Shedding the Corporate Bitch: Shifting Your Bitches to Riches in Life and Business (Paperback)Bernadette Boas (author)
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For twenty-five years she was a corporate bitch, and now has shifted from bitch to rich!
"Do you have any idea how hurtful you are to people?" Linda asked. She shook her head and did everything she could to avoid eye contact with me.
I looked across the room at Sheila, searching for some validation of what Linda had said. All I could see was her slumped in her chair, sitting silently as Brian talked in her ear.
As a young woman, Bernadette Boas was anything but a bitch. Raised by loving, Irish Catholic parents in a Philadelphia suburb in the 1960's, she was the middle child of twelve--a sassy, precocious girl with big dreams of a big life.
At the age of eighteen, Bernadette left home with the love and support of her family and headed South to Boca Raton, Florida, where she began to climb the corporate ladder. There, amidst palm trees and sandy beaches, the sun began to set on her once glowing personality.
A driven, ambitious young woman, Bernadette began to emulate the negative, competitive attitudes of her coworkers--men and women--in her quest for success. She gained a reputation for being aggressive, demanding, and brash. Through hard work and perseverance, she attained tremendous success and achievement through managerial and executive positions, but it came with a price. Eventually, she lost her six-figure corporate job and her bitch persona.
"Shedding the Corporate Bitch" is one woman's real-life admission of what it's like to sell one's soul in exchange for ambition, greed and power at home and in the workplace. Its one woman's apology to all the people she hurt over the years in pursuit of those goals. But most importantly, it's her lessons, tips, and advice for aspiring corporate women who erroneously believe that `manning up' and becoming a bitch in order to achieve career success that is valuable.
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing llc
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
"Funny, gut wrenching, and inspiring--a great read." -- Greg Reid, speaker, filmmaker and author of Think and Grow Rich, Three Feet from Gold
"Bernadette Boas really puts herself out there to help other women succeed where she didn't. Her openness and vulnerability in Shedding the Corporate Bitch was moving." -- Gail Evans, author of Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman
"I love Bernadette's message that to be successful you don't need to be anything more than who you are right now. Authenticity matters." -- Dr. Paula Fellingham, CEO, The Women's Information Network (The WIN)
"Bernadette Boas takes a hard look in the mirror and discovers insights that she now shares with us in black and white for others to learn from. Most important, because Bernadette has been there, done that, you will have first-hand, "up close and personal" real world experience that can only be had by the trial and error method of the school of hard knocks. I highly recommend her new book for the successful businesswoman inside all of us!" -- Linda Wind, CEO, Wind Enterprises and Founder, Wind Foundation for Women and Emerge! Scholarships, formerly The Possible Woman Foundation Intl.
"Thank you, Bernadette, for your vulnerable authenticity, that reveals the healing necessary in any leader--male or female, who wants to lead with integrity. After decades of helping businesses transform to get results they did not even think possible, it is clear it is this deep inner work that is at the core of powerful results." -- Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God Its Monday!: How To Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love, and CEO of The Emmerich Group, Inc.
"Shedding the Corporate Bitch deals with the very real issues that women have faced to achieve success in business. Ms Boas's revealing insights will prove invaluable for anyone who has struggled with compromising their own identities in order to gain acceptance and beat the odds to achieve success." -- Patrick Smyth, CEO, business navigator and author of Elephant Walk: Business and Brand Strategy for the Long haul, and Powering the Wave: A Simplified System to Build and Manage a Business