Join us on Wednesday, October 25th at 6PM at Elm Street Books for an author talk and signing with Kristen Glosserman and Stacy Igel. Moderated by Emily Liebert. Registration is suggested but not required.
If It's Not Right, Go Left
Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Whether it’s a personal loss, an aimless career, or a difficult breakup, many people find themselves unsure where to take their next steps. Kristen Glosserman—goal-setting strategist, life coach, and mother of four—offers wise guidance and direction, using examples culled from her own inspiring life in If It’s Not Right, Go Left. Each chapter, beginning with a life lesson, builds on the idea that life will happen no matter what, and it’s up to us to respond accordingly. Readers will be drawn to gorgeous illustrations alongside a wealth of constructive lessons in order to accomplish the lifestyle changes they need.
Embracing Calm in The Chaos
Run your own business, raise a family, and make a difference—at your own pace.
Stacy Igel, founder of the global fashion line BOY MEETS GIRL®, walks you through the highs and lows of creating a business: how to establish a brand and attract customers, hire and fire employees, collaborate with business partners, rise up from the midst of discouragement, and not just survive the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship—but thrive.
Stacy shares her twenty-year journey of growing her company from the ground up while powering through life’s challenges. Today, with her clothing sold in Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and other stores worldwide, Stacy has climbed to the top of the ladder—but instead of pausing to look at the view, she’s pulling other women up with her.
Embracing the Calm in the Chaos shares a realistic look at how to successfully balance the chaos of being a businessperson, a woman, and a parent. Through Stacy’s story and the stories of the women and men who worked alongside her, you will learn how to:
- Be authentic and make your voice stand out in the marketplace.
- Build lasting success and make a difference—at your own pace, and on your own terms.
- Choose business partners and allies that align with your aspirations.
- Celebrate each milestone achieved and goal accomplished in your journey.
- Make a positive impact in your community and beyond.
A captivating, practical guide for new entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and established entrepreneurs looking for insights and inspiration.
Kristen Glosserman – “The Possibilities Expert” – is a board member at Positive Directions in Westport and has coached numerous successful corporations and individuals to maximize their strengths and capabilities, including executives from Wall Street, Ralph Lauren, and American Express. These and many other high-achieving people come to Kristen for practical, straightforward advice that works. With her signature blend of contagious dynamism and genuine warmth, this in-demand executive and life coach is dedicated to helping people embrace possibility, create positive change in their lives and careers, and achieve their “best version.”
STACY IGEL is the founder and creative director of BOY MEETS GIRL®, a global impact brand known for its iconic double-silhouette logo and purposeful, edgy, contemporary athleisure wear. Stacy has had exclusive fashion partnerships with Paris’s colette, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Target to name just a few. She collaborates with musical artists, athletes, and activists making an impact, as well as organizations including the Young Survival Coalition, BullyBust, Human Rights Watch, Youth Over Guns, and many others. Stacy and BOY MEETS GIRL® have been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Times, and dozens more. She is the co-creator/cohost of the podcast #MOMSGOTTHIS, featured on Forbes as a “women-created podcast everyone should be listening to right now.” Stacy is a frequent lecturer and panelist on subjects like social media, philanthropy, branding, and entrepreneurship, and just authored her first book - Embracing The Calm In the Chaos: How to Find Success in Business and Life Through Perseverance, Connection, and Collaboration, about her entrepreneurial journey and provides practical tips and takeaways for others to use in life and business.
USA Today bestselling author Emily Liebert was born and raised in New York City. She attended Horace Mann School and Smith College, graduating with a B.A. in English Language & Literature.
After college, Emily landed her first job at ABC News, where she helped produce television specials for Peter Jennings Reporting.
In 2000, she was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The WAG—a luxury lifestyle magazine covering Westchester and Fairfield Counties. During Emily’s five-year tenure, she wrote hundreds of articles, including celebrity profiles, travel, fashion, and beauty. She’s also contributed to The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens.
In 2009, Emily edited Kerry Kennedy’s New York Times bestseller Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.
The following year, Emily published her first book, Facebook Fairytales, which was a media sensation that sparked intense conversation about the positive power of Facebook. Shortly thereafter, Emily was hired by Microsoft as the spokesperson for Bing’s partnership with Facebook and appeared in 30+ television and radio spots for the brand.
Emily is the author of six novels: YOU KNEW ME WHEN (2013), WHEN WE FALL (2014), THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP (2015), and SOME WOMEN (2016), all with Penguin Random House, and PRETTY REVENGE (2019) and PERFECTLY FAMOUS (2020), both with Simon & Schuster.
She writes a travel and books column in each issue of Westport Magazine and has been featured often in the press, by outlets such as: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson Cooper, FOX News, Good Day New York, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, People StyleWatch, Good Housekeeping, OK!, Nylon, Woman’s World, WWD, Woman’s Day, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, and People.com.
Emily lives in Westport, CT and Miami, FL with her husband, Lewis, and their two sons, Jax and Hugo.