Spiraling Upward:
The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise

2024 Edition


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Full of insights, exercises, and over thirty relatable stories, Spiraling Upward has transformed countless women’s lives and won a Nautilus Gold and Silver Award. This new and expanded paperback edition includes a new chapter, “Spiral Up for Dudes,” to show men how they can ally with women to Spiral Up!

Women are in the majority of the college-educated talent pool and are increasingly represented in positions of leadership in business and society. Why then are women withdrawing from top-tier positions in unprecedented numbers?

The linear, unyielding, single-minded approach to success forged by men will never lead us to the heart of fulfillment.

Women are not designed for the straight and narrow path. Until now there hasn’t been another choice. In Spiraling Upward, Wendy Wallbridge offers a step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms.

The “Spiral Up” method teaches women in the workplace to cultivate the five co-creative powers— Energy, Thoughts, Feelings, Speech, and Action. These fundamentals of self-creation help women in leadership positions redefine success, become positive change agents and re-author our lives.

Spiraling Upward offers clear steps and exercises to drive readers to create fulfilling lives aligned with individual gifts and callings. This volume also includes inspiring stories of 30 successful women who followed the “Spiral Up” program.

Among other accolades, Spiraling Upward is a dual winner of the 2016 Nautilus Awards: Gold (Women) and Silver (Business & Leadership).

Ready to rise up and express your creativity, authenticity, voice and power? Spiraling Upward will show you the way.

“I started reading Spiraling Upward while performing in a very personally challenging play, and experiencing debilitating stage fright. Using Wendy’s inspiring and extremely practical approach, I’ve been able to shift from my false self who was so afraid of not getting it “right” to my true self, who has the confidence to come from who I am in the present moment. It has made all the difference in the world—for me and for the audience. And, of course, it’s an invaluable lesson for my offstage life as well. Thank you Wendy.”

— Jill Eikenberry, Actress

“Spiraling Upward is that rare and potent blend of inspiration and pragmatism. At a time when female management and values are increasingly in demand, Wallbridge shows us, with humor, wisdom, and serious research, how to remove the illusive barriers that keep us playing small. It’s an essential roadmap for all women who want to uncover their power and create more confidence.”

— Claire Shipman, best-selling author of Womenomics and The Confidence Code

“Spiraling Upward leads the inquiry so many women are involved with now: how do we balance our lives in a way that nourishes both our external and internal selves? Articulating the right questions, Walbridge provides some great answers.”

— Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth, #1 NYT Best Selling Author

“Wendy offers a transformational roadmap for women to find and live from their highest calling.”

— John Gray, Ph.D., Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus, #1 NYT Best Selling Author

“Wendy brilliantly shows us how to use any challenge facing us as the doorway to our greater self-expression and personal fulfillment. This is a must read for all women who want to achieve true success. I love this book and give it my highest recommendation. It is nothing short of solving the puzzle to your own soul’s purpose.”

— Lynne Twist, Global activist, author, The Soul of Money

“Spiraling Upward offers a step-by-step manual for tapping into our essential power, unique brilliance and deepest joy at a time in our world when our gifts are most needed!”

— Marci Shimoff, Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul, #1 NYT Best Selling Author

“Wendy’s Spiral Up! shows women how to seize this moment in order to shape their futures and remake the world.”

— John Gerzema, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future, #1 NYT Best Selling Author

“Spiraling Upward is the perfect blend of pragmatic advice and inspiration to help women redefine success for themselves and move confidently out of their comfort zone to realize their true power.”

— Mike Robbins, Nothing Changes Until You Do

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