These resources are for you, as you practice stepping into the power of your authentic self.




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What happens when you’re willing to give up who think you are … for who you can be

Pat Kirkland | Uncategorized |
I get such joy from coaching people who readily “take the leap” to strengthen their Leadership Presence. This is a love letter to those people. You’re the people ready to...

Greetings, Fellow Citizens of Earth. I bring you leadership lessons from a crisis a century ago.

Pat Kirkland | Leadership |
As we weather this pandemic, our connections will see us through, whether we’re 6 feet apart, on social media, or in a video call. We need leaders everywhere with smarts,...

Hands down, it’s palm up

Pat Kirkland | Coaching |
You outstretch your hand toward someone in a meeting or presentation. “Yes, Amit, you have a question?” Is your palm up, or down, or are you pointing with your finger?...
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What Works for Women at Work
Joan C. Williams

A comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Silent Language of Leaders
Carol Kinsey Goman

How to use nonverbal skills to improve your credibility and stay ahead of the curve.

Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

The Ego Tango
Amy Carroll

Author and Pat Kirkland-certified coach Amy Carroll’s collection of real life stories help you identify external behaviors and internal mindsets that help or hinder your communication effectiveness.

Make Your Point
Kevin Carroll

Authors Bob Elliot and Kevin Carroll (a Pat Kirkland-certified coach), cover the fundamentals of what it takes to be a world-class communicator.  Excellent reading for beginners or those wanting to brush up on the basics.

Malcolm Gladwell

Noted researcher and author Malcolm Gladwell explains how it is that we “read” a situation or others — and they read us — in an instant.

The Silent Language of Leaders
– Carol Kinsey Gorman

Carol Kinsey Gorman gives you practical advice on what body language works in various situations, backed up by prodigious psychological and biological research.

The Likeability Factor
Tim Sanders

Author Tim Sanders outlines the importance of likability in getting what you want in life, and gives you concrete exercises to improve your “L-factor.”

The World’s Most Likeable Cop

Watch this anytime you need Motivation and Inspiration!

Amy Carroll:
Watch Amy Work

In “Connect, Then Lead” by Amy J. C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger, (Harvard Business Reveiw, July- August 2013), the authors cite extensive research showing that “warmth” is more important initially than “strength” or “competence” in effective leadership.

In this 2005 Harvard Business Review article, writers Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo tell you why “lovable fools” are chosen most often as work partners versus “competent jerks.”   Practicing Partner behaviors and mind set can help you become a “lovable star” — both competent and likable.

What we can learn from horses — herd animals who know how to “join up” — aka “Partner” with each other for the common good.

An academic discussion of what has to happen when one first moves into a leadership position, especially as it pertains to women.