Author Gwyn Teatro is a Certified Professional Coach with a master of science degree in management. She has spent the bulk of her career as an HR professional in the financial services industry where she coached senior business leaders and groups on leadership, organizational effectiveness and strategic business planning.
Active on social media and an award winning blogger on HR and leadership trends and issues, Gwyn has learned a lot about building, that is, building relationships, building bridges, building alliances, and building credibility.
Teatro's first book, In the Thick of It, will be out soon.
You are in the middle of everything. You’re a part of the sandwich generation, wedged between aging parents and growing children whose demands keep you constantly on the hop.
At work you are also in the middle. You are a boss. You have a boss. Being in the middle, in the thick of it, dealing with change at home and leading change at work, can be difficult, tedious, and exhausting. It can also be interesting and immensely rewarding.
Gwyn Teatro's In the Thick of It takes you on a journey of awareness, growth, and purpose to help you master the art of leadership that, no matter how many you lead, will pay dividends. Author Gwyn Teatro shows you to how to be the kind of leader that delivers results while valuing every human being, engendering trust and loyalty, and bringing out the best in others.
Author Gwyn Teatro’s lighthearted, humorous, and self-deprecating style delivers lessons in choosing to lead, changing the narrative, and leading with purpose. She cracks the “lack of communication” myth, shows you how to identify pitfalls that get in the way of effective communication, and helps you see through the misleading warm glow of inclusion around the word “team.”
When you’re ready to confront the challenge of change, Teatro’s In the Thick of It provides the map for you to successfully navigate the waters of planned and unplanned change, help your team rise above the challenges in change, and incorporate autonomy, mastery, purpose, innovation, and creativity into your leadership toolkit.
The failures, bumps, and potholes are all part of the shift from what is, to what can be. In the Thick of It will show you how to cherish the fulfillment that accomplishment brings. It will spur you on, make you want more, and reaffirm your belief in yourself. This is the summit of your mountain and the high that confirms the worthiness of your struggle.
You are a leader in the middle of it all. You want to be the kind of leader that encourages others to do, and be, their best. You imagine yourself accomplishing something great, something that has meaning, not just for you but for others too. In your ideal world, people are not cogs in a wheel that rolls dispassionately toward the bottom line. They, like you, are searching for something that gives them purpose.
After all, the middle is a place where most of us live and learn. It is what we choose to do with it that makes the difference between feeling sandwiched and expanding our horizons, pushing out from the centre, and creating larger, more productive and satisfying spaces.
In all the messiness of change, being an empowered leader in the middle can be extremely satisfying. In the Thick of It will take you there.
Coming soon in eBook, paperback, and audiobook.
Connect with Author Gwyn Teatro on Twitter: @GwynT