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Time Poor Soul Rich
Anne Winckel . ISBN 9780994194107 . Price

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What is the biggest casualty of your busy life? Is it Creativity? Serenity? Intimacy? Time Poor Soul Rich explores 16 casualties of a busy life that can be soul enriching if not ignored. Author Anne Winckel appreciates many women have little if any discretionary time, and in this remarkable book shows time-poor women how to move back into a habit of caring for themselves – rather assuming they need to take time off from work to elevate their well-being out of survival mode.

Time Poor Soul Rich provides sixty-second solutions for a busy professional woman to maintain a rich soul when she is inescapably time-poor. The book suggests quick ways to re-engage with different casualties of a busy life – such as creativity, serenity and intimacy – and it explores obstacles to soul enrichment such as guilt and self-sabotage.

This book is collated wisdom from the author’s family, friends and acquaintances, and from her own life’s journey. For over 25 years, Anne has been fascinated by the journey that women travel in business and in the professions. These women often have multiple university qualifications; multiple skills, gifts and talents (and often multiple children); and they negotiate challenging and time-consuming paid work, much of it taking place in a traditionally male dominated environment.

They are also frequently managing numerous home duties with minimal if any discretionary time. The juggling act can be at circus-level proficiency. Anne tells the stories of a number of these women – sharing both their successes and their struggles. Anne combines a light-hearted and whimsical tone with a serious look at the issues that challenge the well-being of professional women.

About the author:

Anne Winckel graduated with Law, Arts and a Diploma in Education from the University of Adelaide. After a career in the education sector and completing a Masters Degree in Constitutional Law, Anne became a legal recruitment consultant and later started her own executive search business – Delta Partners, of which she is the current Managing Director.

Anne is a speaker and presenter on topics such as “Navigating Your Accidental Career” and “Is Your Soul Going Down the Corporate Black Hole?” Anne was previously on the Board of Australian Women Lawyers, and she is currently a member of Victorian Women Lawyers, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and the Law Institute of Victoria.


Anne has been the inaugural Convenor of two groups for business and professional women – Beyond the Glass Ceiling in Adelaide, and the Soul Food Breakfast Club in Melbourne – groups aimed at encouraging business and professional women personally, spiritually and professionally.

“I am happy to endorse Time Poor, Soul Rich as a very important piece of reading for women in business.”

Wendy Simpson, OAM, one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame.

“There is nothing quite like this book, offering hope and wisdom to busy working women. Whether it is the heart-touching stories, soul-enriching tips, encouraging quotes or even the photos showing women through the centuries — there is so much to appreciate and gain from Time Poor, Soul Rich.”

Kara Martin, Associate Dean, Marketplace Institute, Ridley College.

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