The Leap Stories: Intimate Interviews On Overcoming Fear, Choosing Courage Over Comfort, and Designing a Fulfilling Career

The Leap Stories: Intimate Interviews On Overcoming Fear, Choosing Courage Over Comfort, and Designing a Fulfilling Career

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By Kylie Lewis

What moves people to pursue a long-held business idea, dramatically alter a career path, or try something different? And how do they face fear and summon courage to take the leap?
 

Kylie Lewis presents inspiring success stories of small business entrepreneurs in Australia. From CEOs to solopreneurs, tech startups to non-profits, Kylie Lewis uncovers different ways to rethink a career and to reinvent a livelihood, despite feelings of fear. The Leap Stories asks 13 people who have made a leap in their working lives exactly how and why they did it — practically, financially and emotionally.

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In The Leap Stories: Intimate Interviews On Overcoming Fear, Choosing Courage Over Comfort, and Designing a Fulfilling Career, author Kylie Lewis asks 13 entrepreneurial people who have made a leap in their working lives exactly how and why they did it — practically, strategically, financially and emotionally.

The Leap Stories assures readers is that there’s no single path to success and no formulaic way to conjure the courage to take a first or next step toward a fulfilling work life. Each interviewee’s leap may not have been instant or dramatic: it may instead have been a series of small hops over a period of time; some sideways sliding; a little backwards and forwards cha-cha, or it could have been an almighty bungy jump. The common theme, however, is honesty, intention and above all, courage in the face of fear. The Leap Stories hopes to inspire readers to explore hunches, scratch those itches, back themselves, have a crack and do more than just entertain the possibility of ‘what if’.

From resigning a job without a clear plan of what do to next; moving to a new country for employment; pursuing a long-held business idea; to taking a sabbatical or recommencing study later in life – these intimate and honest interviews prove that to make a career transition or start a business may be scary, exhilarating, a foregone conclusion or a complete about-face (or all of the above). But overwhelmingly, to leap is to live courageously and authentically.

Featuring exclusive interviews with:

  • Kristina Karlsson – founder and director of stationery brand kikki.K
  • Bonnie Ashley – designer and co-founder of home wares brand Bonnie & Neil
  • Elliot Costello – social change entrepreneur and founder of YGAP
  • Lydia Pearson – designer and co-founder of fashion label Easton Pearson
  • Aimee Marks – founder of TOM Organic feminine hygiene products
  • Melanie Perkins – co-founder of tech startup Canva
  • Kai Brach – founder/publisher of Offscreen Magazine
  • Correne Wilkie – manager of band The Cat Empire
  • Ryan Spaccavento – serial entrepreneur and founder of Coffee On Cue
  • Kemi Nekvapil – former actor turned life coach, author and raw food advocate
  • Emma Fulu – international women’s rights advocate and founder of The Equality Institute
  • Petrina Turner – interior designer
  • Carolyn Tate – former bank marketer turned conscious capitalism advocate

About the author:

The thing that gets Kylie Lewis out of bed each morning is the idea of inspiring people to think more about things that matter to them, and building their courage to do something about it. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology & Sociology, a Masters in eBusiness and Communication and is a certified Executive Coach and Wellness Coach. In 2013 she founded Of Kin and is dedicated to coaching creative and entrepreneurial businesses interested in starting, evolving or organising their approach to content marketing and social media in a fun, empowering, creative and practical way. Kylie publishes the weekly blog series The Leap Stories.

I’ve loved the blog series for so long and the book is a tangible extension of this.
— @lovelibbyjane
If you’re thinking you should take a leap and follow your passion, you need to read this fabulous book.
— @rubyredstarhomewares
Really enjoying reading through everyone’s journey - thanks for putting this book into the world!
— @markjwarman