On Thursday 18th May Unity Books Wellington was pleased to welcome leadership advisor and executive coach Diana Jones as she launched her first book, Leadership Material.
To begin the evening Mena Antonia, a long-time colleague and friend of Diana’s, channeled publisher Alison Hankey (Editorial Director for Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Boston) as she read a letter of celebration, congratulating Diana on a successful launch. Adreinne Meikle then joined Diana to officially launch the book before leaving the author alone at center stage to revel in the attention of the enthralled audience. She professed that prior to embarking upon this project she was not a writer but soon fell into a routine, waking early every morning as she noticed that her inner critic enjoyed a lie in and she could be at her most productive, words appearing on the page as though her mind wasn’t involved. She also discussed the challenges of balancing writing with her regular work and using her daily interactions to help overcome road blocks, neatly tying in to the short reading from Leadership Materials which bought the evening to its end.
With a last glass of wine in one hand and a copy of the book in the other, punters eagerly awaited their chance to meet Diana and have their copies signed.
You can purchase Diana’s book Leadership Material here as well as in store.
Words and pictures by Dan Hills.