Archive for December, 2012

Celebrate the Release of TWEAK IT! Jan. 8th at 12pm EST–LIVE Webcast, Prizes

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Please Join Us! ==> REGISTER HERE for Live TWEAK IT Book Launch Webcast!

Join us! January 8th at 12 pm EST for LIVE TWEAK IT Book Launch Webcast sponsored by Citrix. Radio Host, Maggie Mistal, will interview author Cali Yost, win copies of TWEAK IT and other prizes.

Holiday Gratitude for Early TWEAK IT Praise

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As the holidays near, I want to thank everyone who has offered their early praise and enthusiasm for TWEAK IT: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day (Center Street/Hachette, January 8, 2013). It has meant so much to me.

I’d like to give special thanks to the following leaders and experts for their support. I admire them all tremendously and am grateful: 

  • R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School
  • Susan Cain, the bestselling author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  • Dan Schawbel, Founder of Millennial Branding, author of Me 2.0
  • Whitney Johnson — HBR blogger and author, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream
  • Julie Burstein, the bestselling author of Spark: How Creativity Happens and host of
  • Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family.

“In her new book TWEAK IT, Yost draws upon almost two decades of experience in this area to offer new, commonsense techniques for personal and professional success that will benefit both people and business.” R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School

“Cali Yost is one of our wisest and staunchest thought leaders. In TWEAK IT, she delivers a brilliant mix of deeply researched and deeply practical advice that will improve the life of anyone who acts on it. A must-read book for anyone who is overextended, overworked — and passionate about their lives.” Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts

“Cali proves that there’s no one-size-fits all model when it comes to work life balance. TWEAK IT helps you better organize your life so you can make the most of each day. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to manage your social and professional life, you must read this book!” Dan Schawbel, Founder of Millennial Branding, Author of Me 2.0

TWEAK IT by Cali Williams Yost, the leading authority on managing work and life, just went to the top of my recommended reading list for people who are ready to get their dreams done.  Having made my own list of tweaks, I am already going more confidently in the direction of my dreams.  I am certain you will too.  When you ‘tweak it’, dreams won’t be somewhere over the rainbow, you’ll find they are right under your feet. Whitney Johnson — Author, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

I’m grateful to TWEAK IT for helping me make meaningful tweaks to my hectic work+life fit.  In just the first week, I made a date to see my mom for dinner, set a schedule to walk with my husband a few times a week, and remembered to prioritize spending 10 minutes a day with each of my kids. Cali’s mindful approach and her stories about work+life fit naturals, offer up the possibility that we can all, in her words, “make what matters happen every day.”Julie Burstein, author of Spark: How Creativity Works, and producer/host of

“Organizational culture, management support, and human resource policies are important, but ultimately, it is the individual who must determine their fit, and manage the process of achieving it. Cali Yost’s latest contribution to the field, TWEAK IT, provides individuals with a simple yet elegant way to take hold of their lives and, in doing so, achieve their personal and professional goals. Filled with real-life cases and easy to execute tips and “how to’s”, TWEAK IT illustrates vividly how small changes can have a big impact on the quality of our lives and our relationships with those who matter most.” Professor Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family.

Again, thank you all!  And remember to “tweak it” and make what matters to you happen this holiday season!

TWEAK IT–The Movie (a.k.a. Book Trailer)

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I am excited to share the official trailer for TWEAK IT: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day (Center Street/Hachette) which will be released on January, 8th!

Be sure to check out the valuable package of PRE-ORDER offers for you, your group and organization.

TWEAK IT Pre-Order Specials! Make What Matters to You Happen in 2013!

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As 2012 comes to a close, let’s “Just TWEAK IT” in 2013 and make what matters to us happens, on and off the job!

I can’t wait to join you on January 8th to start harnessing the power of small actions and priorities to get our jobs done, AND also take care of ourselves, nurture our careers, manage our personal finances, connect with our loved ones, and maintain our homes.

The book is finished and looks great.  TWEAK IT — The Movie (a.k.a. the book trailer) is awesome, as is the TWEAK IT Together mobile-friendly site.

To celebrate, I am offering the following limited time, PRE-ORDER specials to individuals, groups and organizations.

PRE-ORDER the book, TWEAK IT: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day (Center Street/Hachette) from the following online retailers and send us a copy of your receipt ( by JANUARY 11, 2013: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, 800CEOReads.

PRE-ORDER Special Packages for Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

For Individuals: Order 3 books and get a personalized bookplate signed by me!

For Groups: Each month in 2013, I will hold a private 30-minute TWEAK IT Q&A call with a small group that is following the practice together.  This is perfect for book clubs, or any small local organization that meets regularly.  Be one of the first twelve groups to order at least 25 books, and we will schedule a time that is mutually convenient to talk TWEAK IT together!

For Organizations–Whether it’s an industry gathering or corporate event, the powerful, yet commonsense and practical, advice in TWEAK IT will help your members and employees take control of their lives on and off the job in 2013. The specific live event offerings are as follows (click here for client testimonials):

1000 Books: 2-hour, interactive, in-person presentation in the U.S. or Canada that can be simulcast to other locations, and an in-person Flex+Strategy Q&A session with the organization’s senior HR and leadership team.* (Value: $50,000)

750 Books: 60-minute, keynote, in-person presentation in the U.S. or Canada, and an in-person Flex+Strategy Q&A meeting with the organization’s senior HR and leadership team.* (Value: $30,000)

500 Books: 60-minute webinar for employees and managers, and a separate 60-minute Flex+Strategy Q&A teleconference with the organization’s senior HR and leadership team.* (Value: $20,000)

250 Books: 60-minute webinar for members, employees and/or managers. (Value: $10,000)

150 Books: Host a live Twitter or Yammer chat to answer the specific everyday work+life fit questions of your members, employees and/or managers. (Value: $5,000)

*Limited number available.  Travel expenses for in-person presentations covered by the sponsoring organization. Book pre-order must be made before January 11, 2013 to qualify.  Presentations can be scheduled through June, 2013.

Thank you for checking out the PRE-ORDER packages, and pre-ordering TWEAK IT for the holidays.  Now, get ready to Just TWEAK IT!   If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cannilla at linda (at)