Read a few reviews posted on

“In today’s employment market, no one is serious about their career, or about being satisfied with the quality of life in today’s environment–no one can afford to be complacent about continuing to invest in themselves. Sandra does a great job of making a self-investment strategy practical and accessible–I especially enjoyed the stories of other women. This is a great book for organizational leaders to make available to all their staff!”

— Dr. Linda Paralez, President of Demarche Consulting Group, Inc.

“Sandra Ford Walston goes right to the heart of career difficulties in stressing the need to truly know and value oneself. She doesn’t stop there but goes on to emphasize the need for Action. With thought provoking questions and suggestions for moving out of your comfort zone, Sandra provides the needed impetus to revitalize a sagging career.”

— Pat Wyman, Ph.D., Author of Three Keys to Self-Understanding: An Innovative and Effective Combination of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Tool, the Enneagram, and Inner-Child Healing

“Sandra Walston’s ‘courage’ and expertise is to be acknowledged. Her new book, STUCK provides sensitive and insightful stories from people in all walks of life. Sandra provides the steps, in this easy-to-read book, to transform you out of being stuck to finding your courage and power. This is a must read to overcome obstacles in our lives…whether it be for personal or professional issues. Take action now and read Sandra’s book! Have the courage to get unstuck.”

— Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein Author of  See It. Say It. Do It! The Parent’s & Teacher’s Action Guide to Creating Successful Students & Confident Kids

“We all get stuck at one time or another but how long do we remain stuck? It seems many people think they are ‘stuck’ in jobs where they are unhappy, unfulfilled or powerless. Today, I see that more than ever. I would like to recommend Sandra Walston’s book to anyone that is on that “merry go round” she calls STUCK… After reading this book I am confident that you will get off the ‘merry go round’ and start living a happy and prosperous life at work and in general. As she puts it so well in her book– ‘if you want to change your life, you have to change your stories and remove the obstacles that prevent you from transcending the false self-story.’ This book is a step by step guide to living a life of leadership and courage. Kudos to Ms. Walston– your book is just what the world needs right now!”

— Jean Harper, CEO,

“Sandra Ford Walston has done it again with her new release STUCK 12 Steps Up the Leadership Ladder. This follow up work to her last book, COURAGE The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman, should be required reading for every college student, business person, entrepreneur, and CEO. The contents of this fabulous title are relevant for anyone interested in personal growth and achieving their personal best. STUCK promises and delivers.

  • Would you like to know the obstacles that may be holding you back from success and how to overcome them?
  • Would you like to overcome self-doubt to manifest your vision of success?
  • Would you like to discover and utilize tools that boost your courage in the workplace and in relationships?

Your heart and spirit are the compass you should use to point you to your true north–and Sandra Ford Walston calibrates your compass so that you can overcome the 12 biggest obstacles that hold you back from success at work. This book is a terrific investment in Y-O-U!”

— Rena M. Reese, Founder, Soul Salon International

“Courage spawns from a true sense of vision. A commitment to provide oneself with vision helps sustain a leader thru the roller coaster ride we call business. Always an activist for women to ‘claim’ their courage, Ms. Walston provides us with that vision and that commiment in STUCK 12 Steps up the Leadership Ladder. Direct and to the point, each step reminds us of our strengths and weeknesses. Overcoming obstacles, self doubt even personal worth are captured in specific detail. A great source of informaton that enables you to act, react, and reign in your success. A must have for women in any work enviroment, a must read for all managers, owners and business executives. Thank you Sandra!!

— Marie Michaels, Music Beyond Words

“Sandra Ford Walston’s book, STUCK 12 Steps Up the Leadership Ladder, is easy to read, however, definitely not boring. It’s direct and to the point, and if you let it, it can lead you right up the ladder of success, fulfilling the position you have been wanting — the position you have always been qualified for but didn’t have the courage to pursue. Read STUCK, then you can face your employment challenges with the courage to move forward.

I would definitely recommend this book to all women. Let Sandra’s courageous words of wisdom work for you in your personal life as well. After reading it, I’m sure you will realize your full potential, then make it happen!

— Janet

“There are a lot of teaching success books. I find this one outstanding because it gets straight to the point. Sandra Ford Walston gives us a visualization of traits and qualities in a form of  ‘a Source Wheel’ of behaviors of courage. Courage is the key word the author addresses from a new perspective. The author’s vision can help us personally to discern what we need from what we do not on our path to success in life. Read this book, see the Source Wheel, have the courage to be who we are meant to be professionally and personally. With gratitude.

— Tatyana Azbel, MSW, Life Coach

“Brilliantly written for anyone who is STUCK. Sandra Ford Walston offers a uniquely woven blend of pragmatic and heartfelt solutions to catapult readers into `living their most fulfilling life’. If you have lost your courage, think you do not have courage, or fear the word courage, STUCK is your Rx to self-fulfillment. So who should read this well-researched book? STUCK is for women at all titles, age, ethnic background or career phases. STUCK is the `platinum key’ to unlock the door to clearing the roadblocks that hinder our advancement. A gift for all generations such as Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennials will learn how to step up the leadership ladder. Why? Courage is courage! Sandra Ford Walston’s STUCK is riveting, realistic and purposeful!”

— Tina Kashlak Nicolai, Kashlak Ink & Résumé Writers’ Ink, LLC