Backbone Guide Book Series
“The five skills are so important! I think we know how to use them, but we rarely take the time to be deliberate in our actions. This course needs to be taught everywhere!” – Bootcamp Attendee
Professional and Personal Development Books
The Backbone Guide Series leverages the platform created by the original work and offers practical, actionable advice for specific audiences: women, young professionals, geeks (including engineers, scientists, and technology workers), non-profit leaders, parents and educators.
Starting with a brief definition of Backbone, each guidebook addresses challenges and barriers, both real and perceived, specific to its audience. Often these challenges arise because other people have inaccurate information, make inappropriate assumptions, and lump people into groups while judging them all the same—and usually defective.
In the context of these challenges, the guides offer practical skills and techniques to help readers become stronger, more confident, and more influential on the job, in the family, and in the community. Each guide addresses common responses to pressure situations and shows how a strong backbone can change not only the outcome of a situation, but how others perceive you as well. Take control of your personal and professional development!