Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

The People, Print, and Possibilities (P3) Coaching Program


Announces For a Limited Time Only

The People, Print, and Possibilities (P3) Coaching Program


An opportunity to be coached individually at no cost
by Farzana Nayani, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Photo by Bradford Rogne Photography

About the P3 Program

Goal: To help individuals from underrepresented groups to be heard, seen, and supported in their pursuit of publishing careers.

Who Is Eligible: PPN members from these underrepresented groups in publishing: people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community or other self-identified underrepresented groups. Applicants may be at early or middle stages of their publishing careers.

Cost of Participation: Free to PPN members. Others interested in applying may become members for $25 (see Membership page).

Program Design: This limited-time-only program has five openings. Each selected individual will participate in a series of four one-hour sessions designed to support the individual through career and personal coaching. Topics covered may include but are not limited to:

  • Career development
  • Interpersonal and organizational dynamics
  • Cultural norms
  • Communication styles
  • Industry challenges
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership

Sessions will take place via Zoom or other video chat software during February, March, and April 2019.

All sessions are confidential and will focus on revealing deeper awareness and converting that awareness into concrete strategies for achieving success.

How to Apply: Fill out the online application by January 21, 2019.

About Farzana Nayani

Farzana Nayani is a recognized Diversity and Inclusion specialist and established Intercultural practitioner. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations as a consultant, trainer, and coach on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, supplier diversity, and employee engagement. Farzana’s advisory work with Employee Resource Groups, small business advocacy, and entrepreneurship has taken her to engagements across North America, from the White House to Silicon Valley, and her message has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, DiversityInc, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.

On April 27, 2018, Farzana delivered the keynote speech at PPN’s fifth annual conference. She addressed the reasons why inclusion is important to publishers and how to establish key goals for increasing diversity among both authors and staff. After the keynote, she helped facilitate round tables to guide discussion about how publishers can get started with a diversity and inclusion program.