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Be A Person of Impact: Praise for POI

 

 

 

 

 

“Be a Person of Impact takes multiple transformational concepts and translates these theories into practical application in a way that is easily accessible by today’s business leader. Jackie and Kevin’s unique blend of theory and application provides years of wisdom boiled down into 12 clearly articulated strategies. Each strategy is then articulated in a way that is easily understood through the use of relevant analogies and multi-media experiences creating multiple “ah-ha” learning moments with clearly defined, actionable developmental steps. A must read for anyone looking to not only survive this world in which we live, but to make a real and lasting positive difference while achieving unparalleled success.”   Mark Gasta, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Vail Resorts Management Company

 

“I was introduced to Dr. Jackie Freiberg’s work by a mentor when I had the honor of seeing her present at a corporate function. Her presentation to our division when I was in mid-management was so impactful that it is one of a handful of moments I credit when I reflect on what helped propel me to executive leadership. For this reason I invited her to present to my team, and she presented the formative messages in this book. Now that the book is in print, I had to read it.

If you are looking for simple messages and simple tools to help make sure your head is on straight as you navigate your career read this book. You will find yourself transformed and as a bonus; entertained. Week 9 still makes me laugh.

Knowing that this already resonated deeply with a team of professionals, I wanted to see what my four boys, ages 12-17 thought. On a road trip they took turns reading each chapter aloud. As the trip went on, the extraneous noise and elbow jabbing that seems omni-present with this demographic decreased, you could literally tell by the silence that they were reflecting on the messages. Were they keeping good company? Did they want to be a Gentleman or a Jerk? Did they want to settle or be a Person of Impact? It opened the door to fantastic life conversations that would never have surfaced otherwise.

Thanks, Jackie and Kevin – for another inspirational book and a road trip that likely changed our lives!”   Deborah Guild, Chief Technology Officer, PNC Financial Services Group

 

I have been a fan of the Freiberg’s for many years, and have used not only their books but them in our quest to reimagine possible. This book is a simple read with big thoughts. For this experienced CEO who is proud of the evolution of our corporate culture, our level of communication with our team and our customers, our ability to take risks that pay off, and our willingness to be different, it has within its content new ideas and reminders of old ones that will make me even more effective.

The simple way the truth about how to become a CEO of the future is communicated in this book makes it a must read for all levels of your team. And even if you are currently a CEO or a C-suite member, it will help clear up the clutter and help you see how to lead out of the sea of sameness.

Highly recommend it as a must read for all levels and even those that want to get the most out of life.”   Joe Brancucci, President and CEO, GTE Financial

 

“Very impressed with the latest book by Dr. Jackie Freiberg and Kevin Freiberg. More books should be presented in this unique fashion. The flow, layout, images and overall “flow” of the book is top notch. The 12 strategies (including “the how”) explained in this book are essential to any person who wishes to have impact on their own lives and the lives of others. Self awareness is a key component of having impact on our own lives or the lives of others – the Freiberg’s articulate this so well in their writing, graphics and overall package that make this an incredibly impactful and meaningful book. The writing is very accessible, captivating and organized in a special way that supports the learning process throughout the book. I am struck by how good this book is, I recommend it highly to any reader (it has messages for all of us).”   Ken Sterling, Senior Vice President, Big Speak

 

“The Freibergs have given us again, the kind of wisdom and practical insight we have come to expect from them. Their latest book, Be A Person Of Impact, is more than their usual good business book. It is about how anyone can add value to their own lives, and therefore the lives of others. I can’t think of a single person who will not gain from reading it. If you want to be a more effective CEO of your life, read it.”   Dr Ken Blue, author of Healing Spiritual Abuse

 

“For anyone looking to make positive change in their life, this book is a “how to” manual. Every page is filled with practical ideas for how to become a person of impact professionally or personally. The 12 strategies outlined are so elegantly simple, yet powerful and can help anyone who is stuck in the past to begin again. Here’s to day 1 of your 12 week journey.” Michelle Jones, 2nd Vice President – Marketing, National Life Group

 

