Span of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, And Ready To Get What You Really Want by Carey Lohrenz is available now. The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes and is available on Amazon today.
Carey Lohrenz is a mom, spouse, business consultant, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and one of the first women to pilot an F-14 Tomcat in the U.S. Navy. Lohrenz is acutely aware that the stress one feels on a day-to-day basis can be just as intense as a fighter jet going Mach 2. Her new book, Span of Control, leverages her years of training to help others overcome the specific natures of uncertainty, stress, burnout, anxiety, and pressure.
Lohrenz understands how our sense of control is fleeting, yet we still try to keep a grip on everything in our lives at all times. Inevitably, chaos finds a way in, things fall apart. We lose control, and many of us lack the skill set to regain control when the pressure is on. Lohrenz believes that we must focus our attention and effort explicitly and relentlessly on a limited number of priorities that we can, and should, control—offering a clear path out of the chaos that can accompany our biggest challenges and our moments of greatest distress.
“If you haven’t experienced your life’s crucible yet, I’d encourage you to take the time now to learn from those who have,” Lohrenz implored. “My hope is that Span of Control will be the foundation, the operating manual of ideas, insights, and actions for your flight plan for success, come whatever may.”
In Span of Control, Lohrenz walks readers through the fundamentals of keeping a cool head in times of crisis. With an analytical yet engaging approach, turning to the science and stories of her time in a $45 million cockpit, Lohrenz’s book showcases the right approach to the most harrowing situations. Lohrenz hopes to teach her audience how to focus on what matters most, formulate a plan for success, and communicate what is possible.
About Carey Lohrenz
As one of the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the US Navy, Carey Lohrenz knows well that inconsistent execution in fast-moving, dynamic environments can generate catastrophic results. Lohrenz has translated her leadership and strategy experience in the Navy to help top business leaders supercharge their performance in today’s competitive business environments, adapt strategies under pressure, reduce errors, and overcome obstacles along the way. Lohrenz has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, and NPR, and in Inc., Time, Huffington Post, and more. She has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to members of the Forbes Global 2000, and other companies worldwide. A CEO, board member, business owner, and mom to four kids, Lohrenz inspires individuals and organizations to lead through uncertainty, overcome pressure and adversity, and remain relevant and focused in a competitive marketplace.