Alyssa F. Westring is an Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. She is an award-winning educator and an inaugural Presidential Fellow at DePaul. As the Director of Research for Total Leadership, Westring brings her expertise to evaluating the impact of Total Leadership on clients and program participants. Findings from this research are used both for continuous program improvement and for disseminating the authors’ discoveries and their implications for both scholars and practitioners.
Westring is a founding member of the Research Partnership for Women in Science Careers, and her scholarly writing can be found in numerous academic journals. She regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies about creating organizational cultures that facilitate work-life integration, diversity, and inclusion. She also writes for the popular press. In her TEDx talk, The Secret Life of a Work-Life Insider, she describes how her research questions and personal journey into motherhood have shaped one another.
About Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life
How working parents can lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact.
Parents in today’s fast-paced, disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership in order to thrive in all aspects of your life.
Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership–a bestseller and popular leadership development program used in organizations worldwide–and on their experience as researchers, educators, consultants, coaches, and parents, Stew Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring offer a robust, proven method that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control. It includes tools illustrated with compelling examples from the lives of real working parents that show you how to:
- Design a future based on your core values
- Engage with your children in fresh, meaningful ways
- Cultivate a community of caregiving and support, in all parts of your life
- Experiment to discover better ways to live and work
Powerful, practical, and indispensable, Parents Who Lead is the guide you need to forge a better future, foster meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships, and design sustainable solutions for creating a richer life for yourself, your children, and your world.