significant women
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In Significant Women, Leaders Reveal What Matters Most

The best way to learn is to hear directly from the experts. “Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most” features stories from 22 female entrepreneurs and executives on their fundamental sense of purpose and how they succeed in the business world. Read on to learn more from Kayleigh O’Keefe, the author and founder of Soul Excellence Publishing.

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What is your book about?

Most leadership books written for women today advise us to lean in, speak up, and demand more. They’re filled with tactical advice on everything from where to position yourself in the board room to how to negotiate a total compensation package.

However, very few leadership books start with these simple questions: What matters to you? Who are you? What do you care about? What makes you an effective leader?

In this internationally best-selling book, Significant Women, you will meet corporate executives and entrepreneurs who have grappled with these questions. They have led accomplished lives in the business world by revisiting their sense of significance often – sometimes by choice and oftentimes after being confronted with immense challenges on their path. This book is for ambitious women – and men – who seek to have a big impact on the world while also being true to themselves and their values.

By hearing the stories and lessons from over twenty successful, accomplished business leaders from around the globe, you’ll see yourself in their trials and triumphs. Learn how to:

  • Accept all parts of yourself as the leader that you are.
  • Honor your growth and inspire others.
  • Appreciate the beauty in the detours of your life.
  • Discern what matters most to you on your path to significance.
  • Lead from a place of humility and fiery passion.
  • Inspire your teams by creating shared significance.

This leadership book is designed to give you permission to define success on your terms and to turn struggles into a deep well of wisdom that you draw from throughout your life.

You are significant. And the time has come for you to own it.

Single most important takeaway:

The women who bravely shared their stories and lessons in this book reveal a universal and timeless quest. It is the quest of every man and woman on the planet today – to discern what is true, what matters most, and to orient one’s life in pursuit of the creation of meaning. Our sense of significance – of what matters – is our lifeforce. When we identify it and align our actions to it, we are each an unstoppable force of nature.

Meet the author

Kayleigh Marie O’Keefe is the founder of Soul Excellence Publishing. She works with business leaders who desire to shape the culture, amplify their impact and leave a legacy by sharing their stories of personal transformation in bestselling books. She is the publisher of the international bestsellers Leading Through the Pandemic: Unconventional Wisdom from Heartfelt Leaders and Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most.

Prior to founding the company, O’Keefe spent over a decade as an advisor to Fortune 500 executives with CEB (now Gartner) and as a commercial leader at Snapdocs, a Series-C real estate technology company. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. O’Keefe also hosts The Future is Human podcast. She has walked over four hundred miles across two different routes of The Way of St. James pilgrimage through Spain and Portugal. After spending most of her career in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, she now lives and creates by the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

For more inspirational stories, read our feature interview with Theresa Melito-Conners, Ph.D.

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