Berls Reviews Seizing Success #COYER #audio #review

Posted February 20, 2020 by Berls in Review / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Caffeinated PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Berls Reviews Seizing Success #COYER #audio #reviewSeizing Success: A Woman's Guide to Transformational Leadership by Mary Key
Narrator: Melanie Carey
Published by Key Books, LLC on January 6, 2020
Genres: Self-Help
Length: 4 hours 40 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Caffeinated PR
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three-half-stars

In Seizing Success: A Woman's Guide to Transformational Leadership, Dr. Mary Key serves as your personal executive coach as she identifies the essential core competencies and support you need to excel as a woman in leadership. She offers strategies, tools and action steps that can make all the difference in having a successful, fulfilling career and life. The stories and examples will not only engage you but inspire you to be your personal best.
In this book, you will learn how to:• Positively impact your career and life paths by changing your mindset and employing evidence-based strategies that work.• Succeed as a leader in whatever field you chose and learn how to navigate some of the obstacles unique to women in leadership as you build on your strengths.• Build a peer forum network that supports you in your career and life and also serves as an accountability system to help you manifest your dreams.
At the end of Seizing Success, you will have a complete guidebook to succeeding as a woman in leadership and a strengthened internal compass so that you follow your "true north" and feel fulfilled in your life.

My top thoughts:

I really appreciated that this book was written for a female audience, since the challenge of getting ahead professionally is very different for women than men.

I think that, if you listen to books just because reading is challenging for you for whatever reason, it’s beautifully narrated and you should go for it. If, however, you read audiobooks because, like me, you like something to listen to while you’re doing other tasks… I’d buy the book in print format instead. Because to really get the most out of this book, I think you should have a notepad, pen, highlighter, etc. So many times I wished I wasn’t driving down the tollway because I really wanted to make note of some piece of advice in the book. So I had to focus really hard on it instead.

I do think the advice was useful and some of it was very timely for me personally. It definitely isn’t a one size fits all book, though. Parts applied to me, others don’t right now, and some probably never will. It’s for a female professional and that can mean lots of different types of roles. I might actually purchase it in print, so that I can reread sections and make notes.

Who I think would like it:

I definitely recommend it to any professional woman trying to figure out how to be successful in this competitive, male-centric world.

Narrator thoughts:

Melanie Carney was a pleasant narrator and made it an easy listen. I could have listened at my normal 2x speed and understood just fine. I chose not to, because I was trying to process information more htan normal.

It was also narrated fully aware that it’s an audiobook; I don’t know if adaptations were made after publishing for audiobook or what, but there were phrases like, “as your listening,” which was nice. And the narration was very smooth.

4 stars Pretty Great

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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