Authorize It!: Think Like A Writer To Win At Work & Life

Authorize It!: Think Like A Writer To Win At Work & Life

by Deborah Burns
Authorize It!: Think Like A Writer To Win At Work & Life

Authorize It!: Think Like A Writer To Win At Work & Life

by Deborah Burns


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Success in the transitioning world of work—where all companies and all business conversations are dramatically changing—demands original thinking, fresh approaches, and storytelling muscle. Enter Authorize It!—an insightful new method that will have you thinking like a writer and winning.

The good news is that you don't need to be a writer—you just need to think like one. Media executive and author Deborah Burns shares her five breakthrough storytelling lessons and their key takeaways, prompts, and real-world Q & A—along with her proprietary story-shaping tool that pulls it all together so you can authorize the stories you need to tell for success.

Transform into a more effective storyteller today and take the reins of the career you'd like to live. Whether you're an in-office or remote corporate employee, a manager or manager of a side-gig, a solopreneur, freelancer, or contract worker, these storytelling principles will help you to clarify your actions and reactions, remain centered on your goals, better understand yourself and others, improve your creative problem-solving, stay open to the new and to the possible—and most importantly, to live up to your true potential.

Editorial Reviews

"If you want to live up to your full potential, plot your best career, and positively impact every scene in your work story, read this book right now."—Romy Newman, President & Co-founder, Fairygodboss

"Practical advice that takes the abstract and makes it actionable for better communication and better careers." —Jane Hanson, Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Communications Guru, and Host of See Jane

"These profound lessons reveal how a writer's mindset will help you to plot your career moves and evolve into the best version of yourself."—Fran Hauser, Startup investor and author, The Myth of the Nice Girl

"The author is such a strong innovator and a bold writer. Her advice is sure to set you up for Big success!"—Ann Shoket, Founder, New Power Media, and author, The Big Life


"Whether you're reimagining the job you have or imagining the career you want, this book transports you directly to the work that fits your life!"—Kathryn Sollmann, author, Ambition Redefined


"A revelatory path that offers everyone the opportunity to lead their careers rather than the other way around."—Philippe Guelton, President of Crackle Plus & Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment VOD Networks 


"Authorize It! decodes storytelling structure to make it accessible for non-writers so everyone can craft and tell their stories."—Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media


"In an era where strategic storytelling is misunderstood, Authorize It! is an accessible playbook for all."—

Natalie Nixon, author, 

The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work

"Authorize It! unleashes what is deeply rooted in all of us so we can create and share our own stories, and best tell the stories we need to at work."—Robyn Moreno, Storyteller, coach, and founder, Get Rooted

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736858028
Publisher: Velvet Hammer Press
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Deborah’s story has always been about invention and reinvention—she’s lived those two keywords throughout her career as a women’s media Chief Innovation Officer, a leader of brands like ELLE Décor and Metropolitan Home, and an industry consultant. And she’s also lived them in a life full of creative twists and turns that led to writing the award-winning memoir, Saturday’s Child.

The experience of becoming an author transformed her life once more and illuminated the path to this second book. Now, Deborah helps businesses and people invent and reinvent their companies, careers, and lives. Her Authorize It! corporate and college workshops and online course nurture talent, inspire personal and professional development, and help everyone live up to their potential with more successful careers.

The author lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Robert—and with their three children and two precious granddaughters nearby.
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