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Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids Paperback – 25 May 2021

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Advance Praise for Workparent:

Daisy Dowling has delivered the definitive guide for working parents. A must-read for anyone struggling with the dual challenges of careers and kids. — Cal Newport, author, A World Without Email and Deep Work

Workparent is the ultimate guide for excelling as a parent and a professional. Filled with powerful and practical tips, it's an indispensable toolbox for the modern working parent. — Matt Breitfelder, Senior Partner and Head of Human Capital, Apollo Global Management

Becoming a working parent is a joyous yet incredibly challenging transition for anyone. Daisy Dowling's wonderful book provides a comprehensive road map for navigating the practical challenges that all working parents face. Packed with exercises and thought-provoking questions, Workparent is a must-read for anyone juggling work and parenting. — Jennifer Petriglieri, author, Couples That Work

The time has come for a truly inclusive book on one of the most significant and universal challenges of our time: how to meet the demands and desires of being a great parent while also being great at your work. This is that book! Wonderfully packed with strategies and tactics that can make a difference for any working parent. — Frans Johansson, CEO, The Medici Group; author, The Medici Effect

Daisy Dowling's book is a lifeline of much-needed support for those of us 'workparents' who strive to be more intentional and more effective in raising kids while having careers. If you want to learn how to stay emotionally healthy while successfully navigating the contradictions of workparenting, this book is for you. — Evan Wittenberg, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Ancestry

In her latest book, Daisy Dowling deconstructs the conflicts between parenting and work and illuminates how both parts of our lives can coexist and feed one another. Workparent outfits us with actionable tips and insights to integrate our journey as parents with our career aspirations with confidence, not apologies. &$8212 Scott Belsky, founder, Behance; Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud, Adobe; and author, The Messy Middle

Workparent offers practical and extremely valuable detailed advice on how to navigate each stage of being a working parent. As a working parent and as a human resources leader, I found myself nodding as I read through much of the wisdom Dowling lays out, from setting personal boundaries and owning your narrative to establishing your 'Village' as a way to ensure you have the support you need from before birth up through the teenage years. This book speaks to you as a whole person and encourages you to think of yourself as a whole person as well. It is only from this place that any of us can hope to live fulfilled, integrated personal and work lives. — Laila Tarraf, Chief People Officer, Allbirds

About the Author

Daisy Dowling is the founder and CEO of Workparent, an executive coaching, and training firm dedicated to helping working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives. She is the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (HBR Press, 2021). Dowling is a full-time working parent to two young children.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harvard Business Review Press (25 May 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1633698394
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1633698390
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 780 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 4.06 x 22.86 cm
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Daisy Dowling is an expert executive coach on a mission: to help working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives. She is the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids. Daisy’s work centers on a simple, bold idea: that with the right support and insights, you can earn a living and build your career while being a wonderful mother or father – and remain yourself in the process.

Daisy is also the Founder & CEO of Workparent, a specialty coaching, training and consulting firm that supports working mothers and fathers and organizations that employ them. She delivers keynote speeches, runs working parent workshops, and coaches individual parents at leading, diverse organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Dow Jones, Paul Weiss, Omnicom, Big Lots!, KKR and the United States Air Force. Daisy’s advice on combining career and children has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Sunday Times (UK), and on

Earlier in her career Daisy led global leadership development efforts at three Fortune 500 companies. She’s advised leaders in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia on how to get ahead at work and develop their authentic leadership styles.

A proud working parent herself, Daisy earned her MBA at Harvard Business School and BA at Brown University. She lives in New York with her (working-dad) husband and their two young children.

To learn more, follow Daisy on LinkedIn or visit

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5.0 out of 5 stars For every working parent who is hoping for a bit of advice or a new idea, this is spot on
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful and Practical "How To" Guide for Working Parents
Reviewed in the United States on 25 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars A practical and useful “How To” manual for working parents
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