Breakfast and a Book Club - Getting There and Staying There by Priscilla Douglas

  • February 14, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


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Join ICF NYC for its February Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Priscilla Douglas’s Getting There and Staying There.    

Summary Details

When: February 14, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1.0 CCEUs (0.75 Core Competency and 0.25 Resource Development)

About the ICF NYC Book Club

The ICF NYC Book Club is an opportunity for attendees to delve deeper into their learning from the book and to share highlights from what they read, implications for their coaching practice, and more. Book club meetings are not book previews or presentations and active participation and contribution is expected from all attendees. 

Meeting Guidelines:

  • Out of respect for our facilitator and other attendees, you are expected to have read the book, or at a minimum, significant portions of it, prior to attending so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  Familiarity with the content enables a much more meaningful exchange and conversation.

  • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

  • In order to receive CCEU credit, you must be present and actively participate.

  • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look or if you’re munching, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM (except where may be otherwise indicated). 

Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

About The Book

Title: Getting There and Staying There

Author: Priscilla Douglas

Publication Date: 2013

Learn more:


You have just been tapped on the shoulder, your hard work has paid off—it’s time to celebrate getting there and quickly adjust to new expectations. Now comes the challenge: staying there! Now is when you learn that the skills that got you there—to a level in your career—are different from the ones you need to stay there. 

Priscilla Douglas has been there, as an executive herself and as a leadership coach to C-suite executives in a broad range of industries. In this book she shares her unique approach to accelerating your career progress, using a model based on agility. It takes agility to see opportunities and move into them, then stay there and move forward every day towards ever-higher objectives. Like athletes, agile executives recognize what is going on, they adjust their thinking, they align themselves with the situation, then they act. 

Getting There and Staying There is built around questions. As you read, you will ask yourself questions and discover the answers that work for you at this time in your career. You can revisit these questions at another time and the answers might be different. The important thing is to keep asking the questions. Getting There and Staying There is your take-anywhere “coach in your briefcase.” Use it on an airplane or a weekend afternoon—anytime you have an hour or two to devote to improving your performance, your relationships, and your capacity to lead. Each chapter is a mini session with one of the country’s best leadership coaches. Priscilla Douglas doesn’t give you the answers. She asks you the hard questions, provides true-story examples, and helps you find your own answers—the ones that are unique to you and your situation.


“The next best thing to having the savvy Priscilla Douglas as your personal career coach is to read her thought-provoking book on finding and sustaining success.”


Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good.

Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC




Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.


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