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  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761045257
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.00

The Gift of Asking

A woman’s guide to owning her wants and needs without guilt




If you struggle to say no, take time for yourself, or ask for what you want or need, this book is for you.

As women, we are allowed to ask for more. We are allowed to ask for different. We are allowed to ask for better.

And yet many women struggle to make requests that would help them, whether in their personal or professional lives, for fear that they’ll seem greedy, selfish or undeserving.

In The Gift of Asking, executive and personal coach Kemi Nekvapil breaks down our cultural myths around asking, and teaches:

– How to own your wants and needs, without guilt or apology
– Step-by-step processes to ask confidently for what you want or need, even if your knees are shaking
– What to do when the answer is ‘no’.

We are always worthy of the ask, and getting comfortable with it is a sure step towards feeling empowered and valued in all aspects of life.

Are you ready to start asking?

  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761045257
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.00

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 The Gift of Asking

In The Gift Of Asking, Kemi Nekvapil gets to the heart of what it takes for women to create a life they truly love. Drawing on her own hard-won wisdom and diverse experience coaching and speaking to women the world over, Kemi will help you identify the fear that is standing in the way of you embracing your true worth, asking for (and getting) what you truly want, and making your bravest mark in the world.

Margie Warrell, bestselling author and global ambassador for Google WomenWill

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