No Fear Allowed: A Story of Guts, Perseverance, and Making an Impact
Laura Herring, psychologist and successful entrepreneur has lived through some of the most dramatic failures and successes in growing her company, IMPACT Group, and shares them with you like no other entrepreneur has done. She stared fear down and went on to build a $50 million global career transition company Her lessons learned at the end of each chapter on what NOT to do as well as WHAT to do are as valuable as her inspiring story.
If you are an entrepreneur, are thinking of starting a business, manage a team or are a lover of well written biographies, this book will blow you away. You will ask yourself over and over again, How did she do that?
A perfect gift for business owners, students, business and anyone who wants to learn how to stare failure and fear in the face and say: NO FEAR ALLOWED! "
Laura Herring has stared down some corporate scenarios that would leave some titans of industry themselves shaking in their Louboutins! But has managed to land on her feet and demonstrates the power of perseverance. This book and her lessons learned are great to keep you motivated till you succeed. -- Nina McLemore, Chief Executive Officer, Nina McLemore, Inc.
I have had the privilege of getting to know Laura and I say about her inspiring message: awesome! Her resilience, her passion for making a difference, and her success as an entrepreneur make her a role model for all entrepreneurs and those aspiring to business success. Her book "No Fear Allowed" is an amazing, heartfelt personal story of overcoming failure after failure on the road to triumph. This is a woman who refused to let anything get in the way of her purpose to "make a positive difference" in all the lives she touched. Her lessons learned at the end of each chapter are worth the price of the book alone. "No Fear Allowed" is a must read for all entrepreneurs. With Laura Herring's words as your motivation, you can have the success you have been reaching for! -- Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO, eWomenNetwork
True tales from the corporate front line, from a woman who literally put everything on the line---financially and otherwise---while believing that failure is impossible. Herring tells her story in "No Fear Allowed" in a way that puts you in her shoes, feeling what she felt, and always leaving you thinking---How did she do that -- Roberta Sydney, President, Sydney Associates, Inc.
I know Laura Herring and I know what it takes to build a brand from unknown to best known. "No Fear Allowed" is an exciting journey of how Herring knocked on the doors of the world s top companies and successfully walked through them, learning fierce lessons along the way. I am proud to call her a friend and excited to introduce you to this awesome woman who has a kind heart and is a fierce competitor and an amazing, gutsy businesswoman. If you are an entrepreneur, No Fear Allowed is a MUST read, not just to hear her story, but to learn from her invaluable Lessons Learned. -- Laurie Ann Goldman, Founder of LA Ventures and Former CEO of SPANX
Laura Herring was on the forefront of leaning in way before it even existed. -- Kimber L. Maderazzo, Senior Vice President of Global Product Marketing, Guthy-Renker LLC
For me, one of the most interesting facets of No Fear Allowed was that it is the story of a family-run organization. The stories that Laura, her husband Mike, and daughter Lauren (now CEO of IMPACT Group) tell are funny, poignant, and have lessons that anyone in business can learn from. Having a family-run business myself, I love their story. -- Donna Van Eekeren, Executive Chairman, Land O Frost, Inc.
If I had a daughter about to graduate from college and enter the world of business---in any capacity---I would absolutely give her this book as a gift. . .and then make sure that she read it. Laura Herring s "No Fear Allowed" is a story of entrepreneurial guts, savvy, and success and is a breath of fresh air to corporate America! -- Hannah Kain, President and CEO, ALOM Technologies Corporation
We re delighted that Laura s deep relationship with Worldwide ERC(r) and its members was foundational to her success as she helped raise both the bar, and the focus, on spouse and family issues. What an accomplishment to memorialize her journey in conceptualizing, developing and growing her vision so that others can learn from her rich experiences. -- Peggy Smith, CRP, GMS-T, President and CEO Worldwide ERC
It is extremely clear from page one that everything Laura Herring says, thinks, does is rooted in authenticity and absolute, unleashed passion. This woman does not have an off switch! Her book "No Fear Allowed" is a great life story combined with valuable lessons for anyone looking for the secret to moving beyond fear to incredible success in business and in life. A great read! -- Larraine Segil, CEO Little Farm Company, Former Chair C200 Foundation
As a business owner, I can confidently say from experience that if every entrepreneur, CEO and manager possessed Laura Herring's passion, perseverance and drive for success, we would have far more business success stories like this. If you are looking for the secrets and strategies for moving past fear to success in business-read "No Fear Allowed!" -- Roz Alford, Founder and CEO of ASAP Chairwoman of Committee of 200 Foundation
Laura is the true definition of a successful entrepreneur: confident, smart, passionate about her company and her clients. She has proven that a disruptive idea, conceived and executed before computers and social media were available, can be powered by vision, guts and perseverance. "No Fear Allowed" will be an inspiration to today's entrepreneurs who have the right product, at the right time, and the right hutzpah to make it happen! -- Kathryn Swintek, General Partner, Golden Seeds Fund
No Fear Allowed" is a gutsy story of surviving and eventually thriving the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. Laura's journey is one all entrepreneurs can identify with: extreme highs and devastating lows. She shows us all how to move into action and say goodbye to fear. -- Susan Nethero, The Bra Whisperer, as seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CEO/Founder Intimacy Emerita
I have seen Laura Herring bring audiences to tears with her passionate plea to help relocating families and relocating military spouses. Her passion for making a difference in the relocation industry made IMPACT Group the number one Spouse and Family Transition company in the world, year after year. Her daughter continues the passion. "No Fear Allowed" is the story of how she did it. Truly inspiring! -- Ed Cohen, Editor & Publisher, GlobalBusinessNews http: //www.GlobalBusinessNews.net
Laura is a person whose passion of making a difference is reflected in everything she does. Her book, "No Fear Allowed," shows her passion, her commitment to excellence, her resiliency and her ability to LEAD POSITIVE. This is a must read for anyone who is a leader, an entrepreneur or a corporate intra-preneur. She has a gift of inspiring others to be all that they can be. -- Dr. Kathryn Cramer, Psychologist\Author of "LEAD POSITIVE What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, Do"
With Laura, specifically when she would talk about her business, there was just tremendous determination. She always would approach it as, Okay, this isn t working. What is a different way I can approach it? Let s try a new angle here. She was always trying to grow the business. It s like she could never get happy with where she was. She was always stretching to do more, more, more. And the business totally was who she was. Laura as a person and Laura as a business person were one in the same because she had such determination to be successful. -- Sharon Fiehler, Retired CAO of Peabody Energy
Laura was speaking for the largest chamber in our area and she was sharing marketing ideas. But, what was really engaging is she was sharing stories for real, not just the pretty ones. She also told ones that didn t go well, and a lot of speakers, particularly at that time, didn t do that. I don t think being authentic was very popular back then. But she was absolutely authentic. She shared so much, and the sincerity that held everyone in the room, is what engaged me to her. I immediately thought, Oh gosh, any time this woman is speaking, I want to hear her. She s brilliant on stage! -- Karen Hoffman, Founder, Gateway to Dreams (a nonprofit)
Laura always had an eye on who the next person was she needed to see. She was fearless! I would watch her just zoom across the room, because there was somebody with a certain colored badge that she needed to get in front of. It was a riot to watch her! Sure, most people in those situations are a little more reserved than that, but you know, she just was passionate about what she was doing and that s how she got noticed. It s been kind of her MO ever since. -- Marge Fisher, Relocation Management Consultant"
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