Between Grit and Grace
The Art of Being Feminine and Formidable
by Sasha K. Shillcutt
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Feb 2020 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2021
HCI Books, Health Communications Inc
Achieve Success Without Sacrificing Yourself
Women in the workforce encounter countless conflicting messages: Be more of a leader . . . but don’t be so assertive! Be more cooperative . . . but don’t be so indecisive! Be more serious . . . but don’t be so demanding! Be more approachable . . . but don’t be so nice! Is it any wonder we find ourselves frustrated and burned out as we try to follow the unwritten rules for getting ahead that lead us to walk an impossible tightrope?
Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, an award-winning speaker and physician, found herself in this same position. Despite her many accomplishments, trying to satisfy everyone else’s expectations of how she should act and react left her feeling empty and exhausted. She ultimately realized that the secret to personal and professional success was to live in the space between grit and grace. Sasha shares, through her own experiences—and those of other professional women—that taking steps to live authentically is key. Through insightful quizzes and journaling exercises and Sasha’s guiding hand, you will:
· Gain courage to stop doing more · Understand the power of your inner voice · Recognize why you are burning out · Identify key steps to build a supportive tribe · Become empowered to live authentically
It’s time to take the leap of faith and step into the authentic success we deserve. Between Grit and Grace will show us the way.
A Note From the Publisher
“In this remarkable book, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt eloquently navigates the rocky terrain associated with being a strong, intelligent and empathic woman. Focusing on grit and grace, she entertains readers with stories that will make them laugh out loud and leaves them with solid advice that they can apply to their own lives. Great leaders do wear lipstick, and in the time-honored tradition of women supporting other women, this book is one that you'll want to pass on to your colleagues, mentees and friends.”
—Julie Silver, MD, associate professor, Harvard Medical School, director of a women's leadership course for physicians, and author of You Can Heal Yourself: A Guide to Physical and Emotional Recovery After Injury or Illness
“Dr. Sasha Shillcutt is a whirlwind of down-to-earth, commonsense advice for every woman aspiring to be fierce, fearless and forward-looking. She has an innate sense of how to combine being a successful physician, wife, mom, blogger and mentor with an edgy dose of badass empowerment. This book is a prescription to heal what ails all of us!”
—Deborah R. Gilg, JD, retired U.S. Attorney for Nebraska
“Dr. Sasha Shillcutt writes in a style that makes you feel like you are getting great advice from your best friend. She connects in a way that makes you feel like she speaks to your soul. She gets you. She is you. Dr. Shillcutt is a fearless innovative leader and a phenomenal physician, mother, wife, and writer. She balances all these facets with imperfectly beautiful grace. Finding Dr. Shillcutt and joining her tribe truly changed my life in so many ways. I am a better physician mother, wife, and friend because of her brilliance and wisdom.”
—Brittney Terry, D.O., pediatrician
•Icon Media Group will launch a comprehensive long- and short-lead print and broadcast media relations campaign targeting women’s general interest, lifestyle and self-help outlets as well as Christian media outlets
•Radio and Podcast Tour: Outreach to national and major market radio shows for interviews
•Dr. Shillcutt speaks nationally more than 20 times a year on average, at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic
•Dr. Shillcutt’s second annual Brave Enough Women’s Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona 300+ women physicians from 43 states and from across Canada
•Her weekly blog, www.becomebraveenough.com, averages 30,000 page views per month and over 80,000 visit this year
•Her essays are routinely featured on the largest blog site for physicians in the U.S., KevinMD, where one of her posts has reached approximately 1,500,000 reads (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2017/11/anesthesiologist-hardest-part-medicine.html)
•Routine contributor to Doximity, read by over 1 million physicians and to DocCheck, a medical website in Europe with a readership of more than 1 million.
•Dr. Shillcutt’s Brave Enough Facebook page, (https://www.facebook.com/becomebraveenough/) has more than 5,000 active followers where she reaches 18,000 readers weekly on a variety of topics such as leadership, resilience and confidence
•Her private Facebook group for women physicians, with more than 8,000 women physicians from all over the world averages 150,000 posts, comments and interactions monthly