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Fictional Authenticity

By Alex Terranova

This book is your invitation to reflect on your life, vocalize your dreams and take on the actions that will support you to separate from your Fictionally Authentic life and create the life of your dreams.

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From asshole to transformation junkie, Alex Terranova’s journey to change his life wasn’t easy. In fact, transforming from flippant restaurant-opening playboy to self-loving, self-aware coach for high performers simply wasn’t predictable.At 32-years-old, Alex woke up. He saw his life, his story, and who he was for what it was…complete bullshit.

Inspired by fictional influences and pop culture icons and media like Saved By The Bell, The Godfather, and Michael Jordan, Alex created his life by becoming the resigned charismatic “Cool Guy” who got the girl. And while it looked authentic and great, in fact his work of fiction left him feeling empty, unsatisfied, and miserable.

Fictional Authenticity will call you out on your bullshit. Read about Alex’s journey to self-awareness and change, and learn the techniques that he used so that you can do it yourself.

About Alex

Alex Terranova, PCC, ACCC, CHC, is a professional and Personal certified performance coach. He works with strong and successful leaders, rebellious innovators, and powerful teams who are ready to boldly declare what they want, get real about what’s in the way, and create the strategies and steps to generate more authenticity,clarity, freedom, and success.

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Through his 1-1 coaching, online Courses, workshops and his book, Fictional Authenticity, he has helped clients double their incomes in under 90 Days, save marriages, get published, scale their companies from six to seven figures, buy dream homes, launch companies, and build successful teams. Since 2015 Alex has worked with businesses and individuals in disciplined year-long programs and rigorous short term projects.

Alex has been featured as an expert on NBC, FOX, Good Morning La La Land, and was published in Elephant Journal. He has been a guest on top podcasts including The University of Adversity, Success Unleashed, and The Coaching Show.

Rave Reviews

“Alex is truly a one-of-a-kind, no-nonsense, heart-centered, spirit-led kind of guy. And it’s a pleasure and privilege to know him as a friend.
In addition to the treasure trove of timeless wisdom and sage advice that he offers, what inspires me most about Alex and this phenomenal book, is his authentically gritty and bold – but loving – voice!

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That, more than anything else, separates him from the other extraordinary self-help experts in the field.

Alex genuinely strives to make people’s lives better, and he’s committed to practicing what he preaches; he walks the talk because he’s done – and continues doing – the work. And that makes all the difference in the world.

This is a real book for real people – people like you, me and Alex. With this book, Alex didn’t just put his thoughts on paper; he put his entire heart and soul into these pages. In doing so, he shares not only his own fascinating personal journey but also practical tips, tricks, tools, and techniques for carving out your own authentic path to true success and authentic happiness, too.”

Robert Mack, author of Happiness from the Inside Out, Positive Psychology Expert & host of Good Morning LaLa Land

The New Golden Rule

By Emily Golden

In The New Golden Rule, professional certified coach Emily Golden explains how to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be, simply by putting yourself first.

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Surely you’re familiar with the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” While this seems like a good mantra to live by, in reality, placing all your focus on others may be exactly what’s holding you back.

Emily Golden’s ontological approach allows individuals to clarify their goals, shift underlying beliefs and habits, take calculated risks, execute their brilliance, and make quantum leaps rather than incremental improvements. Her intuitive nature quickly identifies the roots of roadblocks, enabling you to shift limiting viewpoints into transformative action, and spinning wheels into profound and lasting change. With Emily’s gentle guidance, you will learn how to embrace optimism, reduce your anxiety, exude empathy, and achieve your biggest goals.

With her honesty, commitment, and relentless drive, Emily builds future leaders who bring indispensable value, positive impact, and authentic connection to their professional and personal lives, resulting in a better tomorrow, today.

About Emily

Emily Golden is a professional certified coach who specializes in executive leadership and career coaching. She has seventeen years of corporate human resources experience in talent management and recruitment; practical experience from more than 2,500 hours of individual and group coaching; and a wealth of skills and knowledge pertaining to the human mind, spirit, and potential.

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Her clients range from seasoned executives to emerging leaders to career changers. Emily partners with highly-committed clients who utilize her support to close the gap between where they are currently, and where they truly want to be. Emily builds future leaders and teams who bring indispensable value, positive impact, and authentic connection to their professional and personal worlds.

Emily’s ontological approach allows clients to clarify their goals, shift underlying beliefs and habits, take calculated risks, execute their brilliance, and make quantum leaps rather than incremental improvements. She is practiced in working with clients who come from a culture of performance and achievement, and assists them in reclaiming their time, energy, and relationships inside and outside of the workplace. Emily holds a strong container and ample space for her clients to arrive at “ah-ha” moments that enable what was once impossible.

As a businesswoman, coach, parent, and lifelong learner, Emily is uniquely qualified in supporting clients to get what they want and need. Her intuitive nature quickly identifies the roots of roadblocks, while her empathy shifts limiting viewpoints into transformative action, and spinning wheels into profound and lasting change. Emily’s clients value her honesty, her commitment to their visions, and her relentless drive to create a better future, resulting in increased authenticity, effectiveness, and satisfaction–today.

“Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.”

Rave Reviews

“As a psychotherapist, I think the message to put yourself first is more important today than ever before. Emily is a brilliant coach and there is so much wisdom packed inside this book. I am now able to really reflect on where I am playing it “safe” and where my perfectionism is holding me back.

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Emily shares not only her wisdom and brilliance, but also her own vulnerability and struggle, which makes her and this book so relatable. If you want to take your career to a new level, I highly recommend the wisdom and guidance of this book.”

Joanna Kleinman

Belonging

By Catherine Wood

Belonging: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Reclaim Your Joy. Believing that we are unique in our thoughts of unhappiness or dissatisfaction is one of the greatest barriers to the change that will result in experiencing belonging.

