Leadership Lessons From Send Yourself Roses

Our best selling book, Send Yourself Roses, contains lessons Kathleen Turner learned from her own life, and she shares them in hopes they will be of practical value to readers, especially other women. To name a few:

  • See your moment and seize it, Honey.
  • If you feel sexy, so you are.
  • Don’t repeat your successes.
  • The irony strikes when you’re hot.
  • And, of course, Send Yourself Roses.

When you say the book title, put the emphasis on “yourself”. Makes a different meaning, doesn’t it?

Actually, our first title was Take the Lead, Lady! (See speech description below–the name was too good to lose.) Our editor wanted something a little less–oh, maybe less strong or strident-sounding. We thought Send Yourself Roses sounded pathetic, like you couldn’t get anyone else to. But when you say “Send Yourself Roses”–emphasis on “Yourself”, it sounds empowered and that’s more like Kathleen.

So I created a speech called “Send Yourself Roses”too. I talk about what I learned from writing the book with Kathleen, including how the process led me through a profound transition in my life and work.

GLORIA FELDT is the bestselling author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The LeadPeople has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the honors she has been given, Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” she was named Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” a She Knows Media Inspiring Woman, and a Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st century.

As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, she has created the most comprehensive initiative to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The women’s leadership nonprofit offers a variety of training programs and workshops including the 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.

2 thoughts on “Leadership Lessons From Send Yourself Roses

  1. Hi,

    Only now i could read the book, a cousin sent it to me last month. I live in Lisbon, Portugal, and here i couldn´t find it. I cried and laughed with this book,loved it!!You are a wonderful writer, i would love to write to Kathleen, who i admire from almost 30 years now. Is there any adress or e-mail to write to her? Thank you and congratulations for your wonderful sense of how to put on paper her words.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the book! I would be happy to pass this or any other comments on to Kathleen. I can’t give out her contact information as I’m sure you understand. But she does read and very much appreciate comments. I am trying to persuade her to get a blog and Facebook fan page so people can interact with her there, but she is resisting these 21st century modalities!

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