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Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows; Winning at Work and in Life

Shift is a must-read for anyone looking to change their perspective, abandon bad days, and live a more purposeful life. In the book, corporate leadership coach Michael O'Brien shows that the secret to becoming our best starts with shifting our mindset and he offers the steps we can take to do so. Drawing on the personal story of his ''last bad day,'' Michael shares the emotional and physical recovery from his near-death accident on the morning of July 11th, 2001. A keen cyclist out on a training ride in New Mexico, Michael was hit head-on by an SUV that crossed into his lane traveling 40 miles per hour. He invites readers into the early darkness of his recovery and, ultimately, the empowering perspective shift he gained through his difficult journey: we are defined by how we respond to a tragedy and not by the tragedy itself.

Michael used his newfound perspective to fuel his recovery and help him create a better and better tomorrow. Now he's sharing his hard-earned insights to help others realize their own success. In Shift, Michael introduces ''ways of being'' that can help anyone build a stronger peloton*, the team that transcends the individual, and get closer to the best version of themselves. Michael's story is life changing, inspirational, and insightful. Shift is about how mindset, perspective, and grit can empower each of us to ride the ups and downs of our life's journey and to create a better tomorrow. ALL the profits from Shift will go to World Bicycle Relief.

Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien is President and Founder of Peloton Coaching and Consulting. As a certified executive coach, he has advised, motivated, and inspired Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and other difference-makers at organizations like Brother International and Johnson and Johnson. He also serves as a mentor and volunteer with organizations that promote professional growth, such as the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and James Madison University’s College of Business. Before starting Peloton Coaching and Consulting, he was a healthcare sales and marketing executive and received his marketing degree from James Madison University.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. Michael is the author of two books, his inspiring memoir: Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows: Winning at Work and in Life and the companion work, My Last Bad Day Shift: How to Prevent Bad Moments from Turning into Bad Days: a practical and powerful guide to lead a life free of bad days.