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4:00 pm - Author Sharon Podobnik Book Release Party
November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Author Sharon Podobnik Book Release Party, author of the book It’s Not (All) Your Fault (info below!)
This could be the last self-help book you ever read.
Self-help books promise transformation and empowerment but rarely deliver real change. What gives?
Despite what we’ve been told, no amount of self-help, quick-fixes, or mind-hacks will get us where we need to go. We cannot transform our futures through willpower and hard work alone.
It’s Not (All) Your Fault reveals the ways self-help—though well-meaning—is deeply flawed and keeps us trapped in stagnant cycles. It makes all of society’s problems your problems.
Sharon Podobnik draws on extensive industry and personal experience to offer a fresh perspective on personal development and collective transformation, revealing their inextricable link and demonstrating that well-being depends on solidarity, not self-optimization.
Whether you’re a self-help enthusiast, skeptic, or outspoken activist, this book is essential reading. Through captivating stories and insightful research, Podobnik reorients us to our power, provides radical strategies for growth and change, and brings conscious awareness to what we already know: the future is a collaborative effort.
Despite what the world has told you, it’s not all your fault.
“A wonderful chaser to our collective self-optimization hangover…“
~ Dr. Devon Price, social psychologist and author of the books Unmasking Autism and Laziness Does Not Exist
“Podobnik pulls no punches in her brilliant analysis…ultimately showing us that liberation is a collective project.”
~ Renee Powers, Founder & CEO, Feminist Book Club
“Sharon’s take on the self-help industry is refreshing and, as someone who has spent countless hours reading those books, made me realize that I’m not alone in my feelings of failure and inadequacy stemming from what’s meant to be helpful. Turns out, it’s not (all) my fault.”
~ Maricella Herrera, CEO, Ellevate Network
“Rather than fixing ourselves, Podobnik invites us to recognize our shared humanity, articulate our deepest values, and work together to build the future we deserve. Hers is a vision of radical hope with the power to transform lives and society itself.”
~Shasti Conrad, political strategist, Chair of the Washington State Democrats
Sharon Podobnik is a leadership coach, author, and speaker known for her work at the intersection of individual development and collective transformation.
Her writing draws from her background in education and her personal experiences in the self-help industry, and explores the psychological and sociological factors that shape our lives and our futures. Podobnik synthesizes complex topics, blending research with storytelling to present ideas in compelling and accessible ways. Her writing has been praised for being as entertaining as it is enlightening. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, Good Morning America, and Oprah Magazine.
She is the founder of The Center for Conscious Leadership, which seeks to co-create a more peaceful, just, and equitable world. When she’s not exploring the world with her husband Mark, she’s writing at a local coffee shop or reading with her spunky kitty, Annie, in Seattle, Washington. Find out more at: sharonpodobnik.com.