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Yvonne E.L. SilverBy Yvonne E.L. Silver
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Yvonne E.L. SilverBy Yvonne E.L. Silver
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About

Words, Women & Wisdom: The Modern Art of Confident Conversations
Words, Women & Wisdom: The Modern Art of Confident Conversations

Ladies - It's time for change!  A new book is on the horizon... 

This book is for women who are ready to re-discover their inner confidence, take a stand for themselves in life and business, by using more powerful words and language.

On October 5th, 2017, The New York Times published a story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment, against film producer Harvey Weinstein. Numerous women in the entertainment industry found the courage to go public, banding together with a powerful voice, that change is long overdue.  The Times Up and #MeToo movements are active, women are rising up to leverage the power of the media and social media, to give voice to many injustices that women experience. 

It's time for change!

Hello – I am Yvonne Silver, a passionate women’s growth catalyst and Executive Coach based in Calgary, Alberta, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Canada.  I teach women to Flourish in business, by having more confident conversations, to engage and empower others - it's an inspired mission that is having a big impact.

The women of the world are rising up and calling for positive change. I am answering that call, with a book leveraging my insights gathered over 35 years of business, interviewing over 6,000 people (for job interviews, combined with Coaching, Consulting and Sales conversations). I hear many similar concerns from hundreds of women, who are looking for new approaches to ask for what they really want, and to be heard - especially in business. Women want to create positive, collaborative conversations that engage and empower others.

This book provides practical approaches for women to ask for what they really want, and get it. It puts the spotlight on positive words and questions, highlighting the words that carry negative energy - to eliminate or use wisely - and how our words can support us and increase our confidence. This powerful book is anticipated to be published shortly after International Women’s Day 2018.  It covers innovative approaches and word concepts, and is supplemented with insights from influential women I have been interviewing over the past few months, combined with documented research (and my own observations from my client results).

This is a powerful book with 10 Chapters, looking at words we use at home, at work, words that trip us up or diminish our confidence, that elevate and encourage, and when no words are even required.  It teaches HOW to leverage the power of words, in a positive and collaborative way, with impact.

Currently I work with women entrepreneurs and leaders who are empowering other women, through leading Mentorship Programs, Coaching, public speaking, interviews and writing.  I am a passionate Founder with a mission-inspired focus to help women Flourish in business. Through their success, I hope they will grow and expand their team, and hire women at fair wages - creating a global ripple impact for increased sustainability and wage equity.  Writing this book captures hundreds of the words and word concepts that I have been sharing over a number of years, and watching women's confidence grow.

My commitment with the sales from this book is to match 1:1 for every book sold to donate one to a woman "in need" of confidence, giving to a woman's shelter, to immigrant women new to North America, women supported by not-for-profit groups and foundations (who can request books to be donated, and you can direct your book to the group of your choice).  Every book sold will provide one for a woman who can benefit from learning to use her words in more powerful ways, and yet may not have the funds to purchase a copy...


As you heard in the video, I watched my Father belittle my mother so often she nervously dropped dishes every week, her hands shaking so much from being scared of his anger and criticism.  I vowed I would help other women regain or retain their dignity, by having the confidence to speak up, and use powerful words and language concepts to ask for what they really want, and get it.  After many years of working through my own healing and awakening to a new level of personal alignment, I hope sharing the concepts that have worked for me will help other women increase their confidence too.

Every woman will benefit from this book, and I hope you will consider sharing this news with your female friends and colleagues, as it is being published very shortly.  In 2017 I spoke at 17 different events, sharing pieces of my story and how to use positive language for a powerful mindset shift, and will be expanding these talks in 2018/9. 

Early comments on the importance of the book concept, from recent interviews, include:
Melinda Wittstock, Host of Wings of Inspired Business Podcast and founder of Verifeed’s Return on Authenticity algorithm, said. “I haven't thought about it this way, although this it is interesting... I never really deconstruct conversations in such a specific way. Now, for every conversation that I have I will be thinking: what is a confident word, or an unconfident word?”

Tasha Giroux - Regional VP, Commercial & Financial Services, RBC - "I am thrilled to provide any support for your book launch.  I think the work you are doing is super important.  We need to be deliberate about our development plan - personal goals and work goals. Step outside your comfort zone and your preconceived limits, continuously learn and develop. It is really important to focus on what you are good at, and bring those skills into the conversation. As women, you never get what you don't ask for.  Don't be afraid to ask for what you want." 

