Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!
A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.
Mary O’Sullivan has over 30 years of leading, writing, and editing experience in the aerospace and defense industry. In each of her roles, she wrote entire sections of major defense-related proposals and business development material. Also, as a leader, she acted as a change agent, moving teams and individuals from status quo to higher levels of performance, through offering solutions focused on changing behaviors and fostering growth. She is also an experienced speaker and executive coach.
Currently, Mary is a weekly contributing writer to Rhode Island News Today, a daily digital news magazine. In addition, she regularly contributes her work to Providence Business News, as well as Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
Mary is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach and a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional. She is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and a certified EQ1-2.0 and EQ360 Practitioner.
In her leadership and executive coaching roles, Mary focuses on improving executive behaviors that impede high performance and enhance growth, such as soft skills, effective communication, and micro-bias awareness. She has successfully supported leaders such as attorneys, surgeons, pharmacists, and university professors, make career decisions that lead to success.
Her first book, The Leader You Don’t Want to Be: Transform Your Leadership Style from ‘Command and Control’ to ‘Transformative Visionary’ is now available at several Rhode Island booksellers and all digital bookselling outlets. Her companion book, The Field Guide, recently debuted on Amazon as a workbook to enhance the reader’s experience with the original book, offering practical, actionable steps to make a toxic workplace survivable.
The book is based on the academic papers Mary wrote for her master’s degree and her university-based coach training, along with articles written for RINewsToday.com. Much of the subject matter is about Mary’s experience working in corporate America. She tells stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of working in large companies. Many are unbelievable stories you couldn’t make up (like chasing an original pen and ink signature because the reviewer refused to accept an electronic one. And the client was located in Spain! When the signature finally came in, the entire document was in Spanish.) This story is but one of many Mary shares with her readers. Mary wrote this book to underline the perils and confusion of a bureaucratic organization and how people can easily get lost in the maze.
Mary has generously offered to give away one copy of her book and the companion workbook. To be eligible, leave a comment below or answer the following question: What’s the worst job you ever had?
Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!