We’re living through the most disruptive time in human history and people are struggling to adapt.
The pace and scale of new technologies, globalization, and cultural shifts are changing how we live, work, and even how we relate to each other. The coronavirus pandemic has added more fuel to the fire. How do we move forward? How can you not just survive but thrive in this unsettling new world?
Here’s what most people don’t know: many of the world’s greatest achievements are, in fact, the result of some type of disruption. In The Thriving Mindset: Tools for Empowerment in a Disruptive World, Gerry Valentine offers a hands-on guide to turn the disruption of today’s world to your advantage. He offers proven tools to build resilience, harness your fears, and develop the skills and daily practices that can unlock opportunity.
Drawing upon his extensive experience as a Fortune 100 leader, executive coach, and trusted business advisor, Valentine shares case studies, inspiring personal stories, and valuable lessons learned from the people most successful in the face of disruption. He describes 11 specific principles to cultivate a Thriving Mindset and to successfully navigate any kind of personal or professional change.
Whether you’re a business leader, an entrepreneur, a professional facing career uncertainty, or anyone who wants to live their best life, Valentine shows you how to build the specific skills you need to succeed.
There’s never been a better time for a book like this one that shows you how to navigate these unprecedented times and transform adversity into opportunity.
I met Gerry Valentine many years ago when we worked together at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. I was always impressed with the integrity of his leadership style, so I was delighted when he launched his executive coaching business. I knew he would bring that same integrity to his clients. I was even more delighted when he published a book, The Thriving Mindset--Tools for Empowerment in a Disruptive World, because it was the next step in delivering that integrity, and at a time when we need it more than ever. Two important values I live by in my own life are be your authentic self in every aspect of your life and to whom much is given, much will be required. Gerry exemplifies those values in his book. By sharing authentic stories from his personal and professional journey—both the triumphs and the setbacks—Gerry provides an essential guide for anyone looking to overcome disruption and challenges (things we will all face), or allowing them to find, as Gerry puts it, the advantage that is often just on the other side of the adversity.
Authenticity and empowerment from within are central to every lesson Gerry Valentine teaches, especially in The Thriving Mindset - Tools for Empowerment in a Disruptive World. Through a wide array of easily digestible narratives and studies, Mr. Valentine has crafted an essential guide that can help everyone, from startup to C-Suite, that leverage lessons learned from disruption to achieve new success.
I am Odell Mays, Principal and Founder of Mays2 Consulting, a specialized practice working with nonprofits on organizational sustainability issues. I am also an adjunct faculty at Columbia University. Gerry and I met in 1986 at NYU Graduate School of Business, and we have remained close friends and confidantes ever since. Gerry has an amazing, prescient ability to make connections between life events and life actions. His clear-headed, and analytical mindset really defines the concept of thriving, and he shares that mindset in a most generous way. I have had the privilege of watching Gerry embrace and embody the ideas set forth in this well-written, accessible, practical book. More than ever, we need authors and speakers who can help us make sense and make a plan for thriving during these disruptive and difficult times. This book is a must-read!