Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Take the Lead by Aliceanne Loftus

 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.

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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” where she lives with her husband and 2 children. 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 founded, Bright Beginning Children's Learning Center (a private child care and early learning program in Maryland) in 2004 and Leading Lady Coaching (a coaching program for women in business and leadership all over the world) in 2016. AliceAnne also leads an online community of nearly 6500 women, hosts the Leading Lady podcast and offers workshops and events that help support and empower women in business.

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My Thoughts

This was such an engaging read. The author poured her heart on each page she shared her painful journey with us and that made this read even more engaging and powerful. This is a book I want most of my friends to read. I recommend this book. I also suggest gifting it.
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