"This is more than just another novel. By interweaving the principles of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy throughout this dramatic story of business and personal relationships, we glean insights that will serve us well in our own professional and intimate relationships. I am grateful to Emily for offering these lessons in such an engaging way."
~ Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, Founder and Developer of Internal Family Systems, author of Internal Family Systems Therapy: The Mosaic Mind
You yearn for greater CLOSENESS, PLEASURE, and INTIMACY in love. This can be achieved through confidently and vulnerability in expressing ALL of your emotions and thoughts.
However, this level of vulnerability, radical honesty and authenticity requires courage. You can gain this courage through learning to speak for your parts (i.e. thoughts and emotions) using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Self-leadership framework.
When you know how to speak for all parts of you in dating and relationships, you can use the same confident vulnerability and authenticity framework to become an impactful "real" leader who everyone loves to work for. As a result, you can finally climax in love and leadership.
Hi, I'm Emily W. Liu. Many leadership books and training say, "This is how you can be a great leader. And... by the way... you can also apply these techniques in personal relationships."
I'm doing a 180 from the norm. Instead of teaching you how to be a great leader at work, I teach you how to be a Self-led compassionate and courageously vulnerable romantic partner first; then, you can use the same tools to become a great leader.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Self-leadership framework (developed by psychologist Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.), is the evidence-based, cutting-edge secret sauce to help you break through the internal blocks that hold you back from fearless self-expression and vulnerability in love and leadership.
"This is a great book about great leaders. But it is not about a love affair; it is about finding love in yourself. Philosophers have long held that to love another you must first love yourself. With excellent case studies and a well-structured protocol for self-examination and self-help, Emily Liu asks the reader to look inside. This introspection can lead to self-awareness, self-forgiveness, and self-love. She speaks not of narcissism nor self-absorption but of a strong comfort level with one’s self. She is on rock solid ground in her discussions of psychology, and her writing is smooth and easy.
Ms. Liu and I share the view that to be a great leader you must really be in touch with yourself, your character, and your values. And she rightly places love as the bedrock of that value system. Why the focus on values? A leader demonstrating a strong set of values such as respect, openness, and integrity is what causes followers to really trust the leader. 'I would follow ‘X’ to hell and back.' In a nonromantic sense, leaders 'love' a leader of good character. Liu makes the case that the first step is to love yourself."
~ Robert C. Carroll, author of Building Your Leadership Legacy: It’s All About CharacterI Want to Learn More!