Introducing My Book Launch Team & Links Around the Web

Introducing My Book Launch Team & Links Around the Web

This has been such a great book launch month so it’s only fitting that I end the last day of the month introducing you to my book launch team!  I was just looking at a photo of me one month ago signing my very first book and realized how so many things have changed in just a month! I think over this past month I have signed over 100 books and now my work is officially in the hands of thousands of people. Very rewarding, that’s for sure!

So before I say good-bye to this book launch month, I wanted to introduce you to my absolutely amazing book launch team.  These women helped me get the word out about my book and helped my book make it to #36 on Amazon’s Women & Business category! We had over 50 amazing women on the book launch team and some of them you get to meet today! If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Professional Woman’s Guide, click here to buy it on Amazon today! If you have read my book, I would also REALLY appreciate an Amazon review. Thank you ahead of time!

Thanks again ladies! Couldn’t have done it without you!

Drena Campbell

Drena Campbell

I am Vice President of a manufacturing company that is male dominant. I am the only female within the company managing all day to day operations. I am also a Mom of 3, a blogger, writer, and editor.

 

Contact Info:

Email: dcamp5@yahoo.com
LinkedIn: Drena Campbell
Blog: campbelldrena.blogspot.com


BLT-Patti Webb

Patti Webb

Based in Atlanta, GA, Patti bases her leadership skills from 8 years of coaching high school, collegiate and master’s rowing. She is currently a Marketing Manager for an independent book publisher, and is President of her high school Alumni Association.

 

Contact Info:

Twitter: @CoxswainPatti
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/pattiwebb
Blog: www.icoxswain.blogspot.com


BLT-Catherine Stetler

Catherine Stetler

Young professional in Central Pennsylvania, Catherine has a Masters in Public Administration and works for the local government.

 

 


BLT-Savvy Working GalSavvy

She is a CPA with over twenty-five years of accounting experience working in private industry. She is also the creator and writer of Savvy Working Gal http://savvyworkinggal.blogspot.com a website that provides advice and tips on career and finance issues.

 

Contact Info:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Savvy-Working-Gal/425705514169613
Twitter: @savvyworkinggal

http://feeds.feedburner.com/SavvyWorkingGal

https://plus.google.com/109625535356742105524/posts

http://www.pinterest.com/savvyworkinggal

http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2661666/savvy-working-gal


BLT-Marisa DonegonMarisa Donegon

I am a supply chain professional who loves learning about career and personal growth. I am starting my Masters in Operations and Project Management, and currently work as a Material Planner for a manufacturing company.

 

 

Contact Info:

Facebook: Marisa Donegon
Twitter: @marisajf531
LinkedIn: Marisa Donegon
Gmail: Marisa.Donegon@gmail.com


Katie RobinsonKatie Robinson

Katie coordinates and collaborates with creative minds to turn multiple ideas into one creation. Currently she works as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Production Management at Sesame Workshop and runs an advice blog called Ask the Young Professional where she gives advice to succeed in and outside of work as a savvy twenty something.

Contact Info:

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/katieelizabethrobinson
Email: Asktheyoungprofessional@gmail.com
Blog: www.asktheyoungprofessional.com
Twitter: @kter218, @AsktheYoPro
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AskTheYoungProfessional


Alexis LaReeAlexis LaRee

Alexis LaRee is a Career Consultant and Career Development Facilitator with a passion for guiding Millennial women through career success. In 2013, Alexis established Alexis LaRee Career Consulting where she offers women a combination of career and lifestyle services by guiding them through resume writing, career satisfaction indication, interviewing techniques, navigating the office, taking care of the self, and more.

Contact Info:

Email: alexislareeconsulting@gmail.com
Twitter: @alexlaree
Blog: http://careergirlnetwork.com/author/alexislaree/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexislareeconsulting


Lisa Wisniewski

I am a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford. I am active in the Polish-American community and ran an international conference in 2013 for students and young professionals.

Contact Info:
Facebook: Lisa Wisniewski
LinkedIn: Lisa Wisniewski
Twitter: @Lisus85


BLT-Adelaida Diaz

Adelaida Diaz

Adelaida Diaz is a Program Assistant for a University with 8 years of experience in the Education field. Adelaida has a degree in Business Administration. Adelaida is also a member of Delaware Valley Translators Association, the Women’s Professional Network and Member of the National Language Service Corps.

