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Amazon Book Reviews for Heart of a Woman in Business

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 Amazon Book Reviews for
Heart of a Woman in Business

Heart of a Woman in Business:
Stories, Strategies and Skills for Business Success

In conversational tone, this book is loaded with all original and authentic stories, poems and quotations, offering encouragement and igniting the spark for today’s woman in the workplace. Experts, coaches, speakers, trainers, and retirees share their top tips, secrets and advice. Loaded with masterful writing from over 80 contributors, the book by Sheryl L. Roush is 288 pages, for $16.95

Heart of a Woman in Business is an inspirational collection celebrating working women and their unique contributions to the global workplace. This here’s how, sisters-sharing-with-sisters book shares their real stories, and offers here’s how and I did it, you can too! Selections offer practical information, career-bolstering lessons, organizational tips, insights, affirmations, poems, prayers and quotations. Whether you already own a business, planning to start one, or working in a job you love.

The 6×7" book features top talent and experts, including: celebrity personal trainer Jeanie Callen Barat; international business speaker Debbie Allen, author of Skyrocketing Sales, financial alchemist Morgana Rae; fulfilling your heart’s desire by Christine Kloser, author of The Freedom Formula; presentation skills from Juliet Funt (daughter of Candid Camera’s Alan Funt); having a leap of faith, from Sharon Wilson of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction; Hill Street Blues costume designer Karen Hudson; Helen Blanchard, the First Lady of Toastmasters International and author of Breaking the Ice; Marcia Reynolds, Psy., author of Outsmart Your Brain; and Sheva Carr, founder of Fyera!. Quotations of inspiration include: Mary Kay Ash, Debbie Fields, Steve Forbes, Michael Gerber, Louise Hay, Kathy Ireland, Andrea Jung of Avon, Anthony Robbins, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Madam C.J. Walker, first black female millionaire; Marianne Williamson and Oprah Winfrey; plus the Founders/CEOs of, Apple, Craig’s List, Dell Computer, Google, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Starbucks; The Body Shop, Virgin Airlines, and Wal-Mart.

About the Author
Sheryl Roush is an internationally top-rated corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and 8-time business entrepreneur since the age of 16. As a conference speaker she has presented on programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Jane Seymour, Joan Lunden, Marcus Buckingham, Mark Victor Hansen, Howard Putnam, Robert G. Allen and Suze Orman. She has authored 12 books, including the Heart Book Series. Reader Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
More Than Expected, October 16, 2008
I expect books in the Heart Book series to be compelling, evocative, inspirational and useful. Heart of a Woman in Business is even more. Tightly edited (lots of contributors didn’t make the cut), each story has its own punch and vitality. It’s women speaking with, and to, women in both a very personal way and as kindred professionals. It’s worth reading and worth keeping close as a ready reference for those moments when…
– John Reddish, Get Results, CMC-Certified Management Consultant

5.0 out of 5 stars What A Treat for My Soul, December 2, 2008
Just flipping through this book for a few minutes I picked up some great business tips, felt uplifted and now can’t wait to dig in and read more of the wisdom that the contributors have to share. A great gift for any heart centered woman.
– Coach Laura,

5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartfelt and Inspiring!, December 3, 2008
Once again, Sheryl Roush has come through with another uplifting, inspiring and supportive book in her Heart Book Series. Heart of a Woman in Business is full of great tips and practical tools to use in not only growing your business but keeping you moving forward when faced with challenges. The straight-from-the-heart sharing from so many wonderful business women is a testament of their generosity and desire to help other women be as successful as possible. Women in the workplace do have special needs and this book addresses those needs and so much more!
– Linda Salazar, Author of Awaken the Genie Within

STORY: The Best Business School

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The Best Business School

by Sheryl Roush
Author of Heart of a Woman in Business

Business schools, workshops, seminars and boot camps abound today. Everyone is going off to attend something somewhere. Perhaps what we need most is a retreat—one back to our childhood.

Being an eight-time entrepreneur, I can attest to the best business school courses worthy of consideration, with the lowest tuition yet the highest return. Some of the most valuable ethics were those role modeled by my mother. To support the family income, and to get her out of the house being a young stay-at-home mom, she was the door-to-door Avon lady. Since my two brothers were old enough to attend school, she carted me around on her weekly routes. Believe it or not, I was quite shy, so she made me meet people – which translated later into natural networking skills.

