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Take Your Mark, LEAD! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
PURCHASE THE BOOK NOW available on Amazon in Paperback, Kindle and Audible. Take Your Mark, LEAD! Hit #1 in 5 Amazon Categories, including Swimming!
Want to improve your leadership skills and raise your performance? Are you looking for a book that blends together great stories, leadership strategies and your love of swimming? Explore Take Your Mark, LEAD! 10 Ways to Lead Yourself and Others Like a Champion.
With a compelling Foreword written by Bob Bowman and endorsements from top champions, Take Your Mark, LEAD! is a self-help, go-to guide for people who urgently want to take charge of their lives. Leader, champion, and survivor Kelly Parker Palace delivers 11 entertaining, informative chapters chocked full of inspiring stories and actionable, practical strategies. This transformative book will empower you to triumph in all aspects of your life and to champion yourself, your business, and others!
Praise for Take Your Mark, LEAD!
“Take Your Mark, LEAD! is a transformational piece of leadership art that will inspire you to dive boldly towards becoming the best version of yourself.”
–Elizabeth Beisel, Best Selling Author, 3X Olympian & Olympic Team Captain
“Take Your Mark, LEAD! is a powerful addition to your personal improvement library. Kelly Parker Palace has spent a lifetime learning, testing and refining the skills of both individual and group leadership. Her sports, coaching and business success is a natural backdrop for the clearly defined, practical strategies she delivers. This isn’t just a sports book, and learners from all walks of life will gain key insights and enjoy the journey through this inspiring book.”
–Bob Bowman, 4X Olympic Coach, Arizona State University Head Swim Coach
“Kelly, I peeked at your book during a quick break and an hour later I am still reading! Captivating stories, well told and brilliantly summarized with practical calls to action! The book has a brilliant presentation of bite-size, digestible and actionable things ANYONE can do immediately to be, to love, serve and lead better! Your book is a resource I highly recommend to the swimming community at large and beyond, as well as each NY Breaker Athlete!”
–Tina Andrew, Owner, NY Breakers
“Kelly is a leader who knows champions and peak performance.”
–Rowdy Gaines, 3X Olympic Champion, NBC Sports Analyst
“Take Your Mark, LEAD! is a book that both athletic and corporate teams can utilize to raise their performance. Its discussion guide in the back of the book is valuable for sparking conversations and creating potential for individual and team growth. If you want to up your game, this is a leadership and performance book to explore.”
–Teri McKeever, Women’s Head Swim Coach University California, Berkeley, 2012 US Olympic Team
“Understanding the mindset of a champion is the most valuable asset an athlete or a coach can possess. Having the ability to learn from masters of our craft is a joyful luxury. This book is exactly that. Kelly’s real life experiences prove dreams come true.”
–Cody Miller, Olympic Champion, YouTube Celebrity
“Kelly’s leadership experience from both business and sports, and as someone who’s been bloodied in the ring and triumphed, makes her insights valuable and enlightening. Take Your Mark, LEAD! is informative and motivational with actionable concepts illustrated with fascinating stories. You’ll be inspired by Kelly’s upbeat approach of, ‘Here’s how you get it done, and yes, you can get it done!’ I loved it! Truly.”
-Dr. Kellie McElhaney, Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership, University of California, Berkeley, Business School