The Fearless Factor @ Work is a candid look at how fear impacts our careers, and how to develop the skills and behaviors we need to create the kind of workplace where we can build our leadership muscles to be more effective, and ultimately create a future that brings fulfillment and satisfaction.
After working with entrepreneurs, senior executives and employees in large and small companies for the last ten years I heard many stories of fear and distrust, breakdowns in communication, and lack of confidence, as well as tyrannical bosses who made their direct reports miserable. This has led to lack of motivation, increased turnover and underperforming which not only impacts the company bottom line, it creates a toxic culture where people are not invested in their growth and development. I also know that with the right guidance, insights and tools, people rise to greatness because they care about the teams they lead, and the organizations they serve.
The Fearless Factor @ Work is a guide for people in the workplace to use as a springboard to create their own changes, and claim their role as a leader more effectively.
THE FEARLESS FACTOR was written to help people understand how fear works in your life, and is the foundation for everything you’re looking at on this website. If you want to change your thinking, change your behavior, and change your life, you owe it to yourself to download a free copy of this book below. It will give you the tools you need to erase the years of negativity and self-limitation that may currently be holding you back from achieving all you want and take your life to the next level.
WHEN THE CROW SINGS is a semi-autobiographical novel. Questions too dangerous to ask...answers too shameful to voice...One proud Scottish woman crosses the ocean carrying a manuscript that holds her family's only hope for redemption. Set in Scotland, three generations of women share a heritage entangled with secrets and unspoken sorrow. The unlikely parcel on Agnes' lap is the fearless telling of their story of three generations of women giving birth to children outside of marriage and the tragic legacy that that will finally bring redemption to this family story.
A diverse list of companies and individuals including Pabst Brewing Company, Wilbur Ellis, FBI, American Airlines, Citibank, Standard and Poor’s, Oracle, Maxim Integrated and AMD have experienced the counsel and wisdom of Jacqueline Wales.
Renowned for breaking through barriers, and unleashing human potential to exalt, instruct and inspire people in business, government and philanthropy to achieve well beyond their expectations, she is a smart, fresh voice in the area of overcoming your fears for peak performance and achievement sharing her stories with humor, wit and a huge dose of entertainment.
For those who hunger to become the author of their life journey and legacy, Jacqueline Wales is the short cut!
The Fearless Factor @ Work keynotes, workshops and presentations are designed to give your audience deep insights into how they can develop their strengths, values, communication skills, priority management, and success network to achieve their full potential.
And have fun doing it!
INNERFLUENCE = CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP
The Power to Lead
- Vision - What is your vision for your career? Your team?
- Insights - Observing and challenging the behavior and thinking that creates obstacles to your success
- Trust - Building strong trust in self and in others through development of self-confidence, clear communication and accountability
- Appreciation - Making work relationships more meaningful by celebrating success for self and others
- Legacy - Building a strong, constructive leadership presence that leaves an indelible mark on teams and company
" Jacqueline, thank you very much for your time and for presenting to the American Airlines of Greater New York Women’s Exchange. We were all enthralled with the message that helps us develop confidence and the need to develop an action plan to receive the best results for ourselves. The evaluations were all excellent and some of the comments were ” amazingly beneficial” and “very timely message for me to hear”. I respect your enthusiasm to help women ‘up their game’. "
Johna Johnson, American Airlines, Director of Sales: Greater New York
" On behalf of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I want to extend my sincerest thanks for participating in our Federal Women’s Program as our keynote speaker. [. . .] Your presentation was very introspective and grounding, and had a tremendous impact on our audience. "
Jeannie M. Lichwiarz, EEO Special Emphasis Coordinator, FBI, New York
" Your input as an author of The Fearless Factor was invaluable. The teen girls present at the event learned so much from the real-life lessons you shared, I look forward to working with you again in the near future! "
Shonda N. Prince, Corporate Communication, Girl Scouts of the USA
" As a veteran special event producer, it reaffirms what I do, when I see a speaker deliver a message so that attendees hang on every word, and walk away not just entertained, but INSPIRED to take action in their lives! My feedback has been universal in applause and asking for an ENCORE presentation! My goal for the InspiredWomen’s Conference was this: “If we can help women be more successful in business and life – they are in a better position to pay it forward.” Jacqueline’s message surrounding all aspects of FEAR, resonates with all women and is a message that must continue to be brought to the forefront! "
Debra Dion Krischke, President of Team Effort Events, Pittsburgh
" The subject matter covered was highly relevant to the issues that are facing people in general and in particular, our group of senior individuals. Sharing your personal experiences was clearly an icebreaker for the group that led to a very open discussion, which in turn made the evening informative and rewarding. Furthermore, I enjoyed your book and its thought provoking subject matter. "
Greg Libertiny, President, IERG – New York Chapter
" Jacqueline is a smart, fresh voice in the area of overcoming your fears for peak performance and achievement. She is a lively, entertaining speaker and shares her stories with humor, wit and a huge dose of entertainment. Most importantly, when she speaks, people take pages of notes because she delivers step-by-step information in a way that is immediately usable. If you want a dynamic, inspiration and informational speaker to help your people achieve more, hire Jacqueline Wales now! "
Stephanie Frank, Speaker and Author, Scottsdale, AZ
As a coach, my job is to help you become more self-aware, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and blindspots, and develop the skills and insights you need to become a trusted leader. I will help you get honest with yourself, and help you build relationships that matter so that during a crisis, you can change fast and get results, while connecting your vision to a brighter future.
Ultimately, it's about being of service to something greater than yourself. Your team, your company. It is servant leadership at its best. In short, you want to become a better leader, and a better person.
I have spent my life in pursuit of these ideals, and have personally coached hundreds of individuals who have embraced these ideals and transformed their career and life.
OUR STORIES DEFINE WHO WE ARE - A personal narrative
With over thirty-five years involved in transformational change, I have witnessed first-hand the challenges that growth can bring. Faced with overwhelming odds of success, I made the commitment to do whatever it takes to move beyond the pain and fear of my early life experiences to find a healthy, more positive approach to life.
I wrote The Fearless Factor primarily for women because I met many who were unsure of their direction, their passion, or their skills and talents, and needed guidance, but the issues contained within this book apply equally to men. We all have fears, doubts and insecurities. How we choose to handle them is what makes the difference.
My next book The Fearless Factor @ Work is a companion to the original. After working with individuals within organizations for the last ten years I heard many stories of fear and distrust, breakdowns in communication, and lack of confidence which has led to underperforming and not living true to one's self or potential. These stories encouraged me to create a book that encourages aspiring and current leaders to develop their skills and talents to drive change in the modern workplace. With the right guidance, insights and tools, people rise to greatness because they care about the teams they lead, and the organizations they serve. This book was written for them.
We all have journeys we must make in life, and I'm grateful to have had mine. Not only that, I'm grateful to be in a position to inspire, motivate and generally help people become better versions of themselves. My role is simple. I help good people be better so we can create a happier world.
Thanks for being part of the journey.