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Success Stories


Clients paying thousands to be in my program!

I had been working on launching a program for a long time, and within a couple of months of working with Christie, my program was launched, with clients paying thousands of dollars to be part of it.

Tracy Eisenman

High-Performance Coach

So much VALUE from your program!

Thank you for going on this journey with me. In just ONE WEEK, I have received so much VALUE from your program. Wow. I’m not sure I would have ever arrived at this process/strategy for high-ticket pricing. I would still be lost and wasting time on endless iterations.

Melissa Unsell-Smith

CEO, Catalytic Icon

I hit six figures in my first year!

I’m doing really well, thanks to Christie’s coaching and the publicity that I was able to get from the overcoming mediocrity series.

I can’t recommend this experience highly enough. Joining the overcoming mediocrity team was a life-changing experience for me.

Lindsey Oaks

Personal Branding

Christie Ruffino has catapulted storytelling to Oscar status.

A Master Story Activator, Christie empowers future authors to create their best work with her hands-on, fun, interactive workshop powered by AI. Walking you through each step to optimize results, the creation process is nothing short of genius, igniting your unique story into an epic tale that captivates, compels, and connects with your ideal audience.  It’s the most exciting and brilliant story-writing course you’ll ever take!

Jane Applegath

Founder Epic Vision Zone

More freedom serving more clients!

Since I’m on a mission to help people recharge their digestive systems so they can feel and live better, I love that my new group program business model allows me to spend my time more wisely and help more people.

Dr. Marilu Hunt, Pharm.D.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Gut Health Specialist

Making a positive influence in the lives of others.

I enjoyed sharing my Amazon best-seller, Overcoming Mediocrity Epic Women, with the Barnes & Noble community in Rockford, IL. I am grateful for the opportunity to positively influence lives through writing, speaking, healthcare services, and philanthropic endeavors.

Dr. Katrina Nguyen

Catholic Physician, International Best-selling Author, Professional Speaker, Nonprofit Founder

I can’t say enough about Christie’s coaching!

Christie has changed how I look at business, relationships, projects, networking, and more in a professional and personal capacity. Her approach is fresh, approachable, and NOT INTIMIDATING!

I found Christie’s coaching so valuable that I collaborated with her on the most recent publication of Overcoming Mediocrity.

Sara Goggin Young

Owner, Mindset, Nutrition & Movement Coach

Loved working with Christie!

Christie’s coaching has been a great experience for me and taught me so much about the challenges of marketing my business.  Your knowledge and experience helped me get to that next level that I was searching for when launching my new Life Coaching business.  Thank you also for your patience and teaching me so much about myself – and for your encouragement to really make it my own!

Loved working with Christie and will be sure to recommend her services to all new coaches out there.

Stella Hondros

Life and Transition Coach

Taken my business SO high!

This experience has taken my business SO high to the point that now I’m helping other women in business show up too.

All because of being in an anthology book with Christie, I am now speaking on stages, I have my own TV channel, and I’m helping other people have their own shows too. All that wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for me starting off with Christie, and showing that I had the confidence to come out and have a voice that I didn’t feel like I had.

Barbara J. Beckley

CEO Diamond Factor Network

I’ve worked with Christie as a client, and she is fabulous. She helped me create a framework for my program and invited me to contribute to one of her books. I also just had the most fun at her Write Your Story Workshop.

Christie has been a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to grow their business.

Sheri Mills

Functional Nutrition Coach

Being an author in the latest book in the “Overcoming Mediocrity” series (Limitless Women) helped me break through a limiting block so I can share my story.

Christie helped me gain confidence and realize that by sharing my story, I’m helping others and positioning myself as a subject matter expert.

Now, I’m getting invited to be on other people’s podcasts. I’m considering starting my own podcast as well.

If you have an important story inside you, Christie and the company she founded has resources to help you share it in a big and impactful way

Therese R. Nicklas, CFP®, CMC®

Certified Financial Planner™ and True Wealth™ Coach

Christie is a mission-driven woman who is changing the world by sharing the stories of amazing women. I was honored to be included in one of her bestselling books, Unstoppable Women. The benefits of that book keep unfolding in my life.

The impact in my life started immediately with writing my story (an impactful internal journey to my own personal why), continued with the connections I made to the other women in the book AND in Christie’s extensive network, and continues because I’m now a best-selling author, speaker, and podcaster. It really launched a whole new chapter in my life.

If you are ready to embrace the next iteration of yourself and make a difference in the world, contact Christie.

