In a digital era, there is nothing more timeless—or memorable—than a coffee table book to represent the culture of your city or company.

Word of Mouth Conversations Publishing is now producing custom coffee table books for cities, corporations, and companies. These books, which feature elegant black and white portrait photography and in-depth Q&A interviews, illustrate the story behind your city or company. Author Lily Clayton Hansen’s conversations articulate what makes a city or organization so special—extraordinary, everyday people.  When laid out in a sophisticated, streamlined spread, each profile captures the subject’s personal narrative, pride for their city or company, and how they have been able to make a living doing what they love there. The books humanize, highlight, and expose the heartbeat of cities and companies. 

Your book can be used for the following purposes:

Corporate gifts
To educate or welcome new residents or employees
To commemorate a special occasion or anniversary
Recruit and retain employees or residents
Promote values and culture internally and externally

My team and I also supply our clients with a year’s worth of social media, blog, and newsletter content.

Owners of CREMA Coffee


Nothing is more critical to your brand than a bio that explains why you love what you do. Lily is known for her bio writing, which she has refined over the better part of a decade. She loves doing a deep dive into her subject’s history, accomplishments, and careers, and presenting the information in an engaging, yet straight-to-the-point storyteller style. (Short and sweet will always be Lily’s style.) Succinct, quirky, and always tailored to the individual, her bios humanize and highlight her subject’s best qualities.


Listening is an art form. Using formal journalistic techniques and her own tried-and-tried methods, Lily has developed a skill for getting others to open up. This people whisperer has interviewed hundreds of subjects over the last decade from politicians to police officers. In each interview, she asks thought-provoking questions, tailored to each interview, to get her subjects to better understand themselves. Lily creates a safe, non-judgmental environment in which her subjects can better understand themselves, their professional paths, and why they do what they do.


Known as The People Whisperer, Lily loves coaching others on how to tell their story and talk about their craft. Through one-on-one coaching, Lily teaches artists and entrepreneurs how to explain what they do— in a clear, succinct, and memorable manner. Lily coaches her clients, both in person and via Skype, on how to sell themselves in a polished, humble, and creative way.