The True You

“The True You is fantastic – a great development tool, guide and companion – and useful no matter at what stage of life’s journey you find yourself. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.”
Joyce White, Chief Executive, West Dunbartonshire Council


Do you feel as if you are not quite living up to your full potential, that you are overly concerned by what others think of you? Do you sometimes lack confidence, or feel overwhelmed by the demands of life or underwhelmed by its’ rewards? If any of that is true for you, The True You is the book for you!

Having coached hundreds of leaders over the past 17 years on goals related to their work and life, I’ve found that these feelings and tendencies usually come from living according to our conditioning, rather than living authentically. Being clear about who you authentically is the key to building confidence and self-acceptance and obtaining clarity about the contribution you are able to make at work, in life and your relationships. That’s the process I write about in The True You. I set out the steps for discovering who you truly are so that you can feel calmer, happier and more fulfilled.

I also share the golden rules for building great relationships with others, and how to overcome anxiety and fear and remain resilient for the rest of your authentically lived life.


    Available through your favourite bookstore or online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million,    Chapters and Powell’s.


Praise for The True You

Paul David Walker, adviser to CEOs and founder of Genius Stone Partners

PaulDavidWalker200“Mastering the patterns and habits of our thought processes is key to success in life and business. The True You will give you the insights and tools you will need to develop strong relationships, which are key to enjoying your life. It will help you free yourself from habits that are not serving you, and build new ones.”
—Paul David Walker, adviser to CEOs and founder of Genius Stone Partners, author of Invent Your Future: Starting With Your Calling, Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations and three other books.

Elaine Kennedy McIvor, author of The CheerLeaders & Vampires in Your Life

ElaineKennedyMcIvor200“Gentle, yet powerful beyond measure, Emma helps you understand who you think you are and why, then takes you on a journey to uncover who you really are. Lifting your mind to a vantage point where you can see your entire life and the people in it with fresh eyes, dissolving any thinking that holds you back from living the life you desire and the one you came here to live. The True You is a classic—it will inspire you to see your world in a very different way.”

Clare Moore, author of A Buyer’s Guide to Business Coaching.

ClareMoore200“This is the sort of book you will treasure and keep coming back to. It is filled with powerful ideas and techniques that remove stress and make your life easier and more joyful.”

Wendy McQueen, founder and CEO, Artisan Cheesecakes

WendyMcQueen200“If you want to get to know people better, especially yourself, you must read The True You. If you think you don’t need to read this book . . . then you definitely need to read it! The author, Emma J. Bell, is without a doubt one of the most inspirational people I have ever met, and when you read this book you will clearly see why.”

Nicki Donaldson, Chief Executive, Fife Housing Association

Nicki-Donaldson200“A refreshing, thought-provoking read. Emma shares her personal experiences and practical insights for individuals who truly want to develop personal relationships through growth and inspiration.”

Joyce White, Chief Executive, West Dunbartonshire Council

joyce_white200“The True You is fantastic – a great development tool, guide and companion – and useful no matter at what stage of life’s journey you find yourself. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.”

Karen Anderson, Director, Anderson Business Development

KarenAnderson200“The True You is the perfect companion for everyone who wants to truly understand themselves and pursue their real purpose in life. It is filled with meaningful explanations as to why we think the way we do, and fascinating insights into deep-rooted thinking patterns. The True You helps us advance from old, unproductive thoughts to new, positive feelings and actions, and guides us toward genuine meaning in our lives. Carry it with you and build the most important relationship you’ll ever have: the relationship with yourself and your leader within—the true you.”

Joanne Brooks, HR Director

joanne-brooks300x300“The True You is engaging, inspiring and completely draws you in wanting more—and wanting to change! Emma has the remarkable ability to take the theory and make it practical which in turn makes business and personal challenges entirely achievable. She is truly an inspiring individual.”

Jacqui Jones, HR Director

JacquiJones200“Reading this book provides a wonderful insight into living the best life you can—it is like having a calm, supportive, and friendly hand on your shoulder, guiding you to being the best you can.”

Anne Marie Forsyth, Chief Executive, CCA

AnneMarieForsyth200“Emma has captured the essence of why it is so important to understand the value of relationships in both personal and business settings. This book will nudge you toward a clearer understanding of how your relationship with yourself can improve every interaction with others. The True You is a true companion in this journey of improvement.”