Internationally acclaimed author, and dynamic keynote speaker, Valerie Rainford’s story of struggle to success takes the reader through her young life in the projects, where her mother's steadfast work ethic & undying support motivates Valerie to choose a different path than that of her high school friends. After the devastating deaths of both her brother and mother determined to beat the odds, Rainford embraces her generational current of strength and goes on to graduate from Fordham University, accomplish impressive career firsts, and rise to become a trailblazing corporate executive. A true-life, sometimes gritty yet ultimately triumphant story, Until the Brighter Tomorrow is told straight from Rainford's heart. With the pulse of a finely written novel, this inspiring memoir radiates with the author's belief that anything is possible if one has enough faith, tenacity, and trust in oneself.
“Until the Brighter Tomorrow is an inspiring must-read, a raw, authentic account that reminds us of the power of courage, strength and perseverance.” — Carol Evans, Former President, Working Mother Media
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Valerie Irick Rainford is one of three provocateurs profiled in this BESTSELLING leadership book.
The best leaders have conviction to act–even in the face of uncertainty–in order to “provoke” the future they desire. They are able to identify important inflection points earlier than others and then use actions to shape trends to their advantage rather wait for the change to arrive.
From the national bestselling authors who brought you Detonate: Why- and how- corporations must blow up best practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to survive authors Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach explain why we act the way we do when faced with uncertainty and provide tools to do things differently. Rooted at the intersection between business and behavioral economics, Provoke is applicable to decisions in business, but also across many different aspects of the human experience, teaching people how to provoke as a mechanism to create a better future.
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