Gutsy Leaders

In Gutsy Leaders: 140 Bits of Wisdom on How to Build Great Teams with Vision and Compassion, Pat Obuchowski, a credentialed and certified leadership development coach, shares her collection of insights into the world of successful, courageous, and gutsy leaders in the form of tweetable value-add tips. If you are not being bold in your leadership by pushing yourself to be consistently better, this book will help you get gutsy and get going.

Gutsy Leaders is part of the THiNKaha series, whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out AHAmessages.

Gutsy Women Win

In Gutsy Women Win, speaker, leader coach, and author Pat Obuchowski describes a new model for success. It will help you identify your passions for leadership and life and then empower you to pursue them.

This book offers you an opportunity to examine how the model works through the lens of the stories of seven women. The model introduces nine elements that will help you take action and do what it is you want to do in your world to make a difference. If you hunger for a more fulfilling life, this book is for you.

Listen as Pat reads Chapter 9 from Gutsy Women Win

Success Starts Today

“Most everything that you want is just outside of your comfort zone”
 ~ Jack Canfield

Knowledge like that is the reason I’m SO EXCITED to bring you our new book “Success Starts Today”. Get to the soul of your greatest ambitions. Get gutsy and break through to new levels of professional and personal accomplishment. Discover the happiness and fulfillment you’ve always wanted to maintain.

Scrappy Women In Business

Living Proof that Bending the Rules Isn’t Breaking the Law (Edited by Kimberly Wiefling)

Although some people make it look easy, the reality is that the path to success is often convoluted and messy. It’s tempting to believe that the professionals surrounding us somehow have their act completely together while we lurch fitfully onward, but the real story is often much more complicated and chaotic.

This refreshingly honest book provides welcome reassurance for every businesswoman who’s ever wondered, “Is it me, or has the whole rest of the company gone nuts?!”

Each chapter is a fascinating description of one woman’s unlikely journey, and every story is teeming with personal insights and practical tips to encourage you along the way toward your own goals and dreams.


Enjoy a glimpse into Pat O’s jaunt through her career to what brought her to co-founding Gutsy Women Win.

“As a young girl, I would always cringe when this question was asked of me. The problem was I never really knew if I wanted to grow up or not! Of course, I had no choice in the matter of growing up. It was going to happen. But I did have a choice in what I wanted to be. Throughout my career, I’ve set my sights on one career dream after another—sometimes materializing them seemingly out of sheer intention, and usually with a bit of synchronistic luck. If you think you’ve wandered in your career path, take heart! You are not alone. At various times in my life I thought I wanted to be a nun, a sports coach, a teacher, a journalist, a psychologist, and numerous other professions.  After wandering through these adventures I realized that I’ve Always Wanted to Run My Own Business.”