Emilia Lahti is introducing the original concept of GENTLE POWER to the English-speaking world

We are beyond thrilled to announce that World English rights for GENTLE POWERA REVOLUTION IN HOW WE THINK, LEAD AND SUCCEED were acquired in a pre-empt by Diana Ventimiglia at Sounds True:

Former student of Angela Duckworth, international keynote speaker and researcher Emilia Lahti’s GENTLE POWERA REVOLUTION IN HOW WE THINK, LEAD AND SUCCEED, on co-creating the next level of company and community cultures based on the science of sisu, and introducing the original concept of gentle power, is a universal strategy for how to draw from the deep well of inner strength and fortitude in order to lead more effectively in all aspects of life.

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The deal was negotiated by the Gentle Power Team: Agent Rhea Lyons at HG Literary and Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Emilia Lahti’s brand new publisher Sounds True has a mission: To wake up the worldGentle Power will contribute to this mission by offering a tool for accessing and balancing the two inner powers we each hold within—our indomitable life force and immense capacity for love—and will be written in English by Emilia Lahti. Sounds True will publish the original English language edition in Fall 2022/Spring 2023.

Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon and has grown into a multimedia publishing company with a library of more than 3,000 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time: Read more: Sounds True

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Emilia Lahti

Emilia Lahti is the first academic researcher to examine the relationship between embodied fortitude, business and leadership. Her research begins with an inquiry into the Finnish concept of sisu—an untranslatable term that refers to a particular kind of deep primordial strength that individuals tap into when they have reached the limit of their assumed capacities—and expands to create what she has termed as “gentle power.” Lahti is an awarded educator, international keynote speaker and social entrepreneur. Over the past decade, Lahti’s research has immersed her deeply through ultrarunning, martial arts, and a series of extraordinary transformations through entrepreneurship, athletics and personal growth to understand what unlocks inner power. She is a rare combination of an academic researcher and fierce adventurer, whose talent for storytelling easily translates her discoveries into tools for everyday life.

GENTLE POWER is a universal strategy showing how integrity-fueled fortitude is in fact the master key to restoring balance to a globalized capitalist world where the value of true human connection is in danger of becoming of lesser priority and results are created through force. It starts with one’s commitment personal transformation at the service of greater good, builds on a series of micro-habits of gentle power, and leads to tangible results, success and even profit through better business practices, better parenting, better thinking and leadership in the everyday. The book is a call to recognize leadership not only as a title or position, but as a mindset and role of every individual that is not only good for us—but is a necessity and a super-tool in the era that we are currently living.

Based on her pioneering research at the University of Pennsylvania and Aalto University in Helsinki, where she is completing a doctoral thesis on sisu—which in its native Finland is an entire way of being aimed at excellence through inner power—Lahti’s work posits that having the courage to both truly own our inner “power” root it in the bravery of “gentleness” find balance in both polarities, is the ultimate path to harmony, success, and is the next evolution of leadership available to everyone who chooses to embrace it.

Through wielding together hard facts of science and inspiring stories of real-life stories, Lahti makes an irresistible proposition: When we shift from force to gentle power we will inevitably move our own lives and humanity at large toward goodness we know we are capable of.

You are the leader now.


Emilia Lahti

Gentle Power: A Revolution in How We Think, Lead and Succeed

2021, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

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