“START — Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well”
Book Launch, Thursday, August 27th


START: Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well: Equip your kids with the mindset and skills they need to thrive in a highly competitive world

Book Launch on Thursday, August 27th — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm — Please note earlier start time

The community is invited to celebrate the publication of START – Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well, a book for families by San Francisco-based author Laurie Bodine. Scheduled for a 6 p.m. launch on Thursday, August 27 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, the event will offer parents insight on equipping their children with the mindset and skills they need to thrive in a highly competitive world.

Wine and light refreshments provided, with a brief reading at 6:45 p.m. Books are available at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair.
The Piedmont Center for the Arts is located at 801 Magnolia Avenue.

This book addresses a challenge familiar to parents. For many, childhood has become a quest to build a competitive resume for top college admissions, and well-being hangs in the balance. Despite this clash, some kids fare better than others do. Why?
Synthesizing 10 years of research with educators, business leaders and child development experts, the author reveals what she calls “the secrets of the 10%”. She provides an alternative to today’s high-pressure environment in a five-step model that optimizes individual and family dynamics to create a culture of leadership and engagement.
“Alarming research confirms that the push for kids to be all and do all interferes with their ability to be well and do well,” she states. “In response, we’ve shown that when parents shift to a leadership mindset, they can create opportunities and experiences for their kids to grow into and live up to their full potential. Kids in our studies report greater satisfaction, joy, and hope, even in the midst of working hard and facing challenges. This work – with parents and kids – is incredibly rewarding.”
Bodine spent her early career working with Fortune 500 companies in sales, marketing, technology development, strategy and leadership before turning her attention to leadership consulting. She and business partner Patty Dunlap of Piedmont have known each other professionally since attending graduate business school at UC Irvine.
For more information contact Patty Dunlap at pattydunlap@start-leadership.com or call 510-367-0762.