A Staffordshire businesswoman who’s aim is to spark confidence in 10 million young people across the world is launching her second book this week.
Werrington Mum of two TeeJay Dowe has penned: “The Spark to Your Success – Helping Teens Build Resilience,’ self-help book to support teenagers, increase confidence and manage negativity, all things that she says will have taken a massive hit because of lockdown.
The Kindle version is already the number one best seller in the relevant sectors on Amazon.
TeeJay owns and runs Ignition Coaching and Training and Back on Track Teens, two international self-development organisations that create partnerships with parents, teenagers, coaches and companies across the globe to boost self-worth and confidence.
The book which took three months to write, has 26 chapters and focusses on areas including: ‘feeling overwhelmed, pressures of a typical teen life, are you getting enough sleep and how to build resilience?’
Its official launch is taking place on-line this Thursday August 27th with friends, family, stakeholders and business leaders. It’s already available to buy on Amazon and in national bookstores.
She says: “I know first-hand what it’s like to have no confidence. When I was young, I was painfully shy and had no self-esteem. I took a job and settled because I simply believed I was not good enough to have a career. I was a single Mum to two beautiful daughters, and I knew for their sake something had to change, which is when I took a leap of faith and changed my path.
“It was hard enough in those days but now with social media and reality TV, the pressures on teenagers are even more immense. Covid-19 and the lockdown have all taken their toll and mentally there will be many young people who’s confidence and mental health will be at an all-time low.
The 55-year-old said: “The Spark to Your Success, although written before the pandemic will help. My soul aim with the book and through the programmes I run is to empower young people giving them the tools and techniques to boost their confidence, overcome challenges and help them understand that they can be the leaders of tomorrow, if they will let themselves believe that.
She added: “It’s aimed at any young person who is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, sad or angry. I want it to help those who feel that they could crack under the pressures of exams, career decision, relationships and the changes we’ve all had to adapt to because of Covid-19.
“Young people need to know they’re not alone and there is support out there if they need it.”
Johnathan Jay said: “Having worked with TeeJay over the past few years, the Spark to Your Success book offers young people a way to think differently about the choices and options they have when dealing with life’s ups and downs while remaining positive throughout.”
TeeJay who is also England’s official Peace Advisor was instrumental in bringing World Peace Day, a national summit to Stoke-on-Trent last year. It saw international speakers and guests jetting in from America and Vietnam for the event.
Her first book was called PerfectShun – Permission to be Human and was published in 2011.