Contact Info:

LinkedIn: Adelaida Diaz
Twitter: @MsAdelaidaDiaz


BLT-Amanda JP EsquivelAmanda J.P. Esquivel

Amanda J.P. Esquivel is a Project Manager at Global Defense, Inc., where she works with a wide array of stakeholders to integrate complex information systems. She has a passion for strategically solving business problems and discovering efficiencies by deriving insights from analytical information. Amanda is a member of the Board of Advisors of Interra Energy, LLC, a local development-stage company. She has 12 years of broad functional experience that includes Strategy Formulation & Analytical Decision Making, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Project Management, Business Process Engineering, and Consulting. Amanda enjoys mentoring and advising professionals and entrepreneurs. Amanda earned a B.S. in Global Business Management from CSU San Marcos and an MBA from Rady School of Management in 2011, and is an active member of the Rady Alumni Board.

 

I also wanted to thank all of these bloggers for hosting me and writing reviews during book launch month!

Reviews:

Review of The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men at Breaking Books 

Review of The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men at Savvy Working Gal

Review: How to Manage the Boy’s Club at Kerry’s Blog

Book Review: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men at The Elite Millennial

Guest articles:

How to Negotiate With Men at Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling

5 Ways to Get Promoted to Leadership at Careers in Government

Gals, it’s time to “Guy Talk” at ProfessionGal

10 Ways to be More Assertive and Smart at Work at Levo League

5 Ways to Get Over Perfection at Levo League

How to Identify Your Female Leadership Strengths at Savvy Working Gal

Everything You Need to Know About Working With Men Before Your Graduate by Pink & Black Magazine

Interviews:

Podcast interview with Mark Anthony Dyson at The Voice of Job Seekers

Interview at The Daily Interview: How an Accomplished MBA Made a Jump Into Her Own Business

Women Leading the Way Radio Podcast: Professional Women Managing Men

It’s been a busy, fun month that’s for sure.  I am looking forward to a little bit of rest but of course I have plenty of new surprises in store for you next month too! Thanks again for all your support and encouragement this month! I couldn’t have done it without you.  Like I said in the acknowledgments in the book:

“Thank you to everyone who has ever read my blog. I hope that I have inspired you and thank you so much for sharing this journey with me. Without readers, I wouldn’t be able to write so thank you for reading and pushing me to write this book.”

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My Interview About How I Made a Jump Into My Own Business

My Interview About How I Made a Jump Into My Own Business

Good morning! I am putting the finishing touches on my sold out Elevate Your Career event in San Diego this evening! This is the last of my February book launch events and I think it is going to be the best one. Make sure you watch my Facebook and Twitter feed if you are outside of San Diego and can’t make it because I will be sharing fun photos from the live event.

Today I wanted to share with you one of the best interviews I have given of all time.  This interview was done by Eric at The Daily Interview.  Here is a quick sneak peek of the interview. Click here to read the full interview.

Anna, it sounds like you’ve come a long way since starting your blog, Classy Career Girl, over four years ago. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey – Before you became an entrepreneur, what did you used to do for a living? What led you to creating your blog, and where has it taken you today?

I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton for 8 years so most of my experience has been consulting for the military in a male-dominated work environment. I learned a lot and my passion for my blog has always been to give the advice that I received and the advice I wish I had received for my career.

I started my blog as a side project during my MBA. It gave me an outlet to blog about what I was learning at business school and on the job (I was still working full-time). Eventually, women started reading it and I started giving more and more career advice. I discovered I loved career and leadership coaching and training.

At the time, I started teaching classes at my company about how to navigate your career. I LOVED it and realized that I wanted to teach all the time. So I started teaching webinars and courses and helping professional women take their careers to the next level. My blog is filled with career and leadership advice for women to help them take their careers to the next level.

Initially I was completely anonymous because I was worried I was going to lose my job. I then realized that people were looking to me for advice and I felt like I was hiding and scared because I wasn’t being true to myself. So one year into my blog I put my name and photo out there and the interaction with my readers skyrocketed because I was authentic and totally me!

Click here to read the full interview.

