Launch Party!

Come and join us to celebrate

Hello again,

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last wrote, and it’s fair to say that life as first time published authors has been pretty good!

We were proud recipients of the orange bestseller flag on Amazon, and clearly made our publisher very happy too judging from this comment in her weekly newsletter:

I think most publishers indulge in the occasional round of 'fantasy bestseller screenshot'. Crime editors probably fantasise about their new book beating Ian Rankin and Agatha Christie to the top spot, while YA (young adult) publishers would sell their souls to edge ahead of J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman. Last week my business-book dream came true when Diana Marsland and Julie Nerney hit the number 1 business book spot on Amazon with Own Your Day: New light on the mastery of managing in the middle, ahead of (wait for it.....) Simon Sinek's Start With Why and Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. It really does not get much better than that. 

Launch Event

We’d love to celebrate with as many of you as possible at our launch event on 23 June. You can register HERE. There are free drinks and nibbles, a fabulous guest panel, and the opportunity to meet and chat with other interesting people (at a safe distance) in the wonderful House of St Barnabas in Soho Square - so as well as celebrating with us, you’ll be helping a good cause too. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Here’s a bit more about our guest speakers…

Sara Tate
Sara is the CEO of TBWA London, one of the UK’s top advertising agencies. Joining in 2017, the agency has grown every year during her tenure and acquired new clients such as adidas, AMD and McVitie’s. In 2020, Sara was Female Frontier’s Leading Honouree in the Leading The Charge category recognising her commitment to putting diversity at the forefront of TBWA’s strategy. Sara is one of few agency leaders to have begun her career as a Strategist, working on world renowned brands such as British Airways and Baileys and winning APG awards for her thinking.

Seth Kybird
Seth is the CEO of Nuclear Transport Solutions, a company formed from the merger of the UK’s three leading nuclear transport organisations. Prior to that he was the Managing Director of International Nuclear Services, a company focused on shipping and engineering. Seth began his career with Deloitte, qualifying as an accountant in the London practice, before becoming a strategy consultant, working for a number of commercial and government clients. With a background in both the public and private sectors, he has experience leading and developing organisations and a track record in tackling complex commercial challenges.

Natalie Adams
Natalie is an Organisational Development Specialist, currently working with Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust as Executive Coach. She started her management career at the age of 17 in fashion retail. Following over 10 years of management in Flagship stores she moved into Learning & Development working for a number of high street names before taking on an Organisational Development role in the travel technology sector. Natalie join the NHS in 2019 where her current role supports organisations, leaders, managers and teams to be the best they can be in an ever changing world. She is passionate about investing in people managers, believing they are the most important factor in positive employee engagement, and therefore, key to customer experience and organisational success.

It’ll be a fascinating conversation, plus a chance to meet and chat with people face to face. Definitely no chance of anyone needing to say ‘you’re on mute’ (hurrah!) We’re looking forward to hosting a celebration and connecting people as we emerge from what has been a challenging 18 months. Registration is simple, via this link: HERE.


We’ve been enjoying a number of conversations to coincide with the launch of the book. If podcasts or vlogs are your thing, then there might be something in here for you:

  • You can hear us talk about the process of creating the book in conversation with our publisher on the Extraordinary Business Book Club Podcast here (20 minute listen).

  • You can hear Julie talk more broadly about her career and a range of subjects (including some from the book) on Beyond Busy here (60 minute listen).

  • You can watch Julie talk about the headlines from the key themes in the book, her journey to writing it, and how she found her authentic self as part of the Like Minds Business Breakfast series here (20 minute watch).

Your thoughts

We hope there’s something in those conversations or the book that gives you food for thought, and we’d love to hear from you if there is. You can share them by simply clicking here:

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We’ll be back in touch in a couple of weeks with final details for the launch party!

Best wishes

Julie & Diana

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PS You can order your copy of the book via these routes:

  • Direct from our publisher here, where you will get an automatically generated 10% discount for being one of our valued subscribers

  • From Amazon here

  • From which supports independent booksellers here

  • From Hive which supports local high streets here

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