Alpha Chick

Five steps for moving from pain to power

Non-Fiction - Motivational
306 Pages
Reviewed on 05/04/2012
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Author Biography

Mal Duane has triumphed over devastating life challenges to become an Alpha Chick extraordinaire and a certified recovery coach.
Today she serves clients through the multi-million dollar real estate company that she built from scratch. She has a dream marriage, and, as a certified Professional Coach, is deeply involved with helping women discover and use their connection with the divine power within them to become their own version of an Alpha Chick, an awakened, authentic and abundant woman.
Her life experience, including recovering from alcoholism as a young woman, has provided her with extensive hands-on, in-the-trenches experience for taking hold of life and bringing forward the potential that lies buried beneath the scars and hurts.
Mal believes that the greatest component of success is being able to give back. As such, in 2007, she built the Katherine Holly School in Mali, West Africa. The school educates one hundred children annually; children who otherwise would never have had the opportunity to attend school. She is also creating a fund called Holly's Gift for educational assistance for women. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Alpha Chick: 5 Steps for Moving from Pain to Power will be contributed to Holly's Gift.
Mal’s book Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power hit #1 in its category as a Bestseller on Amazon.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lorraine Carey for Readers' Favorite

"Alpha Chick" is a real toolbox for a better life. Mal Duane recounts her personal life of torment and self destruction in her early years. It was almost shades of 'Valley of the Dolls' in real life! I could not put this one down as I was eager to see how and when this woman would take her final plunge. You will be amazed to see how she finds the real secret to get up off the floor and get to the top of her game. A much higher power enters her life at just the right time, as if she was under the watch of what we call the Divine Power. Mal Duane has put together a foolproof action plan to follow which even includes a support site for her readers. As a veteran teacher I can only tell you that tangible resources are the best practice for learning and implementing a new program. Her five step program is now on a poster hanging on the wall of my home. The Attraction Quadrant Sheet which you will discover will become your custom blueprint to bring you to the successful woman you always wanted to be. I wish this book was available three years ago when I traveled deep into the rabbit hole and was on my own self-destructive course.

Mal Duane is one woman who is a giver and wants to share her story to all women who will greatly benefit from her ongoing support program. You can begin to put the program together right as you are reading the book. I can only say that I have read many self help books which tried to address the issue of self destruction and none of them can even hold a candle to Alpha Chick. This book is a great gift for any woman in your life who wants to experience life as she has never known before.

Sylvia H.

"Alpha Chick" by Mal Duane is partly the story of her life, and partly insightful invaluable guidance on how to become an alpha chick. An alpha chick, as explained by the author, is someone who is a spiritual being that has faith in a higher power and looks deep within to face life’s problems with strength and balance. She tells her story with an intensity that is both painful as well as inspirational. She shares with readers her struggles with alcohol abuse, and how that led her on to the path to healing. That path eventually paved the way to her quitting drinking, and releasing her spirit to be healed with the help of an AA support group. She gives readers insight into her very destructive abusive relationships with men, and shares the steps that she took to become her own alpha chick. Part two of her incredible book gives information on how we too can become alpha chicks with step by step instructions. She uses her five step alpha chick program which includes preliminary details about using the law of attraction to get what you want out of life and the attractive quadrant sheet method for attaining sure fire happiness and prosperity. She also tells how the power of positive thinking can change your thoughts and your attitude, and thereby change your life. The improved positive thinking and attitude change result in a life that is happy, fulfilled and worth living.

I found Mal Duane’s book "Alpha Chick" to be very inspiring and encouraging for women everywhere, young and old, and to anyone who has ever felt as if they have lost their way. On every page I devoured Mal’s story and was so mesmerized by it that I couldn’t put it down. I cried when I read the chapter on her courageous niece Holly who battled being a hemophilic that subsequently led to her contracting HIV and then eventually Hepatitis C. Author Mal’s depiction of Holly’s stoicism, bravery and her refusal to let others pity her was truly inspirational and deserving of the title alpha chick. And since I really loved her story and the advice that she gives I immediately downloaded her Alpha Chick workbook as suggested. I have started to do the work and the exercises that she has lain out so that I can empower and improve my life.

Joy H.

Do you have a painful past that keeps you from a life that you only dream about? In the first half of her book “Alpha Chick,” Mal Duane lets the readers know her own difficult past in detail. And she doesn’t sugar-coat it at all, including her problems with men, alcohol, bad decisions and choices she made, and all of the other things that caused her so much pain in her past. Ms. Duane endured much suffering, but was able to turn her life around and find the real life she was looking and hoping for. In this book, she explains how her life changed, and how the reader’s life can change as well. “Alpha Chick” is actually two books in one. Part One is Mal Duane’s story. Part Two is a healing guide to help readers work through the pain of their past. She includes her five-step plan that helped her move from her painful past to a life of fulfillment, success and happiness. One thing is sure, it took a lot of bravery for Mal Duane to spill her guts to the world about all of her past mistakes.

I highly respect Mal Duane for writing “Alpha Chicks.” In telling her story, Mal will be able to help others in the same situations in a unique way. The five steps of the healing guide Focus, Acceptance and Attitude, Identification and Intention, Thoughts and Healing and Helping, each has a chapter of its own to guide you through each step at your own pace. If you are dealing with a painful past, or have an addiction of any kind, I encourage you to purchase a copy of this book to help you in your healing process. You will find valuable information that will change your life.

Anne B.

"Alpha Chick: Five steps for moving from pain to power" by Mal Duane is based on one simple but important word FAITH. Regarding Alpha Chick the author asks: “Are you sick and tired of waking up paralyzed by guilt or dread over past mistakes, fearful of how you will get through the day, and suffocating with anxiety over tomorrow?” Mal struck a chord with me with that question he asks in the introduction. Mal Duane realizes that many women go through the same issues she went through. This book is divided into two parts. The first section is From Innocence to Obsession to Transformation. The second section is the Five Steps of the Alpha Chick Process. In the first section Mal describes her childhood and adolescent years. She was tall for her age and very slender. Her chest was flat and the kids at school called her names. She turned to alcohol for comfort. Headaches and blackouts were the result. After dropping out of school Mal became a model. Mal didn’t love herself despite how beautiful and popular she was. In the second section Mal explains the five steps to being an Alpha Chick: Focus, Acceptance and Attitude, Identification and Intention, Thoughts, and Healing and Helping.

Mal Duane’s story is heart wrenching and heartwarming. It brought tears to my eyes and smile to my lips. She shares her story in the hope of encouraging and empowering other women. "Alpha Chick" is well-written, well-organized and a must for women to read. I highly recommend this book as a graduation gift for both high school and college grads. Don’t stop there; give a copy to all your friends and keep a copy for you. We each face struggles both inside and out. Mal’s five steps can help each of us.