Who among us has never experienced a failure? We beat ourselves up whether the failure is big or small. And we judge others for their failures. We’ve been programmed to hide our mistakes, cover up our failures – to be ashamed.
But what if it weren’t like that? What if, on the other side of failure, was an awakening, a deeper relationship, an improved process? What might that do for our personal and professional relationships, our businesses and careers, ourselves?
Flip Side of Failing shines a light on failure and provides readers with analyses and strategies to free themselves from “not good enough.”
Curious about what made some people exceptionally successful, Sarah McVanel interviewed over 30 amazing Canadians about their greatness. People like:
- Peter Mansbridge – award-winning journalist
- Heather Moyse – two-time Olympic gold medalist
- Jim Ferron – decorated Major-General and executive
- Orlando Bowen – ex-CFL player and philanthropist
- Chapman's – Canada’s largest independent ice cream manufacturer
Through real-life stories, reflective exercises, wise coaching questions and, research findings, you’ll be ready to embrace the flip side of failing to leverage and recognize greatness all around you.
Rather than kryptonite, let failure be your superpower!
Sarah McVanel delivers fresh and prescriptive insights on how failures lead to success in the business of life. I love this book!
Flipping failure on its head is such a brilliant idea! Thank you Sarah McVanel for talking about something so important.
If people in workplaces could adopt Sarah’s wisdom about failure at work and in relationships, there would be more productive, peaceful and profitable business.
Who should read this book?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to FLIP the traditional notions of failure as being a lack of success and understand that failing is an essential part of getting better.
It is perfect for
- High failure rate industries like healthcare and IT
- Middle managers and leaders
- Project managers, consultants, and educators
Sarah has made clear two things with this book. Failure is a team sport – we are all in this together and we have a responsibility to ask for help when we need it...
Finally – the taboo on failure has been lifted! Sarah is a master at weaving inspirational stories with brilliant insights and proven research, showing us how failure actually plays an integral role on the path to our success.
About the Author
Sarah McVanel helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews. Sarah specializes in working with service-based organizations and “helping professionals.”
Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and president of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.
Sarah has over 18 years’ experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles and four books.