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“FitCEO”: A Conversation with Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann

November 4, 2021

Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, a former CEO, veteran Fortune 50 Global Executive, and Mentor at The ExCo Group joined Adam Bryant for a compelling conversation around an often overlooked and critical aspect of leadership: supporting your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health while leading a busy life.

Macieira-Kaufmann shares key insights from her pragmatic new book, “FitCEO: Be the Leader of your Life,” co-authored by Lillian So, a fitness professional, life coach, and founder of SOfit SF Inc.

In writing the book, Macieira-Kaufmann and So drew on their unique personal experiences to provide a framework to help leaders seamlessly integrate simple and practical exercises that focus on their holistic health and well-being, making them fit leaders of their organizations and their lives.

About the Book:

In this smart, snappy book, former Citigroup executive and CEO consultant Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann teams up with personal trainer and life coach Lilian So to introduce simple, fun habits for total health and well-being. Short, down-to-earth stories from Macieira-Kaufmann’s life and lauded career show you how staying healthy as an in-demand CEO is not only possible but can feel almost effortless—with the right strategies. So’s simple and practical exercises will have you making changes to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health right away.

You’ll discover:

  • A simple exercise program that can be done anywhere
  • How to manageably schedule workouts into your hectic life
  • Immediate, easy actions you can take for better health
  • Tips for staying healthy and balanced when you travel
  • How to eat well and enjoyably at events and beyond
  • The benefits of taking breaks—from five minutes between meetings to regular vacations
  • Leadership insights that free up your time and boost productivity

This isn’t about layering on another demanding routine onto your already ambitious schedule. Instead, it’s about learning how to manageably introduce simple, easy, fun habits for total fitness that will not only transform your body, but also your life. It’s about being the boss of the most important job you have—the boss of you.

You can purchase the book here.