No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself

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Hardcover: $21.99

Paperback: $17.99

Kindle/ebook: $9.99

Audiobook: Coming this fall

Publisher: no silos communications llc

Publication date: Aug 10, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-7354706-0-3 (paperback)

Amazon Kindle #: ASIN: B08DG8MBZG

ISBN: 978-1-7354706-1-0 (hardback)

978-1-7354706-3-4 (mobi)

978-1-7354706-2-7 (epub)

978-1-7354706-4-1 (hardback)


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The way to executive leadership in the corporate workplace can be a struggle for women of color according to recent studies, and this current environment of health crisis, economic and cultural unrest have made it even more so. No, Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Include Myself provides a roadmap of affirmations, coaching and actionable steps women of color can take to not only lead, but lead like a rockstar during this unprecedented time and beyond. Based on the career journey of former corporate leader, serial entrepreneur and certified executive & business coach L. Michelle Smith, she shares a simple roadmap to success while weaving in storytelling of her own and those of her own mentors and sponsors from the C-Suite. The book shares insights on knowing one’s value, “flipping” white privilege to your advantage, building a rock-solid personal brand that attracts opportunities, leading with excellence and authenticity and more.

“This time of unprecedented crisis is the perfect moment for women of color to shift to an entrepreneurial mindset and accelerate toward rockstar leadership, despite the biases and challenges they face in the workplace. And there is absolutely no reason on earth to wait for an invitation.” -L. Michelle Smith

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No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of Color in the Workplace provides a roadmap of affirmations, seasoned insights and advice, coaching and actionable steps that women of color can take to realize their dreams to rise to the C-Suite.

L. Michelle Smith develops rockstar leaders and brands that thrive at the intersection of tech, culture and business. She is a certified executive & business coach, author and speaker who advises the Fortune 100 blending leadership development and strategic communications. She supports an international clientele and has been an official contributor to Black Enterprise. She is a former corporate leader, a serial entrepreneur and an adjunct professor of strategic communications at Texas Christian University.

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