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Play It Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond Paperback – May 10, 2016
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"Forget leaning in, Joan has always jumped in. Always evolving and adventurous, Joan is one of the most inspiring women I know. Her life force, intelligence, and wit are as expansive as her asanas and as full-bodied as her laugh." Patricia Ziegler, Founder of Banana Republic and Republic of Tea
"A franchisor who did it right is Joan Barnes, a vivacious mother of two and founder of Gymboree. She opened her first center in a San Francisco suburb. . . Gymboree was an instant hit." Fortune
"Joan Barnes...re-invented herself and learned some important life lessons along the way." Ann Thompson, Today show
"Joan's story is a raw, rare, and illuminating touchstone for future generations of women to sort out how to achieve success on their own terms." Elana Yonah Rosen, Chief Development Officer, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center
"Second Acts. OM is where the Heart is. After a breakdown, Joan Barnesthe founder of Gymboreethought she'd never run another business. Then she discovered yoga, and made peace with her entrepreneurial spirit." More
"A beacon for us all, Joan Barnes' indelible odyssey is a riveting read delivered with humility, refreshing vulnerability, uncommon transparency and compassion." Susan Griffin-Black, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, EO Products
"Gymboree Barnes finds new life, business in yoga. Now, still entrepreneur at nearly 60, she's launched an upscale business called Yoga Studio to nurture and soother adults stressed by daily life." USA Today
Praise for Gymboree
"Kids are encouraged to play independently. As the children climb on diminutive Jungle Gyms or roll around on huge foam-rubber logs, the classroom rings with laughter." Newsweek
"See how something that looks like just a lot of fun for kids can be a very beneficial learning experience for them and their parents as well." Good Morning America
"Parents contend the program improves the child's balance, coordination, and social skills. It gives babies and their parents a chance to mingle with their peers." The Wall Street Journal
"Move Over Romper Room. All the Best Babies Come to Joan Barnes' Gymboree." People
About the Author
Michael Coffino spent 36 years as a successful business litigator, trial attorney, writing coach, and mentor to young attorneys. During his legal career, he was a trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards of Directors, and General Counsels of public companies. He also had a 23-year career as a basketball coach, primarily in high school. He led several teams to league championships. Born in the Bronx, Mr. Coffino graduated from the City University of New York with a B.S. in Education and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is the father of two adult boys.
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1572841907
- ISBN-13 : 978-1572841901
- Product Dimensions : 5.75 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Agate B2 (May 10, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,008,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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