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  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787633049
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

Lift as You Climb

Women and the art of ambition


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A dynamic guide that tells you how to own your ambition without losing your sense of self, and how to strive for personal success while helping others along the way.

'Empowers, enlightens and entertains with every sentence.' Elizabeth Day

We all have difficult moments at work, times when we feel awkward, when our daily micro interactions make us uncomfortable, perhaps when we have to say no or assert ourselves in a way that makes us feel less like ourselves, less 'sisterly'.

Part self-help guide, part master class in survival skills for life and work, Lift as You Climb examines what sisterhood looks like these days, asks what you can do to make things better for other women and considers how to do that without disadvantaging yourself.

It's the ultimate confidence bible for women who want to plan a career in a fast moving world, but without leaving anyone else behind. And it addresses one of the biggest issues women face in the workplace - how to be ambitious without losing your sense of self. It must be possible, right?

Full of tips, takeaways and invaluable insights, this is everything you need to know about making life better for yourself - without making it worse for others.
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Praise for How to Own the Room:

'I recommend Viv Groskop's How to Own the Room to anyone wanting more self confidence. Full of helpful concepts you can get your head round and embody. I'm finding it very useful.' - Philippa Perry

'Plenty of tips and tricks... The most valuable lesson is that, in Groskop's words, "You don't have to be a great speaker to give an amazing speech."' - Style

'The ultimate guide to public speaking. Inspirational.' - Mary Portas

'Demystifies the art of talking to people and winning them round to your cause.' - The Times

'This book is going to help so many people. It's brilliant.' - Emma Gannon

'An excellent, truly useful guide to getting more women front and centre, encouraging us to take part, noisily, in public life. (The podcast is also fabulous.)' - Daisy Buchanan

  • Pub date: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787633049
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. She has hosted book tours for Graham Norton and Jo Brand, is the veteran of four Edinburgh Fringe shows and fronts the cult podcasts Dear Viv and We Are Women. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review and appears regularly on BBC1’s This Week. As an executive coach, she works with women across business, media and advertising, helping them to hone their authority, presence and leadership.

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Praise for Lift as You Climb

“Viv Groskop empowers, enlightens and entertains with every sentence. I can't think of a single woman who would not benefit from reading this book.”

Eliizabeth Day

“A vital handbook for your working life.”

Mary Portas

“A book to have at your side for any situation.”

Mishal Husain

“A soul-stirring self-help guide to planning, focusing and achieving your career goals... without leaving your sisters behind.”

Red - 'The non-fiction books you'll love in 2020'

“Warm and wickedly smart.”

Porter magazine

“Full of excellent practical advice that works for every woman regardless of age, job, country, position or background. Lifting others as you climb is the surest way to climb the highest.”

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez


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