Thrive Despite the Assholes @ Work

Do Your Best Work Regardless Of Your Work Environment.

Published November 2019, this book is about doing our best work. Sometimes distractions, personality clashes and working with people whose working styles are different from ours can create friction. Some colleagues have work styles that frustrate us and slow down progress. They say we spend 90,000 hours at work during our lifetime. How great would it be if most of those hours were productive, impactful and fulfilling? In this book we discuss how to thrive in any work environment by raising our level of self-awareness. I explore strategies to manage ourselves and those challenging personalities (assholes@work) to minimize our personal stress and free up most of our energy to do our best work.


Had me laughing from the first page

“Dionne’s clever and irreverent insights had me laughing right from the first page. Imagine what would happen to our work environments if every organization made this book required reading!”

Heather Kerr | Creative Expansion Coach, Artist and former Senior Partner, Ernst & Young

“Finally a business book that doesn’t hide behind corporate speak. Everyone can relate to the stories and characters in this amazing book. Dionne will make you laugh, think, and give you strategies to immediately apply. Solid gold.”

Shawn Shepherd

“The best part of this book is how it is written. It reads like your mentor or best friend chatting with you about work….”

A.P. Armstrong

“While Dionne transports you through an invaluable journey of personal growth, she will also inspire you, and make you laugh with her honest, engaging and accessible style…”

Ansley Currey, Registered Psychotherapist and former Vice President, CDS INC

“Very well written and useful business book. Dionne’s insights are great, and certainly resonate with some of my own work experiences. Be prepared for some introspection, ownership and accountability. Dionne provides a good framework for revising the paradigm at work to help increase one’s effectiveness and ability to manage work stress.”


Improve all relationships

“Great read – the tools & strategies can be applied to improve ALL relationships with difficult people – business & personal!”

J Charles