Find Your Sweet Spot: A Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence

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This smart, stylish motivational guide helps readers discover their dreams and true potential via an action plan based on the coaching strategies of an executive coach. Finding one's "sweet spot" means digging deep for new levels of self-understanding and re-prioritizing one's life to align with one's inner excellence. Written to make readers feel they have access to their own personal coach, the book leads them through a series of inspiring stories, practical steps, and "sweet spot checks" designed to spur ...
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Overview

This smart, stylish motivational guide helps readers discover their dreams and true potential via an action plan based on the coaching strategies of an executive coach. Finding one's "sweet spot" means digging deep for new levels of self-understanding and re-prioritizing one's life to align with one's inner excellence. Written to make readers feel they have access to their own personal coach, the book leads them through a series of inspiring stories, practical steps, and "sweet spot checks" designed to spur personal and professional growth. Find Your Sweet Spot consists of four parts--The Sweet Spot Strategy, The Sweet Spot Inside, The Sweet Spot Outside, Integrate Your Sweet Spot--and offers practical tips and exercises that explore everything from self-love to the power of gratitude and a productive mindset. Find Your Sweet Spot is geared for modern adults who find themselves yearning for more in their daily lives. As a chic, jet-setting businesswoman with many high-powered clients, Karen Elizaga boasts a distinctly modern edge among self-help authors.
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Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
Elizaga, a corporate lawyer turned executive coach and life coach, has been working with both executive and nonexecutive clients for years; after having children, she realized that she needed to be a role model and find a more fulfilling career. Elizaga takes a holistic approach, covering all aspects of life, from finding a career to finding happiness and satisfaction in general, and she wants to help readers be truly fulfilled—living, rather than merely surviving. She focuses on how to build self-knowledge, how to understand what you like, and how to bring those interests into every area of your life. Elizaga writes, “When you draw on your sweet spot, you find the confidence to navigate any situation and the tenacity to pursue your goals, despite adversity.” Lessons on self-worth and self-assessment are interrupted with gimmicky “Sweet Spot Tips” and saccharine reassurances. The touchy-feely tone wears on the reader quickly, and chapters are slim and choppy. While a holistic approach to life is certainly desirable, this attempt to cover every single base ends up faltering. Elizaga tries to address everything from career to nutrition and posture, but each topic ends up getting only a sound bite. Charts throughout. (Jan.)
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"Karen Elizaga is that rare talent who possesses 'head, heart, and guts'—and, more importantly, she lives what she teaches. I have had the privilege of working with Karen and know that time spent with her is an invaluable investment in yourself for securing a destiny of your choosing. So, if you are serious about breakthrough change and want to take charge of your life with the help of a true expert, hire Karen by reading her book!"—Jay Ferraro, PhD, CEO of Empowerment Technologies Inc. and best-selling author of Surprised by Love "Thanks to Karen Elizaga, finding the 'sweet spot' in your life is no longer a mystery. Find Your Sweet Spot will help you discover the life of your dreams and then empower you to live it. This is the book you've been waiting for."—Raz Ingrasci, chairman of Hoffman Institute International"Karen Elizaga is an incredibly insightful and accomplished executive and life coach. Karen guides her clients not only through the realizations of their desires for life and work, but through specific and manageable steps to reach their goals. Her approach is holistic and truly transformational. This is a MUST READ!"—Farel B. Hruska, national fitness director of Stroller Strides"Karen Elizaga is finally sharing her gifts with the world! Her strategies in Find Your Sweet Spot are many and diverse. There's so much goodness to choose from here to create a better, more fulfilling life."—Loren Slocum, author of Life Tune-Ups and The Greatest Love"No matter who you are or where you are in your life, you need a coach—someone to push you to explore the area outside of your comfort zone. That's where excellence lives. And Karen is the coach to help guide you."—Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox Fitness Clubs"Karen's coaching and guidance were key to my successful transition from a lifetime of military leadership into an exciting new career. She enabled me to translate my skills and experience into relevant assets for the private sector and speak from a position of strength as I explored a variety of opportunities. Karen also helped my wife and me stay in sync with one another as we navigated this new terrain."—A former commander of Delta Force"In Find Your Sweet Spot, Karen Elizaga shares her coaching insights and carefully formulated strategies for shifting one's focus from stress and negativity to happiness, success, and genuine contentment. There's truly something here for everyone."—Sandra Mann, EdD "Everyone should have a copy of this book at their fingertips. It is simply a guide for anyone interested in raising their bar for life."—Stacey Griffith, senior master instructor at SoulCycle"Karen's Find Your Sweet Spot is a tremendous resource and wonderful guide for a healthy, positive, and highly energetic life, while making time to be kind, reflect, and recharge." —Alex Glasscock, owner of The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu"I just saved myself money. I read Karen Elizaga's book in one sitting, and I feel like I spent all day at the spa. A must-read for those who crave change and contentment!"—Karen Bergreen, comic and author of Following Polly and Perfect is Overrated"Karen Elizaga has mastered the art of finding one's sweet spot! This book offers phenomenal tools that I will utilize as a mentor."—Michael Michele, actress and founder of The Roundtable ChitChat
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762791873
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 722,330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Elizaga is an executive coach, a life coach, and the founder of Forward Options. Formerly a corporate lawyer in New York and a corporate executive in London, she embodies the transformational power of her own sweet spot method. She lives with her husband and two children.
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