Maren Oslac

Heart & Sole Dance - Founder

Christie and her team made the process of becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author easy and fun. There are resources and support every step of the way, and now I have a book to grow my business.

Amanda Tobinski

Magnetic Media Group

Being a part of this book made such a difference and I love the conversations that Christie and I had together. They were so rich and revealing that I actually can do a TED talk. But really, what really broke through for me is being able to share my story and to be a subject expert.

Since then, I’ve been on other people’s podcasts and I started my own podcast “Tea Time Midlife Edition”. If you have a story that you want to share with the world, get in front of Christie.

Regina Young

Modelperfect Woman

Being an Amazon Bestselling Author alongside some fabulous women in this series has propelled me forward in ways that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’ve since guested on podcasts, I have an episode on Amazon Fire TV, and I’ve had so many women tell me how inspired they’ve been by the book.

Secondarily, I was able to tell my story in a really authentic way and not have it completely rearranged in the editing process. I’m really excited to see what the future holds.

Tiffany Lewis

More Meaningful Marketing

Christie Ruffino is a master at taking women’s women who are passionate about telling their story, but they don’t know exactly how they’re going to do it and molding us into not only authors but Amazon Bestselling Authors. It was an amazing six-month journey, where I got to meet some amazing women, discover their stories, and realize that what I have to say is important and something that the world needs to hear.

Danica Joan

Kids Need Both, Inc

I’m passionate about helping women overcome the lies that are holding them back. The problem was that I still believed my own lies. I questioned if my story could actually make a difference, feared that no one would want to hear it, and didn’t trust I could write it well enough for it to be published. Until I met Christie. She invited me to share my story in one of her books, and it completely transformed my business, my life, and best of all, the lives of the women who read it. They’ve reached out to me, grateful for how what I shared helped them overcome their adversities. Hearing those women’s testimonies gave me confidence and fueled me to keep writing. With Christie’s help, I published my own book just a few months later, and am currently writing the next in that series.

Shannon Ferraby

Speaker & Trainer with Success Unwrapped

Me, an Amazon number one Bestselling Author. What a crazy exciting journey this has been and an accomplishment I would have never dreamed of. Joining the Overcoming Mediocrity project has brought me so many new connections, as well as the credibility and the credentials for my business.

Becoming an author is something I never planned to do in my lifetime but has been a very, very exciting ride!

Laura Fank Carrara

Laura Ocean Solutions

If you’re on the fence, I’d highly recommend and encourage you to jump in feet first because not only did I get to work with other amazing women, but I also ended up being an Amazon Bestselling Author which is a huge boost for my career and brand.

I hope that you’ll share your inspiring story for all of the many women who are going to read it.

Amber Champagne-Matos

Champagne Apothecary

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I am an Amazon Best Selling Author! How cool is that? Just to let you know, there are more people than my mother and myself that care about that. It makes a difference to my clients!

Being an author in the series has opened doors for me. It makes it easier to rise to the top of the list for those responsible for booking speaking gigs to want to talk to me. The traffic to my website and business page has increased measurably. It has shortened the know, like, trust factor. People are reaching out to me first before I reach out to them. The titles of the books help women who want to stretch themselves. Who wouldn’t want to associate themselves and work with an author who is Dynamic, Resilient, Strong and Influential?

Jeanne Lyons

Accelerated Synergies

Gina Sannasardo

Christie and the OM team took an overwhelming and complicated process of book publishing and made it very easy to get my story published. I was guided from start to finish. Every detail was outlined and my questions were always answered promptly. The book has received rave reviews and it has taken my credibility to the next level as I am now an Amazon #1 best seller! Thank you!!

Lynn O'Dowd

Lynn O'Dowd

Working with Christie and her team was just the nudge I needed to finally sit down and start writing. Also, the social media tips that were given when the book launched were invaluable for engaging and re-engaging people who follow me. I am much more confident about my next book and it’s launch.

Valerie Mrak

Mrakulous Productions

I have always wanted to be published. I am thrilled that this helped many other people to share their stories, hear about the love of Christ, and how to gain strength in all situations. I have been able to do this by having speaking engagements in small groups to help women with addictions. I am hoping this will grow into bigger groups, as well as more writing publications, editing work for individuals and companies, and helping me advance in educational experience.

Lisa Oddo

Teacher/Editor/Ordained Minister

My motto is, if you are not having fun, you are doing something wrong.  Christie and the DPWN Team made the publishing process so seamless and, dare I say fun, because they have created a system that is working.  All I had to do was to follow the bouncing smiley face (not literally of course).

