“KAREN HAS WRITTEN THE PRACTICAL HOW-TO MANUAL, BASED ON MY RESEARCH, FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAXIMIZE THEIR CAREER.

As you read this book, you will be hearing her voice speaking to you. Karen will be your coach. She will point you in the right direction, share critical information, ask you the right questions, and help you make the best decisions.”

From the Foreword by David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College, H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, former Dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

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LEAD YOUR WAY

Lead Your Way: Practical Coaching Advice for Creating the Career You Want provides individuals with a research-based, practical framework for thriving in their careers. It applies to everyone, and contains additional information for members of underrep­resented groups, including women and people of color. Lead Your Way is packed with stories based on the experiences of real people, and contains exer­cises and assessments to help you

  • Identify what’s truly important to you
  • Set compelling and authentic career goals
  • Do what it takes to prepare yourself for career success
  • Recognize and create the opportunities that will lead you to the career you want

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Karen J. Watai is the Founder and President of Welcome Change LLC, a firm that partners with organizations and individuals to achieve results in the areas of leadership, career development, diversity, and inclusion. Karen is a Master Certified Coach with more than 30 years of business experience. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and an A.B. from Harvard University.

ENDORSEMENTS

I enthusiastically recommend Lead Your Way to anyone who is interested in prac­tical, balanced advice about what you can do right now to progress in your career. This book will help you increase your self-awareness and be thoughtful and strategic about your career. It contains rich illustrative examples and useful exercises to help you move into action.

Chris Simmons, Managing Partner – Washington Metro Region, Chief Diversity Officer, and U.S. Leadership Team Member, PwC (retired)

If you want to create a truly fulfilling career, then Lead Your Way is the book for you. Karen Watai shows you how to set yourself up for success by understanding what you are about, doing the necessary preparation, and maximizing your career opportunities. The strategies, exercises, and illustrative insights she provides bring these concepts to life.

Carol Fulp, President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc.

For those who can’t work with Karen Watai directly, this book is the next best thing. The exercises and examples highlight the importance of creating an authentic career based on your personal values, and provide guidance on developing the rich relation­ships necessary for a rewarding career.

Michael Molinaro, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, New York Life

Karen Watai has written a book which acknowledges the realities of the workplace and is designed to help everyone be more successful in their careers. Lead Your Way recog­nizes that the workplace is not a level playing field, and helps individuals create more satisfying careers by acting in alignment with their values, strengths, and interests.

Freada Kapor Klein, Founder and Board Chair, Level Playing Field Institute; Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact; Partner, Kapor Capital

ENDORSEMENTS

 

I enthusiastically recommend Lead Your Way to anyone who is interested in prac­tical, balanced advice about what you can do right now to progress in your career. This book will help you increase your self-awareness and be thoughtful and strategic about your career. It contains rich illustrative examples and useful exercises to help you move into action.

Chris Simmons, Managing Partner – Washington Metro Region, Chief Diversity Officer, and U.S. Leadership Team Member, PwC (retired)

If you want to create a truly fulfilling career, then Lead Your Way is the book for you. Karen Watai shows you how to set yourself up for success by understanding what you are about, doing the necessary preparation, and maximizing your career opportunities. The strategies, exercises, and illustrative insights she provides bring these concepts to life.

Carol Fulp, President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc.

For those who can’t work with Karen Watai directly, this book is the next best thing. The exercises and examples highlight the importance of creating an authentic career based on your personal values, and provide guidance on developing the rich relation­ships necessary for a rewarding career.

Michael Molinaro, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, New York Life

Karen Watai has written a book which acknowledges the realities of the workplace and is designed to help everyone be more successful in their careers. Lead Your Way recog­nizes that the workplace is not a level playing field, and helps individuals create more satisfying careers by acting in alignment with their values, strengths, and interests.

Freada Kapor Klein, Founder and Board Chair, Level Playing Field Institute; Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact; Partner, Kapor Capital