Women comprise 51 percent of the world's population, make up over half of the workforce, and control 85 percent of consumer decisions. It's estimated that two-thirds of the nation's wealth will be in women's hands by 2030. Never before have women been so degreed or so represented as decision-makers in all areas of influence.
Why, then, are women withdrawing from leadership positions in unprecedented numbers? Why has the tally of women in middle management reached a plateau? The traditional path to leadership in Western culture was forged by men. This linear, head-down, forward-at-all-costs method doesn't work for women, who define success in more holistic terms, seeking both personal and professional fulfillment.
Wendy Wallbridge recognizes this unmet need of professional women for an alternative path to success, and her new book, Spiraling Upward: 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise, offers the solution. Using her tried and true "Spiral Up" method, Wallbridge teaches women to cultivate the five co-creative powers of energy, thoughts, feelings, speech, and action. This method encourages each reader to create a fulfilling life aligned with her own gifts and callings. Complete with easy-to-follow steps and exercises, as well as inspiring stories of thirty successful women, this book offers a cogent, step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms.
A strong and vocal advocate for women and gender equity, Wendy Wallbridge is a pioneer in the coaching field and a rare talent for creating cultures of belonging. Wendy is uniquely positioned to help next generation business leaders tap the full potential of their diverse workforce, and to collaborate and lead through the constantly evolving landscape.
Diagnosed with life-threatening lupus early in her career, Wallbridge used that adversity and her journey back to health to explore what it means for women to live true to their values, feminine wisdom, and unique calling. Her singular brand of coaching, defined by her Spiral Up! model, empowers women to become architects of their own lives by following a radically different roadmap to success.
Wendy is the founder of SpiralUp and the Women’s Evolutionary Forum of Silicon Valley and the award-winning author of Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise. Spiral Up’s clients have included Dolby, Intel, HP, Apple, Genentech, Symantec, Oracle, ABC-Disney, Texas Instruments, and Wells Fargo among others. Former producer of TEDxSandhillRdWomen, she has spoken at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, The Professional Business Women’s Conference, the Texas and Pennsylvania Conferences for Women, Women in Technology, Intl., and TEDx. She has been profiled by Fast Company, Fortune, Huffington Post, and The New York Times. To learn more or contact Wendy, visit https://spiralup.com/
“Spiraling Upward is that rare and potent blend of inspiration and pragmatism. At a time when female management and values are increasingly in demand, Wallbridge shows us, with humor, wisdom, and serious research, how to remove the illusive barriers that keep us playing small. It’s an essential roadmap for all women who want to uncover their power and create more confidence.”
—Claire Shipman, former senior national correspondent for Good Morning America; New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Confidence Code and The Power Code
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