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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:222
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543948523
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543948516

Discovering Significance

A Self-Reflection and Journaling Process about how our Experiences and Relationships affect our Success and Impact

by Philip Giordano View author's profile page


The leadership journey from self-doubt to empowering action can become unconsciously blocked by our self-perceptions creating limiting beliefs.   The stories of our lives and how we tell those stories provide insight into the actual experiences that have formulated our ability to drive through success to obtain a level of significance in our lives. There is a combination of love and power that is constantly in play that creates compassionate action.  Combining an active examination of defining moments involving our unique life events together with examining the established relationships in our lives, provides for new understanding.  The result is an unlocking of hidden potential to achieve success and significance. 

 The lenses of leadership and communication  coaching help reframe experience and examine relationships to discover limiting beliefs while providing a compass pointing towards your authentic self.  Instead of being paralyzed at your next moment of truth as you stand on the precipice deciding to take a leap of faith towards your ideal future.  You will have new found motivation for helping you go "All-In" when it is the scariest and matters the most.

 The concepts of measuring results through both the paradigm of success (measurement of achievement) and the paradigm of significance (measurement of impact) applied to defining moments allowing for a deeper discovery of your unique contributions. Further applying the synergy between love and power provides a vision of your unique path towards greater impact using compassionate action to empower yourself and others.   Journey with me from self-doubt to empowering action, so your echo makes a positive impact.

 Discovering Significance is a reflective collection of the stories of my life that have shaped my beliefs.  The stories are infused with leadership and communication coaching concepts to assist with a reader's personal self-discovery.  Each chapter ends with, and a journaling a synopsis of coaching ideas and journaling questions to assist you with discovering, articulating, and sharing your defining moments. 


From the Back Cover

The journey from self-doubt to empowerment can be blocked by our own self-perception, but it doesn't have to be. Discovering Significance will help you reframe your experiences and examine your relationships so you can work past these self-imposed limits and discover your authentic self. Find success, happiness, purpose and courage--so that when your next moment of truth arrives, you won't find yourself paralyzed, but ready to take a leap of faith toward your ideal future. Discovering Significance will help you find the motivation to go all-in for the things that matter the most.

 "Giordano's honest and powerful message of achieving leadership effectiveness provides a detailed and meaningful blueprint for the aspiring and proper leader alike.  Philip's personal story underscores the importance of all of our personal stories, and how these experiences help to shape who we are, first as people, then as leaders.  Anyone with an interest in leadership development will find this book to be a prime example of how love and power can be the breeding grounds for success and significance." Adam Payne, EdD Educator

"Discovering Significance provides engaging, informed, cutting-edge guidance for executive and organizational success emphasizing the essential components of purpose and significance. This entertaining and thoughtful journey by an inquisitive mind and deep thinker is a necessary read for anyone who wants an inside look at the mental aspects of success. Philip Giordano consistently challenges the reader to excel, and provides the tools and mentoring wisdom to succeed." David Krueger M.D. Executive Mentor Coach, CEO, Mentor Path Author, The Secret Language of Money

Philip Giordano is founder and president of Walden Woods Leadership Inc., which helps leaders unleash their potential and enhance effective communication through workshops. He also offers one-on-one coaching and speaks with corporations and associations. He lives in the woods of Maine with his family, and when he's not coaching, he uses his leadership savvy to create a positive impact through Rotary International and Rotary's youth development program Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA).  He invites readers to e-mail him at

About the author

Phil Giordano is founder and president of Walden Woods Leadership Inc., focused on unleashing the potential in leaders and enhancing effective communication.  We all have a next level we can attain. One-on-one leadership and communication coaching instill skills through time-based learning and takes advantage of feedback loops.   Experiential learning is the foundation of the workshops and seminars designed for participants to increase productivity,connect to purpose, and achieve significance through success.  Phil speaks with corporations and associations to enhance leadership and communication.   Phil lives in the woods of Maine with his family.   When he's not coaching, Phil uses his leadership savvy to create a positive impact in Rotary International and Rotary's youth development program Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). 

                Phil holds a BS in Management from Bentley University and a studied Leadership at the University of Southern Maine.   Certifications and practice using assessment tools such as 360-degree feedback, MBTI, Kolbe Index, Gallop Strength Finder help Phil to establish a baseline for his clients.  Phil's career as a strategic business consultant and financial planner combines with his ability to connect with people to help them achieve new levels of success. Helping others believe in their unique strengths is his passion and mission in life.  

          As an executive coach focused on leadership and communication, it is Phil's fundamental belief that a connection to a purpose greater than oneself provides intrinsic motivation to take on life's challenges.   Purpose linking to values illuminates the path to self-actualization, self-realization, happiness, flow, and the ability to make a positive impact on the world through taking on increasing levels of challenges.  The goal is to help others find a congruency between internal thoughts and outward actions.

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