When I learned about this project, I was already full into the writing, publishing, and marketing process of my other book, Getting Yourself Unstuck; however, I couldn’t put everything in that book.  Therefore, Overcoming Mediocrity allowed me to publish a very personal story that didn’t seem to fit in my other book.  Now going forward in my marketing, the two books will work in tandem.

Angie Engstrom

Angie Engstrom

Since the publication of this book, I’ve received numerous notes from readers who were inspired by my story and thanked me for sharing. I also gained the confidence to contribute to another book with Jay. We wrote about our experiences as real estate investors. I am sure I would not have had the confidence to do that book if it had not been for the guidance and support from Christie and her team.

Although I enjoy selling my books and giving them to close family members, I also found that I could trade them for books written by other author friends! Overall, I gained a new level of credibility as a business woman from my peers and I keep uncovering additional ways that this book project has added value to my life!

Nancy Abramovitz

Gina Sannasardo

My goals for participating in the Overcoming Mediocrity project were to expand my potential and my reach by meeting others like me. I was looking for a network of women who’ve been in my shoes at some point in their life and are willing to embrace, teach, guide and support me on my journey. My biggest goal is to be able to offer that same light back to them in return.

I was surprised and pleased to hear that we made it into more categories than expected with our Amazon Best-selling campaign which has been a great tool in selling myself.

Monique Hicks

Vitality Med Spa

Lisa Oddo

I joined the Overcoming Mediocrity team because I felt that if I could favorably impact one person’s life by sharing my story, my job would be done. I was not sure what to expect, but I have to say that it was an overwhelmingly positive experience.  Shortly after the book’s release, I received multiple texts and emails thanking me for telling my story.  One person in particular told me that she felt alone, depressed and worthless during a recent bout of depression and my story made her realize that she was not alone.

I truly love being able to say I am an Amazon Best Selling Author because it has opened many doors for me. I’m excited to continue on my journey having just completed health coach training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  This book gave me the confidence to pursue a life-long passion and I will be forever grateful.

Andrea M. Trovato

Andrea M. Trovato

In 6th grade I wanted to become a writer. I went through a lot of challenges and felt the dream was far from reality. When I overcame many challenges and was ready to become an author, OM opportunity came. DPWN made the process fast and smooth as they were very professional and organized. It helped that they had gone through this process numerous times and had many successes. It was also encouraging to have co-authors to share the journey with as it’s much better that way than try this alone. I highly recommend Overcoming Mediocrity project to you.
Michelle Kim

Before working with Christie I thought becoming an author was completely out of my reach. She and her team made the process so easy! I believe everyone has at least one book inside of them and participating in this project has set me on the path to getting mine out in the world. I highly recommend DPWN Publishing!
Courtney Powell

Lisa Oddo
I believe we all have a story to tell from our lives that will impact, help, and motivate others. Women with different skills, backgrounds and stories, but with the common core of faith, strength, love, and motivation for better results in life and business. Christie and her team guided us along with what was necessary to bring the book alive. I am an educator who wants to share my experiences and expertise on editing, writing, and tutoring. I want this project to be a springboard for other writing projects in the future.
Lisa Oddo

Since the publication of my story “Informed Choices”, November 2016, my life has propelled to new heights. The story gave the world immediate access to my “why” which opened many doors for me.  My goal has always been to provide the world access to a higher standard of healthcare, Chiropractic Care.  By the 1st quarter of 2017, in one week, I was simultaneously made an offer from an investor for my new business venture, Chiropractic Led Onsite Care, and for a Business Development role, by Medulla LLC, the healthcare management solutions for the world’s leading chiropractic provider group, Chiro One Wellness Centers.
Jodi L. Suson

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz

I have enjoyed being a part of this project tremendously as it has allowed me to create a community of amazing women overcoming difficult challenges.  For me, this was the best way to become a three-time author to continue to expand my personal brand and awareness. Sharing the media spotlight with fellow women about this incredible book has been both exciting and rewarding.

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz

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Being an author has created a platform for me to reach out to other women and empower them to go after their dreams. Personally being a gluten-free cookbook author has added credibility to my business and new customers allowing me to help more moms prepare healthy and delicious food for their children with food allergies. I love being able to teach moms that living a gluten free lifestyle can be simplistic and eating can be fun!

Tiffany Hinton

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Working with you guys on this book has been one of the most efficient positioning/marketing projects ever. To have a finished product so elegantly & professionally done in such a short time frame is phenomenal. Thank you for making all of us look good and helping us get out there and be seen.

