Red Cape Rescue

Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job

Darcy Eikenberg

Winner of the Bronze Axiom Business Award

What if you didn’t have to change everything in your career to change your life at work?

When hard things happen in our fast-moving careers, conventional wisdom offers two options: A) go find a new job, or B) stay put and “be grateful you have a job.”

But job hunting is exhausting and complex, and workplace change often disrupts parts of our lives that were going just fine. And staying where we are, without change? That’s soul-sucking and quickly impacts our mental health, physical well-being, and ability to be happier at work.

There’s a fresh answer to help you make better career decisions without resorting to the drastic measures of changing careers, finding a new job, starting a business, or bowing to an early and unwanted retirement—and without settling or sacrificing your health, family life, and well-being.

Welcome to your Red Cape Rescue. Leadership and career coach Darcy Eikenberg shares simple, practical ways to reset how you think, revise what you say, and rescue your career without quitting, feeling stuck, or changing everything in your life. As a private coach, mentor, and speaker, she’s taught these concepts to thousands of professionals around the world, and now they’re here for you, too.

In this high-energy, fun, and fast-paced book you’ll uncover:

  • Surprising ways to shift your mindset and build confidence, fast;
  • How to create more control over your career choices than you ever knew was possible;
  • What to say to ask for what you need from others—even if you have a bad manager or difficult colleagues;
  • Unexpected ways to protect your time and create more work-life balance; and
  • New approaches to creating professional and personal success right where you are, just as you are.

Plus, you’ll get Coach Darcy’s action plans—proven concepts that work in the real world, no matter what’s happening in your company or the economy.

Don’t change your job. Change your life at work. Start your Red Cape Rescue today. 


“If you’ve hit a speed bump in your career, this guide will smooth out your ride and get you moving again. Darcy Eikenberg’s strategies, at once eminently practical and deeply insightful, will help you see your work—and even yourself—in new ways.”


“If you know that something has to change at work, but you aren’t sure where to start, this is the book for you. It’s a practical and fun guide that will help you take control of your professional life without compromising what matters most.”


“Darcy Eikenberg showcases a no-nonsense approach to escaping the noise in our heads and reclaiming our power. Her universal insights guide readers through difficult subjects like self-worth, doubt, and career planning with ease. Red Cape Rescue is a must-read for professionals of any age facing a fork in their career path. Let Coach Darcy hand you your red cape.”


“I’ve spent countless hours helping friends and clients think through their career, but never felt like I was efficient in my approach. Until now. Darcy Eikenberg gives us hope paired with process, a foolproof way to supersize your work, your life, and your impact on the world.”


“For anyone who’s tired of being stuck, this book is like Goo Gone for your career—no matter where you work. Smart, actionable, BS-free, and totally on the money.”


Like many of us in the working world today, Darcy Eikenberg wears a lot of hats. She’s been an executive coach to leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, State Farm, Deloitte Consulting, and more. She consults and speaks about career growth, employee engagement, and leadership development all over the world. She blogs regularly on leadership and career issues at Her ideas have been shared in the Harvard Business Review, Thrive Global,, The Ladders, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Forbes, among others. She’s a former principal and communication consulting business leader at Hewitt Associates, now part of Alight Solutions, and she graduated from Northwestern University. Darcy brings a sense of humor to serious matters in our work and careers, and she offers simple, practical ways we can transform our lives at work, right where we are, right now.

ISBN 978-1-77458-164-3
$19.95 CAD $16.95 USD
Published October 12, 2021
5 × 8 246 Pages
Paperback and ebook