The road of the entrepreneur is a bumpy one. Full of zigs and zags, detours and dead ends, building something from scratch takes someone with drive. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a friend along the way? ...Someone who had been where you are? Life in the Driver’s Seat: Women With Drive and Beyond is a slim volume filled with bite-sized wisdom you can fit in your pocket, and read whenever you need a bit of encouragement.
Author Molly Cantrell-Kraig shares stories ranging from her childhood in Iowa to her starting over when she launched WWDF in Chicago at the age of 45. You’ll see how she went from being a single mom on welfare to being featured as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women. You’ll also find Journaling Prompts to help you discover your inner compass along the way. UK author and success coach Ethan Michael Carter calls Informative, combined with a style that's both fun and easy to digest. I think the British technical term would be no fluff, and all business, luv!This book will help anyone who is starting something new: moms, those embarking on an encore career, seekers of all stripes. With Foreword by Deb Mills-Scofield, Harvard Business Review.
By leveraging the skills forged in twenty-some years of media, journalism and public speaking, I would create the organization that would emancipate women economically. But it wasn’t easy, and it took longer than I thought it would.
I believe wholeheartedly that we are never presented with anything too big for us to handle. Our challenge lies with identifying the skill within ourselves that we have allowed to remain dormant or underdeveloped.
About the author
Molly Cantrell-Craig is a consultative client advocate with almost two decades of experience in both production and sales across multiple media. She develops effective communications and marketing solutions, with direct experience communicating on sustainability via social media. She manages and informs the online interactions, strategies and engagement for clients using social media pillars and appropriate tools. Molly also provides the measurement of same, including ROI and other criteria. She is also the founder and inspiration for Women With Drive Foundation. WWDF builds a collaborative solution to systemic generational poverty with a focus on providing not only the missing element of transportation, but the necessary component of process and structure for the participants they serve.
Why LoA loves it….
As Molly Cantrell-Craig so aptly puts it in her book, “living in the driver’s seat means taking ownership of your direction. Your compass is internal.” As entrepreneurs we all live these multi-faceted, often seemingly overloaded lives that pull us in so many directions every day. Life in the Driver’s Seat is a very personal and insightful read that reminds us that life with throw us lots of detours on our journeys. The trick is not get derailed from fulfilling our personal dreams and visions, whilst at the same time allowing ourselves to sometimes just enjoy the detours and see where they take us. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa