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Wondering what we've been reading? Here's a few books that have really struck a chord.

Beyond Dealmaking by Melanie Billings-Yun
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Originals by Adam Grant
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Leveling Up: Professional Development Book Club

Every month or so, a group of friends converges in SE Portland—coffee in hand and sneakers laced tight—to hike to the top of Mount Tabor and discuss Big Ideas. 

We are entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, nonprofit leaders, college administrators, musicians, and designers. We meet to talk about our careers, our new ideas, and to hash out the latest book we’re reading and how to apply its lessons to our work. 

What began as a book club has evolved into a peer mentor network. Together, we grow our professional skills, learn new concepts, nurture our networks, and help each other negotiate capitalism and thrive. Our reading list includes books about championing creative ideas, negotiating, writing, interpersonal communication, and much more. 

Want to start your own book club? Send me an email and I’ll tell you how we began and help you get your own started.