Work Freely

Love Your Job, Love Your Life

Nancy Richardson and Rochelle Davidson

Are you choosing your career and the life you want to live, or are circumstances choosing for you?

In this smart, savvy book, marketing maven Nancy Richardson and executive coach Rochelle Davidson embolden you to create a career—and a life—that you love.

In short, powerful stories, Nancy describes problems she has encountered in the workplace and her discovery of solutions—from consciously defining a personal leadership style to choosing bosses to determining core values as a means of clarity and resilience—that confer more agency, strength, and inspiration. In personal coaching sessions, Rochelle’s incisive commentary and questions reveal how these universal lessons can be applied to your life. Together, the authors illuminate the challenges—the good and the bad—faced by so many leaders of the twenty-first-century workforce, and a pathway for a new kind of professional.

Work Freely shows you how to flip the script that says circumstances are beyond your control. By taking the time to lay out your goals, dreams, and aspirations, you can design a career to suit you—then choose the companies, bosses, friends, and other conditions that meet the criteria you’ve set, to live and work with ultimate freedom.

Wife, mom, and dedicated student of Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian jiujitsu, Nancy Richardson began her career with a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from Ohio State University. After more than twenty years of working in large, corporate environments, including Starbucks and Lululemon—where she put in insane hours, had little time with her family, and felt others determined her worth—she decided to design her own life by tapping into the era of start-ups and passion projects, building meaningful brands, and working from home to spend more time with her family. Nancy is the co-founder and principal strategist of Dragon Lady and Mom ’n’ Pop Shop, two women-led, Vancouver-based marketing start-ups that embody the concept of working freely.

Rochelle Davidson is a wife, mom to rescue dogs, endurance cyclist, adventure traveler, and passionate executive coach and leadership development practitioner. With a BA in business from the University of British Columbia and an MA in applied behavioral sciences from Bastyr University, Rochelle is at her best when partnering with leaders to create healthy workplaces and to get results that matter. Rochelle’s life was rocked when, in 2005, she heard the words “You’ve got cancer.” Her personal experience further fueled her mission to see people and organizations thrive, not merely survive. She has worked with global companies such as Lululemon, Accenture, and Crystal Decisions. Rochelle is a certified professional coach, credentialed through the International Coach Federation and Coaches Training Institute. Learn more at

ISBN 978-1-9991879-0-3
$19.95 CAD $14.95 USD
Published September 17, 2019
5 × 7 144 Pages
Paperback, ebook