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Are you looking for a motivational speaker for your next event? Look no further than Carole Brody Fleet. With extensive
speaking experience and an international media platform,
your audience will laugh and learn with Carole.
Coupled with an irrepressible sense of humor, contagious enthusiasm
and leaving her audiences "educated and energized", Carole's
inspirational and motivational messages are those of hope and
encouragement; demonstrating that even under the most adverse set of
circumstances, goals can be set and achieved, success can be a
certainty, no obstacle is too great and that professionally and
personally, dreams can and were meant to come true.
A selection of topics on which Carole regularly presents includes,
but is not limited to:
CORPORATIONS, BUSINESSES AND
BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Thing that Keeps People from Their Goals...and How to Get Over
Lost Art of Customer Service"
Your Business Need 'CPR' "?
Foresight: Protect Your Family from Future Financial Disaster
"The Changing Face of Fashion in the Workplace: What's Right,
What's Wrong...and 'What...Are You Kidding?' "
FOR THE PALLIATIVE CARE AND
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT INDUSTRIES
"Not Just a 'Case' and Not Just
"When Your Daily Life...is
" 'Affected' vs. 'Invested':
What is the Difference?
"What is YOUR 'Bottom
FOR WOMEN'S GROUPS / ORGANIZATIONS,
The Expert...Your Toughest Breakup, Divorce and Widow 'Etiquette'
'World of Dating': Dos and Don'ts; Horror Stories and
"The Intricacies of
Intimacy" (for women only)
Not...Fashion, Diet and Exercise Tips for the 'Girl in the Mirror'
FOR TEENS, "TWEENS" AND YOUNG ADULTS
(MIDDLE SCHOOL TO
Forward and Giving Back" (community service / volunteerism /
effecting a difference in the lives of others)
or "Leaner-ship"? (leadership / leading by example)
Did I Get Here?" (why we are where we are in our lives;
regardless of age)
'Today' Does Not Have To Be Your Destiny" (Making positive
choices; embracing change)
of the 'Dreamsnatchers' " (humorous look at perseverance
despite negative influences and opinions)
FOR PARENTING GROUPS / ORGANIZATIONS
"Positive Parenting: Raising Positive Children in a
Both Mommy and Daddy...are You" (or So You Think)
Mine and Ours: How to Make a Blended Family Work."
'Everyone Has a
Mom / Dad Except Me': When a Child Has Lost a Parent"
AUTHOR, BOOK AND WRITERS' CONFERENCES
Concept to Contract: 45 Days to a Literary Agent"
All Agents Want to See...and What No Agent Wants to See"
the 'Scam' from the 'Sincere': What Every Author Needs to Know."
Proposals; Synopses, Samples and the 'Language' of Publishing:
Why You Need to Know the Difference"
Marketing and Money: Why Your Job Doesn't End with 'The End' "
a Solid Platform Fast: No Hammer Needed!"
Power of YOU; Daring to Live the Life that You Deserve"
"Turning Hurt into Hope: Making the Choice to Move Forward After
Any Kind of Loss, Challenge or Life Difficulty"
There Life After Loss? The Answer May Surprise You!"
'Lighter Side' of Life's Challenges"
To learn more about Carole Brody Fleet; for a comprehensive
biography, list of media appearances and for additional information,
visit the "About Carole" page and / or please contact us at
Please specify "Speaker Request" in the subject line. A full press
kit is available upon request.** (please scroll to end of page for additional information)
SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW OR
To schedule a media interview or personal appearance with Carole,
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WINNER OF THE
BOOKS FOR A BETTER
"HAPPILY EVEN AFTER..."
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Winner, Relationships category
Praised by critics and widowed alike as a "truly one-of-a-kind
book for the widowed community", and honored with the
prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top
awards in publishing, Widows Wear Stilettos
and Viva Editions are delighted to present Carole's second book,
"Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the
Grief of Widowhood". In this unique
book, Carole answers questions about virtually every situation and
scenario that widowhood presents. The questions contained in the
book are actual questions posed by real widows and there is no other
book like it in the marketplace.
"Happily EVEN After: A
Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood."
available at all major bookstores and retailers; as well as on
Amazon and all major online retailers.
"What a comfort to know that while no one wants to "need" it,
there is a book that will help widows in a unique, compassionate and
contemporary way. Encouraging a smile while tackling tough subjects
and providing necessary support and education, this book will be
invaluable to those so badly in need".
Lee Woodruff, Contributor, CBS News' "CBS This Morning";
New York Times #1 bestselling author.
