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Leaving the Ladder: An Ex-Corporate Girl’s Guide from the Rat Race to Fulfilment, by Lynda Bayada

Telling tales of self-discovery, start-ups, fall downs and everything in between, Leaving the Ladder documents every conceivable breakthrough and pain of someone wishing to break free of the daily, formulaic life and ‘find themselves’ through business. Though it wasn’t business that was the answer…

Irreverent yet friendly, inspiring yet real, vulnerable yet courageous, Leaving the Ladder encourages you to question life’s assumptions and the expectations you’ve been fed. It encourages you to trust your instincts, no matter how insane you think you’re being. It encourages you to bite off more than you can chew, then do it again. Because life isn’t meant to be easy, perfect or a permanent state of bliss. It’s just one big, beautiful fucking mess, isn’t it?

Lynda Bayada was just a girl who decided to go for it. Giving up her corporate career and all the creature comforts that went with it, including the adoring approval of most she knew, she decided to take a leap into the unknowns of running a business, not knowing if she’d fail or fly. Turns out, she’s done both.

With a background in corporate management and planning, personal development, training and education, and human behaviour, Lynda uses her extensive professional and personal experience to communicate the realness of life.

Having written psychology, business and management-based articles for various publications, Lynda has decided to make it all personal by penning her memoir. Leaving the Ladder is her first book.

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