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A powerful call to step into your full potential that biblically affirms the need for women to rise up and work together to make a better world. 

"Jo is one of my most trusted voices in Christian leadership. . . . She leads auditoriums full of people, and she leads me one-on-one."—Jen Hatmaker

 
Have you ever questioned the roles you find yourself in, wondering if you were made for more but unsure of the rocky path before you? Have you had a clear vision for your life, but along the way, insecurity and fear weighted your dreams and silenced the voice within you?
 
You’re not alone. Many amazing women like you have experienced the same struggles. Whether you’re moving into leadership, discovering your calling, fighting for change, or doing all three, leadership coach and speaker Jo Saxton affirms that God designed women for influence and impact.
 
But are you living up to your full potential?
 
Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues—from harassment and sexism to self-doubt and loneliness—that can discourage and derail women from leading in the areas God has called them to. With insights from her own journey and powerful biblical examples, Jo offers practical advice to empower and equip women to transform their communities.
 
If you’ve ever longed to uncover your true potential, own your voice, and boldly advance God’s goodness in the world, now is the time to start. Get ready to rise!

About Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton is a popular leadership trainer, international speaker, and author who is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives across the globe. She has been featured at IF: Gathering, Catalyst, Thrive, and Propel conferences. Jo also chairs the board of an international discipleship organization, known as 3D Movements, serves on the advisory board for Today's Christian Woman, and co-hosts the LeadStories podcast. Jo and her husband, Chris, live in the Minneapolis area with their two daughters.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 14, 2020

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Ready to Rise. A powerful call to step into your full potential that biblically affirms the need for women to rise up and work together to make a better world. In this particular cultural moment, where the momentum of #MeToo meets raised voices over injustice in wage equality and minority representation, popular speaker and podcaster Jo Saxton wants to move women beyond disempowerment. Instead, she draws women together to grow their grit and to establish new partnerships that will have a powerful chain effect. Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues women face—workplace harassment, sexism, low self-esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds—while providing meaningful wisdom from Jo's own journey to leadership. Added to this personal reflection are stories of empowered women from the Bible. Jo then calls on readers to invest in the next generation of women and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish. Ready to Rise pulls together Jo's best practices in both listening to the hearts of women and empowering them to change the landscape.

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International Speaker and Leadership Coach Jo Saxton Invites Women to Own Their Voice and Boldy Advance God’s Goodness in the World
 
“Inspired by the #MeToo movement’s momentum in raising awareness of injustices such as wage inequality, Lead Stories podcaster Jo Saxton calls on women to fill leadership roles in Ready to Rise.”
— Publishers Weekly

 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  In an era of #metoo and #churchtoo, Jo Saxton, international speaker, author, podcast host, and leadership coach, presents an inspiring call to women in her new book, Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence (WaterBrook, 4/14/20).
 
As the founder and coach of her own online leadership development program for women, Saxton has seen too many women struggle with feeling weighed down by fear and insecurity while longing to rise up into their calling and purpose. Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues—from harassment and sexism to self-doubt and loneliness—that can discourage and derail women from leading in the areas God has called them to.
 
With insights from her own journey and powerful biblical examples, Jo offers practical advice to empower and equip women to transform their communities. “When we use our voice, our influence, when we show up in our own lives and calling, it strengthens, invites, and empowers others to do the same.”
 
With questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter, Ready to Rise is a valuable resource for individuals or groups eager to introduce change in their lives. Additional special features include a personal “I Am Ready to Rise” section at the back of the book and several “conversations in theory,” in which fictional characters based on real women in Saxton’s life provide an example of a community coming together to support and encourage each other.
 
“Your voice makes a difference,” she writes. “Your voice in all its fullness is powerful and brimming with potential. You don’t need to apologize for it or be afraid of it. But you do need to discover it, or recover it, and learn how to use it in all its beauty and purpose.”
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com or https://josaxton.com/.  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1josaxton
Twitter/Instagram: @JoSaxton
 
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