"Learning to live happily after the experience of devastating loss
is among the most important lessons that can ever be taught. Carole
Brody Fleet not only teaches these lessons, she dares to answer the
questions that many are afraid to ask; wrapped in warmth and hope
for a brighter future". ---
Marci Shimoff, New York
Times #1 bestselling co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Woman's
Soul" and "Love for No Reason"; featured teacher in
"The Secret"; host of "Happy for No Reason" (PBS)
"It's all in here - the emotions, the financial details, the
scream you want to scream and the hand you want to hold; all served
up with the kindness and humor that can make a gal feel a lot less
Lenore Skenazy, syndicated columnist and author, "Free-Range
"Chock full of personal questions and powerful answers, "Happily
EVEN After" is full of compassionate and heart healing advice. With
a wisdom garnered from experience, Carole Brody Fleet's comforting,
hand-held approach will help you move through the anguish of being
"half" and into the life-inspiring solace of feeling whole again." Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author, "The
Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You"
"Yes, even after the loss of a
beloved, when all seems bleak and hopeless, it is possible to find
your way out of despair. Filled with compassionate understanding,
practical guidance and honest reassurance that a meaningful life
awaits, "Happily Even After" is a worthy companion for your
Judy Ford, author, "Every Day Love: The Delicate Art of Caring
for Each Other"
"Having lost my wife when she was 34, I know how devastating loss
can be. Carole Brody Fleet does too. But she also knows the
importance of living a fulfilling life after a loss. With comforting
and easy-to-digest answers to many difficult post-grief questions,
"Happily EVEN After" provides comforting must-have advice for anyone
dealing with the changes and challenges of losing a loved one."
Allen Klein, author, "Change Your Life!: A Little Book of Big
"I like this book
because it has spunk and because it is practical and not preachy.
Carole Brody Fleet's offers lists of things that can wait for awhile
and of things that CAN'T wait can be put to immediate use. Her suggestions for establishing a routine are healthy. And
since emotions do not go away, it is important not to skip any steps
in healing. I also like the author's assurances that everyone is
unique; that you are in charge; and if you can't find it, create it.
Carole's idea about celebrating Valentine's Day shows the sort of
creativity that she encourages. 'Happily Even
After...' offers a strong list of referrals and itself is a powerful
guide to navigating a tough course."
Linda Hawes Clever,
M.D. and author, "The Fatigue Prescription..."
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Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow"
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Kingdom, South America, France, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands.
presentation is frank and interspersed with bits of honest humor.
The text is easy to read, with charts and tips sprinkled throughout.
She discusses emotional, physical, and spiritual health and finishes
by focusing on living the rest of your life. This is a book about
hope, and women will want to read it and share it with others,
regardless of marital status or age. An essential addition to every
The Library Journal
Brody Fleet's first book is an impressive and overdue look into the
complex, many-shades-of-gray, and "Did he really just say that!?"
reality of a woman on a long and arduous emotional journey. "Widows
Wear Stilettos..." also includes useful note taking and diary space,
as well as quizzes, recipes, exercise tips and our favorite,
"Carole's Hair Prayer". Written with empathy, courage and humor, if
you feel like you're alone [in] dealingwith widowhood, Carole
assures you with the voice of a close friend that you're not."
"[The] author has created a wise and practical
guide for young widows on how to recover, cope, heal, and find a
Orange Coast Magazine
Brody Fleet offers advice and humor in the book,'Widows Wear Stilettos...'
to help young widows cope with loss."
The Orange County
'Widows Wear Stilettos'
is a must for anyone who has faced the tragedy of losing a spouse".
The Midwest Book Review
"A young widow holds out a helping hand to others who
have lost their husbands"
"Mourning and depression give way to
a touching and funny memoir:
Monterey County Herald
"A young widow reclaims her life through writing
pushes Carole Brody Fleet to help others dealing with
"The title of [Carole Brody Fleet's] book is catchy,
but [the] sentiment is powerful and necessary for those who feel
The L.A. Daily News
"Carole Brody Fleet, herself a young widow, offers
a book that is a contemporary guide, showing what steps widows need
to take to cope and heal, reassuring that life isn't over, and that
one will love, laugh and live again. This book is sure to help".
Bookviews.com (January, 2009 "Pick of the Month")
DON'T WAIT - GET YOUR COPY TODAY!
