Awake Leadership Guidebook (Signed)


Learn how to lead with a system of specific practices and exercises. Take the lead of your work and your team. Develop your authentic leadership style.



What’s included: Paperback copy of Awake Leadership signed by the author, with NIEA award sticker on the cover. Product will arrive in 5-8 business days.

Book Description: Do you have the techniques and the mindset you need to take the lead? How do you keep your team aligned, engaged, and inspired? Awake Leadership presents a system of seven vitals and exercises for leading with clarity and creativity. While other leadership books detail qualities of excellent leaders, this guide shows how to lead through a progression of specific practices and exercises. Each section of the guidebook contains interactive exercises with examples and tips for putting the seven leadership vitals into action.

Hilary Jane Grosskopf developed the Awake Leadership system and exercises as an emerging, visionary leader in business looking to lead differently. As a team member and rising leader, Hilary found that leaders often lead with too much structure or too much freedom. She realized that modern leaders need practices and exercises that work for both aligning and motivating their team in order to achieve objectives and make progress. As a leader seeking to find a balance between achievement and enjoyment, she developed this practical, creative guidebook to help leaders

 of all ages and backgrounds lead with more ease and enthusiasm.

The seven vitals of Awake Leadership are inspired by the Chakra system, an ancient system of yoga philosophy. Just as the seven chakras are vitals for energetic alignment and life balance, the seven Awake Leadership vitals cover the spectrum of practices for successful leadership in action. It is a system for finding optimal balance as a leader in the dynamic world of business. While half the exercises are team exercises, the other half are individual exercises for strengthening your leadership. Work through the guidebook to find the right balance between providing structure and freedom for yourself and for your team in order to make optimal progress.

Awake Leadership provides aspiring and rising leaders with the foundation they need to start their leadership journey. The guidebook gives current leaders guidance and actions for revitalizing their leadership to better align and motivate a team. Take the lead of your work, your career, your team, and your life. Enjoy the process and the results.


Awake Leadership is an actionable book that doesn’t just theorize about being a leader, it offers application; practical steps to get clarity on next steps and the confidence to execute. Hilary didn’t just research to write this book, she lived it.” – Jake Carlson, Host of Modern Leadership Podcast

This book helps create order from the chaos. This gave me a helpful framework to think about how we are spending our time and where I could do better. I also love how this book is so well organized. You can read it a chapter at a time and each chapter has a specific focus and format. You don’t have to devote a lot of time to reading, you can find what you need and related exercise quickly.” – Christine, Director at Anthropologie, from Ardmore, PA

“As an aspiring leader, this book has provided me with helpful activities to guide discussions among my colleagues and has given me food for thought about how to best manage others in the future. The book is well-thought out, organized, and approachable for aspiring to experienced leaders.” – Chloe, Senior Program Manager at REI, from Seattle, WA

Awake Leadership came into my life at the perfect time with its introspective, thought-provoking content. The author’s exercises and examples incorporate modern-day approaches to leadership where empathy, flexibility, and collaboration reign. The message of this book is relevant for both rookie and seasoned leaders alike by providing invaluable insight into how to work with and motivate your direct reports and those around you.” – Kelly, Small Business Owner from Philadelphia, PA

“Before I read this book, I always felt that building a large organization and leading it would be overwhelming. But now, armed with the inspiration and techniques from the book, I’m looking forward to growing my team. The exercises in this book are very simple and you should see an immediate improvement in your team’s clarity and sense of purpose once you put them into action.” – Jayasri, Founder from Hyderabad, India