The Ten Secrets to getting up when life knocks you down

“It’s time for you to iRise. Find your calling, gain clarity on what truly makes you happy, create it and become a badass, living the life you want on your own terms” (Joan Nwosu)


Life is a roller-coaster and the ride could get bumpy along the way. Lows and highs are inevitable, their impact varies from person to person as well as the lasting effect. If you’ve been through some tough challenges leaving you broken or at least bruised, then this book is for you. You learn how to rise up every single time life knocks you down.

This book reveals the secrets, lessons learned, and strategies for you to live an abundant joyous and fulfilled life even in the face of adversity. It lays out practical wisdom and knowledge by the modern-day successful strong black woman. Being knocked down by life over and over again not only made her stronger but gave her a message to show the world.

Going through this process, you probably have to do things you did not imagine you could do, love yourself in a way that you did not think was possible, end some friendships that are no longer serving you and deal with some things from the past that have been buried so deep you’ve told yourself it happened to somebody else. You’re going to have to push past your fears, be ready to fail over and over again, and get comfortable with doing things that you’re uncomfortable with. You’re going to have to let go of all of your limiting thoughts and hold on tightly to the decision to shape your life.

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“Joan iRises!

I could write a book about Joan Nwosu. The good, the bad, the beautiful. Mercifully, she’s saved me that trouble by writing one herself.

iRise is a book that’s both autobiographical and motivational. She draws from her experience and knowledge of living in Nigeria, the UK and Canada, to put forward a guide to surviving life’s brutal challenges. She’s had many, and it is to her credit that she’s braved them on the way to becoming an increasingly successful woman in multiple sectors of life. Even more important, iRise is not your typical “fake it to make it”, “aim for the stars and get to the moon”, “monkeys have to be dashed bananas” motivational. This is real life, practical stuff about getting up and going inspite of all odds.
I highly recommend this book. And I’m happy to give one copy out to a friend. Simply indicate interest in the comment section. First come, first serve.”

– Chris

– “Your book has been an amazing insightful look into one’s mirror. You’ve been able to capture in words things I knew but not really put the deep thought into it.”

– Kenneth

“The book is great Joan, you have done an amazing job”

– Ambadi

“I started reading today, I’m half way-ish through. very easy read and definitely a page turner”

– Jacqueline

“Completed reading iRise. A fantastic book, well written and a bestseller. Each chapter can be expanded to be a book on its own. That’s 10 books in one. Well done”

– Edith

I finished reading the book! it’s really good. Well done! You should be very proud. Each chapter could almost be its own book.

The greatest part about it was the story telling. Using real life scenarios to deliver a message. All in all, great job”

– Ida


Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Joan Nwosu, considers herself a global citizen having spent the last 4 decades between Nigeria, United Kingdom, and Canada. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to the United Kingdom to get her Bachelors’s degree in Internet Computing from London Southbank University.

Her professional career spans multi-national companies across North America, Europe, and Africa where she transitioned through a number of careers and industries in Management, Leadership Development, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, and Operations roles.

Joan is the Founder of Joan Nwosu Coaching where she focuses on helping her clients find their purpose and create a meaningful life they love. She is an Inspirational Speaker, and also the founder of My Softlanding, an immigration settlement business.

All you need to achieve is Clarity, Focus, and the result is Fulfillment.

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Joan is a Business and Career Transition coach, speaker and author with over 20 years of corporate and business experience.

After launching 6 businesses and making 6 career transitions, she now specializes in helping you figure out what you want to do and shows you how to translate that into a business or career you love and fulfills you.

Working with her, you have access to the most leading-edge information, strategies, and resources available to accelerate your career and entrepreneurial goals.

You deserve the life of your dreams, and with clarity, focus, and action, you can achieve it.

You deserve the life of your dreams, and with clarity, focus, and action, you can achieve it.

It’s time for you to iRise.


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