Firestarters – How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators Can Inpsire You to Ignite Your Own Life

322 Pages
ISBN 1633883477

What is the difference between those bold enough to pursue their dreams and others who never get comfortable enough to ignite their lives? The doers are "Firestarters" and, because of them, the world is a much different, and often, better place.This motivational how-to book provides insights into the crucial difference between people who make things happen and those who only think about making an impact. Based on research from many disciplines and interviews with professionals at the top of their fields, Firestarters creates a complete roadmap to achieve personal success and make an impact in the world.

The heart of the book features stories about successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, organizational leaders, and forward-looking thinkers from a variety of professions. They describe the factors and conditions that ignited their lives and helped them become achievers. Some are known to the public; others will be completely new. But all the stories demonstrate how they became--and you can become--a Firestarter.

The authors provide pragmatic advice on how individual readers can ignite the qualities that will lead them toward pursuing and realizing their dreams. Self-assessment exercises, checklists, and other tools will help readers apply Firestarter insights to their own lives. Also included are group exercises and discussion guides so the book can be used in business and nonprofit settings to develop the skills that help companies grow. Whether you're an individual seeking ways to realize personal ambitions or a leader trying to motivate your team, you'll benefit from the Firestarter methods featured in this inspirational book

Kathy Palokoff

About Kathy Palokoff (Lyme, Connecticut Author)

Kathy Palokoff

I am a serial entrepreneur, writer, social activist, and educator. My new book is Firestarters: How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators Can Inspire You to Ignite Your Own Life.

My newest company goFirestarter is a coaching, content development, and consulting company that helps individuals and organizations ignite, fuel, and accelerate their growth and fulfill their passion. I am also a founder and partner at CUSTOMERicity, a creative agency that helps businesses increase revenue through customer-centric marketing and branding, and a founder and partner at Joe Squared, which has been named one of the nation’s top 50 pizza restaurants and is building community in Baltimore.

I am an adjunct professor at Newhouse School of Advertising and also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and Nazareth College. I am active in the Women’s President Organization and serve on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Rochester and Great Dames. I am a three-time finalist for the Athena Award and winner of Enterprising Woman, SmartCEO and Inner City 100 awards.

On a personal note: I have amazing kids and grandkids, love birthday cake and romance novels, and am currently writing two other books: a novel called Traveling Fat and a book on customer care called: Customers are Dogs: The Care and Feeding of Your Best Friend. I also have the honor of helping other authors fulfill their dreams by working with them on book proposals and writing. Life is good.