About the Book

Embrace the Work, Love Your Career is for women who want to fall back in love with their work and design a career action plan grounded in confidence and clarity.” —Forbes
Fran Hauser, best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, follows up with a workbook for women who want to get more out of their careers. Embrace the Work, Love Your Career combines accessible advice, time-tested strategies, creative prompts, and thoughtful exercises into one holistic resource.
Stemming from years of experience in senior leadership at Time Inc.’s PeopleInStyle and Entertainment Weekly as well as AOL and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Hauser centers her career guidance around six main actions:

  • Fall in love with your career
  • Design your career action plan
  • Create time and space
  • Know your value
  • Build your dream team
  • Reflect and reset

Each chapter starts with practical advice and includes prompts and exercises to help readers create their own personal career action plans. Palate-cleansing meditations and coloring breaks conclude each chapter, offering chances for calming reflection. Through simple, inspiring, and actionable tools, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career teaches women to be empowered to focus on the things that truly matter, set boundaries and, ultimately, realize their full potential
"Embrace the Work, Love Your Career couldn't have arrived at a better time." —PopSugar
“From the author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, an instructional workbook to help you find professional satisfaction and achieve your goals.” —People
Named one of the “6 Most Powerful Women in NYC’s Tech Scene” by Refinery29
"Is it possible to be both kind and a total badass? Yes—and Fran Hauser tells us how.” —goop
“Fran gets into the mess—and gets specific—explaining how she has learned to handle all kinds of uncomfortable moments with authenticity and grace” —Refinery29

Awards and Press


[Fran Hauser's] new workbook, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career, is for women who want to fall back in love with their work and design a career action plan grounded in confidence and clarity.

Her Campus

Interwoven with meditations, coloring pages and personal anecdotes, this book will help you quiet the noise and focus on building the life you’ve imagined.


From the author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, an instructional workbook to help you find professional satisfaction and achieve your goals.


Fran Hauser's workbook Embrace the Work, Love Your Career couldn't have arrived at a better time.

Tiffany Dufu

This book is more than a must read. It's a must experience for any woman who wants to clarify her purpose and create an action plan to manifest it personally and professionally.

Rebecca Minkoff

Founder of Rebecca Minkoff & The Female Founder Collective and best-selling author

Confidence comes with knowing yourself, actualizing your dreams, and facing what could be holding you back. This book helps put you in the driver seat to embrace the journey and love your career.

Piera Gelardi

Can a career book be fun? Now it can! From coloring breaks to creative exercises, Fran has made the process of embracing your career goals and dreams a delight.

Gretchen Carlson

Fran knows how to ask the best questions to help you dream big and set big goals. She knows that we each have our own path, and guides you to creating a career that works for you.

Erica Keswin

Fran’s book allows readers to follow their own path and bring their human to work. It’s part self-reflection, part advice, and the result is a powerful combination to help you love your career and realize your goals.

Randi Zuckerberg

Time is precious. Fran guides you toward focusing on what creates the most value for your career and what will have the most impact on your journey.

Vivian Maza

The most successful employees are not the ones who say yes to everything, but the ones who have the most focus, confidence, passion and know exactly what to prioritize. This book helps you get there.

Regina Buckley

Fran shows you how it’s possible to be more confident, intentional, and mindful at work, which will help you build a career you love.

Meet the Author

Fran Hauser is an author, keynote speaker and startup investor. She is passionate about helping women build fulfilling careers and successful businesses. Fran has invested in over 25 female-founded companies across consumer packaged goods, media & publishing, and wellness. Her writing, speaking and investing is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 218” by Audible. She resides just outside of NYC with her husband and two sons.

Meet the Illustrator

Regina Shklovsky is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Sonoma County, California. She illustrated the 2018 picture book, Fun in the Mud, which was a 2019 Moonbeam award winner and a 2018 Nautilus award winner. She is passionate about bringing stories to life with pictures and thoughtful design. Her work is rooted in traditional drawing and painting, mixed with vector graphics. She collaborates with local entrepreneurs and authors, as well as independent publishers.