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Choose Your Stories

John Sautelle

Being found to be incompetent (imposter syndrome), underachieving, showing vulnerability and appearing foolish are common fears held by many leaders. These fears drive unhelpful behaviours that can be hard to change. Author and consultant, John Sautelle, understands these fears and supports leaders around the world to overcome them.

Drawing on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, adult development theory and 20 years’ experience as an executive coach, Sautelle helps leaders use their “embodied wisdom” to surface and rewrite fear-based stories, freeing them to make the changes they want to make. Through rich case studies which explore Purpose, Identity, and Values stories we inherit, adopt, create and sometimes disown, in Choose Your Stories, Change Your Life Sautelle brings this change process to life.

In amongst the many books on development, this one is a gem. Apart from being short in length, it’s engaging and highly practical. John Sautelle includes his own stories reflecting his personal journey, along with humility and authenticity. When books reveal, “real” people want to read them. To me this is one of those books!

Roma Gaster, Global Partner, The Leadership Circle

Sautelle draws from a wide variety of methods and perspectives, some of high academic quality, others long tested in practice, some of them recent breakthroughs in psychological research. He offers a personal integration that comes from decades of experience. It is a unique and creative piece of work that will enrich coaches and clients, regardless of how knowledgeable they are (or are not). I enthusiastically recommend it.

Dr Gervase R. Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

Choosing your life stories can indeed change your life. In this fabulous book, John Sautelle explains why you create the life-limiting stories you now carry, and how you can build new ones to unleash a new and greater life.

Dr Michael Marquardt, Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University, and co-founder and first President of the World Institute for Action Learning

Choose Your Stories is a practical manual for creating lasting change in the area that is most troublesome- our own beliefs. John Sautelle shows the path to change through easy to read compelling case studies that showcase the subtleties of any personal change process. As a reader, you feel safely guided by compassionate and experienced hands.

Zoë Routh, leadership speaker, author, and adventurist

Some personal development books are engaging, but not lead to long lasting self-improvement. This book will help people change their lives forever.

Major Luke Foster, Psychologist, Australian Army