If you’ve been following the book launches that Weaving Influence has had the privilege to be a part of since we started back in 2012, you’ll probably have picked up on the fact that we tend to work with those in the leadership community.

This week we were involved in the launch of Lead Positive, coming up on the 31st we’ll be talking about The Idea-Driven Organization. In the past we’ve promoted Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, Leadership and the Art of Struggle, Leaders Open Doors, The Heart of Leadership, and a host of others.

Today’s author has written a slightly different book, based on his own travels and experience and told in the style of a parable. While it’s not a leadership book, per se, the author is most definitely someone that you would want to listen to and learn from. He has a lot of wisdom to share when it comes to spending time outside of the U.S., handling cultural differences, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL),  and learning that our way is not the only way.

Meet Beau Sides

After more than 40 trips to China, Beau says it feels like a second home. Building cultural awareness and fostering cross-cultural relationships are high on his list of reasons for writing this new book, Lessons from China (launching April 7). In addition to being an author, businessman, teacher, humanitarian, and husband, Beau is also the founder and CEO of Global Partners in Life. GPiL is a non-profit organization that focuses specifically on  orphaned children (including those with special needs) and disadvantaged youth in China, assisting them with their educational, humanitarian, and medical needs.

Connect with Beau Online

Like his page on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Mark It On Your Calendar (April 7 – 11, 2014)

Now that you have joined forces with Beau through social media (you did click through all those links up there, right?), I would love to invite you to join us as we promote Beau’s book during the second week of April. We’re looking for people who are willing to tweet, share, pin, and review Lessons from China. Do you know someone who is interested in China? Perhaps a friend who is thinking about teaching English as a Second Language? Send a tweet now and share the Amazon link with them. If you want to help during launch week, there’s a page of resources to make sharing easy, so check them out and bookmark the page.

Will you help us spread the word?