The power of your story

Individuals, businesses, and organizations all have a story to tell. Whether you're an author, non-profit leader, or a CEO, we believe in the power of your story to change everything. How well that story is understood, embraced, and shared is crucial to your success.

HigherLife is here to help...

Contagious Brands

Your brand is the story you’re telling the world, and it needs to be authentic, clear, and compelling to get passed around. Our proven Creating a Contagious Brand process allows you and your team to come into alignment around the true power of your brand.

Collaborative Publishing

We publish stories that make a difference. Retain your publishing rights and benefit from a full team of editors, designers, marketing strategists, and even ghostwriters who know how to develop and distribute your message well and in multiple, media-friendly formats.

Story Marketing

How do you cut through the noise of our media-saturated culture? Even the most compelling stories need to be heard to be effective. Our Story Marketing Strategies help you leverage the power of your story to effectively connect with your target audience… and get results!

Consulting & Coaching

Even when you are good at what you do, it’s easy to find yourself stuck in the weeds of running the day-to-day. Find out how our Organizational and Leadership Coaching and our Publishing Coaching programs can provide the breakthrough you’ve been looking for.

We love helping our clients experience the thrill of making a difference!

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Publish Your Book

You need a publishing partner who understands the latest technology, market realities, and marketing strategies.
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With close to a million new titles published each year, competition for sales and exposure is tremendous. Traditional publishing doesn't work or isn't available for the vast majority of authors. Fewer than 5% of books are published this way. You spend months "pitching" your book before finally giving up and choosing another path. In the meantime, precious exposure and sales have been lost.

What about self-publishing? Most authors who go this route wind up with an inferior product with little to no real marketing strategy or support. A potentially great message gets improperly developed and, as a result, sales and impact are diminished.

Consider HigherLife's unique collaborative publishing model as the ideal balance between traditional and self-publishing. You retain your rights and benefit from a full team of gifted writers, editors, designers, and marketing strategists who know how to artfully craft your message. Our work is customized and tailored to help you achieve your specific goals and reach your unique audience.

  • Traditional Publishing

    High barriers to entry | Lose your publishing rights | Minimal marketing support | Focus is on publisher sales | High development quality | Copies you buy cost you more | Slow process

  • Self-Publishing

    Low barriers to entry | Keep your publishing rights | Minimal marketing support | Focus is on author direct sales | Typically poor development quality | Copies you buy cost less | Fast turn-around

  • Collaborative Publishing

    Low barriers to entry | Keep your publishing rights | Significant marketing support | Focus is on author direct sales while providing bookstore distribution | High development quality | Very reasonable rates on author copies | Fast to medium turn-around

