Books

Claire Diaz-Ortiz is the award-winning author of eight books published in more than a dozen countries.

One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor – And Why You’ll Benefit from Being One

Early Twitter employee Claire Diaz-Ortiz and her mentor, Ken Blanchard, the bestselling co-author of the legendary The One Minute Manager®, join forces to create the ultimate guide to creating powerful mentoring relationships.
While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don’t know how to find one or use one…

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And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don’t think they have the time or skills to do so.

Positive mentoring relationships can change the way we lead and help us succeed. In One Minute Mentoring, legendary management guru Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz, one of the foremost female leaders on digital innovation, combine their knowledge to provide a systematic approach to intergenerational mentoring, giving readers great insight into the power and influence of mentoring and encouraging them to pursue their own mentoring relationships.

Using his classic parable format, Blanchard explains why developing effective communication and relationships across generations can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike. One Minute Mentoring is the go-to source for learning why mentoring is the secret ingredient to professional and personal success.

Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose

When it comes to productivity, hard work is half the battle. The first half—the crucial half—is planning well. Enter The Do Less Method, a simple way to achieve your goals more often, in less time, and with greater peace of mind…
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Learn how to decide the right goals for you, create workable strategies for reaching them, and harness your time for maximum efficiency.

Whether you want to finish a project, lose weight, or read 200 books a year, Design Your Day is an all-in-one guide to spending time with purpose. Use Claire’s tips and tools, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do in a day, let alone a lifetime.

Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time

The official word from Twitter on how to harness the power of the platform for any cause

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Twitter is a platform that aims to connect people and influence change. In Twitter for Good, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter’s head of corporate social innovation shares the proprietary model she has taught to organizations all over the world to help them excel on the platform. Filled with dynamic examples from initiatives around the world, this groundbreaking book offers practical guidelines for harnessing Twitter as a tool for change.

Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption

She went to Kenya to climb a mountain. But God had other plans.
When Claire Díaz-Ortiz arrived in Kenya at the end of an around-the-world journey, she decided to stay the night, climb Mount Kenya, and then head back home. She entered an orphanage, seeing it as little more than a free place to spend the night before her mountain trek…
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Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, his mother to abandonment, and his home to poverty. By age ten, he was living in a shack with several other children and very little food. He entered an orphanage, seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes on his back.

Hope Runs is the emotional story of one American tourist, one Kenyan orphan, and how one day became one year that would change the course of both of their lives forever. It’s about opening your heart to outrageous possibilities. It’s about what it means to hope for the things you cannot see.

It’s about how God can change your life in the blink of an eye.

The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are

Little ways to be you at your best, right where you are.
From the can-do innovator Claire Diaz-Ortiz, The Better Life is a motivational memoir about little changes that make all the difference.
In winsome style, Claire offers vignettes from her life to yours…

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A top-level Twitter employee, world traveler, author, non-profit founder, and mom, Claire tries to make the most of every moment. In The Better Life, she shares stories and insights about balance, productivity, self-care, and other essentials for rocking it at life every day.

Take some advice from Claire: Say yes. Say no. Quit something. Take your mornings seriously. Make your weekends count. Write more. Worry less. Travel. Pray. Pause. Rest. Know your limits. Don’t beat yourself up. Be still. Be thankful. Be you, but your best.

Read this book, and start living the better life you’ve been meaning to.

 

Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always On Age

Remember when all you needed was a cool business card for cocktail parties? Now social status is determined in a hundred ways that all come with their own pressures-how many Twitter followers do you have? How many facebook page likes? How much traffic does your site get? Are you speaking? Traveling? How full is your inbox? While pressure has always been there, in many ways that pressure is more public than ever….
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The world is both bigger and smaller today. With access to so much media and so quickly, we know everything that’s going on in the world. We are bombarded with possibilities and opportunities. It seems like we have limitless choices. It’s easy to feel like your life is small, that you aren’t doing enough, that other lives, careers, and even cities are more exciting than yours.

The challenge today is, with limitless public pressure on how your life measures up against everyone else’s, how do you find contentment in this context? Join Claire Diaz-Ortiz, an author, speaker, and early Twitter employee, as she explores this timely issue.

 

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