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Kelli combines her decades of leadership experience with great tools and exercises to help you question your thinking and forge that wisdom to walk through the world with a clear voice, confidently living your values out loud.
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                —CY WAKEMAN, New York Times best-selling author, international keynote speaker, business consultant, and global thought leader in leadership and management
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It includes done-for-you book club questions, journal prompts, and tips & scripts to boost your peace, potential & your paycheck!
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I'll give you insider tips to:
1. Ask for what you want
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A motivational guide that aims to help women to find their power and purpose in the workplace...A clearly and forcefully written strategy manual for upping one’s professional game.
-Kirkus Reviews
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This book is for any woman who is ready to take charge of her career and her life. It is a timely resource, as the need for more future-ready women leaders has never been more critical. Kelli teaches you how to speak up, show up, and lead in a way that breaks through the noise while still aligning with your values.
              —PADMASREE WARRIOR, founder and CEO of Fable, former CTSO of Cisco and CTO of Motorola

What would you do if you had a little more confidence?

Would you take the next step in your career, assume more leading roles, set boundaries, ask for a raise, or even run for office?

Doubt and imposter feelings are a big reason women hold back
and play small instead of going for what they truly desire at work. Coupled with the systemic gender equity issues and the resulting burnout that plagues women in the workplace today, it’s no wonder that so many women are undervaluing themselves and their abilities.

These doubtful thoughts and systemic issues are expensive—they cost women (and their organizations) their peace, their potential, and their paychecks.

To close the confidence gap and see more women showing up in their full potential at work, we need more women leaders at the top of organizations.
Closing the Confidence Gap will show you how to advance with confidence, despite the systemic issues that women face every day at work.

You’ll hear deeply personal stories and walk away with practical tools to show you how to claim your role as a confident leader. It’s time to own who you are, trust yourself, and take your bravest next step.
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Liz J. Simpson, founder and CEO of Stimulyst, top LinkedIn influencer & sales speaker
If you’re tired of outdated leadership books that repeat the same old prescriptive frameworks— then Closing the Confidence Gap is the breath of fresh air you’ve been craving! In this book, Kelli doubles down on what’s really missing from the conversation of advancing women in the workplace—based on statistics and backed by real stories. This is a book every woman must read so that she can ask for what she deserves, boost her paycheck, and advance her career.
Professional Publishing Review, August 2022
Between engaging stories of her own career and case studies of friends and clients, questions for self-reflection, and “tool kits” from her coaching program, Thompson has put together a compelling argument for learning to hold your head up high: to “own who you are, trust yourself, amplify your voice, and show up as the authentic, powerful woman leader you are meant to be.
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Susan Hyatt, best-selling author of Bare
This is so much more than just a career book. This is the ultimate guide to owning your body, talents, and power as a woman.


I am a women’s leadership coach and speaker who helps women advance to the rooms where decisions are made. I've coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence, and create a career they love. I am the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Women’s Leadership Program, and a Stevie Award® winner for Women in Business—Coach of the Year.

I love learning! I hold an MBA, served as an adjunct management professor, and have more than ten years of senior leadership experience in financial services and technology organizations.

My ideas have been featured in Forbes, MarketWatch, Harvard Business Review, HuffPost, SheKnows and more.

I'm from Omaha, Nebraska, and my favorite roles are wife to Jason and mom to Hailey.

You'll learn so much more about me in the book.
I hope you love it!
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