Deborah Battersby

Phyllis Benstein

Being part of DPWN’s first Book collaborative has taught and inspired me. The process was well planed, executed and easy and fun to participate in. I’m now a proud #1 Amazon Best seller published author ready to share my message and make a difference to others. I have the skills and experience to finish my next book.

Phyllis Benstein

Authors Name

As the assigned headshot photographer of Overcoming Mediocrity I was honored to not only photograph these strong independent women, but to get to know them on a personal level. All of them have had extra ordinary circumstances in their lives, and to know that they flourish and grow is amazing! What a wonderful group of interesting women that have come together to share their personal stories- ones full of wonderment and encouragement. Overcoming Mediocrity will quickly rise to the top of the best sellers list- NO DOUBT! Here’s to all of you!

Audrey Lowe-DeFrancesco

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Participating in the “Overcoming Mediocrity” project has been a lot of fun, as well as a learning process for me. As a business and life coach, I have found great satisfaction in making a difference one person at a time. Going through this project has given me an opportunity to learn from experienced authors, share experiences, and expand my reach beyond the scope of my coaching practice. This has inspired me to take writing further and I am working on a couple of new books – one about coaching and one about the power of interpersonal perception. The process of becoming a published author is great fun and has proven to be wonderfully rewarding, both personally and professionally.
Doreen Petty

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My friends have been purchasing my book, not only for themselves, but for their friends. They see educational value, reading it. People come to my Arbonne parties, just so that they can meet me and ultimately end up buying products, to help me. As Christie said ” writing your book is like a business card.”

Simin Frazer

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Working with Christie and DPWN on Overcoming Mediocrity was such an easy way to become a published author again. I strongly urge other women to quickly get on the bandwagon for the second edition! An extra bonus is the great PR the book is getting and how your personal positioning and branding simultaneously help Christie and DPWN positioning and branding. I’m all about win-win situations, and this truly is a great one!
Lillian D. Bjorseth

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Being a part of this project has been such an amazing experience. For our first book signing an old friend (that I hadn’t seen in years!) showed up and was so motivated by the authors and their stories that she bought the book and read my story and two others that night, then the next day she called to set up a meeting with me. Our stories gave her the power she told me to get back into life and start her business again! This is only one of many people that have told me they were inspired to move forward in life and business because of these stories.

Marina Collazo

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It was exciting to be a part of Dynamic Professional Women’s second book project,
Overcoming Mediocrity: Courageous Women.

I enjoyed writing about my love for riding motorcycles and how it helped me to develop a new career. This career carried me down many roads. With each mile I overcame obstacles and learned new techniques. From its humble beginnings it grew to be worldwide.

Each chapter in this book was written by a different woman, the pages are filled with the ups and downs of female entrepreneurs building businesses from scratch.

Jo Giovannoni

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“Being involved in the Overcoming Mediocrity project was an amazing experience. I was looking for an avenue to share my story and as an upside gain credibility for my wellness and public speaking business. Being able to say you are a best selling author opens many doors and exposes you to a much wider and diverse audience. The DPWN staff is amazing and they take care of every detail to ensure an amazing end product. I highly recommend being apart of this great anthology series and take my word for it, the front cover investment is well worth it.”

Michele Malo

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It has been very exciting to be an author in the second edition of Overcoming Mediocrity. The stories of all the women are all so inspiring.

I received greetings from many people who are interested in the book; some of whom I never expected to hear from. People who have known me for years mentioned that they learned more about me than they knew before reading the book. We all are on this journey of life and others are not always aware of what got us to where we are today.

I hope this will launch a new career for me as an author of my own book!

Anna Weselak

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Being a contributing author for “Overcoming Mediocrity” was a very positive experience for me. It has motivated me to continue writing and complete a book I started many years ago. The energy of the group was the fuel I needed to move me forward. I am honored to be among the other co-authors, who shared their inspirational stories. Women are amazing, that’s for sure! We are strong; bright; resilient; courageous; creative; compassionate; loving and giving creatures of God!

Linda Lucatorto

Gina Sannasardo
I have been so blessed and humbled to be a part of this project with remarkable and inspiring women. Being able to work with Jesica and Christie Ruffino has been amazing and they have been very supportive. This opportunity has afforded me the confidence I needed to move forward with my dream and goal. I know this is a life-long partnership and look forward to learn more as I go. Thanks so much DPWN!!
Gina Sannasardo

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It has given me a tool to promote my business. As well as, sharing personal growth and instructions of how to create true happiness with passion. Becoming a published author has also given me the encouragement and clarity to continue writing about my passion, which is Energy Healing.

Marlene Baczek

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