CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn’t have a list of five-year goals. She doesn’t believe in work/life balance – after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia’s largest community for women.
Like Sheryl Sandberg, who told us to ‘lean in’ to find success, Emma wants to show us that you can’t plan every detail and wait for the confidence to kick in before you begin; instead, take action now, do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. In other words, you’ve got to learn how to ‘wing it’ rather than wait.
Drawing on her own life and the stories of the many men and women she has met and interviewed – from Sir Richard Branson to Bill Gates to ‘Girlboss’ Sophia Amoruso – Emma tells us how to:
- TURN A DREAM INTO A JOB
- TURN A JOB INTO A BUSINESS
- NETWORK LIKE A CHAMPION
- PROTECT YOUR TIME FOR THE THINGS THAT MATTER
- GET FIRED UP NOT GROUND DOWN BY THE KIDS/CAREER JUGGLE
- UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETIMES FAILURE IS PART OF THE BRIEF
Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves; that you can follow your dreams; and that there’s no reason not to start doing so right now.
“Emma’s energy and enthusiasm for business shine brightly.”
SIR RICHARD BRANSON, Founder Virgin Group
“Winging It will show you how to map out what’s important to you, stay focused on achieving your goals and thrive.”
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, co-founder The Huffington Post
“Now more than ever we need to hear the voices of strong female role models in every aspect of society. Emma Isaacs’s visionary leadership has provided a platform for those voices in communities around the globe. Her work empowering women personifies influence in action and models the way for stepping into your own leadership zone with courage and confidence.”
LOIS FRANKEL, NYT bestselling author ‘Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office’
I started a company at age 24, built a global skincare brand, became a US Presidential Ambassador and had my children over the age of 40 – all because I never knew I couldn’t do it. I was Winging It all along! I never had a clue how to do it until I did, and now I know I’m not alone. Emma doesn’t just make it all look so easy – she charges into her life as a great big adventure and we can’t help but jump in too! Her energy is contagious, her optimism infectious and her ‘no holds barred’ bravery makes us all determined to NEVER shrink ourselves no matter what the odds are.
JANE WURWAND, co-founder Dermalogica
“Emma is the type of person that just makes things happen. Every one of us can learn something from the way she conducts herself and her attitude towards life and business..”
KATE HUDSON, actress and co-founder Fabletics
Winging It is the call to arms we all need. It’s the encouragement we seek and the reassurance we crave to truly step forward, arms outstretched, and ask for what we want.
AMY CUDDY, social psychologist, Harvard University Leadership teacher, bestselling author of Presence
Emma Isaacs has created an ongoing forum to allow women’s voices to be heard. She has championed the empowerment of women for many years and will continue to be an innovator and disruptor for years to come.
DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS, actor, director, activist
Emma Isaacs doesn’t just encourage us to move out of fear, she demands it of us. Winging It is the reminder we all need that life is short and we have to pack in as much living as we can. She’ll equip you with the tools to use and show you the shortcuts you need to get ahead and start thriving.
TURIA PITT, author, humanitarian, athlete