A few years later, to help put my brothers through college, mom starting selling Amway products, and our household was one of the first to use biodegradable products – a truly novel “green” concept at that time. When I was 14, she dragged me to an Amway “Revival” where I heard my first motivational speaker, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Today, we are colleagues in the National Speakers Association, and I’M a motivational speaker! From painfully shy to inspirationally high! (We never know where the seeds are going to be planted.)

From mom, I learned Midwestern values, work hard, show respect, do right, have integrity, help others, and what I now know as good old-fashioned customer service skills.

“Know what you want in life—and go for it.” A child of the Depression, at 18, mom moved herself from the farm in Iowa, with only $10, and her best girlfriend to “get a life” in California. She taught me about goal setting and visualization, without ever using the phrases. (I was named after that best girlfriend.)

“Be positive.” Attitude truly does make a difference in our ability to succeed—I’m convinced of that! In challenges where I have not yet developed the skills, it’s been having a positive attitude has catapulted me through the fears. As a speaker on the topic today, I believe that Faith is the “compass” of Attitude. We’ve also got to believe in ourselves.

“You can do anything you put your mind to.” A secret dream of Mom was to compete in the Olympics. At 68, she was selected to carry the Olympic Torch, on its way from San Diego to the 1984 Los Angeles Games. When I started a business at age 16 in the patio of my parents’ home, she encouraged and helped me with the silk-screening of t-shirts and bumper stickers. (My first “client” was the Shriners.)

 “Use what you’ve been given.” We each have skills, talents and unique abilities. As a youth, I was a graphic artist with a typewriter and mimeograph paper. (Remember those?) Mom constantly volunteered me to donate time designing the boating club and church newsletters. Later I earned four international design awards for newsletters (Top Ten in the world), have written five books and have presented seminars in eight countries on the topic. (It’s as if she knew…)

The best business school courses I’ve ever attended have been those in the classroom of life with Mom as my Teacher.

~ Sheryl Roush, Speaker, Author
Proud Daughter of Beverly J. Roush

“Heart of a Woman” Book Receives Rave Reviews from Stanford Alumni

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Heart of a Woman Book Receives Rave Reviews from Stanford Alumni

I had a chance to look at "Heart of a Woman" today. Wow! What a gold mine. It’s a really, really smart idea that can affect so many people positively. What a total, all-around winning work. I’m sending it off to my mom (Blossom) now, and I know she’s going to love it! Thanks again for all that you are!


Blair Tindall
Author, "Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music"


Click on title to view each book.

Heart of a Woman (printed)
Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of a Mother (printed with Bonus Music CD)
Heart of a Mother …  Music CD
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of the Holidays … Music CD
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)

Viewers Compliment HeartBookSeries Website

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Wow – Sheryl — What a great site and what a wonderful response — BIG time — congratulations! 
You deserve the best — Helen

Recipients of Heart of the Holidays Book Give Touching Praises

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"Everyone who has received your books has been ecstatic about receiving them. The personal inscriptions were the finishing touch for them!  They were, and still are, so thankful you took the time to write to "them" personally.  Thank you, again!"
-Thomas Kavanaugh

Dear Bev–I got home today at 5:30 to find the most wonderful surprise!  The book is just lovely, and I’ve started taking a peek already. It was nice to see Sheryl’s note, and your dedication to "my sister."  You’ll never know how much I appreciate that sentiment, and it is returned to you in kind. You’ve been important since we were about 19 years old!!  Think of it, and it doesn’t seem possible, does it? Anyway, your a blessing to me, and I’m thankful–which I think would fit with the theme of the little book.  Thank you for it.
Love, Carolyn

These books are wonderful just sitting on the coffee table to grab for a quick moment throughout the day.
Judy Mooney, Canada

Heart of the Holidays Book Receives Another 5-Star Review

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Heart of the Holidays Book
Receives Another

5-Star Review 

There are times during the holidays when things aren’t as cheery and happy as we would like them to be. This book is a perfect companion during these times.

The stories and poems are uplifting, comforting and poignant. You can read a story or two at a time. There’s no pressure to "finish this book." In fact, a book like this is never really finished. It’s something that will be sitting in easy reach for many seasons. I’m sure. We can all use some inspiration and comfort all through the year.

A great read any time of the year.

-Marilyn Dalrymple

A Letter from Jesus

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As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honour and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer. It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me. As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they do n’t know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honour. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts. But, do you want to know something? I wasn’t invited. I was the guest of honour and they didn’t remember to send me an invitation. The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in my face .. and I wanted to be with them and share their table. In truth, that didn’t surprise me because in the last few years all close their doors to me. Since I wa sn’t invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time. To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, saying:  "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" as if the party were in his honour! At midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug me and do you know no-one hugged me. Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left. Every year it gets worse.  People only remember the gifts, the parties, to eat and drink, and nobody remembers me. I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart. I want to share something with you. As many didn’t invite me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I’m still making the final arrangements. Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book. Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party. Those who don’t answer the invite, will be left outside. Be prepared because when all is ready you will be part of my great party.
See you soon. I Love you!

Employee Wins Best Christmas Cubicle

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Becky Palmer, Purchasing Coordinator at Creative Touch interiors in Temecula, California writes:, "We decorated a cubicle for the holidays in our office and guess who the star was? Yep, the Heart of the Holidays book."

She did a great job with the space and theme!

The Best Christmas Cubicle award was presented by Dollie Grant, Sales Support Coordinator – Countertops.

Thanks for sharing YOUR Holiday Spirit!

Attorney Praises Heart of the Holidays Book in Review

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Book Review: Heart of the Holidays, by Sheryl Roush
This wonderful, one-of-a-kind book brims with all the magic and joy of the holiday season. The collection of cheerful sayings, warm memories of times gone by, and touching stories and poems make a lovely, festive package. You’ll delight in the tales of grace and revelation, and enjoy the good humor and faith throughout.
It’s the perfect gift for a sister, mom, or friend, or to show your appreciation for a busy hostess. 

And keep an extra copy for yourself so you can pack it away after reading it, and then next holiday season, unpack it to savor the same sparkle and warmth again!
— Suuzen Ty Anderson, Esq., RN

Looking for A Thanksgiving Blessing?

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You are amazing.  I love your latest book, Heart of the Holidays. In fact this morning I opened it up to the Thanksgiving section to find an appropriate verse/blessing to begin our festive day and meal.  You have another masterpiece. You have a gift for putting words and thoughts into a small book that relates to every aspect of living and loving. You only have a few months before all of us will be waiting to hear about your next gem!!!

MD Ob/Gyn Endorses “Baby Gift Book”

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Carol J. Grabowski, MD, Ob/Gyn, passionately endorses the "Heart of a Mother" book, and gifts an autographed copy to each new mother of babies she delivers at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Grabowski is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist performs minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and was the first surgeon to use the DaVinci robot at LBMMC to perform a robot assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy. She still likes delivering babies and caring for women of all ages. She specializes in Menopausal Medicine and she is a member of the North American Menopause Society.

She has other interests which grow from her need to help others to know their bodies and maintain good health. She lectures to the public on women’s health topics such as Health Maintenance, Pap Tests and HPV, Osteoporosis, Menopause and Menopause Survival Skills for Women and Men.

Carol belongs to The Founders District Speakers Bureau and is available to speak by appointment. The feedback from her lectures always includes comments on how entertaining she is and how she makes it easy to understand difficult subjects.

Recently Dr. Grabowski has branched out and written some short stories about her life in a family of ten children and her experiences as an Obstetrician which were published in a book of collected works, the Heart of a Mother, and Heart of the Holidays, compiled by Sheryl Roush. Copies are available in her office, and at the Gift Shop at the Hospital.

Reverend Uki MacIsaac’s “Winter Solstice”

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In the November 12th interview on "Mornings with Lorri & Friends" Sheryl Roush was asked about the meaning of Winter Solstice, and referred to the Chapter on the topic by Reverend Uki MacIsaac. Hear Sheryl’s reply – click here.

Reverend Uki MacIsaac responded with:
Wow – thank you for mentioning my contribution! I am honored and grateful for your support. You are such a polished inspirational speaker; I admire how smoothly your interview flowed and how much meaning you conveyed.

Like you, I think it’s important that Christians feel comfortable to embrace the sacred ceremonies of other traditions, and you made that point eloquently. Isn’t it interesting that so many Christian holidays have roots in so-called pagan traditions – it’s all one God, one Love, one Light!

Blessings to you for the joy and inspiration you bring to the world,

Canadian Raves about Holidays book on

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Great Gift Idea
By  P. Bertrand "Free Writer" (Alberta, Canada)

This book is an ideal gift for a friend or family member, or anyone who may need a little encouragement for the holidays. The stories and poems in Sheryl’s book are inspirational, positive and even a little humorous. It will make you want to believe in the Spirit of Christmas again. Reader Review “Your Heart Will Be Opened!”

