About the book

Wish you took more chances with your life and career?

The biggest regret most people have later in life is what they didn’t do rather than what they did. If you want some inspiration to take more chances, Learn to Leap: How Leaders Turn Risk into Opportunity needs to be on your reading list. This compelling book from business leader and executive coach Kip Knight is a fascinating collection of real-life stories and lessons learned.

Kip, the co-author of Crafting Persuasion: A Leader’s Handbook to Change Minds and Influence Behavior, believes the best way to share powerful and motivating insights is through stories. Learn to Leap has a wide and unique collection of them.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in off the street and get an executive position at a Fortune 500 company? Or what it’s like to meet with the National Security Council in the White House? Or how to psych yourself enough to walk barefoot across a bed of coals? With each story, the reader can draw their own lessons on how to push themselves to try new things and learn how to become a better person and stronger leader.

Each person’s life is a unique, separate, and remarkable journey. We all have opportunities and situations throughout our lives that vary dramatically in risk and nature. Some are easy decisions; others pose difficult choices. Learn to Leap is written for anyone who has a dream of but isn’t quite sure how to make it a reality.

What's in the book

Chapter 1

Courage – I’m Still Standing

Chapter 2

Gratitude – Lucky Breaks

Chapter 3

Assertiveness – Boldly Going for It

Chapter 4

Truthfulness – 99 44/100% Pure

Chapter 5

Creativity – From Sycamore to Broadway

Chapter 6

Perseverance – It’s Ain’t Over till It’s Over

Chapter 7

Tolerance – Swim with The Current, Stand on the Rock

Chapter 8

Greatness – Stay Calm and Carry On

Chapter 9

Respect – Seek First to Understand

Chapter 10

Resilience – When the Going Gets Tough

Chapter 11

Patriotism – We Are in This Together

Chapter 12

Agility – Go with the Flow

Chapter 13

Honesty – The Freak Pit

Chapter 14

Empathy – The Road Less Traveled

Chapter 15

Helpfulness – Marketing Goes to D.C.

Chapter 16

Wisdom – Advice You’d Give Your 25-Year Old Self

About the author

Kip Knight

Kip Knight is the Operating Partner at Thomvest Ventures, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco (thomvest.com). He’s also the founder of CMO Coaches (cmocoaches.com), a coaching network that works with current and emerging marketing leaders. He is the co-author of Crafting Persuasion: The Leader’s Handbook to Change Minds and Influence Behavior.

Kip has served in a variety of marketing and senior management roles at Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, Yum! Brands, eBay, and H&R Block. He is the founder of the pro bono U.S. Marketing Communication College (USMCC) which has trained diplomats from the U.S. State Department. His work has enabled him to work in over 60 countries around the world.

Kip splits his time between Orange County and the Bay Area in California with his wife, Peggy. They have two sons, Tom and Chris, and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.