Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work is a book for anyone who knows what it is to struggle to feel loved and worthy when showing up at work. It is for people who struggle to bring their authentic identities to work, because they are female, Black, brown, gay, or any of these intersections. It is also for the people who have no idea what it may feel like to struggle every day just to feel loved and worthy, but love people and lead people who do.
With equal parts courage and insight, Amelia Dunlop tells her story of what it means to discover her own sense of love and worth in her twenty-year career as a management consultant at the world’s largest professional services firm. “I was always either a management consultant or Mama. I was never just a woman named Amelia, worthy of love, whether at home or at work.” She talks candidly about how hard it is to be a woman measured by a “male yardstick when you lack a Y chromosome.”
Amelia had a hypothesis that she might not be the only one showing up at work feeling unworthy. “According to our 6000-person Love and Worth quantitative study, almost 90% of people agreed or strongly agreed that it matters to them to feel worthy. And yet, almost five out of ten people indicated that they sometimes, often, or always struggle to feel worthy.” This, according to Amelia, is the Worthiness Gap, the gap between how much it matters to feel worthy, and how hard we struggle to do so.
Elevating the Human Experience provides insights and observations that will help you show up as more human in the workplace. Perfect for those who struggle to feel loved and worthy at work, and for those who love or lead people who do, Elevating the Human Experience belongs on the bookshelves of everyone who cares about bringing their authentic identity to work.
The First path is the path of the self, a deeply personal exploration where you learn to love yourself and recognize your own fundamental human worth, particularly when you encounter obstacles that challenge your sense of worth.
The Second path is about the journey to loving and recognizing the worth of “another” in your life. These connections add to our mirrored worth, the worth we feel mirrored back to us by another and provide a source of meaning to our lives.
The Third path is the path of learning to love and recognize the worth of others you meet at work every day. It explores how to overcome obstacles to love and worth in our communities, systems, and culture by adopting a new approach: instead of leaning into the system, it is now our responsibility toconsider how you can change the system.
Order the book from any retailer to immediately receive a free digital supplemental reading guide and workbook as you to focus your thoughts and reflect on your personal journey of love and worth. Key takeaways from each chapter are included for you to keep in mind as you consider your answers. Perfect for those who struggle to feel loved and worthy at work, and for those who love or lead people who do.
Amelia speaks and publishes frequently on the topic of the human experience, strategy, and innovation. She received Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Top Women in Technology award for Excellence in Innovation.
She holds a degree in sociology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in theology from Boston College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cambridge University. Originally from London, Amelia now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.