What a thrill that my colleague from Women in Psychology, Stephanie Wellings, wrote a review of From Woe to WOW and then sent it her professional association, The Alberta College of Social Workers, for publication.
Here is Stephanie’s review:
“When I read Patricia Morgan’s new book From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work, I read it from two perspectives: firstly as a therapist working with women of all ages and stages in their lives, and secondly as a woman who has worked for many years in business as employee, management trainer and employer.
Patricia’s book encapsulates, in a manageable and organized manner, the lessons learned by many women since the advent of the Feminist Movement in the 1960’s. We entered the workforce in droves–requesting, sometimes demanding, an equal chance to earn a living by doing work that tested our abilities and often tested the patience of the organizational structures around us. Patricia has written openly and succinctly about the lessons she and others have learned during that journey. She has also researched extensively in the areas of resilience and problem-solving. She shows her professionalism in seeking the best information available in her field and dovetailing that with her personal and professional experience.
The reader makes an instant connection to the rest of the book by being introduced to some phenomenal women who characterize the resilience possibilities within us all. Their difficulties are not uncommon but their attitudes towards change are. Their determination and self-responsibility provide valuable lessons. Patricia chose well her cornerstone examples and interwove them into viable strategies. These strategies support and boost the strengths and resilience inherent in all women (and men).
A young employee and single mother client of mine read the book and found the impetus she needed to leave a very toxic work environment. She is now in her new position with a more open, progressive and family oriented company.
This is a book I can easily recommend to clients, to friends, and to family members who may be struggling with their own issues. Thank you, Patricia, for giving us From Woe to WOW as a tool for assisting others in their healing and growth process.”
Stephanie Wellings is a therapist for Humanity First Counselling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Here is another description of From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work and below are links to some blog/article with concepts from the book:
Protect Your Values with Healthy Boundaries: Here is How!
How to Improve Your Self-talk to Instill Positive Beliefs
Increase Inclusiveness and Respect in Your Workplace
How to Prepare to Be Laid Off Work
Be in Integrity at Work and in Life
Consider taking your favorite book and, like Stephanie, write down what you appreciate and send it to your association or even a for-profit magazine or an online posting such as amazon.com. Then you, too, will help others move from woe to WOW!