C.J. Hayden is the author of seven books and hundreds of blog posts and articles on marketing, self-employment, and nonfiction writing. 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. 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 get clients, get known, and get things done. As a business advisor and writing coach to self-employed professionals, solopreneurs, and small business owners, 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.'s articles have appeared in Home Business, Selling Power, SOHO Business Report, Choice, CareerSource, California Job Journal, The Globe, Bay Area BusinessWoman, and dozens of online magazines, including About.com, Principled Profit, 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, 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, the A3 giving circle, and the nonprofit Citizen Angel.