"... contains plenty of valuable, adaptable life lessons to help readers through tricky situations... a template for achieving personal and career goals."
"With insight, wonderful examples, and a strong motivational voice, Heather Hansen provides a beacon for women who want to create a life of unique meaning and purpose. She doesn’t promise that the path will be easy but, like the words of a true friend whispered in your ear, her encouragement will make your journey rewarding."
Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
"If you want to better advocate for yourself - in business and in life - Heather Hansen's insights in The Elegant Warrior will prove invaluable."
Dorie Clark, adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author, Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out
"The Elegant Warrior pairs extraordinary stories from inside the courtroom with actionable advice to use outside the courtroom. By applying the tools successful lawyers use to your own challenges, you'll find the evidence that proves you're a winner and a warrior."
Mel Robbins, Author of the international bestseller, The 5 Second Rule
"There are books I wish I had when I became an adult and this is one of them. The advice from the author is both practical and compelling because life is a battlefield and no one gets out alive. Your job is to both survive and prosper while keeping your sense of self intact and this book will help you with that.
The author, Heather Hansen, is an award winning trial lawyer of 20 years who specializes in medical malpractice cases. You may have seen her on television shows like CNN, NBC, Fox News Channel, and Good Day Philadelphia when she is invited to provide expert analysis of current cases in the news. Currently she travels the country as a communication consultant and professional speaker.
In this book Hansen offers stories from her time as a trial attorney along with the lessons she learned along the way. The stories themselves are both interesting and heartbreaking because in every trial there is a winner and a loser and in some cases the difference is not that clear. The author takes you by the hand and teaches you how to get through life and be an elegant warrior who isn't afraid of difficult situations but looks forward to the challenges. You'll learn how to battle doubt, fear, guilt and uncertainty while remaining true to yourself. These lessons apply to both men and women and to your personal and business life.
My favorite chapter is "Pick People Well". It made me laugh because I remember a family member saying he always took one of his engineering books to jury duty so that if he was selected for voir dire the attorneys would think he was smart and therefore dismiss him. I don't know if this is true but I do know in real life we make these choices every day. You'll learn the criteria to consider when you choose a babysitter, a gardener, a doctor or a date.
Life is messy and difficult but it can be joyous and fulfilling. Follow the author's advice and you'll find the path you need to make life easier and less difficult."
Bonnie Davis, Davis Virtual Assistance
We all have to go to war at times. Sometimes the combat zone is your home; sometimes it’s the office. And sometimes, it’s your inner world. As an Elegant Warrior, you’ll be armed with the confidence, wisdom and skills to enter the fray and remain true to yourself.
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