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This book appeals to readers who may ask:
– When will I be enough?
– How do I overcome feeling like an imposter?
– How can I fall in love with myself?
– What would it be like to feel a deep sense of joy and contentment with myself and my life?

Through stories and practical exercises, Belonging shares Wood’s journey and process, and shows us how to reclaim both our experience of happiness and sense of belonging in the world. This book is for fans of Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford, and Brene Brown. Belonging is your invitation to experience a personal transformation, become more self-aware, and gain a sense of satisfaction and contentment with your experience of your life.

About Catherine

Catherine A. Wood believes that we each hold within us the capacity to be deeply joyful and content. With an incredibly positive and optimistic outlook on life, Wood has achieved a state of intrinsic happiness throughout her personal journey. Years ago, she found herself emotionally misguided and searching.

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Looking for answers on how to fill that looming sense of emptiness from within, Wood attempted to fill the void through the relentless pursuit of achievement and external accolades. She spent much of the next decade traveling the world and searching for the answers that she now shares in her book, Belonging: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Reclaim Your Joy.

With a voracious appetite for both new adventures and meaningful conversation, her laugh will cause you to smile and her vulnerability will help access your own.

Rave Reviews

“What happens when you get everything you ever wanted and you’re still unhappy?…It often reads like a private coaching session, delving into her own history as well as sharing exercises the reader can do on their own to satiate their own hunger for intrinsic happiness.

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Highly recommend for anyone looking for meaningful personal growth.”

Marie Leznicki, founder of Mindstead.org, the world’s first marketplace of evidence-based tools for personal growth

The Brink

By Mark Hunter, MCC

The Brink speaks to you as an individual willing to take on your own leadership, guiding you to use your own great challenge as the stone upon which your leadership will be sharpened. You will be confronted and forever changed along the way, in some places that are familiar and many that are completely new to you.

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Designed for the executive, the entrepreneur, the dreamer, and the action junkie, The Brink is a revelatory philosophy of leadership distilled into clearly actionable steps. Leadership is invented and honed on the brink, and you will be changed forever by walking this path to leadership.

Remember, anyone can be a leader. Not everyone chooses to.

The world needs you to be a leader. There are so many reasons not to, and a few very good reasons to lead that you cannot afford to ignore any longer.

About Mark

Mark is an executive and leadership coach, a published author (The Brink – How Great Leadership Is Invented – Morgan James Publishing, 2014,) and a leadership consultant and trainer. As the President and Founder of Pinnacle Coaching, his career has spanned over 25 years working globally with top-tier business & organizational executives and prominent thought leaders.

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Additionally, he has spent over 14 of those years training high-level coaches to do what he does through Accomplishment Coaching’s ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited Coach Training Program, where he is responsible for training coaches to do what he does and the development of innovative delivery methods for coach training. In his private practice, his clients are C-level executives in the private sector, civic leaders in the public sector, professional athletes and teams, startup innovators, visionary creatives and front-line disruptors in their respective markets.

His specialties include leadership training & development, mastery of dynamic communication, effective relationship and team building, crisis leadership, culture reinvention and implementation, market disruption, DEI initiative implementation, radical innovation, thought leadership and working with fear and the unknown as assets in unpredictable environments.

Rave Reviews

“Mark Hunter has written an exhilarating book on leadership. He asks readers to journey deep inside themselves to discover the courage, will, and dedication that will allow them to face their limits and fears and become truly effective leaders.”

Sean Brawley, The Brawley Institute, and the world’s first certified inner game coach

Winning Habits: Practices to Achieve Success in Every Area of Your Life

By Jeff Miller

Have you ever been stuck? Have you failed to achieve your goals? Have you ever felt unfulfilled in your personal life? We all have felt or currently feel these things. What I have found to be the key to success in my own life and has made a tremendous difference in my client’s lives is creating consistent habits. Habits that will create the best chance to win in life.

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This book appeals to readers who may ask:
– When will I be enough?
– How do I overcome feeling like an imposter?
– How can I fall in love with myself?
– What would it be like to feel a deep sense of joy and contentment with myself and my life?

Through stories and practical exercises, Belonging shares Wood’s journey and process, and shows us how to reclaim both our experience of happiness and sense of belonging in the world. This book is for fans of Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford, and Brene Brown. Belonging is your invitation to experience a personal transformation, become more self-aware, and gain a sense of satisfaction and contentment with your experience of your life.

About Jeff

Most of my life my greatest passion was sports. As a kid, I played every sport I could fit into my schedule and everything else I’d watch on TV. I found my niche in tennis and played at the collegiate level until I went on to play professionally. I traveled around the world for tournaments meeting people and seeing places that taught me to see beyond my bubble in Southern California.

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When I decided to stop touring, I immediately began coaching tennis. On the courts is where some of the most meaningful coaching occurred. While coaching my tennis clients to master the tools to succeed on the courts I also found myself coaching many of them on the tools to succeed in life matters as well. The on court success stories where exciting, but the off court success stories were even more exciting. What I’ve learned from my experience on tour is that no matter where people are in the world, most of us have the same struggles, beliefs and desires, but most people don’t have the support or structures to move forward. I want to see everyone succeed and be the greatest version of you. So I’ve made it my life mission to help people WIN.

Through Accomplishment Coaching’s Leadership and Coaching program Jeff has received training from one of the finest and most renown coaching programs in the world. Jeff also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Jeff currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.

Rave Reviews

“Jeff’s book is incredibly useful because he eliminates the “fluff” that you typically find in self-improvement books and gets right to the point. Practical, substantive and very purposeful advice that drills down to what’s essential for meaningful change in your life. Highly recommended.”

Bill Hazelton