more praise for standing up

‘Standing Up! stands for the importance of family, friends, kindness, purpose, love and hope to stand up to stroke.’

– Dr Christine Durham,
BrainLink Woman of Achievement

‘Kathleen Jordan inspired leaders to new heights before her stroke and now with this book she continues to inspire us with her story about how she dealt with what life threw at her. To have come through her stroke experience with such a strong desire to contribute what she learned to others is truly remarkable. Her practical approach to her recovery offers something for all of us as we deal with those curve balls that life throws at us.’

– Brian Donovan, Director, Donovan Leadership

‘Positive psychology is a key part of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s approach to developing the teachers of the future. This emerging discipline is helping to prepare children and young people to live flourishing lives. In Standing Up! Kathleen shows how positive psychology tools helped her back from the brink after a major stroke. I strongly recommend this book to anyone going through major life changes.’
– Professor Field Rickards, Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

‘This book is a powerful testament to both the isolating effects of injury to the brain — that you’ve got to find your own way to recovery and adaptation — and the crucial role that family and friends play in that journey. It is required reading for every clinician and allied health professional working with people who experience stroke.’

– Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia

This book is a story of resilience that will move you and continue to teach long after you have reluctantly turned the last page.
DR MEGAN CLARK AC, Advisory Board member, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kathleen’s book has given the reader an insight into the physical, emotional and mental challenges faced by stroke victims and those who love them.
CECILIA BURGESS, COO of Bell Gully Lawyers NZ
This story will move you to appreciate and see your life and all that is in it in a new light. The book will move you in a deep, profound and loving way.
BERNADETTE BAYNIE, Group General Counsel, Batelco Group
There are numerous lessons for every reader in this accessible, emotional and raw story of triumph over adversity. Kathleen is a heroine and her story must be read.
PROFESSOR JAMES ANGUS, AO President, National Stroke Foundation