Release Date: March 15, 2022
About The Book:
Women have always been in the lead. We’re just not being quiet about it anymore.
Sounds good on paper, right?
But do you ever look at wildly-successful, confident, ceiling-shattering women and think…
What does she have that I don’t?
If you’ve ever felt fake, burnt-out, less-than, or (God forbid) like a stranger in your own skin, it’s time to let you in on a dirty little secret:
No one wakes up one sunny morning and is magically an effective leader.
Not in business. Not in life. Not ever.
As an entrepreneur, speaker, author, business coach, and founder of the Leading Lady program, AliceAnne Loftus has spent her life learning that true leadership isn’t just another tick on a to-do list. In this hilarious, heart-wrenching memoir, AliceAnne draws on the roots of her own journey to unpack the gritty leadership lessons behind the worldwide Leading Lady phenomenon.
Unapologetically funny, often sad, and always authentic, TAKE THE LEAD is an open invitation to discover that leadership is a living, breathing process rather than an outcome—and that the power to change your life, your community, and your world lies at the core of your authentic self. https://leadinglady-coaching.com/
About The Author:
AliceAnne Loftus, born in the Philippines and having moved over a dozen times as a child with her military family, finally calls Annapolis, Maryland her “home”. She has been a business owner for nearly 2 decades and is also a business and leadership coach for high-achieving women. While her educational background is rooted in early childhood education, as she grew through her own business and leadership experiences, she realized that through the connection and community of other women, she found inspiration to live the motto “Empowered women, empower women.” Like many women, juggling various responsibilities, AliceAnne balances her roles as a wife, mother, friend, business woman and community leader dedicated to living, loving and leading as her best authentic self.
“AliceAnne’s memoir is a deep and relevant meditation on navigating the terrain between the stories we’ve been told about who we are and the life we choose to live. Loftus has a true flair for scene setting and an arsenal of unexpected, stirring experiences that will stay with you forever. It’s a must-read for female leaders, business owners, emerging adults, underdogs, disrupters, world-changers, and anyone else waiting for an invitation to break free from handcuffing beliefs and step into power.”-Maureen Porto, CEO and Founder of Maureen Porto Studios
“This book is raw, honest, instructive, and endlessly engaging.
“Professional leadership coach AliceAnne Loftus’s willingness to share her own (at times painful) journey of self-discovery and the invaluable life and leadership lessons she’s learned along the way is a gift to absolutely anyone who wants to grow, lead, and confidently step into their own authenticity and purpose.
“This book artfully weaves powerful stories, humor, vulnerability, actionable leadership tools, and powerful lessons from a seasoned and successful entrepreneur. It’s a can’t-miss read!”-Elizabeth Harris, MS, RDN, Intuitive Eating Coach, Founder and CEO of Elizabeth Harris Nutrition and Wellness
“AliceAnne digs into the courage it takes to leverage experience into leadership. Learning from years of ups and downs, trial and error, her story illustrates the truth that any woman’s path, given the right mindset and learning attitude, can cause her to take the lead in her life and community.”-Stacie Oliver, National Security Professional and Girls in Sports Advocate
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