CHICAGO (March 28, 2023) – I Wish I’d Known This: 6 Career-Accelerating Secrets for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler, 2022), written by Brenda Wensil and Kathryn Heath, has received a Silver Medal for the 2023 Axiom Business Book Awards in the Career (career advancement, job search) category.

In I Wish I’d Known This, Bravanti veteran executive coaches Wensil and Heath leverage their decades’ experience coaching hundreds of women to explain the six common blind spots that can derail women’s careers and offer concrete strategies to advance in their chosen profession.

“One of the women who read the book said, ‘Each chapter gave me things that I could do to lift my career,’ and that’s what we wanted,” says Kathryn Heath. “We wanted it to be a coaching session where women take the time to focus on themselves.”

Their collective wisdom and the book’s guidance are informed by assessment data gleaned from 4,000, 360-degree interviews conducted over many years of working with women leaders. The data and case studies inform their keen insights into what works for women’s career advancement.

“We are honored to receive this Axiom Award, and hope it helps throw a spotlight on how women can move forward faster in their careers, being proactive about moving in the right direction with their full selves, their full power.”

According to its website, the Axiom Business Book Awards are “presented in 25 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works.”

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