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Winner of Self Development Book of the Year – The Business Book Awards

MAKE SENSE OF YOU

As a psychologist, Fiona Murden helps smart people to improve their performance. Through a series of insightful questions, she will seek out their strengths, limitations and motivations to decode what it is that really drives them and what environments they will thrive in. All while putting them at ease, so she can create their truest personality profile.

By mapping out this process of self-reflection in this award winning book, she has enabled all of us to explore our own stories and to live life with confidence in who we are and in knowing what works best for us. Since its first publication, Defining You has been awarded both the Self Development Book of the Year and the Axiom Business Book Award.

Using this series of expert tools, let Fiona help you to get to know yourself better, understand what really makes you tick, and reach your full potential in life and work.

With chapters on The Story of You, Describing You, Developing You, Confidently You and Optimising You, this fully revised and updated second edition also includes:

– A look at your emotional resilience – coping with challenges and setbacks is a key factor in managing our daily lives and governing our decisions.

– A more in-depth exploration of mental health and how it affects focus and high performance.

– A fully revised chapter on sleep and stress relief.

– An introduction of the 3 S’s concept – Sleep, Self Awareness and Social Support.


‘Puts the spotlight on your own journey, helping you find your way to a happier, more successful life’ Kenny Wilson, CEO, Dr Martens


‘Whoever you are, and whatever point you find yourself, here’s a bespoke map for what happens next’ Jon Hendry, CEO, Prezzo Ltd


‘Highly recommended for anyone serious about understanding themselves and becoming the very best they can be’
Jo Warmsley, HR Director, Waitrose

Reviews

[Defining You] helps you travel on the journey of self-discovery in a simple, yet thorough fashion. It will provide you with previous undiscovered insights and help you craft an action plan to pull it all together. It is a 'must read' for anyone who has that essential quality of exceptional leaders, curiosity.
David Sole OBE, former Scotland Rugby Captain and co-founder School for CEOs
Fiona's warm and engaging style springs from the pages, providing guidance and helpful pragmatic examples which really make the experience come to life.
Sue Langley OBE Non-Exec Chairwoman Arthur J. Gallagher UK, Senior Independent Director UKAR, Trustee Macmillan Cancer
Whoever you are, and at whatever point you find yourself, here's a bespoke map for what happens next.
Jon Hendry, MD of Butlins
[Fiona] manages to get to the bottom of complex issues, and communicate them in a way you can action.
Rowan Gormley, CEO Majestic Wine and Founder of Naked Wines
Every reader will find a range of really helpful tools to understand their values, passions and interests - and to identify development goals to live life with a purpose.
Professor Anthony Forster, University of Essex
A really compelling and rewarding read that is highly recommended for anyone serious about understanding themselves and becoming the very best they can be.
Jo Walmsley, HR Director for Waitrose
This is a MUST read - read it, and then get your loved ones to read it. You owe it to them and yourself.
Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Air Force Officers' Training School
Cuts right through the chaotic and provides authentic, useful, relevant, and actionable exercises at every turn.
Mel Carson, Microsoft
This book is a perceptive tool on how to truly grow within yourself.
Dr Vanessa Yenson
Written as a series of accessible and engaging 'sessions', I felt like I had my very own private coach helping me to uncover a much clearer picture of who I am and how I want to evolve.
Jenny Byars, Director, Ernst & Young, Australia
This book is truly remarkable in guiding you to understand what makes you tick, what could make you tick better, and how to bring yourself in line emotionally, physically, and mentally in order to achieve your full potential.
Sian Leigh, Distributor of WeSC (Swedish Clothing Brand) for New Zealand
[Defining You] is truly insightful - a flashlight on the human psyche - and comes complete with pragmatic exercises and actionable instruments, which are easy to implement.
Casey Badach, Partner, Redburn NYC
Defining You puts the spotlight on your own journey, helping you find your way to a happier, more successful life.
Kenny Wilson, CEO of Dr. Marten’s
Defining You puts the spotlight on your own journey, helping you find your way to a happier, more successful life.
Unpacks how to find a job that fits you.
The Pool
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Red magazine
Whoever you are, and at whatever point you find yourself, here's a bespoke map for what happens next.
A really compelling and rewarding read that is highly recommended for anyone serious about understanding themselves and becoming the very best they can be.
[Defining You] helps you travel on the journey of self-discovery in a simple, yet thorough fashion. It will provide you with previous undiscovered insights and help you craft an action plan to pull it all together. It is a 'must read' for anyone who has that essential quality of exceptional leaders, curiosity.
Fiona's warm and engaging style springs from the pages, providing guidance and helpful pragmatic examples which really make the experience come to life.
[Fiona] manages to get to the bottom of complex issues, and communicate them in a way you can action.
Every reader will find a range of really helpful tools to understand their values, passions and interests - and to identify development goals to live life with a purpose.
This is a MUST read - read it, and then get your loved ones to read it. You owe it to them and yourself.
Cuts right through the chaotic and provides authentic, useful, relevant, and actionable exercises at every turn.
This book is a perceptive tool on how to truly grow within yourself.
Written as a series of accessible and engaging 'sessions', I felt like I had my very own private coach helping me to uncover a much clearer picture of who I am and how I want to evolve.
This book is truly remarkable in guiding you to understand what makes you tick, what could make you tick better, and how to bring yourself in line emotionally, physically, and mentally in order to achieve your full potential.
[Defining You] is truly insightful - a flashlight on the human psyche - and comes complete with pragmatic exercises and actionable instruments, which are easy to implement.