Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo

New Canaan, CT

Transformational Expert and Author of Claim Your SWAGGER, the first of a three-book series to help readers survive trauma and thrive through life. Her work has appeared in Livestrong, Prevention Magazine and more. She is a highly sought speaker and consultant, with over 10 years as a global leadership consultant, helping high-performing individuals at various multinational Fortune 500 companies create positive and sustainable change in themselves to become better for those they lead. 

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BOOK DETAILS

Pub Date: May 30, 2023
Genre: Self-Help and Motivation
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Page Count: 276
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 978-1636980669
Price: $18.95

ABOUT THE BOOK

“This is not your grandfather’s self-help book. Far from it. Claim Your SWAGGER is filled with common sense and actionable approaches for self-improvement.” — Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman Intel Corporation

Claim Your SWAGGER is the first part of a three-book series that guides individuals from merely surviving life to thriving in it.

Informed by her work with almost fifty thousand leaders at various multinational and Fortune 500 companies, her experience with cancer survivors, and her personal journey, Jennifer Sukalo’s SWAGGER approach shows readers what makes them not only unique, but extraordinary. Claim Your SWAGGER gives readers exclusive access to what companies have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for — Jennifer’s expertise and studied insights. 

Claim Your SWAGGER is an accessible and fascinating book with practical exercises for the reader seeking personal growth and a positive life balance. Readers of Sukalo’s book will find themselves on a personal journey of deep discovery and growth, often through the author’s own heartfelt experiences made transparent on the pages and through thought experiments, and case studies of others’ genuine revelations and insights.

Written to help anyone seeking support and life-advice to develop a new relationship with their self-worth and learn to appreciate their strengths and limitations. Claim Your SWAGGER shows readers how to  find gratitude for the way one’s life experiences have shaped them and clarifies how to become grounded in their core values. Readers will learn to step into their power to overcome the self-limiting beliefs that hold them back and experience a sense of renewal through a greater focus on their passion and purpose. 

This is a proactive and fun reading experience — readers will learn by doing. Jennifer Sukalo designed the SWAGGER process to guide motivated individuals as they take exploratory steps into the next phase of their personal development. The content and activities in Claim Your SWAGGER will help readers develop new knowledge and skills that enable them to respond to situations differently and create lasting behavioral change.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo is a speaker, author, and transformational expert. She is the creator, founder and CEO of SWAGGERU — a personal development approach to harnessing a person’s untapped potential to become who they are meant to be. 

Jennifer's work as a global leadership consultant has reached nearly fifty thousand leaders across levels, cultures, countries, and industries. Her expertise in leadership and personal development have been highly sought after by companies around the world. Thousands of companies have hired Sukalo for her leadership and personal development expertise. She has written for the consulting firm BTS, Rodale Inc., and LIVESTRONG.COM. She co-authored a study in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health, has been a contributing author for Prevention Magazine, guest instructor for Sur La Table culinary classes, and fitness professional master trainer. Her work in leadership development and coaching cancer survivors to transform their circumstances from "survival" to a "spark for the rest of their lives" laid the groundwork for the SWAGGER method.

Jennifer is a passionate home chef, curious traveler, and avid fly-fisher. She and her husband live in New Canaan, CT. Her three Arabian horses, Tana, Rocco, and Tank keep her humble and grounded. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees centered around behavioral change. 

TALKING POINTS

  • How to reclaim your SWAGGER after Trauma
  • Self-Care is not selfish, it’s essential
  • Finding Yourself Again: From parents lost in childcare schedules, CEOs struggling to maintain a work-life balance, to cancer survivors wondering “what’s next?,” Jennifer has studied, lived and is ready to share the tools needed to reclaim your self-esteem, self-worth, and most importantly, your SWAGGER.
  • Trauma Survivor Guidance
  • How Exercise and Healthy Eating Impact your SWAGGER
  • Transformational Advice: Practical tools and best practices you can implement today to transform yourself and your life.
  • Communication Barriers in Life and Work: What’s holding you back from having the life you dream about? How is your communication with yourself impacting you?
  • Unleashing Your Potential: The steps to help you become who you are meant to be.
  • Gratitude is your Gold: How to Find Gratitude for your life experiences and celebrate your scars.
  • Say Goodbye to Your Uninvited Guests: How self-limiting beliefs sabotage your success.
  • The Secret They Don’t Want You to Know: How to take back your power and walk out on the judge and jury for good.
  • Avoid burnout: seek renewal through your passion and purpose.
  • Counterintuitive or brilliant? The uncommon sense and counterintuitive advice we can all learn from and apply today.

TIMELY TIE-INS

February

  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • February 1st: National Get Up Day
  • February 2nd: National Optimist Day


March

  • March 8th: International Women’s Day
  • March 9th: National Get Over it Day

PRAISE 

“The word that comes to mind is WOW! Jennifer really takes readers on a journey to look into themselves and figure out what is important. She challenges you to leave the baggage at the door and focus on yourself! Jennifer truly makes you think about your past and who you are today because of the past. I am extremely excited to be working on my SWAGGER and cannot wait to see where this journey takes me!” Deb Jeffers, Executive Director, Central California and Hawaii/Guam American Cancer Society

“This is not your grandfather’s self-help book. Far from it. Claim Your SWAGGER is filled with common sense and actionable approaches for self-improvement.” — Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman Intel Corporation

“I have known Jennifer for a number of years and she is one of the most thorough, knowledgeable, and professional people I have worked with. Claim Your SWAGGER is a testament to these qualities.” — Ben Chambers, Head of Business School and Talent, People and Culture Grant Thornton UK LLP

“For those raised in Western cultures, ‘swagger’ can have a heavily laden male gender connotation, with images of the rugged American west and equally rugged cowboys coming to mind, so I was pleasantly surprised how Jennifer has taken the term and appropriately reappropriated it for the modern challenges of our post-pandemic world. Claim Your Swagger is an extremely accessible and enjoyable read with practical exercises and ‘go-dos’ for the reader seeking greater personal growth and life balance. The book will take you on a deep and rewarding personal journey of discovery, often through the author’s own heartfelt and transparent shared journey, through thought experiments, and case studies of others’ genuine revelations and insights. I encourage you to discover how empowering it can be to claim your own SWAGGER through the gifts provided within these pages.” — Tim Blakesly, Assistant Dean, Executive Education University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

“In Claim Your Swagger, Jennifer gives us a fun, practical approach to discover and recognize the best (and worst) parts of yourself, and then do something positive with both. A spirited read!” — Peter Mulford, Global Partner, Chief Innovation Officer BTS

BOOK DETAILS

Pub Date: May 17, 2022
Genre: Memoir / Christian Inspirational
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 304
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 978-1647429003
Price: $15.99

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the age of social media, what does it mean to connect through a hand-written letter?

 

True Story: When Amy Daughters reconnected with her former friend from camp decades ago, Dana, via Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Through social media, Amy learned Dana’s son Parker was at St. Jude battling cancer–devastating news, but what else do you do besides comment an “I’m so sorry,” nowadays? 

 

But more than a comment happened, Amy woke up in the middle of the night and felt called in a way she couldn’t fully explain to write handwritten letters to Dana–someone who through time and distance, had become nothing more than several hundred other faces on her Facebook account. 

 

When Parker died, Amy, not knowing what else to do, continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend,” what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?

 

A staggering 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life would never be the same. As it turned out, there were actual individuals living very real lives behind each social media profile, and she was beautifully connected to each of those extraordinary, very real people.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native Houstonian and a graduate of The Texas Tech University, Amy W. Daughters has been a freelance writer for more than a decade — mostly covering college football and sometimes talking about her feelings. Her debut novel, You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened (She Writes Press, 2019), was selected as the Silver Winner for Humor in the 2019 Foreword INDIES and the Overall Winner for Humor/Comedy in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards. An amateur historian, hack golfer, charlatan fashion model, and regular on the ribbon dancing circuit, Amy — a proud former resident of Blackwell, England, and Dayton, Ohio currently lives in Tomball, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She is married to a foxy computer person, Willie, and is the lucky mother of two amazing sons, Will and Matthew.

TALKING POINTS

  • Lost Art of Letter Writing – The deliberateness of a letter, honest, believable and genuine, more than Social Media could ever be. Bringing back the beautiful connection of a hand-written letter. 
  • How can we teach our younger generation to value a pen & stationery? 
  • The stages of grief and how to remain a constant and connected friend experiencing the grieving process.
  • The power of prayer and finding purpose.
  • The evolution of friendships and connections due to social media.
  • Work from home and the disconnect it creates–how letter writing can bring back more meaningful relationships.
  • Women in Sports – Amy is a decades long sportswriter–a position with its own trials and tribulations as a woman in a male-dominated field. 

TIMELY TIE-INS

December

  • Read a New Book Month
  • National Letter Writing Day – December 7
  • National Christmas Card Day – December 9

January

  • Self-Love Month
  • Universal Letter Writing Week – Jan 8-14
  • Hunt for Happiness Week – Jan 15-21

February

  • International Boost Self Esteem Month – February

April

  • Month of Hope; Day of Hope –  April 5
  • World Health Day – April 7
  • Tell a Story –  April 27
  • Trauma Awareness Month – May

PRAISE FOR DEAR DANA

“Dear Dana is an inspirational memoir about caring for friends near and far by reviving a lost art.” — Foreword Reviews

 

“. . . a captivating study regarding writing letters to friends and rethinking how people successfully bond in the modern world. An intriguing and inspiring exploration of different forms of communication.”— Kirkus Reviews

 

“This is a book for anyone who wonders about the differences between a Facebook friend and a Real-Life friend and who yearns to see a person’s real life behind their Facebook image. It is also about the power of prayer and the abundance of kindness in our world. But ultimately, it’s about connection and how we are all connected when we come from love.”    — Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles

 

“Captivating . . . I laughed and I cried as I followed the pleasures of real mail, and the lesson hit home: Whether written or spoken, our words matter. They have the power to illuminate someone’s darkest day.” — Laurie Buchanan, PhD, author of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth and The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace