Diva Decisions: How to Get From Smart to Intelligent by Claiming Your Power of Choice

Diva Decisions: How to Get From Smart to Intelligent by Claiming Your Power of Choice

by V Brooks Dunbar
Diva Decisions: How to Get From Smart to Intelligent by Claiming Your Power of Choice

Diva Decisions: How to Get From Smart to Intelligent by Claiming Your Power of Choice

by V Brooks Dunbar


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Are you smart and accomplished but find yourself asking if you have settled for the lesser choice? Do you find yourself questioning if this is good enough for me? Are you seeking answers to why you are hesitant to lead?

DIVA DECISIONS: How to Get from SMART to INTELLIGENT by Claiming Your POWER of CHOICE is written for smart, modern career women and workforce-ready girls of all ages who want confidence and the skills to make more intelligent choices. Using life and leadership coaching methods, tools and resources, you are challenged to think, question and claim your broader intellect and understanding that goes beyond knowing-it-all to start the process towards achieving-it-all.

After reading this book, you will have

    • Resources to design the Lifespace you desire
    • Tools to map and actualize your own success
    • Greater awareness to create safe and empowering relationships
    • A Power Mindset to effectively lead yourself and others
    • Confidence to make more intelligent decisions

DIVA DECISIONS is important to read now to help close the distance to achieving gender equity. You have in your hand the tools and resources to recognize and reframe powerful choices that affect your ability to live, lead, and succeed. DIVA DECISIONS aims to get you to intelligent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998796604
Publisher: Center for Confidence, LLC
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Dr. V. Brooks Dunbar has spent two decades mentoring and coaching young and professional women. She offers a refreshingly holistic view on personal and career growth, combining practical tips and surefire tools with raw and insightful emotional intelligence. Her global network of affiliations and interests include women's funds, business and entrepreneurship, and women in higher education. She was a doctoral fellow of the British Academy of Management and a visiting researcher at Cranfield University School of Management, England. Dunbar earned a doctorate in management with emphasis in organizational crisis leadership and decision making; and a master's degree in public administration with concentration in human resource policy and management. Dr. Dunbar is a certified Academic Life Coach and holds a Graduate Certificate in Organizational and Leadership Coaching. She is a highly-aware (intuitive) and strategically-oriented leader, mentor, coach, and manager with more than twenty years of knowledge, education, training, and experience gained in the U.S. and abroad. Through her own learning and experiences with business, entrepreneurship, and women's advocacy around the world, she has become a passionate and dedicated advocate for career-focused young women and girls. Her coaching specialty includes student leadership development, managerial leadership, and mindfulness coaching. She uses evidence-based management and evidence-based coaching principles to improve individual, team and organizational leadership performance. She is passionate about people, helping others and promoting life-changing opportunities to help you reach your full potential. Dr. Dunbar is currently the Founder and Lead Coach at The Center for Confidence, LLC. The center provides executive and leadership coaching and other niche coaching services to individuals and organizations. Find her at www.drvbrooksdunbar.com

Table of Contents


Introduction. 1

Self.. 11

1 Getting to Intelligent 13

2 IQ, EQ, and EI are Relative. 30

3 Never, Never, Relinquish Your Power 41

4 Question Authority. 65

5 Make Peace With Your Sexuality. 81

6 Find Your Authentic Self. 96

Career.. 115

7 Own Your Persona, Manage It Well 117

8 Yes, Pretty is a Talent… Use it Wisely. 144

9 Trust but verify. 156

10 Create Multiple Versions of Yourself. 166

Relationships. 177

11 Practice Self-Preservation Daily. 179

12 Know Your Price and Worth. 194

13 Adapt and Overcome. 210

14 Eliminate Judgment 217

15 Get a Reality Check. 234

Personal Space.. 247

16 Love is Not a Guarantee. 249

17 Bet on Fear 262

18 Get a Personal Coach. 269

19 Inspiration. 289

Conclusion. 299

Last Words. 302

About The Author 304

The Center For Confidence. 306

Acknowledgments. 309

Reader’s Resources. 311

References. 316

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