..a fresh perspective and methodology for releasing ourselves from the cycle of stress. A shift in leadership perspective that will also have ripple effects in all areas of life.
— ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
If you’re a leader caught in the same rhythm of stress, anxiety and fatigue at work, you need to read Leading Lightly! Jody has written the ultimate toolkit to finding freedom and peace in your work.
— MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
New York Times #1 best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Leading lightly is about looking at what you do through a radical new lens. It’s a way to powerfully transform your performance, make better decisions, gain greater self-awareness, and develop the capacity to manage your work and life with enduring ease and clarity.
An alternative to the everyday stress, pace, challenges, and burdens that weigh you down, leading lightly shows you how to shift your mindset, live lighter, and optimize your effectiveness. Part leadership, part mental fitness, part health and wellness guide, Leading Lightly empowers you to work at your best and operate at your fullest potential.
In Leading Lightly, author Jody Michael brings together 20+ years and over 40,000 hours of applied research and work as a licensed psychotherapist, Master Certified Coach, and leadership expert. This book is your personal roadmap to the transformative process and innovative technology that has catapulted leaders to perform at higher levels, realize sustainable change, and live better lives. Discover for yourself how to increase your emotional intelligence, respond to situations with more agility, and build stronger interpersonal relationships. Leading Lightly shows you how to think differently, feel lighter, and achieve personal and professional well-being.
Leading lightly is mental fitness, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and self-awareness in action. Every day.
It’s less internal noise and emotional clutter so you can make decisions clearly.
It’s meeting your challenges effectively without unnecessary feelings of depletion or struggle.
It’s leading those around you to perform at their optimized best.
Jody is bold and incisively honest. You’ll thank her—again and again.
— MELISSA THOMAS
Chief Financial Officer, Groupon
Jody’s work is the perfect marriage of energy leadership principles with neuropsychological application and technology to rewire the brain’s patterns of habitual stress. An indispensable, hands-on guide for leaders and coaches alike to achieve transformational change.
— BRUCE D SCHNEIDER
author of Energy Leadership; Founder, iPEC Coaching
A game-changing, transformative framework for engineers and tech leaders looking to build their soft skills.
— SRI SHIVANANDA, EVP,
Chief Technology Officer, Paypal
Jody Michael is CEO of Jody Michael Associates, a premier coaching company specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and career coaching. She is recognized as one of the top 4% of coaches worldwide and is an internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach, University of Chicago trained psychotherapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Jody brings a rare combination of global SVP leadership, theoretical knowledge plus extensive field experience. She’s built her expertise through 40,000+ hours of individual sessions across 25+ years of coaching, post-graduate education in human behavior, neuroscience and psychology, and 15 years of experience in corporate leadership.