I Wish I’d Known This: 6 Career-Accelerating Secrets for Women Leaders

By Brenda Wensil and Kathryn Heath

Uncover the six blind spots that derail women’s career paths and learn strategies to effectively overcome them for an impactful, long-lasting career.

Authors, executive coaches, and Bravanti Managing Directors Brenda Wensil and Kathryn Heath have spent decades coaching more than 800 professional women across a wide array of industries and age groups. In this book, they outline six challenges women commonly face on their professional journeys and map a way to accelerate through them for higher-impact careers.

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The world is a better place with more women leaders.

For women striving for the top, you can learn a great deal from others who’ve been on the journey. I Wish I’d Known This shows you the way. Excel in your career on your own terms!

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Praise for I Wish I’d Known This

In this timely guide, using real workplace stories and research-based approaches, the authors help us better understand potential career derailers for women. It’s a necessary reminder that the “how” of leadership matters as much, if not more, than the “what.”

Wendy Davidson, President of Americas, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

“This book provides a blueprint for women regardless of where they are in their leadership journey. It highlights career-advancing skills that keep us moving forward with impact and intention. It grants license to women to show up more boldly, bravely, and authentically in their careers.”

Tamika Tremaglio, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association

“The authors offer practical, actionable strategies with real examples and research-based approaches. A refreshing reminder that when women achieve, everyone is better for it.”

Karen Case, President of U.S. Commercial Real Estate, CIBC U.S.

“This is the book you need to read now to shortcut career delays and derailers! Brenda and Kathryn’s expert knowledge offers a timeless perspective on challenges women face and how illuminating the blind spots can accelerate the path forward. They encourage us all to think bigger and aim higher!”

Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

A wise perspective on the universal blind spots for women leaders and a fantastic guide for those who want greater impact, insightful leadership and practical ways of seeing what’s ahead. Reading this book feels like having an executive coach on your shoulder, sharing great stories, asking key questions, and pushing for positive change.“

Dr. Bev Kaye, best-selling co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and Watch Them Grow or Let Them Go

About the Authors

Brenda Wensil_About the AuthorBrenda Wensil is a recognized expert on women’s leadership and dedicated to advancing women in the workforce. She is a managing director and heads the Leadership Acceleration practice at Bravanti, a preeminent firm in the field of leadership development. She has authored numerous articles on women’s leadership and inclusive leadership behaviors for Harvard Business Review. She is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on the topic of women’s leadership and customer experience strategy. Linkedin

Kathryn Heat_About the Author

Kathryn Heath, PhD, is a distinguished thought leader, author, and sought-after speaker on the topic of women’s leader-ship. For more than twenty years, she has coached high-potential women leaders to help them move forward faster. She is a coauthor of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler, 2017) and Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women’s Path to Power ( Jossey-Bass, 2011). She also authored five chapters in the HBR Guide for Women at Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019).

Heath currently serves as a managing director of the Leadership Acceleration Practice at Bravanti. She was a founding partner of Flynn Heath Leadership, where she designed and executed custom programs to recruit, retain, and promote women and to help women overcome barriers to advancement.  Linkedin