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Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown

Concord, North Carolina

Leigh built her career as a successful REALTOR®, motivational speaker and author of two best-selling books. Her enthusiasm for a life well lived is contagious.

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Leigh Brown is a successful REALTOR®, forward-thinking CEO, and #1 best-selling author. She runs one of the top real estate teams in the country, is a kickin’ keynote speaker, and LOVES everything baseball.

Leigh has a gift for motivating people to become a better version of themselves. She has achieved at the highest levels, and has worked with the highest ranks in business today. Her career path allows her the experience to impact business growth both large and small and her inspirational speeches have been heard all over the United States and the globe – from Miami to Dubai!

From CEO’s of premier companies to REALTORS® just learning their way, Leigh’s experiences can impact any journey. Whether it be leadership structure for the new era of business or rock-solid sales techniques to blast through your goal, Leigh wants to help YOU!
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Success! Peeling the Onion sold 309 pre-orders by Sept. 20, 2019, was pitched to 9 publishers, and is in discussions with publishers.

$18 Peeling the Onion

95 readers

You’ll receive:
- One printed copy of "Peeling the Onion". Break the chains of social media. Go deeper than the surface level of the people you meet to forge meaningful relationships and improve your life. There is so much to gain from reconnecting with people in person while giving that social media platform a rest. Life can -- and should -- be better. Peel the Onion. Layer by layer. Until you get to what’s real. Leigh shows the way.
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$36 Checklist Bonus

32 readers

You’ll receive:
- 2 printed copies of "Peeling the Onion"
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- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others.

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$100 Go Team Package

15 readers

A bonus that’s just right for friends and team groups. You’ll receive:
- 6 printed copies of Peeling the Onion
- Free Ebook
- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others
- Monthly “Peeling the Onion” emails. Tips and techniques to keep you motivated and on track with developing your interpersonal relationships outside the digital domain of social media.

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$300 Peeling the Onion Training Program

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You’ll get all this:
- 10 printed copies of Peeling the Onion
- Monthly “Peeling the Onion” emails. Tips and techniques to keep you motivated and on track with developing your interpersonal relationships outside the digital domain of social media
- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others
- A 1 hour recorded webinar with Leigh Brown, including a step-by-step program that builds on the lessons of the book with powerful tools your team can put to immediate use.

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$1500 Private Peeling the Onion Live Webinar

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You’ll receive:
- 20 printed copies
- Monthly “Peeling the Onion” emails. Tips and techniques to keep you motivated and on track with developing your interpersonal relationships outside the digital domain of social media
- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others
- 1 hour live office webinar featuring a Q&A with Leigh Brown (conducted through GoToMeeting)

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$10000 Gold Keynote

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Be the first to feature a “Peeling the Onion” keynote by Leigh Brown. Here’s what you get:
- 100 autographed copies of Leigh’s book for giveaways or fundraising programs
- Dynamic keynote for 1 hour at your location with Leigh Brown (plus travel expenses). This is a great way to excite and invigorate your organization, improving attendees’ professional and personal lives with a presentation they’ll always remember
- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others (may be distributed to all attendees)
- Acknowledgement as a Sponsor in the printed copies
- Plus shipping and travel expenses. You will be billed for these costs after your event

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$13000 Platinum Keynote Plus Training Class

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Enjoy an exclusive “Peeling the Onion” keynote by Leigh Brown at your event. You’ll receive:
- 100 autographed copies of Leigh’s book for giveaways or fundraising programs
- A 1-hour transformational keynote at your event with Leigh Brown – Inspire a crowd and get ready to reclaim your relationships with Leigh on your side
- A downloadable checklist of resources that go beyond the book, helping you break the social media habit, keep it real and enrich your relationships with others (may be distributed to all attendees)
- Additional 2-hour class: https://www.leighbrown.com/speaking/speaker-topics
- Acknowledgement as a Sponsor in the printed copies
- Plus shipping and travel expenses. You will be billed for these costs after your event

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Peeling the Onion

Building real relationships in a hermit’s world of social media

“Peeling the Onion” by best-selling author Leigh Brown delivers straight talk on how we can rebuild our relationships in the real world. Social media isn’t the solution. It’s the problem.

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Synopsis

Research shows a correlation between a life spent on social media and loneliness, depression, even a heightened risk of suicide. Smart phones and computer screens have become barriers to real, meaningful human interaction.

Sure, maybe you have 1,000 Facebook friends and twice as many followers on Twitter. Whether you live on Instagram or spend hours every day on Snapchat, the question is, are you truly happy? Are you satisfied?

Social media cultivates an artificial culture where everyone appears to be living a glorious life. Glamour. Great food. Amazing adventures. At least that’s what many people project on social media platforms. Problem is, if what we project isn’t the unvarnished truth, it becomes just that much harder to go into the real world where people see us for who we really are. For many, that’s become a frightening thought. They may see it as a risk to avoid. So the cycle repeats itself.

Leigh Brown shares how we can break the chains that bind us to social media platforms to engage in real relationships.

Leigh’s belief in the importance of living a genuine life -- for “keeping it real” -- comes through in every page of this transformational book: understand how we got to this level of social media dependence, find out where to start in reconnecting with people in the real world, learn how to be comfortable communicating with friends the things you would never share on social media. Enjoy deeper, more fulfilling relationships.

As she says, “Getting to a real relationship is like peeling an onion. To reach that sweet inner core you have to peel the onion layer by layer. You have to take the risk of the crying and accept that the effort brings its own rewards.” To live a better life, start by Peeling the Onion.

Why support this book?

  • Leigh Brown is renowned for her motivational speaking and wildly successful career in business by connecting with her readers in a no-nonsense sassy style.
  • Leigh has a built-in audience of Realtors and affiliated business people who follow her work.
  • Frequent use of social media has been shown in studies to decrease happiness, elevate stress, cause loss of sleep and compel us to compare ourselves to others, which is unhealthy.
  • Leigh is a best-selling author and highly regarded speaker.
  • A study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found that people who limit their social media exposure to 30 minutes a day felt “significantly better” about themselves within three weeks.

Similar titles

  • "The Bottom of the Pool" by Andy Andrews, Published by Thomas Nelson (June 18, 2019). Leigh Brown’s book brings the perspective of a successful businesswoman and mother. “Peeling the Onion” also “dives deeper,” but from the proposition of dumping the unproductive habit of social media while acquiring healthy relationship skills.
  • "Bluefishing" by Steve Sims, Published by Gallery Books (Oct. 17, 2017). Leigh Brown also shows “how to make things happen,” but on the specific topic of improving our connection to other people through forming real relationships and cutting back or eliminating social media from our lives.
  • "The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships" by John Gottman Harmony; Reprint edition (June 25, 2002). “Peeling the Onion” by Leigh Brown delivers actionable information on building our relationships in the real world. Unlike Gottman’s book, “Peeling the Onion” tackles the problem of social media dependence, which is an obstacle to the goal.

Audience

Leigh has a built-in audience of Realtors and affiliated business people who follow her work. Her new book also appeals to individuals who want a boost to get outside of their social-media lives. This covers a 28-50-year-old demographic – the longest entrenched on social media – representing about 40 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau.

Advance praise

“I attended a business planning Facebook Live event that Leigh taught yesterday. I have nothing but great things to say about the hour-long class. She did a great job sharing how important it is to determine how each hour of your day is spent and what the ROI is on each of those activities. I have some work to do! She also broke down personal goals and stressed the importance of faith and just shutting off completely to regroup and focus on the important people in your life. Again, I have work to do! Great advice and a great message. I like that it wasn't all about you have to call X number of people to get X amount of referrals and here is a script now get dialing! Much more beneficial to achieve a good work-life balance.”
- Maureen Mitchell, REALTOR®, Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

“If you want a straight shooter who sincerely cares about you and your business...get on the Leigh Thomas Brown train; you will be blessed by it! Leigh is high energy and will not hold back. I'm so thankful for Leigh and the time she gives REALTORS all over the globe!”
- Darla Nickens Hunley, REALTOR®, SRS, ABR, GRI, PMN, SFR at Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors. Former 2015 PRESIDENT at Women's Council of REALTORS®

Praise for Leigh’s books by verified customers on Amazon:

“Once again Leigh has hit the nail on the head! Her style of writing is entertaining, motivating and she speaks the truth. This was a quick read, the perfect length when you just need a swift kick to get back on track. Her ideas are so easy to understand and her tips to implement them are realistic. I highly recommend it to anyone in the sales business!”
- Amazon Book Review by SD

“The best part is that it is intended to be referenced again and again. Any time you sense yourself slipping into the old habits/patterns, you can just flip through and find which one (or more) of the “Sins” applies and take the recommended actions.
- Bill M

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