“There are so many books out there about how to become the best version of yourself. What I truly found refreshing about the approach taken in Be a Person of Impact is how serious the authors were about giving readers practical ways to apply their lessons. The book is written in a way that it can be digested quickly, but also could be used as a reference or study guide on the journey to becoming a POI. Each section of the book is written in a way that, as a reader, I was able to easily consider how to apply it to my daily life. The message is inspirational and the delivery is practical – a perfect combination for someone really looking to make a change and re-gain control. I think any leader in any facet of life (business, home, family) should be introduced to the idea of “managing my mind” to allow yourself to live a life of impact.”   Jana De Anda, Vice President Business Development, Trend Source

 

“I have known Jackie and Kevin for many years and read all their books. This by far is one of the best self awareness and hard look in the mirror books for innovators, entrepreneurs and executives. There are plenty of the how to books and what if books out there but few directly target the individuals who are people of impact or those that are looking to be. This is not a read and how to book. It is a road map to harness your power across all the aspects of you life and for me it has had an impact already and that is very rare.”  Billy Glynn, Entreprenuer

 

“A book that practices what it preaches, POI is destined to make broad and deep impact in the lives of its readers. Jackie and Kevin continue their legacy of making complex and nuanced concepts such as “leadership” and “innovation” accessible to all in ways that provoke thought, inspire reflection, and prompt action.

Though not planned, I felt compelled to read it twice, back to back. The first time I was drawn in as a person who values authenticity and meaning, the second as a manager and consultant looking for purposeful strategies and consequential results. POI more than delivers on both, all the while being incredibly easy and fun to read! The Freibergs have such a special way of sharing and connecting with their readers; it’s as if you are conversing with trusted, wise friends over a meal or a walk around the park.

Broken up into 12 clear strategies and corresponding weeks, POI provides tangible frameworks for handling everything from busyness and productivity to cultivating gratitude and mindfulness. Within each framework, the Freibergs artfully balance information and examples with the real magic of POI – the pointed and provocative questions that highlight the core of true impact: personal empowerment and responsibility. In addition to the content, the innovative design and creative presentation of the book make it very palatable and ensure that it will be a book I reach for and reference over and over again.

Regardless of where you are in your personal and professional life, this book is full of gems that will populate your toolkit for self-awareness and success. Bravo, Jackie and Kevin, and thank you!”   Michele Morris, Associate Director, Design Lab, UCSD

 

“I have been a fan of Jackie and Kevin Freiberg for many years. I always enjoy their upbeat and inspirational presentations and books. This book was certainly both and more. I am very involved in my firm’s women’s initiative, so this book was very pertinent to our goal of supporting the women attorneys to be a Person of Impact. I definitely liked the organized and clear layout of the 12 principals. The initial intro page (and last page) “Okay isn’t Okay” sets the stage for the empowering content to follow. I highlighted a number of sections throughout the book for future reference. I will recommend this to the attorneys in our firm and post it as a must read on our internal website.”  Jacqueline Greenbaum, Client Relations Manager, Fisher and Phillips LLP

 

“Leaders are readers and this is one book that every leader should read! Jackie and Kevin have a unique ability in their writing to get you thinking outside of your comfort zone and questioning status quo. The 12 POI Strategies are a great way to challenge yourself and your team to reinvigorate and re-energize your impact, reputation, trademark, and brand in your business. These tasks may seem overwhelming when looking at them as a whole but with the help of this book you are able to make one choice at a time and really make a huge impact on yourself and the people surrounding you.” Lee Duncan, Executive Vice President, Alliance for Life

 

“If you want to craft yourself into the best version of YOU that you can be, read Be a PERSON OF IMPACT! No matter where you are on your journey this book is your manual and perhaps the kick in the butt you need to take action. You deserve an amazing life and the strategies in this book will set you on your path or get you back on it. Enjoy and best of luck on the journey.”   Colleen Lewis, Senior Retail Executive

 

“As we prepare to commemorate our company’s first decade in business, I read Be a Person of Impact! for my own edification. It didn’t take long to realize that this would be a fantastic resource for getting our entire organization on the same page as we strategize about the culture we want to cultivate over the next ten years.

