Throughout history, black women have had to overcome sexism and racism in the American workforce simply maintain employment, let alone advance in our careers.
In spite of these challenges, black women have consistently exemplified a strong work ethic, overcoming obstacles with a great deal of strength, dignity, and determination. In the process, these foremothers inherently passed down their strategies to their daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, nieces, goddaughters, and mentees, peppering their wisdom with common sense. And it is in the honor of this tradition that Julianna now passes down what she has learned in the pages of this book.
Written about her journey from administrative assistant to CEO of her own firm, the book also draws together others’ voices and stories of accomplishments. Additionally, it contains the results of research Julianna conducted over the years.
Leading on Purpose is for black women in their early- and mid-careers as well as mentors and managers of professional black women who want to learn more about our unique perspectives and how to better support them. Whether you’re in a support role, first-time supervisor or manager, or looking to advance beyond middle management, you can have the mindset of a leader starting today. This book is written for the woman who:
Becoming successful in whatever field you choose is not the result of “luck” or “being in the right place at the right time.” It’s the direct result of focused and deliberate hard work while leaving room for the unexpected and enjoying the process every step of the way. This book will both inspire you and encourage you to achieve your professional dreams.
“Dr. Hynes facilitated leadership development classes for our business school and our College of Business program at San Francisco State University. She and her associates have coached our Fellows and helped them prepare for their careers beyond their academic education. Dr. Hynes has demonstrated great knowledge of leadership principles that have kept students engaged in her classes. Her coaching has helped them identify career opportunities. She has a way
about her that is personable yet professional. My team and I have very much enjoyed partnering with Dr. Hynes.”
“During a time in my life when I came to a crossroad regarding a difficult professional decision, Dr. Julianna helped me to think clearly and organize my thoughts through her probing questions. In my sessions with her, I was able to re-evaluate what was important to me to make the correct decision. The tools she used to get me to the point of that decision are invaluable and were life-changing.”
“Dr. Julianna’s coaching was invaluable in helping me to identify and action the necessary steps to help take my career to the next level. I appreciated her thoughtful candor and approach to helping me examine myself and my goals and prepare for crucial conversations at work. I consider her a trusted advisor and highly recommend her as a coach.”
“Dr. Julianna is a talented coach and consultant. Her ideas are fresh and she adds a great deal to any team. She is personable and forthright, giving generously to her clients.”
“Julianna epitomizes intuition, creativity and listening skills which help to formulate concrete strategies unique to her clients and result in meeting and exceeding . She is a trusted advisor, and I recommend her unequivocally.”
“Dr. Julianna has mastered the art of being strategically tactical. She has a rare mix of business savvy and personal investment in her clients. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again!”
“Dr. Julianna Hynes is a phenomenal leadership coach. Using her skills and experience, she collaborates and consults with you as you seek guidance in your professional development and transition to the next level.”
“Dr. Hynes is a brilliant coach who brings together important aspects of professionalism and empowerment to assist individuals in the facilitation of changes necessary to positively impact the organizations they serve in prolifically!”
“The two phrases that come to mind to describe Dr. Hynes and her coaching are engaging and thought-provoking!”
“Dr. Julianna Hynes is the very epitome of coaching. With her calm and effective manner, she is passionate about assisting her clients in obtaining their goals and reaching their full potential. Dr. Hynes has made it her goal to equip herself with the tools to effectively serve others. I am honored to have experienced the powerful coaching skills of Dr. Hynes. In a word BRILLIANT!!”
“Dr. Julianna has been a God-send. She’s not only been instrumental in guiding my career, but she’s also served as a mentor for my personal and spiritual journey. She’s extremely knowledgeable, kind and honest.”