11 Mar 2019 11:54
Published by: Daniel Almond


‘The Woman I’m Becoming’ is a celebration of International Women’s Day with proceeds providing scholarships to young women nationwide – within hours of it’s release it was number 1 on the Amazon book charts!

This International Women’s Day, Carol-Ann Reid, from Macclesfield combined forces with other successful women from across the world, to inspire the females of our future by sharing her story and in doing so has created a best selling book.  Just a few of hours after it’s release The Woman I’m Becoming’ captured the attention of people globally. 

The collaboration book officially launched at midnight on International Women’s Day on Friday the 8th March and within a couple of hours it had flown up the Amazon charts to become a No.1 best-seller in Teen & Young Adult Girls & Women Issues, Teen & Young Adult Non-fiction eBooks on emotions and feelings categories, sitting alongside big names such as; New York Times bestselling author of ‘Quiet’, Susan Cain and popular collection of books ‘What’s Happening to Me?’ By Susan Meredith and Nancy Leschnikoff.

Carol-Ann is delighted this book has become a best-seller, as the royalties from the book will provide scholarships through ‘Your Future Self’ – an academy set up to help young people transition into adulthood. The monies from book sales will help fund scholarship places for young adults to attend self-development retreats, as part of Carol-Ann’s commitment to empowering the next generation of women.

Elements of her chapter that she shares include; fear, self-talk and self-doubt – Carol-Ann shares top tips on how to overcome limiting thought patterns and how you can turn it around so you are more positive and empowered. Woven throughout her chapter is Carol-Ann’s personal story of how she overcame her fears and worries to create a life that she dreamt of. Her chapter also offers advice and top tips on subjects such as identity, beliefs and values.

Carol-Ann was taught in her early 20’s that limiting thoughts is something that can be changed and within her chapter she shares a simple concept called the ‘Worrier V’s Warrior’ way of thinking which she says changed her life forever.

This passion project was spearheaded by 31 year old Abigail Horne, Founder of Authors&Co which helps women leave a legacy through creating bestselling books. Abi felt compelled to show young women how to be kinder to themselves, love and value themselves and feel empowered to create the futures they desire after recently having a baby girl. Passionate to support her Carol-Ann also wants to make an impact on future generations.

The collaboration book ‘The Woman I’m Becoming’ is now available via Amazon []  It brings together female entrepreneurs from across the globe, all of whom are experts in their field, to share their stories, reflections, advice and guidance on subjects from money, health, and relationships to self-worth, wellbeing and authenticity.

This year’s theme for IWD is #BalanceForBetter, with the aim of building a gender-balanced world through collaboration - and that is exactly what Authors&Co publishers have done: collaborated to try and achieve balance.

Carol-Ann Reid, Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and International Motivational Speaker

said: “I am delighted to be involved in this incredible collaboration book for International Women’s Day – uniting with other women from around the globe to help empower 14-18year olds.  I was so excited when I found out it had become a best seller within hours!

Sharing my message in this book is important to me because, what I know from studying neuroscience and training in the areas that I have is, the earlier we learn that we have a choice in how we think, feel and behave, the more confident and resilient we become. If we teach the younger generation the power that their thoughts and words have on themselves and others, the world will be a very different place.

“Within my chapter I share a simple concept called the ‘Worrier V’s Warrior’ way of thinking which changed my life forever. I am thrilled be an example of how it is completely possible to create a life that aligns with your dreams, aspirations and who you are.”

Carol-Ann is a Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and International Motivational Speaker. To find out more please visit

Here are three things Carol-Ann she now knows that she wishes her teenage self knew:

1.       Be grateful for everything in your life. From the small things, to the big things. I believe that ‘Gratitude is medicine for the mind’

2.       Speak your truth and say what you think. Your opinion is just as valuable as anyone else’s! Holding things in only hurts yourself.

3.       It’s ok to make mistakes and not get everything right the first time you try something! The best lessons come from your mistakes, not your victories.


Alongside the launch of this book Carol-Ann is also making her workbook “Discover Your Warrior Within” available for FREE download. This workbook help’s you to identify your strengths and values; empowering you to feel even more confident and resilient. Visit for your copy.

Authors&Co has already changed the lives of many women and female entrepreneurs from around the world, having helped over forty women globally to become best-selling authors whilst reaching millions of readers worldwide.  To find out more about how to support the book visit

Following the launch of the International Women’s Day book, Authors & Co is hosting a charity meet and greet event with some of the authors. Money raised at this event will also be donated to “Your Future Self Academy” to fund scholarship places for young adults to attend self-development retreats. Alison Goodwin, Founder of Your Future Self, said: “We are delighted to be supported by this book launch event. We help young adults with: Mindset, Team Building, Sports, Employability Skills, Leadership, Goals and Money Management. Our retreats are pioneering, transformative, guaranteed to be fun, and will help young adults authentically connect with their peers. The retreats are an opportunity for young people to feel empowered when making career choices; this will be achieved by helping them explore extracurricular activities in a stimulating learning environment.”

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