Personal Development at Home

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are enjoying some extra time at home. While we miss the opportunities to connect with each other face to face, this time has provided us all a chance to dive into some new personal development content.

With so many options available, we reached out to some JLT leaders for their recommendations on great personal development books and podcasts. Whether you are looking for advice as you lead employees in the post-COVID marketplace or are trying to find more joy in the chaos of COVID, there is something for everyone on this list.

The Junior League of Tampa Transfer Chair Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown JLT Transfer Chair and Director of Government Relations at AdventHealth/West Florida Division

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Emily David JLT DE&I Chair and WW Chanel Sales Leader at HPE GreenLake

Brave, not Perfect by Reshma Saujani

Isabel Dewey Past JLT President and Senior Vice President of People at ReliaQuest

Brené Brown’s podcast – Unlocking Us
The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast
The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon

Jennifer Dutkowsky JLT Meeting Manager and Owner of Why Not Boutique

Profit First by Mike Michaelowicz
Rachel Hollis books for business and life motivation

Past Board Member of The Junior League of Tampa Laura Everitt

Laura Everitt Past JLT Executive Board Member and Transit and Rail Planning Manager at VHB

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Kitty Forenza JLT Nominating Committee Member and Revenue Integrity Manager at PwC

Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee

Mary Gamble JLT Community Advisory Board Member and President of Competitive Performance Systems Inc.

Brené Brown’s podcast- Unlocking Us

Denise Glass JLT Community Advisory Board Member and Owner of Sensory5

Any podcast featuring Sarah Blakely

Stephanie Haas JLT Leadership Director

FYI: for your improvement by Korn Ferry

Leslie Hodz JLT Community Director and Vice President of Client Development at himagine solutions

Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast
NPR’s How I Built This podcast
Good Life Project podcast
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Cathy Kamm Past JLT Advocacy Manager and Of Counsel at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Junior League of Tampa Member Experience Chair Rebecca Towner

Rebecca Towner JLT Member Experience Chair and Family Education Facilitator at Champions for Children

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven

Caroline Vostrejs JLT Membership Director and Director of Business Development at The Beck Group -Tampa

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael J. Marquardt
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz


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