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10 Things I Learned Writing My Book

10 Things I Learned Writing My Book

My book, The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men, launched last week. It’s been quite a journey since I announced I was writing a book over a year ago. A lot of work went into writing the book and I learned a lot.

Here are 10 things I learned writing my book:

1) Writing a book is a lot harder than it looks. I had been writing a blog for three years so I thought I could just gather together a few posts and make a book. How hard can it be! Wrong!  Writing the content was actually the easy part but the editing process was what I wasn’t prepared for at all.  When I publish the blog post, I barely ever have anyone review my blog posts. But, I will tell you that this book is my best writing ever because I spent a year on making it as excellent as possible.

2) Writing a book takes a lot longer than you think. If you have been following this book writing journey over the past year, you know I promised you this book in May-13.  Well it’s now February -14 and finally it was released.  Lesson learned – Always add on some buffer time to ensure that you don’t over promise!

3) Deadlines are necessary when writing a book.  If I didn’t have deadlines set by the publisher, I never would have made it a priority to write.

4) In order to write a book, you have to be creative. You need to think about your life and stories. I continually hear that the best part of my book are the stories in it.

5) Books open up opportunities.  Speaking events and interviews are now continually coming my way which means I get to impact and help more women!  Totally worth it.  My book is now my new business card.

6) You must have a supportive network. I continually bounced book ideas off of my husband and friends about the book. Along with the official editors, my mom and my husband both read every word in the book to make sure it was good enough to publish. There were some moments when the publisher and editors wanted me to write something different. I counted on my mom and my husband to make sure the changes fit me and I wasn’t writing a book that wasn’t me. It’s my book and I had to make sure that my voice came out in it otherwise it wouldn’t represent who I really am.

7) You don’t have to be an expert when you commit to writing a book. The process of writing a book makes you the expert.  I read so much and interviewed 25 other career and leadership experts while writing my book.  It’s amazing when I would read something or hear something during one of my interviews and it perfectly fit with what I was writing in my book.  They do say that people who read are better writers and I totally believe that!

8) Coffee is good for editing.  And wine is good for creative writing when you don’t have to focus on spelling and grammar and just want to get ideas and stories out!

9) You have to make writing fun. My mom and I would plan coffee and writing dates that helped me get out of the house and focus solely on writing. I looked forward to those dates instead of worrying about how I was going to write 15 pages in two days.

10) Don’t worry too much about what other people think. The topic of my book was kind of scary for me and I was definitely worried what other people were going to say about the topic and content. But, I had to get out of my comfort zone and face my fears so that I could realize my goals and dreams.

If you have a big goal that seems crazy and time consuming, in the long run it will be totally worth it.  Just take it one day at a time.

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How to Manage Men and Money Webinar Replay

How to Manage Men and Money Webinar Replay

Last week Amanda Abella and I hosted a free webinar called ”How to Manage Men and Money.”  This was a REALLY hot topic and so I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. The topics we discussed included:

  • Mindsets and strategies you need for success managing your money and the men you work with
  • Differences between genders when managing money and negotiating
  • How to ask for what you want
  • How your emotions affect your success with money and managing men
  • Strategies for communicating with men

Who is Amanda?

Amanda Abella is a certified life coach and author who has created a firestorm community where millennials seek to create their best lives. She is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book Make Money Your Honey and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. She has been teaching millennials how to cultivate better relationships with work and money since 2010.

Who is Anna?

You know me right?  Just in case this is your first time visiting, Anna Runyan is a speaker and leadership coach, founder of ClassyCareerGirl.com, one of Forbes most influential career sites for 2014 and the author of the popular new book, The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men. She’s the go-to gal when you want to talk about how to be the best female leader possible. Anna Runyan uses her background working in a male dominated field for eight years as a Military Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton to teach her clients how to successfully upgrade their leadership.

Here’s the webinar replay:

Click Here for a webinar replay with slides

Here is what we covered in the webinar:

How Money Affects Genders?

Good:

  • More women are breadwinners than ever before.
  • More women have regained their jobs than men.
  • We have more women leaders than ever before.

Bad:

  • There is still a major pay gap; women make $0.77 to every dollar a man makes
  • Money issues are a major cause of divorce.
  • Women are vastly outnumbered in leadership positions.

