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If It's Not Right, Go Left
If It's Not Right, Go Left

If It's Not Right, Go Left

Practical and Inspirational Lessons to Move You in a Positive Direction

By Kristen Glosserman, Photographs by Liza Gershman, Photographs by Madison Fender, Photographs by Jennifer Hughes, Photographs by Milton Mpounas


160 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: August 2021

ISBN 9781951412173

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Aug 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: August 2021


This is a beautiful, positive book from a life coach with actionable, daily practices to increase happiness and success at home, in business, and in personal life

Everyone gets stuck sometimes.Maybe they've reached a plateau in their lives or they simply don\u2019t know what their next life move should be. Kristen Glosserman — goal-setting strategist, life coach, and mother of four — offers wise guidance and direction, using examples culled from her own inspiring life.After losing her brother in a tragic accident when she was a child, Kristen was inspired by the people who helped her get through it and decided that helping others get through tough times would be her life goal. Naturally, life thought otherwise, and it took a series of distractions, roadblocks, sidetracks, and unwise decisions to lose sight of her goal and realize that she was not happy.That's when she refocused and developed a plan that would eventually help her reach her goals and achieve true happiness. Using a series of eleven lessons, such as Begin, Focus, Commit; Love is a Choice; and Stay in Your Lane, Kristen was motivated to stand up, make attainable goals, and move toward her best version, while absorbing valuable insights on how she could do better to connect, communicate, collaborate, and change along the way.Gorgeously illustrated and enriched with actionable steps, If It's Not Right, Go Left shares those eleven lessons and offers anyone feeling lost in their life or stuck in a rut, a wealth of constructive ways to pivot, create and move toward their goals, and make positive work, home, and lifestyle changes.


"As long as I've known Kristen, I've admired her desire and willingness to make the experience of her own life a little better. Her principles create radical change with simple shifts and now my life is better for it." —Kindra Hall, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Stories that Stick and chief storytelling officer at Success magazine

"With her generous smile and hearty laugh, Kristen is a steady, patient reminder of doing what you can, celebrating the good stuff, and not beating yourself up about what you didn't do. There's always tomorrow." —Rina Stone, Creative Director, InStyle magazine

"As [Kristen Glosserman] says, life isn't always perfect, but we have the power, the right, and the ability to rise above and learn from every teachable moment." —David Kirsch, fitness/wellness expert and bestselling author

"If It's Not Right, Go Left shows me that when life comes with unexpected change, I can navigate through that change so I can manage my time, energy, and job in a positive way." —Tracy Margolies, chief merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue

Author Biography

Kristen Glosserman – "The Possibility Expert" – has coached numerous successful corporations and individuals to maximize their strengths and capabilities for more than ten years, including executives from Wall Street, Ralph Lauren, and American Express. They come to Kristen for practical, straightforward advice that works. With her signature blend of contagious dynamism and genuine warmth, this in-demand executive and life coach is dedicated to helping people embrace possibility, create positive change in their lives and careers, and achieve their "best version."A protégé of renowned executive coach Sherry Lowry, Kristen holds coaching certifications from the Institute of Life Coach Training and New York University, and studied at Coach U and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Having competed at the elite level in gymnastics and trained under famed sales expert and author Steve Schiffman, she knows how to thrive in high-pressure environments. A graduate of Penn State University with degrees in Speech Communications and Psychology, Kristen has worked as a manager of corporate and Internet sales teams at Xerox Corp., and as manager of sales operations for ELink Communications. She regularly taps her extensive sales experience to help her coaching clients perfect their skills, improve personal discipline, foster resilience, and create opportunity.As coach and confidant, Kristen champions her clients as they work to achieve the amazing possibilities they envision, whether they are training for a marathon or want to improve their parenting game. Never one to rest on her laurels, Kristen continually strives to set new goals for herself and her unique coaching practice.Kristen is co-owner of Hill Country Barbecue Market with her husband Marc and together, they support No Kid Hungry – Share Our Strength and City Harvest. A longtime supporter and former board member of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Kristen founded A Texas Toast, a fundraising event that has raised nearly $1 million for Madison Square Park. She also served as co-chairman of No Kid Hungry: Cookies and 'Cue, a holiday fundraiser.Kristen lives in Manhattan with her husband and four children. The family spends large portions of the summer in the Hamptons and Kristen can often be spotted running, dancing, and enjoying stand up paddle board yoga in Sag Harbor.Liza Gershman is a best-selling author and winner of the Gourmand Cookbook Award (2018), has 17 published books, including Cuban Flavor, which was touted on CBS, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, NPR, and more. Liza was honored to speak for "Talks At Google," and on the prestigious campuses of Twitter, Oracle, and Disney. Her clients include Williams-Sonoma, Goldman Sachs, Hyatt Hotels, Restoration Hardware, Getty Images, AirBnB, and Visa. In 2010, Liza was Governor Jerry Brown's campaign photographer, and in 2014 was a photographer for America's Cup. She's photographed in more than fifty-four countries and forty-seven states. She specializes in creative direction, art direction, styling, writing, and photography.   Born in California, based in New York, Madison Fender is always down for an adventure. She has been photographing people, places and things professionally on the east end of Long Island for about 6 years. For the past 25 years Jennifer Hughes has made her living partnering with publications, designers, architects, developers, hotels/resorts, restaurants and creatives – resulting in imagery that reflects a skilled + thoughtful team effort.