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of the book, as a recently posted LinkedIn article, to give you a taste of the content...
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-professional-women-can-earn-another-500k-yes-really-silver/?published=t

Books already in print:
My son Alex (aged 22) is a young adult with special needs, who loves to paint.  I am including his book (which I wrote with him) in some of the pledge levels, as his words reminds others that "no matter what your circumstances are - anyone can make a difference". Despite his disability, he sells his artwork and prints to raise money for cleft palate surgeries for children in 3rd world countries, conducted by Operation Smile. He has paid for 4 surgeries so far, and transformed the lives of those children, who now have a reason to smile again.  His book "Creating Smiles Around The World" showcases his artwork and celebrates the power of a generous heart.

Alex's book - "Creating Smiles Around The World"
Alex's book - "Creating Smiles Around The World"

Why host a KICKSTARTER (KS) Campaign?
As I work with women entrepreneurs and leaders, launch funding for this book on KICKSTARTER provides an opportunity for me to experience first-hand their challenges raising capital for new ideas, as well as ensuring the monies to complete this project are in place. I am in the trenches with my female clients building my own business too!

Future Plans:
I am speaking on March 10th at the Edmonton Fearless Conference on this topic of confidence and words, with a plan to speak several times at other events in 2018/2019.  This book is the launchpad for significant change, hence there is an aim for it to be translated into multiple languages in the future (beginning with French - Canada’s other official language) along with workshops and programs deepening the verbal agility concepts and content shared.

Estimated Timelines:
Feb. 19th - launch KICKSTARTER campaign
(my birthday!)
Feb. 26th - pledges close, fully (or over-funded works too! :)
Mar. 2nd - final editing completed
Mar. 15th - final formatting completed
Mar 28th - printing (if not earlier)
Apr. - shipping begins

Budget estimates: 
Book project (in CA $)
KS and launch video $800
Book creation/edits $1400
Cover creation/design $300
Publishing $1795
Publishing company registration $80
Domain name $45
Landing page creation $300
Website, resources & speaker page - basic $1000
ZOOM pre-launch activities $500
First 500 copies $1500
Shipping costs $350
Pledge items 458
Fees for KS 938
ESTIMATE TOTAL: $9466  

I am grateful to be able to share my insights, combined with those of other influential women in business, and hope you will support this movement for change, by supporting the creation and launch of this important book.  Thank you, in advance. 

Warmly, Yvonne E.L. Silver

Risks and challenges

"Words, Women & Wisdom: The Modern Art of Confident Conversations" is already written, and is currently in the final stages of editing. All projects do have risks, however, these have been minimized by using Amazon CREATE SPACE professional author services, responsible for the formatting and publishing of numerous books annually, and leveraging Steve Harrison's book publishing training.

The anticipated publication timeline is April 2018, however, as this is my first solo book, a few items have taken longer to finalize than expected, as this is an adventure with some unknown elements. My professional reputation requires this book be published, as I have already conducted and released a series of interviews with influential women, advertising the upcoming book.

In the past I have already contributed to two anthology style books. "Stepping Stones to Success" - was written with chapters from authors Jack Canfield, Dennis Waitley and Deepak Chopra (available on Amazon). I also wrote a chapter in "You are meant for something more" with fellow Coaches, which was released in e-book version.
My son's book is already published. Alex's book "Creating Smiles Around The World" showcases his artwork and personal story, (currently through his Facebook page and website), with a plan to expand distribution later this year as well.

(Should any unexpected surprises arise in the publishing process, I have numerous professional colleagues who are already published authors to draw upon for additional assistance.)

I feel there is strong evidence from the media that this is the time for change. The time TO RELEASE THIS BOOK IS NOW. Every woman I have spoken with about the concept shared that "when it comes out , I WANT a copy!" With your support, let's help more women to have more CONFIDENT conversations. It's time for change! Thank you for making your pledge today.

Warmly, Yvonne

Yvonne E.L. Silver - Flourish!
CEC, CPHR, Reiki Practitioner, EQ-i Certified Consultant
WOMEN'S GROWTH CATALYST: CONSCIOUS LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURS
Executive Coach, Speaker, Author, Mentorship Chair
CEC, CPHR (HRIA), EQ-i Consultant, Reiki Practitioner

Tel. / Text: 403.999.4749
www.we-flourish.org
WHERE POSSIBILITY, PURPOSE & CONSCIOUSNESS MEET - WE FLOURISH!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YvonneSilverFlourish/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonnesilver/
Twitter: @Yvonne_ELSilver

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