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Women on Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!) Paperback – April 30, 2009

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Where was this book 30 years ago when I was starting out? A welcome reminder that you gain more from adversity and failure than success --Erin Moriarty, CBS News correspondent

This book is an inspiring, motivating treasure of women's triumphs over their challenges. It is destined to be placed on every woman's bookshelf right between Chicken Soup For the Women's Soul and Eat, Pray, Love --Dr. Ranjana Pathak, Creator of Ombics exercise videos

At the heart of authentic female wisdom are the values of collaboration, support, and generosity. When these attributes are present true community and inspired leadership follow naturally. Women on Fire and its author Debbie Phillips are both the living embodiment of this ancient wisdom that we so urgently need in these difficult times. As I read this book I felt like I was sitting in a circle of wise women warmed and emboldened by the fire of their passion, highest aspiration, and courageous action. With its lively style, fearless stories, and mandate to live your dreams no matter what, Women on Fire is the perfect antidote in our gloomy and disempowered climate --Gail Straub, Author of Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

About the Author

Debbie Phillips is the founder of Women on Fire and a pioneer in the field of executive and life coaching. She is known for her work transforming women s lives. In 1995, Debbie created a service for leaders and women in transition that previously didn t exist but that she had wished for earlier in her career. Executive and life coaching were all but unheard of in professional circles at the time, and she was among the first trained coaches in the world. After several years of coaching individuals and teams, she founded Women on Fire, an organization that features tea parties, retreats and coaching groups to extend the outreach of support for women s success. Debbie also created and co-developed Vision Day®, a strategic planning day that has helped thousands of people live the lives they ve dreamed of. Prior to becoming a coach, she was a reporter for the Columbus (Ohio) Citizen-Journal; a deputy press secretary to former U.S. Senator John Glenn during his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination; press secretary to former Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste; and an executive with U.S. Health Productions Company, which featured the internationally syndicated television health and lifestyle show Life Choices with Erie Chapman. Debbie has a bachelor s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a master s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She and her husband and collaborator, Rob Berkley, live on Martha s Vineyard, Mass., and in Naples, Fla.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Love Your Life Publishing (April 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982047789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982047781
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,363,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

In 2003, pioneering executive and life coach Debbie Phillips founded Women On Fire®, an organization to extend the outreach of inspiration, strategies and support for women to live extraordinary lives.

She is the author of the newest Women on Fire book titled 'Women on Fire: 21 More Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle) Volume 2' and the earlier 2010 Indie Excellence award winning book from Women on Fire titled 'Women On Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)';

Find out more at www.womenonfire.com

Debbie Phillips and Women on Fire have been featured in MORE Magazine, Marie Claire, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Radio, ABC News and more.

In 1995, Debbie created a service for leaders and women in transition that previously didn't exist but that she had wished for earlier in her career. Executive and life coaching were all but unheard of in professional circles at the time, and she was among the first trained coaches in the world.

After several years of coaching individuals and teams, in 2003 she founded Women on Fire™. It is a membership organization that features tea parties, retreats and coaching groups to extend the outreach of inspiration, strategies and support for women's successes. Debbie also created and co-developed Vision Day®, a strategic planning day that has helped thousands of people live the lives they've dreamed of.

Prior to becoming a coach, she was a reporter for the Columbus (Ohio) Citizen-Journal; a deputy press secretary to former U.S. Senator John Glenn during his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination; press secretary to former Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste; and an executive with U.S. Health Productions Company, which featured the internationally syndicated television health and lifestyle show "Life Choices with Erie Chapman."

Debbie has a bachelor's degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

She considers, however, her greatest education to be the pain, joy and growth from the ups and downs of life, love and loss. She and her husband and collaborator, Rob Berkley, live with their big white cat, Wilber, on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and in Naples, Fla.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori Saitz on September 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
I feel like any one of these 20 women could be my friend. And in a way, they kind of are, now that I know their most intimate stories. In stereotypical fashion, I'll admit that I laughed (at Holly Getty's childhood artistry) and cried (at Lori Phillips Gagnon's path to new found strength). In the end, I felt enriched by living through these experiences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane Torrisi on May 21, 2009
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Picking up this book is like having front row seats to the lives of 20 amazing women and reading their inspiring life journeys. Each chapter opens a window into the stuggles and trials of each of these women, guiding us through their challenges and heartache but ending with hope, happiness and worthy accomplishments. You will laugh at some and cry at others! My only regret is that the book isn't longer! Debbie Phillips has the innate gift of bringing women together to share themselves with others. I already look forward to volume II of Women on Fire!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dagmar B. Celeste on June 29, 2009
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Women on Fire: brings us inspired insights from transformed women. The book is a great read, full of graceful and grace filled life stories we are planing to use in our own "writing down our lives" circle here in Cleveland/Ohio
Thanks for the illuminating inspiration and useful tips on successfully overcoming & mastering life's many challenges
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stargazer on June 15, 2014
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I don't find the stories very motivating or inspiring, actually, they are bland. This book is a big disappointment. I also bought volume 2 at the same time and I am not even interested in reading that one.
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