Author(s): Wendy Wallbridge
Women comprise 51 percent of the world's population, make up over half the workforce, and control 85 percent of consumer decisions. Never before have women been so degreed or so represented as decision makers in all areas of influence. Why, then, do we still feel as if success eludes us? Why do we sometimes struggle to keep our drive alive? The linear, heads-down, forward-at-all-cost approach to success that has been forged by men will never take us to the heart of fulfillment. Women are not designed for the straight and narrow path. But until now there hasn't been another choice. Pioneering corporate coach Wendy Wallbridge recognizes this unmet need of professional women for an alternative path to success. Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise offers a cogent, step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms. The "Spiral Up" method teaches women to cultivate the five co-creative powers of energy, thoughts, feelings, speech, and action--the fundamentals of self-creation--in order to redefine success and re-author their lives.
If you're ready to rise up and express your creativity, authenticity, voice, and power to effect the changes you want, Spiraling Upward will show you the way. Complete with easy-to-follow steps and exercises, as well as inspiring stories of successful women, this book offers a cogent road map for professional women looking to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms.
"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, best-selling author, Womenomics and The Confidence Code, senior national correspondent for Good Morning America "Spiraling Upward leads the inquiry so many women are involved with now: how do we balance our lives in a way that nourishes both our external and internal selves? Articulating the right questions, Walbridge provides some great answers." -- Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love and many other NYT best-sellers "Wendy Wallbridge takes a lens that is at once microscopic and expansive and invites us to take the time to explore our deepest and truest selves in both our hearts and our place in the world. Filled with inspiring stories of transformation, practical, research-based advice and thought-provoking and mind-opening exercises, Spiraling Upward an invaluable guidebook for women seeking to live lives of meaning, authenticity, and wholeness." -- Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time and award-winning Washington Post staff writer "Wendy offers a transformational roadmap for women to find and live from their highest calling by activating the best of their feminine and masculine strengths to evolve and flourish." -- John Gray, PhD, author of the NYT best-seller Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus "Inspired, DIY transformation...Spiraling Upward offers a step-by-step manual for tapping into our essential power, unique brilliance, and deepest joy at a time in our world when our gifts are most needed!" -- Marci Shimoff, NYT bestselling author "In a world that is increasingly social, interdependent and transparent, women have the advantage. Wendy's Spiral Up! roadmap shows women how to seize this moment in order to shape their futures and remake the world." -- John Gerzema, author of the NYT best-seller The Athena Doctrine "Spiraling Upward offers a practical and inspirational solution to the hesitation we often feel as women to put ourselves out there in daring and authentic ways that can touch and change the world. -- Lynne Twist, global activist and author, The Soul of Money "I started reading Spiraling Upward while performing in a very personally challenging play, and experiencing debilitating stage fright. Using Wendy's inspiring and extremely practical approach, I've been able to shift from my false self, who was so afraid of not getting it "right," to my true self, who has the confidence to come from who I am in the present moment. It has made all the difference in the world -- for me and for the audience. And, of course, it's an invaluable lesson for my offstage life as well. Thank you, Wendy." -- Jill Eikenberry, actress "Wendy Wallbridge is a feminine power super star. In Spiraling Upward she's written a book for professional women that takes the mystery out of what it means for us to rise in life and work. She shows you how to dig down deep to get in tune with your inner wisdom so you can excavate your gifts and shine!" -- Amy Ahlers, Amazon best-selling author, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl "Spiraling Upward is the perfect blend of pragmatic advice and inspiration to help women redefine success for themselves and move confidently out of their comfort zone to realize their true power." -- Mike Robbins, author, Nothing Changes Until You Do "Spiraling Upward is for any woman who has become disillusioned with conventional measures of success, and is ready to chart her own, more satisfying path." -- Katrina Alcorn, author, Maxed Out: American Mom's on the Brink
Wendy Wallbridge is a strategic and intuitive advisor and pioneer in the coaching field. Wendy is the founder and principal of On Your Mark Corporate Coaching, working with Fortune 100 leaders and teams seeking breakthrough outcomes in the face of significant, accelerating change. On Your Mark's clients have included Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple, ABC-Disney, Wells Fargo, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Symantec, Genentech, Dolby, and McAfee Security, among others. Wendy has taught the principles from her book "Spiral Up! 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise" for the past decade to groups of entrepreneurs, middle managers, individual contributors, and executives. She also speaks at such organizations as UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the Professional Business Women's Conference, The Commonwealth Club, Women in Technology International, The Women's Leadership Forum, and the Three Percent Conference. Wendy is the producer of the TEDxSandHillRdWomen conference and founder of Women's Evolutionary Leadership Forum. She also teaches an annual "Leading with Power & Grace" six-month group coaching series for women.