Lift as You Climb is a dynamic guide to owning your ambition without having to be someone you don’t want to be. It’s about balancing ambition and compassion, and women being able to strive for personal success while trying to help – or lift – others along the way.
We all have difficult moments at work, times when we feel awkward, when our daily micro interactions make us uncomfortable, perhaps when we have to say no or assert ourselves in a way that makes us feel less like ourselves, less 'sisterly'. Part self-help guide, part master class in survival skills for life and work, Lift as You Climb examines what sisterhood looks like these days, asks what you can do to make things better for other women and considers how to do that without disadvantaging yourself. It's the ultimate confidence bible for women who want to plan a career in a fast moving world, but without leaving anyone else behind. And it addresses one of the biggest issues women face in the workplace - how to be ambitious without losing your sense of self. It must be possible, right? Full of tips, takeaways and invaluable insights, this is everything you need to know about making life better for yourself - without making it worse for others.
Praise for How to Own the Room:
'I recommend Viv Groskop's How to Own the Room to anyone wanting more self confidence. Full of helpful concepts you can get your head round and embody. I'm finding it very useful.' - Philippa Perry
'Plenty of tips and tricks... The most valuable lesson is that, in Groskop's words, "You don't have to be a great speaker to give an amazing speech."' - Style
'The ultimate guide to public speaking. Inspirational.' - Mary Portas
'Demystifies the art of talking to people and winning them round to your cause.' - The Times
'This book is going to help so many people. It's brilliant.' - Emma Gannon
'Easy steps to soothe the nerves and build confidence.' - Nina Stibbe
'An excellent, truly useful guide to getting more women front and centre, encouraging us to take part, noisily, in public life. (The podcast is also fabulous.)' - Daisy Buchanan