Courage, dear heart

How to look back, learn and leap forward

When we know who we are, what we want and why, ideas and action become inevitable. When the head and heart are aligned, energy shifts, and momentum is created to actually do something, however small, that will propel us forward to achieve all that we want.

In my first book, Courage, dear heart, I distil insights from my own experience and those of my clients, in driving alignment that unlocks energy for action, with practical tools and steps to support anyone standing on the edge of change.

A practical guide which navigates the waters from a wake-up call to the point where ideas and action become inevitable. A book which is, in essence, about alignment:

  • Alignment between what we say and what we do which drives trust.
  • Alignment between what we stand for and how we show up, which is a marker of integrity.
  • Alignment between the head and the heart which drives both peace of mind and fiery purpose, a winning combination when it comes to unlocking the energy for results.
  • Alignment in who we are and what we share with the world, which brings joy; to us and everyone around us.
  • Alignment which is underpinned by the truth that, as leaders, whatever we ask of others must always start with the self.

So for anyone who has a dream unfulfilled or who wishes to lead others to theirs, this book is for you.

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Nicola Crisp – Head and Heart Leadership


What others say:

“I bought this with the intention of helping me with managing my self esteem and work state in a newish job. What I have learned is that it will help me with so much more than that! Nic gets some really great themes and advice across but often through stories – either her own or others throughout which really gives it a human element. I found myself wanting to know more on how those people are doing now! It’s emotionally gripping I even cried which was most unexpected! I’m now re reading it and doing the practical exercises at the end of each chapter. I’m not normally great at actually doing things like that but I think there is so much heart and soul in the book it really makes you realise you have to truly put your own heart in to get something out of it. I love it would highly recommend it”

“A fabulously written book that makes you stop, think and reevaluate. This book was filled with so many different stories that you can relate to. It was bursting with emotion and real life situations about work and personal life that kept me hooked from start to finish… I read it all from start to finish quicker than I have any other book !! I am now going back through it and doing the exercises… really powerful! Already got plans for what Im going to do tomorrow!”

“This is a great book for anyone interested in learning how to become the best version of them selves through recognising, understanding and overcoming fear. It would be especially helpful for anyone in middle to senior management who is focused on promotion and feel deep down that there maybe a better way to achieve their goals, while also paying attention to what they sacrifice. The author is surprisingly honest and shares many personal stories which must have taken a lot of bravery, but the book is so much more authenthic for it. This was a compelling and easy read – I read it in two sittings – and would recommend it for anyone interested in developing themselves or others.”

“In this book Nic openly shares her knowledge, skills, tools and experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. She demonstrates real courage in her story telling. Anyone who has had the good fortune to be coached by Nic will know that a book can never replace the real thing but she has been honest and generous in sharing as much of herself as she can on the pages of this great book. If you think you need to make a change this is the book for you. If you don’t think you need to make a change, you just haven’t read this book yet – buy yourself a copy and be prepared to learn something new about yourself.”

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