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.

Courage, Dear Heart - How to look back, learn and leap forward


About the Author:

Nic CrispI am a mother, leadership consultant, facilitator, exec coach, keen open water swimmer and life long lover of people, travel and learning. This book is the story of my work. For any of you still holding a dream unfulfilled or looking to be able to lead others to theirs, then this book is for you.


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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.”

“This time last year, I was considering leaving a job I truly love. It felt like I was trying to be a great mother, a great boss, a great project manager, friend, wife and all the other things I am to many different people without succeeding at any of it. My struggles were noticed and I was recommended exec coaching with Nic. I threw myself in, as Nic correctly addresses in her book, we all have something that changed the way we perceive ourselves, that made a connection in our brains and haunts our future success. I worked really hard to correct my thinking patterns, and I could only have done that with Nic’s support, coaching, faith in me. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn – I’ve even drawn myself a cheat sheet to help remind me of all the good work we did and the exercises at the end of chapters give you those tools in the book. This book definitely gives you a great overview, with some useful exercises and some real life stories of struggles – it proves we’re not alone, and we’re not going to be the last to see these struggles. I’m helping my team with some of the tips and tricks and they love my new open and honest approach – my team are stronger than ever, bring on the next challenge I say!! Thank you Nic – you’re a superstar!”

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