#073 – Nadia Bilchik on Working With a Co-Author

Nadia Bilchik is an internationally renowned television personality, communication training expert, best-selling author, and keynote speaker.

As a TV anchor, reporter and editorial producer at CNN for the weekend morning show, she anchored and hosted feature programs for CNN and CNN International.

Her uniquely dynamic, entertaining, and substantive approach to communication skills training comes from her extensive experience in delivering keynote addresses, conducting training workshops, and coaching business professionals across a range of audiences both in the USA and globally.

She has interviewed President Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, and George Clooney, amongst others.

Nadia’s clients include The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Porsche, The Institute of Nuclear Power, Samsung, Georgia Tech, Emory School of Business, and Northeastern University, among many others leading organizations.


  • All of my books started as programs. You can turn your program into a book.
  • Hire a court reporter to transcribe your live training. A lot of your brilliance comes out when you teach-not from a script.
  • Hire a writer to turn your spoken word into good writing. The way we speak and the way we look in the written word are vastly different.
  • As an author, you need to think how to get readers to participate using the written word. As a trainer in live sessions, interactivity is easy. With a book, you must be more creative.
  • There are many books on your topic, but you should write your book because no one has your story. You are the word to a group of people who want to hear from you.
  • To be a thought leader, you need a book to add to your credibility.
  • Be of value to others.
  • When co-writing a book you have to be able to give and take. There’s no dictating. You must be team players and compromise.
  • To promote a book, we did a series of videos for each chapter.

Website: Nadia Bilchik, Speaker, Author, Trainer