Money has a lot more to do with emotions than your bank account. Money (and everything having to do with money) is about 50% emotion and 50% action. We need to start becoming aware of when a story relating to money is actually yours or someone else’s and then start changing the story.

Women need to become open to solutions. You can start by creating money management practices that are actually fun, finding money mentors and create your “A” Team. Talk to your spouse/significant other about money. Put yourself in situations where you can practice asking for more such as sales calls and negotiations.

Differences Between Men and Women at Work
  • Communicating
  • Negotiating
  • Promoting
  • Perfecting
  • Competing
  • Networking

Managing Men Solutions

  • Embrace the competition
  • Use humor
  • Be assertive
  • Don’t shy away from sports talk
  • Coach & support
  • Build trust

We hope you enjoyed the webinar!

For more tips, make sure you check out our brand new books: Make Money Your Honey and The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office

I am so excited because today we will be giving away 2 copies of one of my favorite books by Dr. Lois P. Frankel.  It is the the revised and updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office that comes out today.

nice girls book 3dThe New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making “nice girl” errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:

 

  • Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don’t play the game, you can’t possibly win.
  • Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.
  • Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don’t equate negotiation with confrontation.
  • Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it’s out there, it’s hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
  • Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

Not sold yet? Join me as I interviews Lois about her brand new book TOMORROW LIVE!

Join the live interview here now

Here are the ways you can win a copy of this book enter using Rafflecopter below:

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This giveaway is open to readers in the US only. It begins NOW and ends on February 25th, 2014. Each winner will receive one book. The 2 winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 24 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

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How to Create More Opportunities in Your Life

How to Create More Opportunities in Your Life

This is an excerpt of the 6th Chapter of my book which is a part of my book launch week bonuses only available through midnight tonight if you purchase my book on Amazon.  If you have purchased my book, make sure you complete this form to get your bonuses!

One of my favorite quotes by Jack Canfield is “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”  If you feel stuck and want this year to be full of change in your life, here are some steps to take to start creating more opportunities in your life.

1) Get Busier.

Take more opportunities. Come in early, stay late and offer to help out your teammates before you leave. “Luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Show up more often. The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Brian Tracy

Create a 90-day plan. Where you want to be in 90 days. What additional things do you want to add to your resume in 90 days? Ask yourself what you have to start doing today to make your 5 year vision a reality.

2) Perfect the Present.

Be happy and thankful for what you have right now.  Try to clear the clutter to make room for more opportunities. How much time are you spending on social media? Are you too busy right now for more opportunities?  Do you say yes to everything? Do you need to say no to TV and yes to a networking event instead?

And remember to treat yourself. Things like a manicure, pedicure, spa day, massage or taking a free day off work can really help you focus and actually become more productive which will help more opportunities come your way! You have to be a positive to attract positive opportunities to happen in your life.

3) Get Out of Debt.

This may seem like it has nothing to do with your career but getting out of debt allowed me to go part time at my job and pursue a career I was totally passionate about.  I wasn’t stuck in a job I hated because I had to have a paycheck. Then, other awesome opportunities started to come to me because I cleared out my clutter.

Watch your time management. What is the most valuable use of your time? We all have the same amount of time in each day. It’s what you do with it that matters.

4) Expand Your Knowledge.

How can you learn more about your career field?  Being knowledgeable about your industry will help you become more confident to share your ideas and recommendations at work.  Once people start seeing you have the knowledge it takes to succeed, opportunities will start coming your way.

Can you read 30 minutes a day about your industry? Can you read the Wall Street Journal to stay on top of trends? Can you go back to school and get a certification or can you look online for courses such as taking a Tutorcare training course online?

5) Change Your Mindset.

Your mindset will make you different than most people out there. You have to see yourself as self-employed. Only 3% of workers see themselves as self-employed so this will make you stand out from the crowd. This means that you are 100% responsibility for your life and where you end up. See yourself as a product that you sell. “You are the CEO of your own life,” says Brian Tracy.

You write your own paycheck. You can’t blame others. You have to take responsibility for your own career success.

6) Expand Your Tribe.

Ask yourself who else is doing the job you would like to have. What are they doing differently than you? How can you get them into your circle and learn from them?

The two best ways to expand your network and meet the people you need to meet are:

1) Informational interviews: This is where you ask them for 15 minutes of their time and you ask them questions. Ask them about their typical day and then see who else they can introduce you to.