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Our Team

HigherLife has assembled a team of accomplished professionals who will help you experience the thrill of making a difference. When we need help helping you, we manage a network of trusted contractors who have a proven track record of exceeding our high expectations.
David Welday
David Welday
President & Strategist
David is an out-of-the-box thinker, gifted communicator, marketing strategist, publisher, author, and coach. He has delivered 500+ percent growth for nationwide periodicals, developed New York Times bestselling authors and created award-winning curriculum resources for both for-profit companies and non-profit ministries. Read More
Michelle Buckley
Michelle Buckley
Director of Operations
Michelle has been involved with operations management for over 20 years. She brings a diverse work background to HigherLife including experience in banking operations, government, real estate, human resources, education, paralegal, and the non-profit sector. Michelle has been married over 28 years and has two amazing full grown sons.
James Smith
James Smith
Web Developer
For over 10 years, James’ commitment to web development, online marketing, and customer service has established him as a dedicated businessman. He has consulted for and works with companies in many industries. This allows him to provide a wide variety of applications that work with businesses of any size or focus.
Laura Boman PhD
Laura Boman PhD
Laura received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University, her MBA at Florida Gulf Coast University, and her doctorate and University of Central Florida. She has worked in newspaper journalism before becoming a teaching professor in marketing. Laura’s strengths include building client relationships as well as bringing creative projects to fruition.
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
Art Director
Dedicated to creative excellence, innovation, and return on investment. Supporting organizations and marketing teams with brand management, product development, promotions, publication design, and overall strategies to reach vision objectives beyond expectations.
Leilani Haywood
Leilani Haywood
Social Media Strategist
Leilani applies her award-winning journalist chops to tell your story through social media and email for results. She has created and managed online content for over 10 years for businesses, non-profit organizations, and online publications. When she isn’t responding to Facebook posts for clients, she is working out or writing her novel.
Michelle Williamson
Michelle Williamson
Ghostwriter and Editor
Michelle’s passion is helping others share their stories well through editing and ghostwriting. She has more than 10 years’ writing and editing experience, having worked as a ghostwriter and developmental editor both on staff at a publisher and as a freelancer. Michelle also brings magazine, website, and blog writing experience.
Chris Maxwell
Chris Maxwell
Chris Maxwell served 19 years as lead pastor in Orlando, Florida, after five years of youth ministry. He’s now in his 14th year as Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life at Emmanuel College. He speaks in churches, conventions, and schools, and is the author of ten books, including “Pause With Jesus,” “Underwater,” and “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” His latest book is his 2nd collection of poems—“embracing now: pain, joy, healing, living.”
Cathy Beverly
Cathy Beverly
Project Manager
Cathy brings multiple skills as a personal banker and branch manager. She also has over 20 years of all aspects of operations and project management experience, including both domestic and international trade. She lives on a small farm with all her ‘critters’ and is the proud mom of two awesome young men.
Caroline Moore
Caroline Moore
Project Manager and Administration
Caroline is a Florida native, wife, and a mother of three. When she is not working she enjoys volunteering at her Church home and helping people find their purpose and passion in life. With years of administrative and project management experience she has learned that organization and communication are the keys to success. She strives for excellence and to help make others live out their dreams.
Andrew Ste. Marie
Andrew Ste. Marie
Project Manager
Andrew is a gifted editor, writer, published author and historian. His articles that have appeared in multiple publications, including the Creation Research Society Quarterly, Plain Things, Creation Matters, and The Heartbeat of The Remnant. He served as a historical reviewer for TGS International; is a member of the Mennonite Historical Society; was Editor of The Witness for over fifteen years; and in addition to his work with HigherLife serves as Assistant Editor of Anabaptist Voice. He lives with his family in Michigan.
Margaret Josephson
Margaret Josephson
Bookkeeper
Margaret handles the books for HigherLife and in that capacity, makes sure the bills get paid on time. She has been providing bookkeeping services for both for-profit and non-profit organizations for more than 20years. Margaret and her family enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. They are currently working on visiting as many Triple D (Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives) restaurants as they can find.
Faithe Thomas
Faithe Thomas
Project Manager
Faith has a rich and varied publishing background having personally published more than 300 titles with a million plus in sales. In addition to her experience in publishing, she is a gifted graphic designer, marketer and typographer. She enjoys travel, and playing video games on her 65 acre farm where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Amy Welday
Amy Welday
Administrative Assistant
Amy is the consummate organizer with an eye for efficient process and detail. She has worked for more than 30 years as an educator running a preschool and serving as a teachers aide for a private Classical Christian school. She enjoys sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, and spending time with her kids and grandchildren.
Janet Robbins
Janet Robbins
Project manager
Janet brings more than 35 years of book publishing experience to HigherLife, having worked for one of the world’s largest book publishing companies. She has extensive project management, production, graphic design, and rights and permissions experience. Always a volunteer, she serves on the board of a non-profit that endeavors to improve social justice of the incarcerated and is active in her local church. A life-long resident of Maine, Janet holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Maine, and enjoys all four seasons, (yes, including the snow!)
Julie Castro
Julie Castro
Project manager
Julie has held various positions over her forty year career including: publisher, consultant television show producer and host in addition to serving as the director of a community-based program and research advancement administrator. Through each position she has been a gifted leader and encourager of others. Julie lives in Phoenix, AZ with her son’s cat, Saki.