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“Powerful, sage advice. I loved every minute of my time listening and learning from Henry.”

Brigadier General Jeff Foley

US Army (retired), coauthor of the McGraw-Hill bestseller "Rules and Tools for Leaders"

Marketing With A Book & Speech Summits

No Cost. No Selling. No Kidding.


Do you want to attract high-paying clients with books and speeches? You are invited to be our guest at an upcoming Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit. Click the links for full event details.

February 11, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

These half-day summits feature Indie Books International Chairman Mark LeBlanc and CEO Henry DeVries sharing their unique expertise on how people can accelerate their growth by writing a book and speaking for fee and for free to build their book or business.

We are two best-selling authors who educate people that the book is the starting line, not the finish line. We want to help you understand the secrets in the preparation, publication, and promotion of a book that grows your business, puts more money in your pocket, and helps you make the difference that you were meant to make. This is about personal branding with publishing and public speaking.

There is no cost to attend these private events. There will be no selling of services. That’s because we are more interested in building relationships. We think if we give you great information, you will be smart enough to find us if you need us.

Feel free to share this opportunity with a valued friend or colleague, but register ASAP, as seating is limited.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to

Marketing With a Book Weekend Retreat


Find out what you need to know and what you need to do to take your business or practice up one level or four. Henry will share in depth his Magnificent Seven ways to use a book as the #1 marketing tool and speaking as the #1 marketing strategy.

This is the ultimate, anti-boot camp experience. The Marketing With a Book weekend retreats are limited to 15 full-time, fully-engaged, independent consultants.

June 7-9, 2019 in La Jolla, CA

Indie Family and Friends Forum

Imagine the power of authors promoting other authors, speakers promoting other speakers.


The IFF Forum is an annual event built on the idea of collaboration and cross-promotion. Let’s get the best of the best in one room and learn from and help each other.

Don’t miss the exciting line up of speakers presenting at the 2019 IFF Forum. This is a rare opportunity to see some of the countries best speakers in a exclusive setting.

  • Pro speaking legend Don Hutson
  • Performance expert Bill Stainton
  • Storytelling expert Michael Hauge
  • Neurohumorist Karyn Buxman
  • Presentation expert Kathy McAfee
  • And more!

Past speakers include best-selling author Ken Blanchard, business development expert Tony Alessandra, presentation expert Patricia Fripp, Vistage Speaker of the Year winner Dean Minuto, and Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard.


March 1-3, 2019

Defining You

Business Development Workshop

How Smart Professionals, Coaches And Consultants Build Their Practice For Zero Dollars

1 to 4 pm

January 17, 2019 in Irvine, California

April 4, 2019 in San Diego, California

$197 per person, $497 for three people

This Workshop Covers How To Overcome The 3 Biggest Blunders Professionals, Consultants, And Coaches Make That Prevent Them From Persuading Prospects To Hire Them

#3 Biggest Blunder. Not crafting an attractive one-sentence defining statement

#2 Biggest Blunder. Not crafting a defining paragraph that attracts high-paying clients

#1 Biggest Blunder. Not crafting a defining story that explains “How can you help me?”

Achiever’s Circle Weekend

If you are willing to roll up your sleeves, listen carefully and make rock-solid decisions, the next 12 month, rolling period may be the best of your career.


Join Growing Your Business expert Mark LeBlanc for this unique weekend experience. In this interactive workshop Mark shares his best practices, strategies, and approaches for making a difference in your business.

Upcoming weekends:

  • Nashville: December 7th – 9th, 2018
  • Minneapolis: February 1st – 3rd, 2019
  • La Jolla: February 22nd – 24th, 2019
  • Minneapolis: May 3rd – 5th, 2019


Contact Kylie for details and availability at

Alliance and Connection Events

Stop Dreaming and Start Writing

As an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, or consultant, you know that writing a book will build your credibility and help establish you as an expert in your field. You’ll be taken more seriously, command a higher price for your services, multiply your message, and open new doors in your career.

At the Write the Right Book LIVE Master Workshop, you’ll learn not only how to write the right book, but you’ll also leave with a draft book manuscript. Bring your laptop and your running shoes because we are writing a draft manuscript in two days. Leave your perfection behind. We are shooting for a great first draft.

You won’t want to miss out on this unique weekend experience with Darren LaCroix and Henry DeVries.


January 24-25, 2019

Executive Next Practices Forums


Executive Next Practices Forums are unique in that they offer C-level executives and top Functional leaders (CFO, HR, CIO, CMO, COO, etc) a “first look” at emerging trends, thought leader insights and an opportunity to formulate relevant and practical ideas for their organization.

Consult-Con 2018

Institute of Management Consultants Conference

Add Value for Clients to Build Your Practice

As conference chair and proud sponsor, Henry would like to invite you to join him this October at Consult-Con 2018. It’s a not to be missed event for any consultants.

A diverse line-up of keynote speakers will provide thought leadership on management consulting methodologies and skill development, business development and consulting practice management. Keynote speakers include author and former FBI Special Agent John Iannarelli, neurohumorist and TEDx speaker Karyn Buxman, best-selling author Tony Alessandra, disruption expert John Furth, client relations expert and Vistage chair Patty Vogan, and proposal strategy expert Dez Thornton.