Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Lolly Daskal Shares Expertise and Experience with Pacesetters

The Pacesetters spent a lively afternoon in an interactive session with Lolly, gaining insights on a wide range of topics. Capitalizing on her experience coaching Fortune 500 CEOs and other global C-Suite executives, Lolly gave them both a contextual and a practical view of the session topic, Owning Your Own Power. Pacesetter Chair Gerri Bostick facilitated the discussion touching on some of the themes that create obstacles for women in the workplace. The group posed questions on some of the issues they are facing in their own organizations, including the fear of speaking up in meetings with more senior colleagues, and techniques to use when your ideas are taken and owned by others. Lolly polled the group for various ways to handle these issues and the Pacesetters introduced creative and useful techniques that were beneficial for the larger group. Other topics covered during the session were managing stereotypes that women encounter, dealing with insecurities that women have in the workplace, and learning how to increase your influence in your organization.

Front: l-r: Susan Parker; Pacesetter Coaches Antonia Bowring and Jamie Levinson; Svetlana Makhni; Paola Montilla; and Aisha Elezi; Rear: l-r: Susan Ganz; Carolyn Axisa; Melissa Schoonveld; Gerri Bostick, Pacesetter Chair; Lolly Daskal, Presenter; Christine Loomis, Pacesetter Vice Chair; Cheryl Tuosto; Deon Hall-Garriques; and Ria Davis, FWA Executive Director

When asked how her newest book, The Leadership Gap, can help women in particular, Lolly expressed that the book is different from other leadership books because it doesn’t place people in a box. Her book helps us understand that we are not just one thing, or one type of leader. We are the sum total of all of our parts which is what makes us whole. We are each of the archetypes mentioned in her book, and we need all of them in order to be whole and walk in our greatness. Lolly closed the session by asking the group how many times each day they recite their top 4 values. She expressed that this is a very important ritual because our values define who we are.”

The Pacesetters described the session as “powerful and inspirational” as they were able to learn from each other as well as the presenter.


Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead from Within, a global leadership, executive coaching, and consulting firm based in New York City. Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, she was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. The Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of “One of the Most Inspiring Women in the World.” Trust Across America has recognized her as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. https://www.lollydaskal.com/

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