John Murray imprint Nicholas Brealey has acquired Real Wins: Race, Leadership and How to Define Success by "positive voice of change", former athlete and leadership coach Michelle Moore.
Editorial director Holly Bennion acquired world rights from Rebecca Winfield at David Luxton Associates. The book will be published on 25th November in hardback and audiobook format.
Based on her 20-year career in leadership roles across sport, business and government, Moore's coaching and leadership programmes have transformed the lives of professionals, young people, athletes and the culture of many organisations.
"Real Wins is a unique combination of moving personal testimony and highly accessible strategies that will challenge all leaders, whatever their background to take responsibility for their actions, confront prejudices, and re-frame what success means," the synopsis states.
"In her unflinching style, Michelle Moore seeks to redress inequality at all levels and shows us how to challenge stereotypes and tired assumptions to transform our experiences and environments. Through this timely, eye-opening insight into her experiences both on the track and in the boardroom, Moore shows us how to face our fears, build resilience and find our own unique leadership style. She shares stories from athletes, leaders and many other inspiring people, as she redefines the relationship between identity and success for both individuals and organisations."
Moore is a regular guest for BBC Radio London, Radio 4, Channel 4, the Telegraph and the Guardian among other media platforms. She has also contributed to Faber’s forthcoming collection of essays, edited by Marcus Ryder and Lenny Henry, Black British Lives Matter.
Bennion commented: “We are delighted and proud to be publishing Real Wins and to be working with Michelle Moore. Hers is a unapologetic yet positive voice for change and she has written this book with her unique brand of activism at the fore. I believe [the book] will resonate equally well for both leaders and individuals operating within the complex structures of any organisation, be it a sports federation, education institution or government body, and will inspire change and action in every reader."