For the first time, a collection by international award winning author, Becky Paroz’s writing is available in one book. Accomplished mentor, coach and senior manager in the male dominated world of construction, Becky has experienced all the highs and lows that come from being a driven, professional and passionate leader.
The Words of Bek; is her first collection of non-fiction writing and captures her insights, journey, horror, and humour that encapsulates her life; including the solutions she found to live her life to the fullest. Her style is supportive, educational, conversational, practical, easy to read and designed to offer the lessons learnt throughout her tumultuous life for others to benefit from. Through childhood trauma, chronic pain due to a debilitating immuno- condition and the vast challenges of her career, Becky has never accepted anything less than achieving and surpassing her goals. She believes everyone needs the chance at a full life no matter the circumstances they were born into or grew up in.
I’m Becky & I can’t stop writing!
In the past few years the rise of digital printing has seen a rise in requests for regular contributions from Becky.
Regularly contributing to several popular niche publications in Australia currently, means Becky is helping make others challenges in either the workplace, life or with their writing despite not being able to run face to face programs or events.
Are you needing a new columnist for your publication? Get in touch to organise a time to discuss your publication’s details and requirements.
BECKY PAROZ IS AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING AUTHOR.
SOME OF HER WORKS & CONTRIBUTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW.
Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of The Morrigan
Chapter 36 – How to make a GladiatHer
Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of The Morrigan is a powerful anthology about the Irish Celtic Goddess. Each contributor brings The Morrigan to life with unique stories that invite readers to partake and inspire them to pen their own. Included are essays, poems, stories, chants, rituals, and art from dozens of story-tellers and artists from around the world, illustrating and recounting the many ways this powerful Goddess of war, death, and prophecy has changed their lives.
Behind the Mask: the Many Faces of Bullying
Chapters 4 and 9 – Letters to my parents
A confronting look at the consequences of domestic violence and abuse from a child’s eyes. A frank discussion of what I went through and how I survived my childhood in very short form. Self support for fellow travellers of this path.
Sink, Swim or Float
Chapter 5 – Just Keep Swimming
Self support for those who have been dumped by life’s tidal waves. Thinking positive thoughts doesn’t always help you deal with the debris of your life after you have nearly drowned, figuratively or literally – but this chapter gives you a go at keeping your head above water and encourages you to…. Just Keep Swimming.
The Coaching Gurus
Chapter 12 – Cause and Effect
Rather than the generic “believe it and it will happen” discussion, this self support chapter offers a practical way to start changing your thinking no matter what you have been through. Because sometimes, you have to be tough on yourself to be as self supporting as you can when life smacks you in the face
365 Daily Affirmations
The funnest book I have contributed to so far. I chose my favourite sayings (affirmations if you like) and discussed them throughout this book. A little different, but equally valuable for getting your mind set on track each day of the year.
The Self Esteem Guide for Women
Chapter – Self Bullying: It’s a Crime Against Your Nature
This book is being re-released shortly. I believe that women can be cruel to themselves in ways they never would be towards a good friend. This chapter will discuss that phenomenon and offer some self support to kick that habit!
A Day in the Life of a Project Manager
A collection of stories written by practicing project managers who desired to share their experiences associated with managing a project. The stories describe the activities, challenges, and encounters project managers must often resolve as they execute and control their projects.
Overcoming the Good Little Girl Syndrome
Chapter 1 – Good Girl Survival Skills
Practical guide to dealing with the word ‘NO’ and managing the reaction of others when you decide to put you first in your life. It is not about getting your hate on for others, but rather about getting the self support for you in top shape!
The Female Leader
Chapter 25 – The Secret Language of Men
The first ever piece of writing I completed that sent me down this wonderful rabbit hole! I was presenting at a Women’s Conference and as a first time attendee at something like this, was astounded to discover that there is apparently a ‘secret language’, or so it is thought. If there is, having worked with men most of my life, this would be the single greatest difference I see in men and women and their reactions to life’s smackdowns.
This self support chapter offers a really practical way to manage your stress and your thinking when it all gets too much for you.
And I caused a bit of controversy with my delivery, so was asked to present it again the next day. The Words of Bek are powerful!!
The Empowered Woman: Purpose, Passion & Possibilities
Chapter – A Jumbo Cup of Empowerment To Go…
This word gets thrown around so much, it is hard to know what it means- or if in fact it has meaning. I discuss my views on this word and with a little ‘tongue-in-cheek’ humour, offer a challenge to you…. that it is a verb, a ‘doing’ word, describing an action that results in a feeling of empowerment…
But don’t take my word that this is self support – read it and make up your own mind!
A must-read for women who wish increased confidence, personal and professional empowerment, and life purpose direction. Co-authored by 21 international coaches from six countries
The Power of Transformation
Chapter – Reinventing Your Life…
Having reinvented myself from domestic abuse survivor to a powerful woman in control of her own destiny, this is how I did it. A practical attempt to describe an almost inconceivable journey, this self support guide is an attempt to discuss the techniques I used to change my thinking, my actions, my life. I really didn’t like the one I was destined for as a result of my childhood, so I created me – the sum of my experiences – all of them. The ultimate in self support writing.
The Female CEO
Chapter xx – Thick Skin and Teflon Coating
A victim of domestic violence goes to work in the ultimate male dominated industry – engineering and construction!!! This self support guide talks about learning not to take things personally, being responsible for your own reactions, no matter what the people around label you, or do to you. Taking care of your mental state in times of high stress, while being triggered by your surrounds on a daily basis – well, I don’t recommend you try it – just read the lessons I learnt in this self supporting chapter.
Becky has been involved with WIBC from our second or third event. Over the years Bek has been a speaker twice and has helped with networking activities. To say Bek is a inspiration to me personally and the group is an understatement.
Bek personifies the grit, determination and strength that we all aspire to in the industry and in life. But what I admire most in Becky is her willingness to share, her kindness and her wisdom. If anyone had the right to say, I’m dealing with my own stuff go away, it would be Becky but she doesn’t. As Lynne Sturgess often says “Becky you are more than a survivor, you are a revivor!”.
Becky, thank you for being a fabulous friend and a fabulous woman in the industry. You are more than an inspiration!
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