WIDOWS WEAR STILETTOS "WHAT NOW" CD
Don't miss out on Carole's CD, entitled,
Stilettos: What Now?" The CD is a spoken-word
self-help CD (not a book-on-audio); designed
to help those who have been touched by widowhood and who need
emotional and practical direction, support and encouragement during
the very difficult first weeks and months after the loss of their
spouse. It also addresses those who have widowed for a longer
period of time, but may feel "stuck" in their grief and need help in
The CD is designed in conjunction with Carole's books, "Widows
Wear Stilettos..." and "Happily EVEN After..."
and is available exclusively at
"Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?"
is a vital and helpful tool to those dealing with the many
challenges of widowhood. This unique CD also provides the widowed
with a sense of comfort, empowerment and peace as they set out or
continue along on their healing journey - and even manages to
provide a smile or two!
Don't put off either beginning or continuing along on your healing
journey for another minute. Get your copy of "Widows Wear
Stilettos: What Now?" today!
Scroll down to read a few of the reviews from WWS members
Order by mail
Mail orders (payable by check or money
order; do NOT send cash) may be sent to:
Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc.
25422 Trabuco Rd, Suite 105-148
Lake Forest, CA 92630
A $35.00 charge will be assessed on all returned
checks. No temporary checks accepted.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
the CD a book-on-audio?
No. The CD is completely independent of the books and addresses
additional issues. .
makes this CD different from all the other grief CD's?
"Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?"
looks at grief from a completely different perspective. Rather than
simply talk about grief (which doesn't do much to help the healing
process), the CD does several different things:
a. Rather than just deal with loss in a general way, the CD
examines the emotions of the widowed, based on
individual circumstances surrounding the loss (hint: Not all
widowhood is the same!);
b. Examines the feelings of guilt, anger, despair...and how to
overcome them all;
c. Takes a close look at how to handle people and their opinions.
d. Gives solid, practical financial advice;
e. Teaches how to grieve while helping children as well.
f. Helps both the newer widow as well as those who have been
widowed for a
period of time.
g. Examines the difference between proactive and reactive coping and
can TAKE CONTROL of your life;
...and that's just for starters!
I get my CD autographed by Carole before it's shipped?
Because of the need to protect the CD in the shipping process, our
strict shipping and refund policies as well as the volume of orders
received, CD's cannot be autographed prior to shipping. However,
Carole does autograph CD's that are either purchased at personal
appearances and speaking engagements (when the purchaser can remove
the overwrap) OR has been previously purchased and is brought along
by the owner for an autograph.
if I want to buy a CD and I don't want to use a credit card?
Widows Wear Stilettos
accepts mail orders (check, cashier's check or money order) and our
mailing address is listed above. If you are paying by
personal check, your CD will be shipped as soon as your check has
cleared. DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR
you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship to anywhere in the world. Widowhood has no geographic
boundaries and neither do we.
TESTIMONIALS FOR "WIDOWS WEAR
STILETTOS: WHAT NOW?"
"This CD is a 'must' for anyone going through losing
Sherry O., Tyler, Texas
listen to Widows Wear Stilettos every day in my car.
It makes me smile and feel better about my life".
Katie M., Memphis, Tennessee
:I just wish that this CD was out two years ago when my
husband died. I've learned so much that I wish I
knew back then".
Brenda B., Honolulu, Hawaii
I felt like you were talking straight to me. I used to feel
like I was all by myself and now I know I'm not. I feel so
much better after listening to you. I have some hope in my
life now and I'm not as afraid."
Courtney S., Smyrna, Georgia
"I purchased Carole's CD and I highly recommend it to
everyone. Carole, you did open my eyes on several issues.
Thank you for the honesty to not coddle. To help widows
through the pain and have them see that they are here! I was
one of the "stuck" widows and I have listened to your CD 6
times! Thank you"
Lynn D., Lancaster, New York
"My only question is when does the next CD come out?"
Michelle P., Burlingame, California
"When I got
my CD, I also won one of the free coaching sessions with
Carole. It was the first time I've laughed out loud in
months. You have taught me so much."
Lisa H., Auburn, Washington
"The CD feels like I have you in my living room every day
giving me advice that I can actually use."
love the website and I've been a member since it began but I
love the CD even more."
the first time, I actually felt like someone understands how
I'm feeling but you also helped me figure out that I'm
normal too. That made me feel so much better"
"The only thing that would be better than the CD is seeing
you in person."
keeps telling me how strong I am, but I never believed
them. When you said it on your CD, I believed it."
"I wish I could make every single widow get this CD because
it's been a godsend for me."
Robin C., Orem, Utah
Click above to order your "Widows
Wear Stilettos: What Now?" CD and let your healing begin
continue. You'll be so glad you did.
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