Flight Club is a call to rebel, reinvent, and thrive! The book shares the journey of women who "leaned out" of the corporate world to launch their dream businesses. Author Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, shares her personal story and rise to entrepreneurship.
The book also features the journeys of, and advice from, six courageous female entrepreneurs: Debby Eubank, Linda O'Keefe, Lorin Beller, Sara Clark-Williams, Deirdre Maloney, and MaryCay Durrant. Each shares their own personal exercises and advice to help you craft your flight path.
Flight Club takes you through how to plan your own personal Flight to Freedom, including chapters on Finding your Path, Changing Your Mindset, Facing your Fears, Finding your Passion, Harnessing your Strengths, and Sticking to your Vision.
The final section of the book includes access to an online platform (www.StepsToStartup.com) which walks you through 17 foundational steps of launching a business. This book is for you if you are tired of building someone else's dream; you want to pursue your passion as a career; you are over the corporate politics; you want more control of your time and life; you don't want to build your dream business alone!
Whether you believe the prediction that more than 50% of the knowledge-based workforce will be independent by 2020 or not, it’s clear that the world is changing, and with this change is the need for people to think more like entrepreneurs. My hope is that by sharing my journey and the experience of other accomplished women, I will inspire you to take charge of your career and ultimately your destiny. It’s your turn to take flight.
About the Author
Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her 20 year career has spanned from technology start-ups to digital marketing agencies. Some of her former clients include DirecTV, Epson, CNN, and Union Bank. Before becoming an entrepreneur she was Director of Marketing for a venture-backed San Diego internet company that sold to America Online in 2003. As Felena launched her first business, Perspective Marketing, she found her passion for supporting other female entrepreneurs through leadership roles with several professional women's organizations, including Ladies Who Launch and Women's Global Network. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. After building three successful locations, she is now expanding across the United States via a licensing model. Her goal is to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020. Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times. She has been nominated for numerous small business awards and has been rewarded for her efforts by winning the 2012 "Women Business Owner of the Year" award and the 2014 "Women Advocate of the Year" award from the San Diego chapter of the National Organization of Women Business Owners. In 2014 she also won the "Small Business Champion of the Year" award from the San Diego Small Business Administration.
Why LoA loves it….
For many women, taking the leap of faith out of the safety and comfort of the corporate world and into the far less predictable world of entrepreneurship, can be challenging to say the least. In this great read by Felena Hanson, inspiration and motivation comes in the form of highly personal story sharing by some of the most successful women entrepreneurs who know what it is like to take that leap and make a success of the journey that follows. It’s a highly enjoyable read and one that provides some great insights and advice, together with practical steps to help others on their own business building journeys. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa