Chasing Perfection

Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success

Are you a leader who has been challenged with self-doubt or a CEO who sometimes feels like a fraud? If so, you are not alone. This book provides actionable practices to conquer self-doubt while maximizing your success. You’ll learn to stop chasing the illusion of perfection and eliminate the barriers to your full leadership potential. View my bonus chapter, the Unf♥<kwithability Scale, here. 

Each chapter can be presented as a stand-alone keynote or half-day workshop. Multiple chapters can be combined to create a customized retreat. Learn more about Sue’s speaking here

Biggest Takeaways:

  • By following the practices in this book you’ll achieve continuous self-improvement, resulting in increased freedom, internal peace and unshakable excellence.
  • The concepts and tools in this book are a must for any entrepreneur or business leader to challenge their thinking, minimize self-doubt, overcome self-imposed obstacles and maximize their full leadership potential. In short, this is a roadmap to ultimately become unstoppable as a leader.
  • This book explores ways to create a certainty of self that is unwavering and uncompromising. Creating that kind of presence within yourself allows you to deal with whatever comes your way, be steadfast in your commitment and unaltered by any circumstances or conditions that may be trying to sway you.

Benefits to the reader:

  • Ask for help and be willing to receive it
  • Learn how to spend the majority of your time doing what you love and are great at
  • Become unf♥<kwithable and bring your best self to all you do
  • Learn to trust your intuition
  • Achieve mastery through discipline
  • Define your purpose
  • Dismantle your fixed mindset and unlock limitless potential
  • Learn to better work with and manage the millennial generation

Read Sue’s interview about her writing process here.


Chasing Perfection is written with an undeniably energizing and authentic voice, and delves deep into the psychology of what it means to be an entrepreneur. The beauty of this book is that it can be customized to your own personal trajectory, and no matter who you are, how much experience you have, or what field you’re in, this book will help you get out of your own way, embrace your power, and grow as a leader.

Maya Penn / CEO of Maya's Ideas

Sue Hawkes finally put her wisdom and experience in a book. Great for all of us! The concepts and tools in this book are a must for any entrepreneur or business leader to challenge their thinking, overcome obstacles and achieve traction with their full leadership potential.

Gino Wickman / Author of ``Traction`` and Creator of EOS®

Stated simply, we need more female leaders. This book challenges leaders, especially women leaders, to think differently about what may be holding them back. With clear insight and a practical approach, this book is for anyone who wishes to change themselves and change the dialogue from what you can’t do, to what you can do.

Rhoda Olsen / CEO of Great Clips, Inc.

Certainty of self is a key ingredient in success. Sue Hawkes’ new book, Chasing Perfection, provides keen insight on the imposter syndrome women business leaders often experience, offering practical tips to maximize leadership potential. This book effectively addresses how to undo self-imposed perfection standards and take actionable steps to morph them into a recipe for success.

Dr. Marsha Firestone / President and Founder of The Women Presidents' Organization

Chasing Perfection captures the essence of Sue Hawkes’ coaching, leadership and business experience. Whether you are a CEO of a large company or an employee at a startup, this book will give you actionable steps to get out of your own way and get on the path to mastery.

Max Lipset / CEO and Founder of The Power House

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