Help! I Work with People

Getting Good at Influence, Leadership, and People Skills

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This is not a book about leadership theory. It's a handbook about how to connect with people.

We know that leadership and influence aren't limited to corner offices and business dinners. Leaders are found everywhere, from the PTA committee meeting to the retail storage room. Maybe you've been prepared to be "the boss" since elementary school, or maybe your good idea has opened a door for more responsibilities within your organization. Regardless of how you came into the position or how much experience you have, the idea of leading people can be intimidating for all of us.

· How do you know if you have what it takes to be a good leader?
· How do you use your influence to bring out the best in others?
· How do you create an environment where your team's shared vision can grow?

In short, research-packed chapters, Chad Veach answers these questions with his trademark transparency and relatable storytelling. Help! I Work with People highlights the importance of self-awareness, people skills, and effective organization, encouraging you to lean in to your potential regardless of your level influence or experience.

"As you lead yourself, you'll grow and evolve into an influential, effective leader. As you lead others, you'll bring out the best in them and invite them to join you in your mission. And as you lead teams, you'll motivate people to work together to accomplish common goals."

Because the heart of leadership is winning people over and influencing them for good.

Chad Veach
is the founder and lead pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angeles, California, a dynamic church with multiple locations throughout the city. In addition to leading ZOE, he is an international speaker; the author of two books, Faith Forward Future and Unreasonable Hope; and the host of Leadership Lean In--a popular podcast specializing in organizational health, creativity, and leadership development. Chad and his wife, Julia, reside in Los Angeles with their four children, Georgia, Winston, Maverick, and Clive.


"The principles in Help! I Work with People are helpful and will transform the way you lead and serve others. Chad's premise is what makes the difference. It's not about how to get people to do what you want, but rather how to encourage and build people to be more and do more than they could have ever imagined. This is the book we all need, and I highly recommend it!"

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines

"One of life's important skills is to develop strong relationships with people. In Chad Veach's book, Help! I Work with People, he unpacks rich wisdom to bring out the best in other people, as well as offers practical and achievable advice. Whether you're a leader, a spouse, or a friend, this book will help your relationships become stronger."

Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author

"I have had the opportunity to witness and receive this encouragement from Chad over the years. This book is incredible because this is who he is all of the time. Chad always sees a person's higher potential before they do, so be ready to go to the next level in your leadership."

Kourtney Kardashian, CEO of Poosh

"People skills are essential to succeed in mostly any field, yet the secret is that most leaders struggle with managing people. My dear friend Chad Veach has filled an incredible void with Help! I Work with People! He's one of the most effective leaders I've ever met. Finally, there's a book that helps leaders hone their skills, grow their influence, and improve overall. For any leader who's been sending out an SOS for help . . . your help has arrived!"

DeVon Franklin, Hollywood producer and New York Times bestselling author

"This book provides the HELP you need to enhance your influence, develop your leadership capabilities, and improve your people skills! If you want to be a better leader and positively influence and impact the people around you read this book . . . . NOW."

Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Power of Positive Leadership

The Author

  1. Chad Veach
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    Chad Veach

    Chad Veach ( is the founder and lead pastor of Zoe Church, a dynamic community in the heart of Los Angeles, California, a dynamic community in the heart of Los Angeles. For the past 20 years he has dedicated his life to...

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