Stirring, straight-talking, incredibly inspiring, funny and full-on - Lucy Bloom is one of a kind, and so is her memoir.
Lucy's openhearted interest in the world has taken her from jillarooing on a cattle farm to maternity hospitals in Ethiopia, from marshalling a cross-country carnival in northern Uganda to CEO briefings in the back of a tuk-tuk in Cambodia. Hers has been a life of fighting for the underdog only to find out that, sometimes, the underdog is actually her. Taking all dramatic life-turns, side-steps and face-plants in her stride, Lucy has rebuilt her life every time, with love and adventure at its heart, plus a side order of mischief.
Rollicking, rude, brimful with joy, and written with a take-no-prisoners, bare-all honesty, this book is a call to arms - a book to make you laugh out loud, nod your head in recognition, re-charge your life and let loose.
'My deepest wish is that reading this book makes you want to do cool stuff, make plans, launch that business, pack your bags, shave your head, ride that horse, date that hottie, apply for that job, chuck that party - and, most of all, get your girls out, whatever that means for you.'
About the Author
Lucy is a change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. She created and led an advertising agency working across a diverse range of industries for 20 years before she stepped into the role of CEO of a brand new women's health organisation. In two and half years she led a small team to raise $7M for a network of hospitals in Ethiopia. She then went on to transform a Cambodian children's charity as its first CEO. She is the creator of the world's first childbirth education program for men run in local pubs which she franchised nationally.
Lucy consults as a business fixer, strategy machine and governance gun. You will find her challenging and entertaining in equal measure. Lucy Bloom is a rule breaker, idea maker and momentum creator. Lucy is the first and only Australian to be listed in the world's top 30 #socialceos. She is a recipient of a Kindness Award from the Wake Up Project and winner of the 2015 Women's Agenda Emerging Leader in the not-for-profit Sector Award. Lucy has been nominated many times and shortlisted twice in the Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards. She is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
'This memoir is so full of life and its ups and downs, you will start reading it again as soon as you finish. We are all richer for knowing Lucy.' - Wendy Whiteley, OAM
'Lucy tells powerful stories of human tenacity and love; she inspires all with her insight into the human spirit.' - Bernard Salt, AM