals.
Project Management Consulting
I’m also available for coaching/consulting if you’re taking on a new project that needs project management expertise. For example, I led project management for the Dirty Genes Summit, that included content from over 50 health & wellness experts and reached thousands of people. I coach team members on the basics of project management.
I work one-on-one with authors who need help with writing, publishing, and/or becoming more productive. Contact me if you’re interested in coaching. – Sorry, I’m not currently offering 1:1 author coaching.
Need a speaker or someone to interview about writing, self-publishing, project management, or entrepreneurship? Please contact me and let’s chat about how we can work together.
Some of my highlights
Coffee, my morning routine (writing at least 1 to 2 hours), and meditation.
I won’t leave the house without my iPhone and a notebook in case an idea strikes.
My favorite productivity tools: Google docs/sheets, Evernote, Asana, Basecamp, and Trello.
I spent 16 years working in corporate America for tech companies, Motorola and Workday. A certified Project Management Professional (known as a PMP), I’m fortunate to have traveled to over a dozen countries and lived in Australia for a year.
In 2015, I rediscovered my love of writing and have since published 15+ books (including pen names). Over the years, I’ve worked toward beating imposter syndrome & perfectionism. My blog contains my lessons learned about mindset, productivity, book publishing/launch strategy, and living a creative life.
I love all things sci-fi and write dystopian sci-fi under a pen name.
Chicago is home these days, and I enjoy spending time out and about in the city with my husband and friends. Travel is one of my favorite ways to spend time. I’ve been fortunate to have lived in Australia and have traveled to many countries including Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Poland, Singapore, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Greece, and Belize.