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Publish my book: Building up

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Raised by 87 people in 4 months
Created June 25, 2018
Information about Caped Coaching, LLC and Building Up Without Tearing Down can be found via www.CapedCoaching.com and www.BuildingUpWithoutTearingDown.com 

**Read to the end to learn about the list of gifts for those who donate.**


Beginning in 1999, I have been consumed by the idea that there must be a better way to ignite the full potential and power of individuals and organizations. At that time, my focus was on confronting hazing in my own organization. As a direct result of my own dramatic experience with hazing, I knew that dysfunctional organizations were doing irreparable harm to individuals, communities, and to the organizations themselves.
 
Organizations are in need of a powerful strategy for building people up without tearing them down.

Since that time, my quest has led me to:
-Publish original research on the definitions of hazing across different organizations
-14 years of service to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, including roles as:
     -Career Coach;
     -Academic Advisor;
     -Adjunct Faculty for the Carlson School of Management, College of Biological Sciences, Leadership Minor, and Office of Undergraduate Education;
     -Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life; and
     -Student Activities Advisor,
-Assume a leadership role with the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization,
-Earn a certification as a Board Certified Coach,
-Earn a certification as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach,
-Receive multiple professional awards, including Anti-Hazing Hero by HazingPrevention.Org (2007), FIPG Outstanding Greek Life Professional (2010), and student-voted Staff of the Year (2018) for the Carlson School of Management, and
-Numerous coaching, consulting, and speaking opportunities across the United States.
 
Through all of those experiences, I crafted strategies for developing individuals and organizations in positive and transformative ways.
 
I gathered the best of these strategies, illustrating them with inspirational examples, in an all new book, "Building Up Without Tearing Down: How to Cultivate Heroic Leadership in You and Your Organization,” which will be officially released Fall 2018!
 
In the process of writing this book, I partnered with the best professional writing coach, designer, and editor, making sure “Building Up Without Tearing Down,” a 300-page beautifully designed hardcover book.

Kindle and digital copies are available now, and hardcover copies will be shipped by the end of July, allowing you to get your hands on one before the official release this fall.
 
Now, I want to get as many copies of this book into as many people’s hands as possible, including yours! I paid for the book production costs out of my own pocket, I need your help purchasing copies to offset those costs and getting these books into the hands of people who will benefit from its message that there is a hero in all of us, and every one of us has the power to change our organizations, communities, and world.

**Information from the book's cover can be found at the bottom of this page. To receive a free preview of the book, enter your email address via  http://www.capedcoaching.com/book and I will send a free preview to the email address you provided.**
 

**Gifts**
To thank you for your support, I’m offering you the below gifts.
 
Any Donation
One (1) digital copy of “Building Up Without Tearing Down”
 
$25 Donation
One (1) autographed, signed hardcover copy of “Building Up Without Tearing Down,” including shipping
 
$50 Donation
Two (2) autographed, signed hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down,” including shipping
 
$75 Donation
Three (3) autographed, signed hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down,” including shipping
 
$100 Donation
Five (5) autographed, signed hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down,” including shipping
 
$125 Donation
One (1) 45-minute individual coaching session, including access code for CliftonStrengths assessment
 
$175 Donation
Two (2) 45-minute individual coaching sessions, including access code for CliftonStrengths assessment
 
$250 Donation
Three (3) 45-minute individual coaching sessions, including access code for CliftonStrengths assessment
 
$300 Donation
Four (4) 45-minute individual coaching sessions, including access code for CliftonStrengths assessment

$500 Donation
One (1) 45-minute virtual workshop on possible topics: career exploration/career management, change management, hazing, leadership, mentorship, or organizational development
 
$1,500 (within 200 miles of St. Paul, MN) Donation
Up to four (4) hours of local onsite consulting, education, and/or speaking, including up to 25 access codes for CliftonStrengths assessment, plus ten (10) hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down"
 
$2,500 (within 200 miles of St. Paul, MN) Donation
Up to eight (8) hours over two (2) days of local onsite consulting, education, and/or speaking, including up to 25 access codes for CliftonStrengths assessment, plus ten (10) hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down"
 
$3,000 (more than 200 miles from St. Paul, MN) Donation
Up to four (4) hours of non-local onsite consulting, education, and/or speaking, including up to 25 access codes for CliftonStrengths assessment, plus ten (10) hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down"
 
$5,000 (more than 200 miles from St. Paul, MN) Donation
Up to eight (8) hours over two (2) days of non-local onsite consulting, education, and/or speaking, including up to 25 access codes for CliftonStrengths assessment, plus ten (10) hardcover copies of “Building Up Without Tearing Down"

$10,000 Donation
I will come to you anywhere in the United States, read "Building Up Without Tearing Down" to you in person, provide an entire week of personal coaching sessions, and take you out at the end of the week to a delicious dinner. I may even clean your house!
 


From the Book's Cover:
Does your organization inhibit, rather than ignite, the growth and individual potential of its members? Do you want to create positive change—in your organization, community, and world, but feel overwhelmed by obstacles? You don’t have to be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malala Yousafzai to bring about change; you can become a heroic leader just by learning and applying the Heroic Arts that Chad Ellsworth shares in Building Up Without Tearing Down.
 
As a college student, Chad experienced and then fought against a culture of hazing, which led him on a twenty-year search for ways that groups, organizations, and teams can empower people to become their best. Now he shares his own inspirational stories and those of other real-life heroes in this motivational book. In these pages, you’ll learn to cultivate the best version of yourself and walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest heroes.
 
By the end of your hero’s journey, you will have discovered how to:
·     Challenge a culture of hazing
·     Answer your call to be a hero
·     Believe in your heroic qualities
·     Find mentors to help you
·     Learn to trust the process
·     Apply the six Heroic Arts to your journey
·     Confront your enemies
·     Get up again when you fall
·     Change your world
·     Pave the way for others to become heroes, too
 
The hero’s journey is a parable for change management. It’s theblueprint for personal, organizational, and community growth, and it begins with you.
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VERY BIG NEWS delivered by a very big truck! 250 copies of "Building Up Without Tearing Down" just arrived, and I'll be shipping copies to all orders this week. Spread the word! Thank you, Everybody, for your love and support! I could not have done this without you!
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