Gutsy Leaders – Available Now

In Gutsy Leaders: 140 Bits of Wisdom on How to Build Great Teams with Vision and Compassion, Pat Obuchowski, a credentialed and certified leadership development coach, shares her collection of insights into the world of successful, courageous, and gutsy leaders in the form of tweetable value-add tips. If you are not being bold in your leadership by pushing yourself to be consistently better, this book will help you get gutsy and get going.

Gutsy Leaders is part of the THiNKaha series, whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out AHAmessages.


Gutsy Women Win

Gutsy Women Win

In Gutsy Women Win, speaker, leader coach, and author Pat Obuchowski describes a new model for success. It will help you identify your passions for leadership and life and then empower you to pursue them.

This book offers you an opportunity to examine how the model works through the lens of the stories of seven women. The model introduces nine elements that will help you take action and do what it is you want to do in your world to make a difference. If you hunger for a more fulfilling life, this book is for you.

At GWLN, we are always looking for ways to radically accelerate the leadership and empowerment of women and girls around the world. This year, with the help and support of our greater community, we successfully engaged with an inspiring class of 19 women from 10 countries through our transformational leadership program, Women Leaders for the World. Consider joining our pursuit for more women’s leadership and gender equality around the world.

Listen as Pat reads Chapter 9 from Gutsy Women Win


Advanced Praise for Gutsy Women Win

Gutsy Women Win inspires you to play big, get gutsy, and get going. Author Pat Obuchowski is the ultimate Bigger Game player and encourages us all to stop playing small in life. It’s time to get gutsy folks, and Pat shows us the way in this inspiring and must-read book.”

Rick Tamlyn, author, Play Your Bigger Game, co-founder, The Bigger Game

“I encourage anyone to get ahold of this book and whether you’re a woman or a man who has a daughter or a wife who wants to be more empowered or stand up more for herself this is a great book. It’s great for yourself and for a gift. If you want to be a gutsier person by standing up for yourself and allowing yourself to understand and use your own power, this is the book that will help get you there.” 

Jack Canfield, Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and The Success Principles

“Many times, when you think of a “gutsy” person, you think of the flamboyant daredevil who hogs the spotlight.  In Gutsy Women Win, Pat shows you that nothing could be further from the truth.  Pat reveals that “gutsy” is YOU. Gutsy Women Win gives you the blueprint for living your life with more gusto, passion, and verve, and the permission to play the bigger game called, “Your Life.””

Dana Wilde, Bestselling Author of Train Your Brain and Host of The Mind Aware Show

“This is a great read – insightful, funny, inspirational, motivational and totally relatable. Reading these stories led me to reflect on my own journey – the good, the bad, the ups, the downs. Everything I’ve gone through and all the changes that I’ve made have brought me to where I am today. We need to continue to be open to ideas and growth and realize that every opportunity is a learning experience so we need to learn from it. This book has made me realize that I don’t know where I will ultimately end up, but for now, I’m just where I’m suppose to be. Great gift for anyone who is still searching, in between jobs or really anyone who is open to growth.”

Kathy Zdeb, Hospital Administrator

Scrappy Women in Business

Living Proof that Bending the Rules Isn’t Breaking the Law (Edited by Kimberly Wiefling)

Although some people make it look easy, the reality is that the path to success is often convoluted and messy. It’s tempting to believe that the professionals surrounding us somehow have their act completely together while we lurch fitfully onward, but the real story is often much more complicated and chaotic. This refreshingly honest book provides welcome reassurance for every businesswoman who’s ever wondered, “Is it me, or has the whole rest of the company gone nuts?!” Each chapter is a fascinating description of one woman’s unlikely journey, and every story is teeming with personal insights and practical tips to encourage you along the way toward your own goals and dreams.

Enjoy a glimpse into Pat O’s jaunt through her career to what brought her to co-founding Gutsy Women Win.

“As a young girl, I would always cringe when this question was asked of me. The problem was I never really knew if I wanted to grow up or not! Of course, I had no choice in the matter of growing up. It was going to happen. But I did have a choice in what I wanted to be. Throughout my career, I’ve set my sights on one career dream after another—sometimes materializing them seemingly out of sheer intention, and usually with a bit of synchronistic luck. If you think you’ve wandered in your career path, take heart! You are not alone. At various times in my life I thought I wanted to be a nun, a sports coach, a teacher, a journalist, a psychologist, and numerous other professions.  After wandering through these adventures I realized that I’ve Always Wanted to Run My Own Business.”

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Praise for Scrappy Women in Business
“I devoured the Scrappy Women in Business book! I really enjoyed it and look for opportunities to recommend it to others. I found it a fun read containing a number of comments that really resonated with me.”

Jane Divinski, VP of Engineering

Praise for Scrappy Women in Business
“I just started reading your book and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. After reading Chapter 3, I had to write to you. My career has been almost as crazy as Pat’s and I was able to relate to her experiences as if they were my own. The one thing I took away from this chapter is that I’m still on a “zig” of my “zigzag” career and I won’t be growing up anytime soon! Thanks for writing such an inspiring book based on real life experiences. Well done!”

Debbie Hachey, Business Systems Analyst, SCS – Sales