Canadian Author writes International Bestseller to Ignite the Masses and Lead with Compassion

A new book, Light A Fire In Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership, by first-time Canadian author Lisa Anna Palmer, has become an international bestseller.

Online PR News – 07-August-2020 – OTTAWA, ON – A new book written by a first-time Canadian leadership author has become an international bestseller. Light A Fire In Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership skyrocketed to #1 in HR and Personnel Management and #2 in Workplace Behaviour in May 2020, just one day after the launch of the ebook. The paperback version will be officially released on August 11, 2020, by New York’s Morgan James Publishing.

Author Lisa Anna Palmer has written a contemporary guide for an era that demands strong and compassionate leadership.

“As our society is dealing with systemic racism on top of the continued struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, great people leaders will carry us through these difficult times” says Lisa Anna Palmer, bestselling author. “There is a true sense of urgency for leaders to step up and bring people together to re-imagine a better future for all. We need leaders who put people first by helping them feel safe, cared for and well equipped to contribute their best amidst the chaos. This is how we grow healthy and sustainable workplaces and communities for a better present and future.”

Palmer’s new book engages aspiring leaders, managers and executives with research driven principles and deeply personal lessons. A compilation of tips, tools, strategies and experiences of over 30 great leaders, Light a Fire in Their Hearts provides inspiring stories, wisdom, and cites studies that underscore the impact of leadership on people at work. The Ottawa-based author who was born in Montreal and raised in Joliette, Quebec, offers a realistic view of the hurdles of leadership and the transformation required for anyone to become a great people leader.

Light A Fire In Their Hearts is being endorsed by three NY Times Bestselling Authors, as well experts in the fields of HR and mental health and wellness in the workplace, such as the renowned Dr. Warren Shepell,

“So much more than just another leadership book, Light a Fire in Their Hearts clearly articulates that what sets great people leaders apart is their ability to connect at the human level with employees and colleagues, through compassion, courage and competence. In my experience as Founder of a major and renowned North American employee assistance program, I can attest that this is essential to support the well-being and mental health of employees.” —Dr. Warren Shepell, Founder and Past President at Warren Shepell—The EAP Professionals”

Palmer explains what other leadership development books ignore, using case studies as the source of her leadership strategies. She models a unique formula to engage and inspire employees: the 3 C’s of Connection along with the 8 P’s of Ignition. Learn more about Lisa's book:

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About the Author:
Lisa Anna Palmer is the Founder & CEO of the Cattelan Palmer Light Your Leadership Institute (LYLI). Lisa coaches and trains leaders while drawing on over twenty-five years of experience in senior HR & Organizational Development roles. She is featured in The Top 100 Canadian Professionals Magazine in 2020 (, and has been a guest on TV, radio and podcasts internationally. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband Andrew, son Jake, and their canine companion Shadow. Lisa’s fundamental belief is that together, we can make the world a better workplace:

For inquiries about leadership coaching or articles, contact Lisa directly at

More About This Title:
The papercopy of Light a Fire in Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership by Lisa Anna Palmer, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on August 11, 2020. Light a Fire in Their Hearts—ISBN 9781642798272—has 322 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $19.95 US (approx. $25.00-$26.00 CAN).

About Morgan James Publishing:
Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (