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Peter Hirst, PhD, MBE

One of the most influential women in technology explains how she took control of her own life and career … an exceptionally thoughtful, systematic and practical guide to what worked for Jeanne and why, and how lifelong learners of all ages can apply these lessons to themselves

Peter Hirst, PhD, MBEAssociate Dean for Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Management
Dan Schawbel

Everyone, regardless of age, will benefit from reading I’m the Boss of Me because professionals have to be accountable for their careers and take charge of their lives, instead of relying on companies to guide them. Jeanne reminds us that we are all a work in progress and can improve ourselves so that we become more valuable as we make career transitions in our lives.

Dan SchawbelNew York Times Bestselling Author of Promote Yourself & Me 2.0
Dave Vasko

In working with Jeanne on the IoT Talent consortium, it is obvious the she has a passion for helping people create their own success.  But it is more than passion; she plans, sets goals and takes action to achieve her goals.

In her book, I’m the Boss of Me she shares the operating model that allows her to be successful, not only in business, but in life.

Jeanne tells of the survival skills she has used to overcome adversity and talks about the people she admires and what she has learned from them.  Jeanne gives her readers the strategies and tools to define and achieve their own success.

I’ve found it to be a great read. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to enhance their career, whether they are just beginning or well established in their journey.

Dave VaskoDirector Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation
Sherri Hammons

Jeanne’s personal story and her amazing career offer excellent advice for anyone ready to own their career.  And, that’s all of us, no matter where you are in your professional life!

Sherri HammonsChief Technology Officer for IQNavigator and Board Member of IoT Talent Consortium and Cisco’s Customer Experience
Celina Morgan-Standard

Jeanne has created an engaging roadmap to living a ‘big and joyful life.’ Grounded in her own humble and challenging beginnings, and her determination to move beyond ‘survival mode,’ she guides readers through the qualities and actions needed to live a life of purpose. It’s refreshing to hear a successful business executive talk about every person’s ability to choose love—not in a romantic sense, but instead related to passion, creativity, and connectedness—to become their own boss in life. Readers will come away energized and empowered to activate their own game plan.

Celina Morgan-StandardSenior Vice President, Digital Learning Solutions at The New York Academy of Sciences
Ellis Rubinstein

In I’m the Boss of Me, Jeanne Dunne has written a heart-felt guide to self-improvement that is crammed with wise advice from someone who pulled herself out of a family tragedy and learned to craft her own happiness.

Ellis RubinsteinPresident and CEO at The New York Academy of Sciences
Daniel Dib

This book is great for gaining motivation and guidance on how to run a successful career. I’m a Senior Network Architect and the networking industry is changing very rapidly right now. It’s important to stay positive and stay ahead of the curve. Following Jeanne’s advice it’s possible to create a strategy to always be positive and learning and to spend energy on things that you can affect. There is no point in spending energy on things that you can not affect.

Jeanne gives great insight on how to run successful projects by creating win-win situations. It’s important to consider the viewpoint of all the key stake holders and to do both inside-out and outside-in thinking.

This book is a must read for anyone that wants to have a great career or improve on an already great career.

Daniel DibSr. Network Architect, CCIE #37149, CCDE #20160011
Laura Ferrando

I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how well received your book has been in the community. I’ve been sending out copies to my women colleagues in the industry who have leadership roles in certification and learning programs, including organizations like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM.. and even Juniper! Everyone was so pleased and excited to dive into the book. One person even shared how she was also looking forward to sharing the book with her daughter.

I’ve also shared many copies with VUE employees and received similar response, and of course, I’ve learned a lot myself.

It’s just a testament to how valuable your example of leadership is to so many of us in our community. Just wanted to share that with you.

Laura FerrandoBusiness Development Manager, Pearson VUE
Linda Allen

I had the opportunity to read “I’m The Boss of Me” by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn recently.  It’s my habit to skim the chapter titles, preface, and author’s bio prior to digging into a new book.  If I’m not hooked by the time I finish those, it’s not likely I’ll finish the book.    This time, I was surprised by, of all things, the acknowledgments. It so mirrored my own beliefs and experience about life, I’ll quote the entire paragraph here:

“There is no higher purpose than helping your family and others you care about achieve, succeed, and find their way through life’s choices and challenges.  I learned this truth first from my mother, who – – through troubled times and easier times – – always made me feel loved, valued, and important.  She set the stage for my success by showing me how to get back up when life knocks you down and by demonstrating resilience throughout my childhood”

Yes, that’s what life is about.   And that’s accomplished by taking charge and taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions.  By truly being “the boss of you.”

The author proceeds to give what I’d call the most clear and complete outline of how to succeed in and own your life I can ever recall having read.   While the context is business and career, the principles and ideas expressed are directly applicable to all of life.

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Linda AllenEditor/Owner, www.mscareergirl.com
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