Insurance and Real Estate Specialist, Katie Shugert, Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress® To Co-Author What it Takes to Win with Brian Tracy

Katie Shugert will team up with other leading entrepreneurs and professionals, including Best-Selling Author®, Brian Tracy, to release the new book, What it Takes to Win, which provides professional inspiration to current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Cleveland, Ohio – October 29, 2018 – Insurance and Real Estate Specialist, Katie Shugert, recently signed a publishing deal to co-write the forthcoming book titled, What it Takes to Win, published by CelebrityPress® LLC. The new book is an assortment of motivating lessons intended to help you find what it takes to achieve success! From real estate to financial planning to positive mindsets, the ThoughtLeaders® featured provide encouragement for a multitude of life’s facets.  In addition to Shugert’s expertise, the publication features content from renowned voices such as best-selling author® Brian Tracy. The book will be released under the CelebrityPress® LLC imprint, a leading business book publisher that publishes books from ThoughtLeaders® around the world.

What it Takes to Win is tentatively scheduled for release in late February 2019.

A portion of the royalties earned from What it Takes to Win will be donated to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating awareness for charitable causes.

Katie Shugert was selected to be in the book because of her commitment to professional success and willingness to share her vast knowledge. Her expertise in the insurance and real estate industry makes her an asset to the publication and will surely benefit a wide range of readers.

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About Katie Shugert:

Katie is an Ohio raised farm girl with a work ethic to prove it. She brings beauty and stability to the lives of others through insurance and real estate solutions. Her relentless pursuit of solving problems has enabled her to experience multiple industries and the highs and lows of both. She learned about real estate from her dad; looking through hundreds maybe thousands of real estate books and viewing properties while still in grade school. Growing up, Katie lived and breathed the farm. She was dedicated to her 4-H projects and was making dinner for the family starting in middle school because her mother worked 2nd shift.

Katie grew up fast, marrying at 18 while she was in college. She and her husband struggled to figure out how to survive in the cattle business and deal with the negativity that surrounded them. Sheer determination, hard work and some great timing enabled pieces to fall into place. Against all odds, they built the largest privately-owned beef cattle seedstock operation in the Eastern United States. However, with the how to of the cattle business figured out, Katie decided to go to graduate school for a new challenge. Too many moving pieces proved to be too much for a marriage of two highly ambitious and very determined individuals.

After stints at a major New York City publisher and a dark humor magazine Katie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree but knew that was not the lifestyle she wanted. Katie and her two young children moved to upstate New York. She painted, exhibited her work, volunteered at an art gallery and simply enjoyed motherhood. After a few years, she moved back to Ohio so the children could be closer to their dad, only to be faced with a debilitating custody battle. When Katie won her case, she moved to Cleveland and followed in her grandfather’s steps of the insurance business.

Highly competitive and determined to succeed, Katie quickly rose to the top and was recognized as a top trainer in the world. The stress and cut-throatness of the business took a toll on her when she found herself in the hospital for emergency surgery. The days that followed were eye-opening in many ways both personally and professionally. Passionate about her health, a self-proclaimed foodie and hot yoga fanatic, Katie believes in whole body wellness. She refuses to work with people who don’t care or won’t to do the right thing!

Today, she works in both the insurance and real estate industries. She buys and rehabilitates single family homes to feed her soul; some of which she maintains for her own short and long term rental portfolios. Katie brings passion, understanding, enthusiasm, creativity and warmth to her agents and clients in insurance and real estate.

About CelebrityPress® LLC:

CelebrityPress® LLC is a leading business book publisher that publishes books from ThoughtLeaders® around the world. CelebrityPress® LLC specializes in business anthologies, among various other types of titles, and has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen, Michael Gerber, Tom Hopkins, and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress® LLC focuses on helping its authors grow their businesses and their personal brands through book publishing; the organization has successfully helped launch thousands of best-selling authors® to date. 

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