2) Networking challenge: Challenge yourself to meet with a certain number of people you know and don’t know every month.  I recommend a 4X4 networking challenge where you meet with 4 people you know and 4 people you don’t know every month for a year.

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

– Jim Rohn

Are the people you are around most of the time building you up or bringing you down?  Start surrounding yourself with the people you really want to be like. That’s why I interview career and leadership experts in the Get Ahead Club because they make me a better writer, coach and speaker! Always remember to build up your network inside and outside of your company. Not building your network is one of the biggest mistakes that women make

Remember, this is your LAST CHANCE to get the bonus resources that go along with my book through midnight tonight if you purchase my book on Amazon.  If you have purchased my book, make sure you complete this form to get your bonuses!

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The Foreword to My Book Written By Emily Bennington!

The Foreword to My Book Written By Emily Bennington!

As you know, my book launched last week! The latest update is that we hit #38 in the Women & Business category on Amazon! Woohoo!

Last chance! Make sure you take advantage of over $250 bonuses available to you if you purchase my book on Amazon only through TODAY!!  Click here to buy my book on Amazon and then fill out this survey to get your bonuses which include a book club kit, a live virtual book party with me, the sixth chapter that didn’t fit in the final book and 3 interviews with career and leadership experts!

Today I wanted to share with you the amazing foreword to the book written by Emily Bennington.  You can find out more about Emily and her mindful leadership programs at EmilyBennington.com.  Thanks again Emily for inspiring me and for writing this excellent introduction to my book!

The other day I found myself listening to an interview with Sheryl Sandberg regarding her book, Lean In. She said as recently as two years ago, that often-asked question of “what it’s like to be a woman leader” made her bristle. And so she gave the standard answer. You know the one:

“I’m not a woman leader. I’m a leader.”

Fortunately for us, Sheryl has changed her tune and, in the process, cracked open the door to finally have some dialog about gender differences at work. Because the truth is what you’re about to read has been needed for a long time. Seriously! As much as everyone loves to neuter the workforce, women and men aren’t the same. And thank God.

History (and countless studies) proves that diverse teams make better decisions, but the fact that women have had to work so hard to get a seat at the table has made gender at work a particularly touchy subject. So there it was…Thorny…Debated in periphery, and yet never fully addressed.

There’s no question we have all reaped the benefits of three waves of pioneering  stereos, but while it’s always important to remember the past, it’s also important to  look to the future.

In other words, now that we’ve made it this far, how do we embody our full potential?  So let’s be honest. If you want to lead big, you have to know how to lead men—and  that ain’t easy.

The good thing is you found this book. Because in these pages you will learn how to earn respect by focusing on what matters, leveraging your strengths, and being professional without being a robot in heels. You also have the benefit of a guide as sharp as Anna. Indeed, as we watch the number of women leaders slowly but steadily rise and stand on remarkable platforms of accomplishment in business, we owe a collective hat tip to women like her and books like this.

I hope you soak in every page.

To your success!

Emily Bennington

Founder of Awake Exec™ Conscious Career Design

Author of Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination

Last chance! Make sure you take advantage of over $250 bonuses available to you if you purchase my book on Amazon only through TODAY!!  Click here to buy my book on Amazon and then fill out this survey to get your bonuses which include a book club kit, a live virtual book party with me, the sixth chapter that didn’t fit in the final book and 3 interviews with career and leadership experts!

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Book Trailer Video: The Professional Woman’s Guide

Book Trailer Video: The Professional Woman’s Guide

As you know, my book launched this week! The latest update is that we hit #50 in the women & business category on Amazon! Woohoo!

Take a look at my video about the book and then make sure you take advantage of over $250 bonuses available to you if you purchase my book on Amazon before 2/18!!  Click here to buy my book on Amazon and then fill out this survey to get your bonuses which include a book club kit, a live virtual book party with me, the sixth chapter that didn’t fit in the final book and 3 interviews with career and leadership experts!

Click here to buy my book on Amazon and then fill out this survey to get your bonuses which include a book club kit, a live virtual book party with me, the sixth chapter that didn’t fit in the final book and 3 interviews with career and leadership experts!

