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  • Published: 30 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761346613
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99


A woman's guide to living and leading without apology

‘This book is a miraculous event.’ – Elizabeth Gilbert, from the foreword

A transformative path for women to reclaim their power in a world all too eager to strip it away

Women know what it’s like to feel powerless. We have had power diminished, taken from us and used over us. Yet the strongest, most enduring power is built internally.

When you tap into the power that comes from within, you have the capacity to rebuild yourself. You give yourself the opportunity to break free from chronic people-pleasing and start making choices that align with your needs and values. You stop living and leading with apology, and instead use your power to create a life of true joy and fulfilment.

In POWER, renowned leadership coach Kemi Nekvapil introduces a new framework for cultivating your power from the inside out. Through the principles of Presence, Ownership, Wisdom, Equality and Responsibility, POWER invites you to choose power for yourself and on your own terms.

Drawing on stories from her own extraordinary life, and from the lives of leaders, gamechangers and everyday women who’ve learned to step into their power, Nekvapil shows you how to practise, build and feel your inner force.

  • Published: 30 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761346613
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Kemi Nekvapil

Kemi Nekvapil is one of Australia’s leading credentialled coaches for female executives and entrepreneurs, an author and a highly sought-after international speaker. She has studied leadership and purpose at the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and trained with Dr Brené Brown to become a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, working with teams and organisations to create daring leaders and courageous cultures. Kemi is a facilitator for the Hunger Project Australia and a regular interviewer of industry icons including Elizabeth Gilbert, Martha Beck and Marie Forleo, and she hosts the popular podcast The Shift Series. With a level of compassion and wisdom only gained through extraordinary life experience, Kemi is a powerful advocate for connected, value-based living.

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Praise for POWER

Truly, I believe that this book is a miraculous event – a divine gift, an act of creative generosity, and a rare treasure. Read it with an open mind and a brave heart, and watch your limitations fall away before your eyes.

Elizabeth Gilbert (from the foreword)

In POWER, Kemi somehow manages to be blunt but gentle, galvanizing but calm, serious but hilarious, vulnerable but immensely strong. Reading this book will pull you into the flow of power we all share, to find the source that springs uniquely from your own life.

Martha Beck, author of the New York Times bestselling The Way of Integrity

Kemi shows us how we can claim our true power and agency without losing our hearts. POWER is a beautiful call to action to live a more purpose-filled life.

Marie Forleo, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Everything is Figureoutable

I’ve seen firsthand the effect Kemi’s work has had on so many women in my world. There is a reason Kemi is so adored – she challenges women to think about what’s possible for their lives and then coaches them through the steps to get there. Powerful stuff (pun intended!).

Sally Hepworth, author of The Soulmate

Kemi’s work changed my life and the content in this book will change yours too. If you are committed to personal development on your own terms, you want Kemi walking alongside you for the journey. She is a masterful coach, and she embodies the best bit of every great leader I’ve ever met.

Taryn Brumfitt, founder of the Body Image Movement

I met Kemi over a decade ago and was gravitationally pulled into her presence and her ideas on what it takes to live more powerfully. To me, Kemi has always epitomised grace and calmness – a quiet strength and assuredness that you can’t help but feel more centred around. POWER is a reflection of this strength and assuredness, and it’s my hope that we can all learn from this incredible guide and live and lead just a little bit more like Kemi!

Emma Isaacs, founder of Business Chicks

A practical guide on how we can reclaim power as individuals and harness more power as a collective. It’s essential reading for any woman who wants to create change for herself and change for the world.

Susan David, psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling Emotional Agility

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POWER by Kemi Nekvapil

Shift your thinking about what power is and who gets to have it. Live and lead fully, without apology. Pre-order POWER now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/power-9781761045240