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Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius (Hardcover)
"Some people in life know exactly what they want to achieve. This is a book for the rest of us." - Victoria Labalme
If you sense there's something more but you're not yet sure what it is...
If you wish you had the courage to try something new...
If you're struggling to figure out your next steps on a project, plan or path...
Risk Forward will help you find your way.
In this brief, easy-to-read, full color book "experience," acclaimed keynote speaker and performance coach Victoria Labalme shares a series of strategies that are practical, reassuring, and radically freeing.
Through these uniquely designed, whimsical, and thought-provoking pages, you'll learn:
· How to navigate through uncertainty
· The #1 question to identify what matters
· Four insights to help you find your way
· Why your disparate talents are essential to your path
· How to handle moments of indecision
· 3 key questions to ask when you get advice
· How to stay on course and know that what you do makes a difference
About the Author
Victoria Labalme helps people unlock their hidden genius and perform at their highest levels in work, onstage, on camera, and in life. Her unconventional approach offers a surprising blend of art and business.
As a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Victoria is known for her Keynote Performances and workshops around the world. Her proprietary systems and strategies have been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people:
Entrepreneurs, artists, consultants, healers, advisers, professors, scientists, executives, and more than 700 organizations including top team members at Starbucks, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Cisco, Oracle, Chase, Lowe's, L'Oreal, PayPal, American Heart Association, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the World Bank, universities, cultural institutions, and not-for-profits.
Victoria has been the trusted consultant to C-suite executives, leading entrepreneurs, artists, and New York Times best-selling authors. She has coached hundreds of elite individuals for high-stakes presentations including keynotes, live streams, PBS Specials, Oprah's SuperSoul Session, and arena events.
Her films, performances, and theater projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Variety, BBC, CBS, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America.
Victoria is the founder of Risk Forward® and Rock The Room®-a full suite of products designed to help individuals and organizations uncover their original ideas and express them with the unexpected twist that distinguishes their work.
"I knew Risk Forward was terrific when I found myself, by page 10, taking notes and applying them to my own current creative chaos . . . and Victoria's wisdom worked! Risk Forward is the indispensable guide for all of us when we freak out at the inception of a new project. Five stars!"
- Steven Pressfield, New York Times best-selling author of The War of Art
"Risk Forward now has an exalted place on my bookshelf next to Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird."
- Alan Zweibel, original Saturday Night Live writer, Thurber Prize-winning author
"How can a small book with such profound and audacious ideas have such a delightful spirit? Victoria Labalme's Risk Forward is a gift. It shows us how to defy the noise and think in a new way. I love this book. We need this book."
- Frank Oz, director, performer
"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. This is a compassionate book, a kind book, a helpful book."
- Patricia Ryan Madson, professor emerita, Stanford University
"Among other things you've helped me think of risk differently. I used to think of it as a noun. Now it's a verb. And a good one."
- James Pooley, former UN diplomat and trade secret expert
"Like the best businesses and leaders, Risk Forward breaks the mold. It's an essential guide for anyone who wants to challenge the norm and go beyond what's been done before. Victoria Labalme's creative graphics, candid style, and ultra-motivating message make this book impossible to put down. Buy more than one-you'll be passing your copy along to a friend!"
- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"Whether you are just starting out, in the middle of your career, or a seasoned senior executive, Risk Forward has something for you. As I read each page I felt as if Victoria Labalme had been looking over my shoulder my entire career. She describes, in a compelling and direct way, how to deal with fear, doubts in your head, and the unknown. These are the things we face in our lives every day. The things they don't teach in business schools. This book should be the official guidebook for your career."
- Geoff Cottrill, co-founder of Marvin Media, and former CMO at Converse and Coca-Cola
"An essential, practical manual that helps one meet any moment. 3x this week alone I have applied these principles with my team. RISK FORWARD is so efficient that it will remain on my desk and in my work bag always."
- Journey Gunderson, Executive Director, National Comedy Center
"These pages brought literal tears to my eyes for their truth, my experience of that truth, and the beautiful way in which they are being expressed."
- Hillary Z. Bradley, artist/painter