"The happiest people and the strongest leaders are those who have learned to embrace adventure and uncertainty, have a clear sense of their authentic self and voice, and understand why the goal they’re working on matters.
How people achieve those goals, and what the adventure of that journey can teach us, are questions that have driven me throughout my career. It’s also what I teach, and what I love writing and speaking about the most.”
Lane Wallace has spent the past 25 years writing and speaking on topics related to creating a more meaningful, authentic, and fulfilling life. In 1999 she became first woman columnist in Flying magazine’s 72-year history, and her most recent work has focused on helping other women develop and leverage strong core knowledge of themselves to create happier and more fulfilling career paths, while navigating male-dominated environments more successfully. In addition to providing career development coaching, she writes a regular magazine column called “Core Strength” for Women in Aviation, International, and is nearing completion on her book: Surviving in a Man’s World: The Power of a Woman’s Authentic Voice. She also has a long list of publishing credits that includes NASA, The Atlantic, The New York Times and Outside magazine.
Lane Wallace has been a successful author and journalist for more than 25 years. She was an editor and the first female columnist at Flying magazine, and she currently writes a magazine column called “Core Strength” for Women in Aviation, International. In addition, she’s written six books for NASA, two books on the lessons of adventure, and is nearing completion on her latest book project: Surviving in a Man’s World: The Power of a Woman’s Authentic Voice. She’s also written for numerous national and international publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Outside magazine and ForbesLife.
In addition to her writing, Lane excels as both a coach and a speaker. As a career development coach, she works with individual women to help them re-connect with their authentic selves and voices, develop more fulfilling career goals and visions, make difficult choices, and leverage that self-knowledge to become more resilient and effective in their daily work lives. As a speaker, she helps groups embrace adventure and uncertainty, overcome fear, build stronger teams, cope with transitions, and work toward more passion-inspired and fulfilling lives and career paths.
Whenever anyone asks Lane how she managed to succeed in the overwhelmingly male-dominated industry of aviation, she answers, “By finding my authentic self and voice—and then learning how to use that voice and power effectively.” But she also knows how challenging it is for women to achieve and maintain that identity and strength. So much of Lane’s recent work has focused on helping other women succeed in that effort. She does that in several ways: through her “Core Strength” magazine column for Women in Aviation, International, her career development coaching, and her latest book project: Surviving in a Man’s World: The Power of a Woman’s Authentic Voice.
No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
In 2009, Lane founded a website to provide information and support for people who want to undertake the lifelong adventure of being themselves and charting their own path in the world. No Map. No Guide. No Limits. offers some of her most current writing: thought-provoking essays, information, and resources on everything from Voice and Authenticity to Entrepreneurship and Innovation.