Each page of this book is purposeful and intentional in design as well as content. It is a multi-sensory feast that engages mind, heart and soul, reminding my husband and me about why we became entrepreneurs in the first place: the thrill of building something that will impact others’ lives. Whether you are the “CEO of Self”, leader of a large corporation or even a parent, you will be motivated and inspired by the Freibergs to be mindful about what it takes to live a more impactful life.”  Debra Gerlicher, Co-CEO, First Financial Security, Inc.

 

“POI provides an innovative and interactive experience for all ages. This guide highlights themes of accountability , humility and living with intention. It has taught me to maintain self awareness as I leave my legacy and to embrace life’s difficulties with resiliency . I am forever indebted to the Freibuerg’s for this life changing book.” Janet Assadi, Chief Family Choreographer

 

“Freiberg’s have written another great read that intertwines values that crossover between business and life. This book would be beneficial to read by staff, managers, executives as well as students and parents to help evaluate what is important in life and how to help get you there.”   Andris Inveiss, Managing Partner, Trovillion, Inveiss and Demakis

 

“Another great book from Dr. Jackie & Dr. Kevin Freiberg. Who wouldn’t want to be a POI? I love the chapters as 12 weeks. What a great way to incorporate these ideas and changes into your life….one week at a time. It is so easy for all of us to fall into complacency. This book is a wonderful way to jump start and improve relationships both at work and personally.” Michelle Carter, Vice President of Sales, Worldwide Speakers Group

 

“Person of Impact is an amazing guide to changing your life for the better, packaged into a quick read that you’ll want to reference over and over! The 12 strategies that Jackie and Kevin outline are clear, concise, and actionable – they’re great whether you’ve been a leader for many years and want to take your impact to the next level, or just starting out in your life/career and want ideas to jump start your success without having to read volumes. I’ve been a long time reader of Jackie & Kevin’s blog, and this book is written in the same conversational style. You really feel like you have them in your back pocket as a resource for any situation you might encounter.”  Jessica Green, Entrepreneur and Social Media Advisor

 

“Drs. Jackie and Kevin Freiberg have once again provided relevant, practical, and inspired wisdom for leading a life of purpose and leading others. This quick read is a goldmine of leadership practices for self development and leading others toward excellence. I love how the Freibergs broke the book down by weeks. The book is truly a plan we can implement for greater self awareness, stronger and more meaningful connections with others, and making work and life happen with renewed energy and optimism. Who doesn’t need that? I will use this content in my graduate seminar in leadership and apply these tools in my own leadership practice. Thanks Jackie and Kevin! Looking forward to your next book!”  Dr. Lisa Gates, Professor

 

“I wanted to let you know how much my team & I LOVE your new book, Person of Impact. Very Inspiring! We just received our first order of 100 books for leaders of Stanford Children’s Health yesterday, and we plan to order 400 more soon. Thank you for your great work and for being a positive influence on influencers!”  Laura Gottlieb, Director, Enterprise Learning and Development, Stanford Children’s Health

“Be a Person of Impact takes multiple transformational concepts and translates these theories into practical application in a way that is easily accessible by today’s business leader.  Jackie and Kevin’s unique blend of theory and application provides years of wisdom boiled down into 12 clearly articulated strategies.  Each strategy is then articulated in a way that is easily understood through the use of relevant analogies and multi-media experiences creating multiple “ah-ha” learning moments with clearly defined, actionable developmental steps.  A must read for anyone looking to not only survive this world in which we live, but to make a real and lasting positive difference while achieving unparalleled success.” Mark Gasta, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Vail Resorts Management Company

 

“We have been fans of Jackie and Kevin Freiberg since their first book NUTS. They have once again hit it out of the ballpark! POI is a quick powerful read from start to finish. We highly recommend POI for personal and professional growth for all ages. Great gift for your business team, sports team, students, anyone and everyone.”  J.F. Cipro, Retired, U.S. Marine Corps

 

Table of contents

 

Excerpt: Okay isn’t Okay

 

Excerpt: 12 strategies

 

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