For all those women entrepreneurs who, at some point during their journeys to building their businesses and brands, have woken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, scared as to what to do next in business or in life, and frozen by the fear of failure, then No Fear Allowed is the book for you.
Laura Herring, psychologist and successful entrepreneur has lived through some of the most dramatic failures and successes in growing her company, IMPACT Group, and shares them like no other entrepreneur has done in her new book No Fear Allowed. In her personal and business life, she stared fear down and went on to build a $50 million global career transition company. The lessons she has learned throughout her own entrepreneurial journey, and provided at the end of each chapter, suggest what NOT to do as well as WHAT to do, and are as valuable as her inspiring story. If you are an entrepreneur, are thinking of starting a business, or just looking for inspiration from a woman who has been there and done it, this book will blow you away.
“I want to share with you my business story, and how it became a success story - not overnight, but one relationship at a time, one sale at a time, one client at a time, one employee at a time, and one failure at a time. I want this book to help ignite a spark under you and help you see how you can truly make a difference in this world, building your dream company.”
About the Author
A pioneer in career/life transition support, psychologist Laura Herring is Founder and Chairwoman of IMPACT Group, a global, WBE-certified career development firm that provides high touch solutions in talent development, global mobility and career transition that drive individual and organizational performance. Celebrating 25 years this year, IMPACT Group is a leader in the human resource consulting space with solutions delivered by dedicated, expert career consultants paired with next generation technology.
Outside of her advisory leadership at IMPACT Group, Laura plays an active role in organizations that focus on the arts and stimulate economic growth in St. Louis and beyond. She was a founding member of the St. Louis Economic Development, chairs the Advisory Board of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art at Webster University and sits on the Board of Directors of Webster University and the National Chamber of Commerce National Advisory Board. Laura is a member of the Women's Corporate Directors, the Committee of 200, the Foundation Board of C200 and is presently reviving the Protégé Program at C200, a program she was invited to be part of in 2003. Laura's past boards include the St Louis History museum, Science Center and the Regional Commerce and Growth Association.
Past individual honors for Laura include selection as one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs in St. Louis for multiple years, receipt of The Alliance of Women's Organizations' 1993 "Woman of Achievement" award, and her inclusion in the "Top 50 Who's Who in St. Louis Business" in 1994. She was also a recipient of NAWBO's Distinguished Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the St. Louis Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Business Women award in 2004. An internationally known speaker, Laura regularly addresses career/life transition issues at global and national conferences, and has been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, Newsweek, Fortune, Mobility Magazine and HR Executive. Currently Laura coaches CEOs on growing their companies and speaks to business and university groups about igniting their passion for business. She is also authoring a book, "IGNITE YOUR IMPACT: HOW TO FIRE UP YOUR PASSION FOR SUCCESS," to be released soon. For leisure, Laura enjoys, golf, travel, theater, reading and spending time with her friends and family, notably her husband Mike and her daughter Lauren, CEO of IMPACT Group.
Visit Laura's website: www.lauraherring.com
Why LoA loves it….
In her new book, No Fear Allowed, successful entrepreneur Laura Herring shares her incredible journey, sharing openly the many failures that finally led her to the success she has achieved today. This is a very personal and honest book which reveals many of the challenges that entrepreneurs face every day of their lives, and the ways they find of conquering those challenges. What makes it resonate so powerfully is Laura’s heartfelt personal story of overcoming failure after failure on the road to triumph. It is sure to connect with all those women entrepreneurs who may be going through tough and challenging times of their own right now, providing the comfort of knowing that through sheer guts and determination, those challenges can be overcome and success achieved. Another reason we love Laura’s book is that 100% of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer research. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa