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Elegant & inspirational notebook, notepad and journal that help you create daily habits to nurture and empower the leader inside you.
Elegant & inspirational notebook, notepad and journal that help you create daily habits to nurture and empower the leader inside you.
Elegant & inspirational notebook, notepad and journal that help you create daily habits to nurture and empower the leader inside you.
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We are launching LEADERS IN HEELS, elegant and inspirational notebooks, notepads and journals that help you create daily habits to nurture and empower the leader inside you.

    

You can stay in the loop, check-in with our progress or order more Leaders in Heels notebooks, notepads and journals via:  

You can also subscribe to Leaders in Heels to join our community and to get updates on the products as they’re released.

Did you know, women hold only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions? In Australia the situation is not much better, with women holding only 9.2% of ASX 500 directorships. Having more female leaders is important to both women and men, as it leads to equity, fairness and economic prosperity of current and future generations.  

The issues of gender equality are complex but this is a small step that could lead to a big impact in the future.

The Leaders in Heels notebooks, notepads and journals aim to nurture, inspire and empower women

They provide daily dose of inspirational thoughts and quotes from leadership experts and successful people in a beautiful, structured and purposeful way

The Leaders in Heels notebooks, notepads and journals have been designed to be purposeful, elegant and practical

Each product has six sections focusing on six key leadership traits: passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination and kindness. 

Developed in collaboration with career, life and business coaching experts, the Leaders in Heels notebooks, notepads and journals aim to change your thinking habits and influence your behaviours in a gentle but consistent way.

  • Love getting daily inspiration from the creators, innovators and change makers  
  • Have grand aspirations for your life
  • Are still looking for your purpose in life
  • Know your purpose, but need motivation
  • Would love to have more mindfulness, kindness, gratitude and happiness in your life
  • Love getting daily injection of confidence
  • Love to be surrounded by beautiful things
  • Love to journal and reflect
  • Love to plan your day on paper
  • Want to impress at meetings
  • Are an entrepreneur or executive who needs to innovate, and stay focused and energetic
  • Are a manager or mentor who nurtures other women
  • Are a corporation that wants your female stuff to flourish
  • Are a future female leader!

The first stationery range I am launching is called Make Your Mark and is an evolution of the first product I launched in 2014 (more info about the success of the first notebook further below). The new range includes:  

All three products have been inspired by the Leaders in Heels Manifesto promoting key traits of female leaders: passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination and kindness.

A multi-purpose notebook for meetings, boardrooms, classes and everywhere else.

The notebook features elegant cover with matte lamination and gold foil.

Six structured sections to develop key leadership traits: passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination and kindness.

Every page includes daily thought or assignment, inspirational quote and lots of writing space.

Lightweight and sized to fit in your handbag (14.8x19.5cm, 5.8x7.7 inches), approx. A5 size.

High quality, ink-proof, 100gsm acid-free paper. No more ink bleeding through pages.

Includes the Leaders in Heels Manifesto & six full page high-quality images with inspirational quotes.

A thread-bound design to make sure your notebook will open flat on any page.

140 unique design pages with inspirational thoughts and quotes.

An essential item on your desk for prioritizing your day, to-do lists and quick notes with a stylish touch.

Elegant minimalistic cover with matte lamination and gold foil, 300gsm.

Every page includes sections for setting up your top priorities, to-do lists related to your top and secondary priorities – keep these separate so that you don’t get distracted from what’s the most important to you.

Every page has a unique uplifting headline and inspirational quote related to passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination and kindness.

6 inspirational prints that can be removed and framed.

A5 size (14.8x19.5cm, 5.8x7.7 inches).

80 sheets with unique designs.

A self-coaching tool. 

A holistic journal filled with practical exercises, assignments, inspirational thoughts, quotes and ideas developed in collaboration with highly-respected leadership experts

Meet your business, career and life coach within a compact, beautiful journal.

There is nothing else like this on the market!

The journal has been reviewed by Australian leadership experts Ozlem Beldan, Catherine Nolan, Sonia McDonald, Lisa Phillips, Natalie Goldman and Devika Mohotti. 

Six chapters to develop key leadership traits: passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination and kindness.

124 pages with self-coaching activities.

Includes: 

  • passion discovery exercises
  • ideal day visualisation exercise
  • goal setting pages 
  • bucket list 
  • confidence tips and assignments 
  • core values setting up pages 
  • strengths discovery exercises 
  • achievements diary
  • creating your own pitch 
  • exercises and assignments stimulating creativity
  • activities to hack your own work and life habits 
  • productivity tips 
  • determination & network building plan 
  • exercises to redesign your career, business and life so that you focus on what matters to you the most 
  • gratitude journal 
  • kindness & mindfulness assignments 
  • and many many more...

Elegant minimalistic cover with black faux leather and gold foil.

A thread-bound design to make sure your notebook will open flat on any page.

Lightweight and sized to fit in your handbag (14.8x19.5cm, 5.8x7.7 inches), approx. A5 size.

High quality, ink-proof, 100gsm acid-free paper. No more ink bleeding through pages.

Includes also 20 blank and lined pages for journalling, brainstorming, mind-mapping, your own personal notes and thoughts.

Total page count 144.

You can also get a Make Your Mark digital bundle with a sample of my favourite pages across the range for free! Click the button below to share this campaign and receive your free bundle.

My name is Kasia Gospos and I am the founder of Leaders in Heels, an online community created to nurture, inspire and empower female leaders.

I worked in Poland as a management accountant until 2008, when I decided to step out of my comfort zone and seek out new experiences that would stretch my career, and me as a person. So I left my life behind and moved to Australia.

In this new world, I encountered women from many different walks of life. I realised that some women succeeded in shaping their career and life, while other women didn’t. Intrigued, I started interviewing successful women in Australia to connect with them, learn from them and then share their experiences with other women. Leaders in Heels was born.

Since my humble beginning as a blogger Leaders in Heels has now hundreds of interviews with successful women and articles covering leadership, success, career development and entrepreneurship. The blog has been visited over a million times!  

Through my experience with Leaders in Heels, I began to notice common traits that these successful women exhibited in their life and career, and distilled them into a one-page document, the Leaders in Heels Manifesto.

In 2014 I launched the first Make Your Mark notebook, a product inspired by the Leaders in Heels Manifesto. 

The notebook was fully funded in 10 days and I sold out all 2000 copies. You can see some of the testimonials below:

I had the pleasure of sending the notebooks to over 20 countries. Many were gifts for employees or handed out at women’s events. I delivered the notebooks to the offices around the globe including companies such as Unilever, Microsoft or American Express.

The notebook was even featured on Australian national TV! (This was beyond stressful for an introvert like me, even though I was just sat there and smiled. That’s my happy face!)

The notebook has been also featured in many other media outlets for women in Australia.

There was one problem I had with the notebook. It was supposed to be an everyday tool that women used at work, to help them form habits of successful leaders. However, it also included personal questions that you wouldn't want anyone else to see! 

So for the next iteration, I decided to launch three products, each with a different purpose. The notebook is for meetings, boardrooms and everywhere else. The notepad is an essential day-planner for your desk. And the journal is a very personal self-coaching tool, for use in your private times.

Life is like a pen and you have the power to draw whatever you can imagine, but the ink is limited, so make sure you use it wisely and create the life you love. Start crafting your ‘brand new’ from today. Forget about the past.

Your future starts now.

You can now subscribe to Leaders in Heels to join our community and to get updates on the products as they’re released.

Go here to download high resolution images and press releases about the campaign. I am also happy to answer any questions if you would like to contact me for an interview.

Special thanks to:  

  • Ozlem Beldan, Devika Mohotti, Lisa Phillips, Catherine Nolan, Natalie Goldman and Sonia McDonald for their feedback on the journal content and co-authoring some of the pages of the notebook 
  • Margie Warrell for her feedback on the video and the suggestion to add G20 photo
  • Alex Wong for his beautiful photos used in the notebook to complement some of the best quotes 
  • Anna Jihad for her amazing graphic design and lots of patience 
  • Ozlem Beldan for her beautiful yet powerful voice used within the campaign video
  • Leanne Yong for her 'stay calm' attitude while proofreading never-ending-changing content
  • Love and appreciation to my husband Nino Laygan who took care of me while I was busy creating this collection 
  • My dearest friends, mentors and Leaders in Heels team: Leanne Yong, Yolanda Floro, Rashida Tayabali, Angela Bee, Patrycja Dziubek, Li Peng, Devika Mohotti, Ozlem Beldan, Laura Diakow, Jingwei Li, Ceci Jubilee (and more.. I am pretty sure I missed someone) for their continuous feedback and lots of, lots of patience.  
I proudly dedicate Make Your Mark line to the women involved in building Leaders in Heels into the amazing space it is, especially the many volunteers and contributors. You are an inspiration to me every day.
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Risks and challenges

The notebook, journal and notepad are 99% complete and ready to be printed as soon as we reach our goal. I have already selected all design elements and a printing company.

I have learned a tremendous amount about the procurement, printing processes, and the logistics from a previous campaign, where I had to ship 2,000 notebooks. I now know what issues to anticipate and plan for. Therefore, I’ve intentionally built in extra time in my schedule to absorb hiccups and prevent delays.

However, launching three new products is a big step and requires substantial financial outlay upfront, as I need to print a substantial volume to make them cost-effective. This campaign will provide the much needed capital to fund the first production run. I also firmly believe that these products are the change-makers in the empowerment and gender equality space and they can truly make a difference in your life!

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    VIRTUAL SUPPORTER!

    A great big virtual hug and positive vibes sent your way. You’ll also receive:

    - high resolution A3 size digital inspirational poster featuring six leadership traits (pdf)
    - leadership checklist (pdf)
    - A4 digital Manifesto (pdf)
    - digital Make Your Mark bundle with my favourite pages across the range (pdf)
    - ‘Get Your Life Back’ eBook on how to streamline and automate your business and life so that you have more time for what you really love (pdf)

    Total valued AU$42/US$30.
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    AN INDIVIDUAL PATRON

    Your name listed on LeadersinHeels.com website as an Individual Patron of the Leaders in Heels crowdfunding campaign.

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    EARLY BIRD MAKE YOUR MARK NOTEPAD

    Elegant, inspiring and functional. An essential item on your desk for prioritizing your day, to-do lists and quick notes with a stylish touch. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

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    EARLY BIRD MAKE YOUR MARK NOTEBOOK

    Elegant, inspiring and compact. A multi-purpose notebook for meetings, boardrooms, classes and everywhere else full of inspirational quotes and thoughts. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

    Total valued AU$69/US$49.

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    MAKE YOUR MARK NOTEPAD

    Elegant, inspiring and functional. An essential item on your desk for prioritizing your day, to-do lists and quick notes with a stylish touch. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

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    EARLY BIRD MAKE YOUR MARK JOURNAL

    A self-coaching tool. Elegant, inspiring and functional. A holistic journal filled with practical exercises, assignments, inspirational thoughts and quotes developed in collaboration with Australian leadership experts. Meet your business, career and life coach within a compact, beautiful journal. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

    Total valued AU$77/US$55.

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    MAKE YOUR MARK NOTEBOOK

    Elegant, inspiring and compact. A multi-purpose notebook for meetings, boardrooms, classes and everywhere else full of inspirational quotes and thoughts. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

    Total valued AU$69/US$49.

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    MAKE YOUR MARK JOURNAL

    A self-coaching tool. Elegant, inspiring and functional. A holistic journal filled with practical exercises, assignments, inspirational thoughts and quotes developed in collaboration with Australian leadership experts. Meet your business, career and life coach within a compact, beautiful journal. You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

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    TWITTER SHOUT-OUT

    Twitter shout out with a 'thank you' note to you broadcasted to 20,000 @LeadersinHeels Twitter followers.

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    EARLY BIRD MAKE YOUR MARK SET

    Stationery set that is elegant, inspiring and functional. Developed in collaboration with Australian leadership experts, this set comprises of a notebook, notepad and journal. It's filled with practical exercises, inspirational thoughts and quotes to create a complete empowerment tool.
    You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards + a Leaders in Heels Manifesto card.

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    Total valued AU$124/US$88.

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    EMPOWER YOURSELF - 1 x MAKE YOUR MARK SET

    Stationery set that is elegant, inspiring and functional. Developed in collaboration with Australian leadership experts, this set comprises of a notebook, notepad and journal. It's filled with practical exercises, inspirational thoughts and quotes to create a complete empowerment tool.
    You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards + a Leaders in Heels Manifesto card.

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    EMPOWER YOURSELF - 1 x MAKE YOUR MARK SET

    Stationery set that is elegant, inspiring and functional. Developed in collaboration with Australian leadership experts, this set comprises of a notebook, notepad and journal. It's filled with practical exercises, inspirational thoughts and quotes to create a complete empowerment tool.
    You’ll also receive all of the Virtual Supporter rewards + a Leaders in Heels Manifesto card.

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    BUSINESS PATRON

    Your name and business listed on LeadersinHeels.com website as a Business Patron of the Leaders in Heels crowdfunding campaign including a link to your website. With over 70k page views per month and Page Rank 5 it will make your business look great and is also perfect for your SEO.

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    GOOD FRIENDS - 2 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes: 2 Notebooks, 2 Notepads, 2 Journals and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards + 2 Leaders in Heels Manifesto cards.

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    Total valued AU$206/US$146.

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    EMPOWERMENT GIFT - 3 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes: 3 Notebooks, 3 Notepads, 3 Journals and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards + 3 Leaders in Heels Manifesto cards.

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    Total valued AU$288/US$205.

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    INSPIRE YOUR TEAM - 7 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes:
    - 7 Notebooks, 7 Notepads, 7 Journals
    - 3 digital inspirational posters featuring leadership traits
    - 7 Leaders in Heels Manifesto cards
    - and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards

    Free shipping within Australia
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    Total valued AU$616/US$437.

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    EMPOWERMENT 10-PACK - 10 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes:
    - 10 Notebooks, 10 Notepads, 10 Journals
    - 10 Leaders in Heels Manifesto cards
    - 5 digital inspirational posters featuring leadership traits
    - and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards

    Free shipping within Australia
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    Total valued AU$882/US$627.

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    EMPOWER YOUR STAFF - 30 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes:
    - 30 Notebooks, 30 Notepads, 30 Journals
    - 30 Manifesto cards
    - 7 digital inspirational posters featuring leadership traits
    - and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

    Free shipping within Australia
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    Total valued AU$2,530/US$1,797.

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    GOLD CORPORATE SPONSOR - 50 x MAKE YOUR MARK SETS

    Includes:
    - 50 Notebooks, 50 Notepads, 50 Journals,
    - 50 Manifesto cards
    - 7 digital inspirational posters featuring leadership traits
    - and all of the Virtual Supporter rewards.

    Additionally your business listed on LeadersinHeels.com website as a Gold Corporate Sponsor of the Leaders in Heels crowdfunding campaign including link to your website.

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    Total valued AU$4,171/US$2,961.

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    CUSTOM ORDER / CREATIVE COLLABORATION

    Create your own reward that includes a combination of different products in custom quantities and mix it up with sponsorship benefits.
    Please contact me to brainstorm ideas.

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Funding period

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