Meet The Authors

Cathy Cutout with FrameCathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, is the author of six other books, including On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks (with Kevin Williamson). Before her business launch in 2014 as a book coach, Cathy was an employment strategist for more than twenty years.

Cathy combines her talents as a speaker and a knowledge of business issues to create inspirational learning events. She has served on the faculty for the Society for Human Resource Management and has provided keynotes and workshops for hundreds of clients. She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) through the National Speakers Association and is lifetime-certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Cathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Louisville. Cathy has been a member of the Christ Church United Methodist Chancel Choir for more than twenty years, singing under the leadership of Dan Stokes.

You can visit Cathy’s website at


Lyle Cutout with FrameLyle Sussman has a B.S. and M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Professor of Management and former Chairman of the Department of Management at the University of Louisville. Aside from more than fifty scholarly articles, he has written sixteen books, which in aggregate have been translated into fifteen languages and total more than a million copies in print.

Lyle speaks, writes, consults, and coaches on Leadership, Motivation, Communication, Teamwork, and High-Performance Teams. His consulting and speaking for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors have placed him in front of more than 100,000 managers in venues around the world.

Whether in the classroom, the boardroom, or the ballroom, his goal is the same: to help people realize, execute, and achieve their full potential, and in so doing helping them to provide value to others.

You can visit Lyle’s website at


Kevin Cutout with FrameKevin Williamson graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. In the year after college, Kevin authored On Your Mark with Cathy Fyock and became an entrepreneur. He has since served a diverse clientele which includes stage performers, photographers, speakers, CPAs, CEOs, and companies such as Brown-Forman.

Kevin is the owner of Red Letter Publishing. Red Letter’s mission is to bring self-publishing up to its rightful high standards of quality and creativity–and thereby to make books that are more cherished by readers, more hospitable to authors, and better suited for the literary legacy of our time.

Next on the bucket list is writing a novel. Look for it in the next few years!

Kevin is a native and resident of Louisville, Kentucky.

Group Cutout with Frame (original background)“An Unlikely Trio”

To put it simply: it’s not often that so varied a threesome of personalities crosses paths, much less stumbles over one another. The three of us are different enough that I think of an old analogy—someone else’s—for the probability of life as we know it, compared to its infinite alternatives:

Imagine watching a tornado barrel through a scrapyard and then, when the dust settles, beholding an assembled 747 fueled and ready for takeoff (pilots included). Things would have to “come together” in absurd and truly spectacular fashion. Yet, the analogy concludes, this strange magic called life has come together one way or another, has it not?

It feels a lot like Hallelujah! is that 747, fueled and ready to see the world, and that we’re three pilots who somehow wandered into the same scrapyard at the right moment.

We’re distinct talents. Cathy is our songbird, our publicist, our mind for the music; Lyle is the professor, the procedure, the wry humor and practical twists; Kevin is the new voice, the entrepreneur, the designer. Cathy and Lyle are both Boomers; Kevin was born in the nineties. Cathy is Christian, Lyle Jewish, and Kevin not quite either.

Yet there’s not one word in the book that all three of us don’t intend. All three of us believe in the message, heart and mind. By the end, we shared a purpose in bringing this to life.

Seemingly as suddenly as we started, we are finished. Now we’re ready for takeoff, and we’re looking forward to seeing where this takes us.

Thanks for coming along. Hallelujah!

January 2015