LaRae Quy

LaRae Quy-Mental Toughness for Women Leaders

LaRae Quy-Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths

Whether the goal is advancing your career, getting your voice heard, or balancing the demands of work and home, this book will show you how mentally strong women manage their emotions and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

In Mental Toughness for Women Leaders, former FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent LaRae Quy shares how she created a strong mind by overcoming obstacles she encountered while at the FBI Academy, working in a male-dominated environment, and recruiting foreign spies to work for the U.S. Government.

This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews LaRae Quy. The original live interview was 3/27/15.

A good FBI counterintelligence investigation uncovers new information about the spy to gain deeper insights into what influences their behavior and attitudes. LaRae’s job was to dig beneath the surface, probe the unknown, and discover their identity. In the process, she ended up knowing more about the foreign spy than they knew about themselves.

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty”—Lao Tzu

“Mental toughness . . . seeks wisdom and desires to grow, change, and explore . . . possesses an attitude of positivity and adventure . . . delights in truth and inspiration . . . loves life and lives fully.”
– LaRae Quy

LaRae was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming where she learned many of the survival skills she would need as an FBI agent. After twenty years as an undercover and counterintelligence agent, LaRae became the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California for four years. Although the job description had changed, she used the same set of communication skills to present both a compelling message and positive image of the FBI.

LaRae completed graduate studies at Arizona State University before joining the FBI. She has also completed graduate studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
“Never ask, Can I do this? Instead ask, How can I do this?”
— LaRae Quy

Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths empowers women to grow as leaders so they can break down obstacles, make crucial decisions, and find ways to move forward when conditions are not perfect. Most references to mental toughness imply we bulldoze our way through roadblocks that threaten to derail career goals. But mental toughness has little to do with physical strength or aggressive behavior; instead, it is understanding how to control the way your mind thinks.

Specifically, you will learn: Use Emotional Intelligence • Why mental toughness requires emotional fitness • How women leaders can kick butt • The art of getting what you want Bullet Proof Your Brain • Develop the brain of a leader • Upgrade your brain • Yes is the most dangerous word in the world Find Your Inner Warrior • How to stay cool under pressure • Ways to grow stronger from turmoil in your life • How to move forward when you feel overwhelmed Predict Your Success • Move toward peak performance • How to beat the odds • How to better juggle work and life If you are looking to reach your full potential.

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