 

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INTERVIEW WITH ANNA: Professional Women Managing Men

INTERVIEW WITH ANNA: Professional Women Managing Men

I am so excited to share with you an interview I did about my book with Michelle Bergquist, host of Women Leading the Way Radio.  Michelle is a ton of fun and I am thrilled to be a part of her professional women’s networking group here in San Diego, Connected Women of Influence.  

SHOW TOPICS:

    • Professional women managing men
    • Anna’s background
    • Why Anna got in to your business – how Anna came up with her book topic
    • How to promote yourself and establish trust and respect when working with men
    • The biggest mistakes women make when working with men

Discover Business Internet Radio with Connected Women of Influence on BlogTalkRadio

PODCAST:

Click play above or right click here and save link as to download or subscribe on iTunes. Leave a quick review and rating here on this link, I would really appreciate it!

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“What makes you qualified to write a book about managing men?”

“What makes you qualified to write a book about managing men?”

This is an excerpt of my new book that just launched yesterday! I am happy to report that we are under #50 in the women & business category! Woohoo! Thank you! Make sure you buy my book on Amazon during launch week so you can sign up for over $250 worth of bonuses for free! Click here to learn more about the bonuses which will only be available through February 17th!

Recently, I was speaking about this book to a middle-aged man in the military.  He asked me:

“What makes you qualified to write a book about managing men?”

If you have ever had a man question your knowledge and expertise, you know that it can make you feel like you aren’t good enough. When this man questioned me that day, I could have lost my confidence and gotten angry with him. I could have started to question why I was even writing this book and just stopped writing altogether.

But, this was not the first time I felt like a man questioned my knowledge and expertise. Little did he know that what I was writing my book about was exactly how to handle his question confidently. I told him the following:

“I have spent the past seven years working with and managing men as a consultant to the U.S. Navy. I have managed men who were shocked to have a woman in charge, which wasn’t always easy. It took me a while to figure out how best to work with and manage men. There were many times that I had no idea what to do and I tried many different things to see what worked. I treated men I managed in the same way I thought a man would treat them. That didn’t work. Then, I treated them how I treated other women. That didn’t work either. It wasn’t until I started to just be myself and lean on my own female leadership strengths that I began to successfully start gaining trust and respect from the men I managed.”

I gained respect that day from this man because I was confident in my book’s topic and myself. I want to help you gain this same confidence so you can build trust and respect with the men you manage today and in the future.

You are not alone

If you are about to start managing men or have managed men in the past and want to have more success, you may be nervous about where to start. You might be worried about coming across as too strong, aggressive, or bitchy. You might not be confident in yourself because you don’t really understand men. You might be uncomfortable, awkward, and quiet around the men you work with. I was. I could relate more with women on my team but I knew that understanding men was the key to getting promoted and having more leadership opportunities. Learning how to manage both genders successfully was the key for me to finally getting ahead at work.

In 2010, I created a career development blog geared specifically toward professional women called ClassyCareerGirl.com. I receive questions daily about how to manage and work with men. Here are some of the e-mails I have received:

“My boss is a male and I lead a team of men. I am 9 months into this position and I am really trying to get a handle on leading men.”

“I have always worked with men, it has always been a challenge for me to manage the “boys’ club.” Working with men is a big challenge, not only having to gain their trust but also to discover what motivates them mentally. It’s a task trying to become “one of the boys.”

“Most of my male co-workers are older and I find it tough to interact with them in a work setting without feeling awkward. I am scared they will think of me like their daughter or unintentionally flirtatious.”

“I will soon be managing 10 employees over 70 percent male. This prospect has to be the largest source of doubt on my ability to achieve my current goals.”

“I would like to learn more about what it is like to manage men. How I can stay strong and confident and not let them intimidate me in the workplace? I need your expertise to know what to expect!”

“I want to prove that in the work field, it is not our sex that makes the difference, but what we know and can do.”

And then I got another e-mail from a woman who has figured out the secret like I have:

“Now as a top agent in my market, I work with men daily on the big deals. Knowing how to “speak their language” is crucial to my success.”

In this book, I will teach you how to speak their language and how to learn what motivates men. After you read this book, you will no longer be intimidated at work.

Make sure you buy my book on Amazon during launch week so you can sign up for over $250 worth of bonuses for free! Click here to learn more about the bonuses which will only be available through February 17th!

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