5 Minutes with: Mindy Gibbins-Klein

5 Minutes with: Mindy Gibbins-Klein

Mindy Gibbins-Klein is a multi-award-winning International Speaker and Executive Coach for thought leaders and authors. Mindy has authored and co-authored 9 books, including 24 Carat BOLD about which Seth Godin said, “This is the first thoughtful book I’ve seen on what it means to become a thought leader. Practical and inspiring at the same time.” Her latest book The Thoughtful Leader challenges leaders to be more thoughtful in all senses of the word.

A native New Yorker, Mindy currently lives between London and New York. She founded and runs The Book Midwife®, an elite book coaching company, and Panoma Press, an independent publisher of business and personal development books. Her TEDx talk “Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself” has nearly half a million views, and it showcases Mindy’s passion for helping people from all under-represented groups to become leaders, and for all people to approach life more thoughtfully.

Mindy has an enviable list of more than 700 published clients who have become real thought leaders and successful authors. She has been an international speaker for 25 years and has presented to and coached over 50,000 business executives and entrepreneurs in 18 countries on creating powerful content and thought leadership. Her own content has been syndicated, licensed, and showcased worldwide.

As a regular media contributor, Mindy has been featured over 100 times in national and specialist press, radio and television.


What was the last book you read?

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

How did you buy it?

Amazon Kindle

Which writer would you have loved to have met and why?

Penny Vincenzi. I love her storytelling and I’m impressed at the length of her novels which I never want to end! My only novel was quite short in comparison!

Tell us what you do in 20 words.

I help good people plan, write and publish great books fast to build their profile and self-confidence as people and authors.

What do you like about your job?

The diversity of our author community and the diverse ideas they share! I especially love the way they come up with creative ideas to share with each other and to complement what we do to promote their books.

Name your favourite app and why.

WhatsApp! It keeps me connected to friends, family, colleagues and clients. It keeps the conversation and the relationship going even when you can’t be together in the same place.

Tell us about a passion you have outside the business.

Hamilton The Musical! I love the message, the story, the music, the lyrics… basically everything about it! It speaks to me and has inspired me to do so many courageous things in the past 12 months since I saw it for the first time.

When was your first London Book Fair?

I attended London Book Fair in 2004 when I was already an author and founder of The Book Midwife® but not yet a publisher!

What do you love about The London Book Fair?

The people! Friends and colleagues that we don’t always get to see between one fair and the next, and all the new people we meet every time from all sectors of the industry, and walks of life

What is the one essential item you bring to the Fair?

Can I name two things, please? The first one is my selfie stick, to get the best angles on all the photos I take. And the other is my energy for all the meetings, parties, hugs and schlepping of books from one place to another!

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