Work, Love, Pray: Practical Wisdom for Young Professional Christian Women

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Zondervan, Sep 20, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
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The number of Christian women in today's professional workforce is increasing, and they are hungry for practical mentoring. They yearn to learn from someone who has climbed the ladder of success without sacrificing family or faith—something author Diane Paddison has done with excellence and grace. The stories Paddison shares about her corporate, personal, and spiritual life, as well as the lives of other women like her, are both inspiring and instructive, providing on-target advice and concrete examples of how to succeed without feeling overwhelmed or compromised. This is a working book for working women. Full of practical, proven guidance that is both professionally viable and biblically sound, each chapter includes sidebars featuring pertinent facts from current research, resources relevant to the chapter's topic, action-oriented "to do" lists, and other interactive material. Chapters also include questions suitable for discussion, making it an excellent resource for use in small groups.Work, Love, Pray is a valuable resource for professional Christian women, but it's also a must read for the husbands, sisters, daughters, and friends who share their lives.

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Sound Career Advice for Young Professional Women

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In Work Love Pray, Paddison draws on her experience as a senior executive to outline the problems that Christian women face in the workforce, and to suggest ways to maintain and grow as a Christian ... Read full review

Work, Love, Pray - a must read!

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I’m going to toss out there that I think every working woman would benefit from owning a copy of Diane Paddison’s, Work, Love, Pray. I wish I had a copy of a book like this 15 years ago to guide me ... Read full review


Cover Title Page Dedication
Foreword by Charity N Wallace Introduction
Farm Girl
From Harrisburg to Harvard
Reality Sets
When Your World Collapses
Single Married Whatever
Trade on Your Strengths
The Facts about Faith
What about Church?
Grow Your Faith Like You Grow Your Career
When Youre Both Wearing the Pants
A Little Help from Your Friends
No Ones Perfect
Change with the Seasons

The Truth Will Open Some Doors and Close Others
Finding Compatible Work Environments
Set and Observe Your Boundaries

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Diane Paddison has held several executive positions for corporations, including Chief Operating Officer for two Fortune 500 companies, Trammell Crow (now CB Richard Ellis) and ProLogis. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley and serves on two other corporate boards, Behringer Harvard REIT Opportunity Fund II and Air Advice. She is also an advisory board member for The Salvation Army and Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association and a Trustee for Oregon State University. Diane is known for seeking opportunities to gather professional women for connection and mentoring time whenever she travels for business. This passion for mentoring women inspired her to found 4wordTM, a national nonprofit designed to connect, lead, and support young professional Christian women to fulfill their God-given potential ( Diane and her husband have four children, and they live in Dallas, Texas, and Portland, Or?

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