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The Adversity Advantage

Turn Your Childhood Hardship Into Career and Life Success

Jude Miller Burke, Ph.D.

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 9780998731919
  • Publication Date: 2017-09-20
  • CalumetEditions, LLC, Wisdom Editions (imprint)

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The Adversity Advantage

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Based on a unique five-year study of over 300 high- achieving men and women, The Adversity Advantage, uncovers how common and impactful childhood problems are for both sexes. Real and inspiring stories, insights and techniques for overcoming childhood misfortune, workplace benefits to hard-earned survival skills, and pivotal career decisions are described. In The Adversity Advantage, Jude Miller Burke, a psychologist and executive coach, reveals pathways to:

•  Overcome low self-esteem, shame, and workplace triggers

•  Understand your values and find your authentic voice

•  Improve boundaries, communication, and conflict negotiation skills

•  Connect your childhood to improve your leadership style

•  Understand the impact of an adult toxic relationship on your career

Regardless of your family background or childhood troubles, this is a book that should be read by all men and women who want to turn their childhood hardships into career and life success.


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Jude Miller Burke, Ph.D.

Jude Miller Burke, Ph.D. spent a decade at Honeywell in Minneapolis providing employee counseling and management consulting. She was a domestic violence therapist for five years at Human Services of Washington County and has provided leadership assessments and executive coaching at the University of St. Thomas Business Center, Murro Partners, and JAMB Consulting. Dr. Miller Burke is former Vice President of Operations, Optum, at United HealthGroup, where she built a subsidiary providing employee assistance counseling services to companies throughout the country. She has worked for many years in the Phoenix community with Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter, and the Fresh Start Women’s Center.