The Literary Salon


BOOKS are tools that have the power to help us solve problems, unlock our better selves and live more creative lives. 

SALONS have traditionally been a place to explore new ideas and learn new skills with art, psychology, science, and literature. 

THE LITERARY SALON is an online space that uses books as a tool to unlock our better selves and live more creative lives personally and professionally. 

So Glad You're a Reader! I'm Heidi...

I’m a lifelong reader and writer. I’ve worked in business for decades employed by such organizations as the Illinois Central Railroad, Franklin Printing, The University of Chicago, Goldman Sachs, and Chicago Booth. Plus, I’ve been an executive director at two medical research non-profits.   

Today, I’m a writer, workshop leader, life strategist and book coach for fiction and nonfiction.  I help individuals and teams find more flow, achieve mastery, and solve creatively.  With a unique method of reading books in bundles, I use books as a tool to help individuals and groups meet their targets and reach their highest potential.

Books are the most economical weapons and best mentors on the planet!
Use them to set yourself apart from the competition.

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Come alone or bring your team.  Our webinars are tailor-made to respond to your needs & get more off the page.  
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Books give a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.

⁓ Plato

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Where The Literary Salon
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Building Better Lives With Books

A Brief History of the Salon

Réunion de dames, Abraham Bosse, 17th century

Conceived by the French, the Salon was a private gathering whose purpose was to entertain and educate through conversation.

These gatherings included food & wine with the reigning intelligentsia of the day. Guests discussed the latest ideas, and — I imagine — occasional gossip. Scientists, authors, and philosophers often presented their latest theories. 

Imagine evenings with Voltaire, Descartes, and the inimitable Ben Franklin visiting from the newly minted United States. Decades later, Gertrude Stein gathered Picasso, Hemingway, Matisse and Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald around her table. 

Salons are alive and well today.  One might argue they’re more popular than ever with our new Zoom technology.

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