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Your Heart Will Be Opened

November 5, 2007

By  Darlene Fahl-Brittian ""The Tea Lady"" (El Cajon, CA)

I just ordered several of Sheryl’s new book. I have watched the gestation of this book, I have contributed to this book, and I recommend it highly because I know the gems it contains. If you are ready to have your heart opened, and then, to let it overflow with love, this is the book for you or the perfect gift to send to someone else just in time for the holidays. Let their hearts be opened, too. You just may have to change the sticker that says, "Do not open until Christmas" to now say, "Do not wait until Christmas." Enjoy. Readers Give 5 Stars to New Holidays Book

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A" Sparkling" Holiday Collection

November 5, 2007

By  Miss Ruth (Riverside, California)

Sheryl Roush brings together the spirit of the holidays from many different sources into a collection that pours forth traditions, meanings and thoughts of the holiday season. I already know where the books I have purchased are going. This is a gift that will continue to give far into the future.


Noted Christian Poet Gives Heart of the Holidays 5-Stars

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Wonderful Holiday Gift

By  Virginia (Ginny) Ellis (Torrance, CA) 

This is one of the best holiday books I have seen (even if I did contribute a few poems to it – LOL). It should warm every heart this Holiday Season, regardless of one’s faith or inclination. A wonderful holiday gift which will last for years … it will never go out of style … and can be shared with every generation. The editor/author, Sheryl Roush, has done a marvelous job in compiling everything in this book.

Professor Saw Talent – Now Student is Published

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Thank you again, this has been a great opportunity and experience for me to be published in Heart of the Holidays. A professor in college once asked me if I had ever considered a career in writing science. I hadn’t, didn’t even know it existed. Not sure who I thought wrote  those text books and magazine articles. 🙂 Anyway, it was one of those pivotal moments in my life that I’ve never forgotten. When someone you admire thinks you can do something, you believe you can do it. Thirty years later I still wonder do I have any talent for writing, could I do this?
Let me know the next time you write a book, I’d love to contribute if you’ll have me. I’ve even started a list!!
Take care and have a wonderful holiday season!
God bless,
Carlee Westbrook

Expert Jodi Seidler, The Single Parent Network on Video

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Our own Heart of a Mother book contributor, Jodi Seidler, the “The Mother of Re-Invention,” and founder of Making Lemonade, The Single Parent Network the leading single parent resource on the Internet. Jodi’s work has been profiled on hundreds of websites and publications, where she was crowned an expert in the field of single parenting and the art of reinvention. Her advice has been featured on talk shows, such as: "Inside Edition", "Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus", "Berman and Berman” and many more. Most importantly, Jodi is the proud single mom of Sam.

Jodi penned the opening poem, “A Mother’s Love”  for the Heart of a Mother book, as well as the title poem for the Chapter on “Single Parents.” She’s also a noted expert in time management for single parents. The book cover is featured on the video clip and one of Jodi’s pubiications.

View the "video" clip at:
Drop Jodi a note,

Book Improved Mother-Daughter Relationship

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A couple of days before Mother’s Day this year, I took my mother out to dinner and a movie for Mother’s Day, something we don’t often do. Okay, it was third time ever that I can remember. While we waited for the meal to be served, I presented her a copy of the book, which she knew nothing about, nor that I had been working on it. As she opened the wrapping paper, she noticed it was a book, then the title, Heart of a Mother. I invited her to open it to the Acknowledgements page, where she (and my father) was mentioned. Then drew her attention to additional pages where my writings her tributes to her, and her mother. She was deeply, authentically touched. The conversations following were quality conversations about things that matter in life, at the heart of the matter. Since the presentation of this book, healing has occurred between my mother and me, and our entire relationship has dramatically improved. I now have the mother I’ve always wanted. – Sheryl Roush

My Mother, My Friend Author Endorses Heart of a Mother Book

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“My mother would have loved this book as much as I do. Don’t wait until it’s too late to share Heart of a Mother with someone you love. This book is packed with 304 pages of insight, wisdom, appreciation, celebration, and so many ways of saying five of the most powerful words in any language: “Thank you Mom. I love you.”
~ Mary Marcdante, Author of  The Ten Most Important Things to Talk About With Your Mother, Simon & Schuster

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