Women’s Leadership

Director Emerita, McKinsey & Company and founder, Centered Leadership

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Testimonials

  • “A prominent thought leader on talent and leadership, Joanna helps us turn difficult work challenges into personal and professional growth, spinning gold from inspiring stories, valuable coaching, and the caring mentorship we all want and need. Treasure this book!” —Eileen Naughton, Vice President, Human Resources, Google
    Eileen Naughton
  • “Almost every obstacle that you’ll face at work has been faced before—and chances are that Joanna Barsh has helped tackle them. In this useful book, she draws on her 35-year career to coach us to learn from the major challenges of our careers.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals and coauthor of Option B
    Adam Grant
  • “Practical advice from a role model of purpose, passion, and perseverance!” —Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
    Angela Duckworth
  • “There is no straight path to success; we learn and grow from our mistakes. Joanna’s book of wise stories and guidance can help all of us get closer to our full potential and dreams.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, and Founder, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
    Sheryl Sandberg
  • “As a business school professor and former college President and corporate executive, I picked up the book with anticipation and enjoyed it immensely. My ultimate book review is what I did after reading it. I immediately sent it to my daughter (a 37 year old corporate executive) as some of the most useful work advice I have come across in years. She couldn’t put it down!" Len Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, President Emeritus-Babson College, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Limited (now L) Brands
    Len Schlesinger