What You Didn’t Learn in School

Lessons on Growth, Change, and Living Your Best Life

Entrepreneur and career coach Lorraine Rise introduces readers to her signature combination of practical tips, actionable advice, and straight talk in her debut, What You Didn't Learn in School. Filling in the gaps where our schools leave off, she condenses years of experience into no-nonsense tidbits and strategies that we fail to learn in the classroom. More than just street smarts, Lorraine thoughtfully instructs us on how to find fulfillment in our lives and within ourselves. Culling anecdotes and lessons learned—sometimes the hard way!—from a life spent empowering people, this book offers us all a chance to uncover what gives us meaning.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-818-8
SKU: 18-1170-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management, Inspiration and Personal Success, Self-Esteem and Personal Success

“Lorraine Rise fearlessly challenges the status quo, revealing the hidden keys to unlocking your best life. Prepare for an honest look at what holds us back from the life we all aspire to. She gently but firmly dismantles the crippling mindsets that prevent someone like you from reaching your true potential. Get ready to rewrite the story of your life!” —Bob Goodwin, president, Career Club

“Where was Lorraine Rise when I was stuck in my comfortable routines while yearning for a breakout in my career and life? Her clear, thoughtful, innovative strategies can turn the traditionally ‘uncomfortable’ into a launchpad for success. What You Didn’t Learn in School gives you permission—and the road map—to really go for it!” —Doyle Ward, life coach and founder of Blissful Quests, LLC

“We all want to be happy, and that’s exactly the problem! Prepare to have your worldview shaken. In this groundbreaking book, What You Didn’t Learn in School, Lorraine fearlessly challenges conventional wisdom, pushing readers to reject the relentless pursuit of happiness and instead embrace the transformative power of personal growth. If you want to actually achieve happiness, this is your golden ticket guide because you sure as hell won’t find this in any textbook!” —Max Landesman, co-founder, Linked Automation

“Experiencing a fulfilling career doesn’t happen by accident. Lorraine Rise clearly and powerfully teaches you how to design a career that integrates with the life you want, while responding to the inevitable curveballs that life will throw your way. What You Didn’t Learn in School is highly informative, relevant, and fun to read.” —David Shriner-Cahn, community builder and host of podcast Smashing the Plateau

What You Didn’t Learn in School is full of wonderful solutions to life’s challenges. Lorraine’s ideas challenged my own, and as a fellow coach, I found this book of great value. I look forward to sharing these lessons and stories with friends, colleagues, and clients.” —Jon Zieve, ProAdvisor coach

“If you’re looking for Plan B or the safe job, then put down this book right now. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career that aligns with your values and highest potential, proceed at your own risk. This book is not only a road map, it’s a mirror into your greatest potential. Integrating its wisdom will change you and challenge those who try to keep you small.” —Mark Guay, executive life coach

What You Didn’t Learn in School serves as both a call to action and a beacon for self-examination. Inviting readers on a transformative journey, it challenges us to redefine our notions of productivity, identity, and self-trust. Lorraine insightfully suggests that we must let go of what no longer serves us, whether it’s a job or a relationship, to clear a path for new opportunities and habits. This act of change is portrayed as a leap of faith, one that often requires us to step outside our comfort zones and defy our hardwired brains. A must-read for those brave enough to explore their own depths and emerge more aware, grateful, and fulfilled.” —Sunny Khurana, finance executive and Career UpRising client

Lorraine Rise

Executive Career Coach and Podcast Host

Lorraine Rise is the founder and CEO of Career UpRising, supporting mid- and senior-level professionals with career and life transitions. She’s an author, speaker, and host of the podcast, Career UpRising. From her very first job out of college, Lorraine has dedicated her career to the practice of coaching others to succeed. She began in the health and weight loss industry before transitioning to human resources and recruiting. In 2015, she founded Career UpRising, which has served clients from some of the most recognizable firms in the country, including Microsoft, Amazon, Coca-Cola, and more. She holds a BS in Community Nutrition and an MS in Human Resources Management, as well as numerous coaching certifications. She was born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, where she still lives today with her husband, daughter, and miniature poodle.