The Business of Books: Meet Lindsey Walker Author of Thriving Through The Storm
There are businesswomen who bring a particular power to their work. It’s a power that doesn’t only come from their expertise, but from a proven passion for what they do. A personal story of uncompromising resilience. A success fought for—and won.
Lindsey is the brilliance and boss moves behind Walker + Associates Media Group, an elite public relations agency for innovators, creatives and tastemakers in beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. With a superpower of driving visibility and cultural clout through digital media, she and her top-tier team deliver results for clients worldwide, from Atlanta, GA to the UK.
Having worked alongside some of the most legendary brands in media, including Interscope Records, National Geographic and FX Networks, Lindsey has done in a few years what some publicists don’t do in their entire careers. Her campaigns have garnered more than 2.6 million media impressions globally, and have been seen in The New York Times, Forbes, CBS This Morning, ABC and InStyle Magazine, to name a few. A resume like this is no easy feat for most, which is why success like this is only reserved for women like her.
The personification of strength and tenacity, Lindsey was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at 27. She defied all odds by fighting pain with passion. Relentless about her legacy, Lindsey emerged with an even gutsier vision for her life and to change the publicity game.
Driven by an energy of excellence, Lindsey created a company that has mastered the art of bringing must-know brands to the forefront. Leveraging her signature buzz-building blueprint, she and her team use publicity to elevate clients from influential to iconic.
Lindsey has a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, in Mass Communications and Marketing from the Jackson State University. As an author, she penned her personal testimony, Thriving Through the Storm, to inspire women to listen to themselves, their bodies and God to find their way through life’s toughest tragedies.
Tell us about your book.
Imagine being an entrepreneur, creating your own opportunities and building the dream life that you’ve always wanted, only to be hit with a major blow: diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the age of 27!
That’s exactly what happened to me, I allowed my work to become bigger than my health and I found myself paying the ultimate price. After 6 months of chemotherapy, I decided to begin my own journey of healing and my new book “Thriving Through The Storm” is a result of that.
In the book, I share the challenges of enduring six months of chemotherapy and discuss how my diagnosis changed my perspective on life, love, and entrepreneurship. I wrote the book specifically for women to find encouragement despite the dire circumstances that life can bring.
What are the top three takeaways you would like your readers to walk away with?
Learning that I don’t have to agree with God to trust Him. No matter what you endure you can thrive through the storm and your current circumstances do not define you.
Who is your book for?
It’s for the thriver that lives inside of all of us! Maybe facing a cancer diagnosis isn’t your story, I get it! We all have our own storms and life can hit hard, if you let it. Thriving Through The Storm is a guide for women who have had to endure struggles that seem unbearable, but as you flip through the pages of this book, you’ll realize that you have the strength to overcome anything that comes your way.
It’s for the woman who has survived the unthinkable ( survived a divorce, bankruptcy, whatever your personal storms are)
It’s for the woman with tunnel vision, looking to rebuild her life
It’s for the woman who is determined to let her light shine, no matter how dark her days have been
It’s for the hard-working woman, the ambitious go-getter who refuses to give up on her dreams
It’s for the woman who is looking for guidance on how to conqueror her biggest obstacles without compromising her desire for success in all areas of her life
It’s for the woman who like me, thought she knew it all until her world suddenly came crashing down and she is now forced to take better care of her body, mind and soul
It’s for the woman who is tired of surviving, hustling backward and working herself to no end, she yearns for complete restoration
What inspired you to write your book?
My personal journey of enduring a Stage IV Cancer diagnosis and 6 months of chemotherapy
Where can people find your book and support you?
What products/services do you want to offer alongside your book for promoting purposes?
Unlimited Laser Coaching and Thriving Through The Storm