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The Rising: A Revolution for Women

Lisa Merlo-Booth has taught and inspired thousands of individuals and couples via her workshops, speaking, private practice and blog. She is the go-to relationship coach for those motivated to create significant change in their lives and relationships.

Now, for the first time, Merlo-Booth expands on her work with couples and relationships by bringing her foundational model to the world arena. In the wake of the 2016 election, #MeToo, and the increase in organizations overtly and covertly harming women, Lisa shines a light on the crazy messages men and women are raised with that continue to put women at ongoing risk of inequality, misogyny, and violence. These messages keep women playing small in core areas in their lives and result in women unknowingly perpetuating the very systems and behaviors that keep them down.

The Rising is a breakout book for women looking to change the status quo for females of all ages—in their homes, their offices and the world. The time is now for women of all races, religions, sexual orientations and from all walks of life to join together to create world change for the betterment of all.

Merlo-Booth offers women a roadmap out of unhappy relationships, unhealthy work environments, and toxic situations. She provides tools to handle day-to-day interactions as well as more difficult situations including sexual harassment, date rape, bullying and more. In The Rising, Merlo-Booth introduces a new power paradigm—a Grounded Powerful Strength (GPS)—for women to step into their journey toward safety, equality, and power.

No matter your background, this book will give you the pivotal skills to make change happen. Lisa uses straight-talk, compassionate accountability, keen insight, and concrete examples to teach you:

  • Why a Grounded Powerful Strength is more effective than an aggressive, meek or reactive one.
  • How to recognize and avoid the five Power Blockers females engage in that keep them and all females down.
  • The skills necessary to walk in the world with a Grounded Powerful Strength to effect important change in the home, at work and in the world.

Women can change the world, by changing the way they walk in it. This book shows you how.

Lisa Merlo-Booth

Lisa Merlo-Booth is a straight-talking and highly effective relationship expert, speaker and blogger. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of therapy and relationship coaching and a thriving private practice with a client base of individuals and couples spanning the United States and Europe. Lisa is widely known for her straight talk on women, and for her emphasis on teaching women to stop responding in the extremes (silencing or exploding) and, instead, to affect change in a way that is grounded, respectful and strong. This highly effective approach to communication is about speaking from a Grounded Powerful Strength (GPS) rather than the extremes of meekness or aggression.

As a sought-after speaker, Lisa brings her practical advice in keynote speeches to audiences across the country. Lisa’s popular blog “Straight Talk 4 Women” empowers readers to effectively use their voice, to confidently step into the world as equals and to find their GPS to help ground them in their journey out of the day-to-day stresses of poor relationships, harsh work environments and unhealthy friendships.

Lisa earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1991 and is a Graduate of Coach University.

She was Director of Professional Training for Terrence Real’s Relational Life Institute for over ten years and has trained innumerable therapists to work with couples. She continues to train therapists in couples work, specializing in difficult clients. Lisa is known for her lasered teaching and non-judgmental ability to guide therapists through the difficult terrain of couples work.