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Break free from over-functioning, over-delivering, people-pleasing, and ignoring your own needs, so you can finally live the life you deserve!

Most of us were never taught how to effectively express our preferences, desires, or deal-breakers. Instead, we hide our feelings behind passive-aggressive behavior, deny our own truths, or push our emotions down until we get depressed or so frustrated that we explode, potentially destroying hard-won trust and relationships.

The most successful and satisfied people on the planet have one thing in common: the ability to create and communicate clear, healthy boundaries. This ability is, hands down, the biggest game changer when it comes to creating a healthy, happy, self-determined life.

In Boundary Boss, psychotherapist Terri Cole reveals a specific set of skills that can help you stop abandoning yourself for the sake of others (without guilt or drama) and get empowered to consciously take control of every aspect of your emotional, spiritual, physical, personal, and professional life.

Since becoming a boundary boss is a process, Cole also offers actionable strategies, scripts, and techniques that can be used in the moment, whenever you need them. You will learn: 

  • How to recognize when your boundaries have been violated and what to do next
  • How your unique “Boundary Blueprint” is unconsciously driving your boundary behaviors, and strategies to redesign it
  • Powerful boundary scripts so in the moment you will know what to say
  • How to manage “Boundary Destroyers” - including emotional manipulators, narcissists, and other toxic personalities
  • Where you fall on the spectrum of codependency and how to create healthy, balanced relationships

This book is for women who are exhausted from over-giving, overdoing, and even over-feeling. If you’re getting it all done but at the expense of yourself, give yourself the gift of Boundary Boss.

©2021 Terri Cole (P)2021 Sounds True

Critic Reviews

“This powerful book is a clear path to deep healing work. If you’re ready for true emotional freedom, let Boundary Boss show you the way. And thank you, Terri Cole! Your brilliant (and often hilarious!) guidance is a blessing to us all.” (Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author)

“Terri Cole’s advice is game-changing! After having her on my Off the Gram podcast, I went home and broke up with a toxic friend, then wrote about it in my own book! Terri is the ultimate boundary boss and communication queen and in this powerful book, she shows us how to become the same. The world needs this book right now!” (Meaghan B Murphy, content chief for Woman’s Day magazine, author of Your Fully Charged Life)

“With Boundary Boss, Terri Cole, powerhouse healer and transformational therapist, serves up the psychologically savvy medicine that you need to step out of destructive habits, stop people-pleasing, and set your soul free.” (Gabrielle Bernstein, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back)

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Oh, ya! So worth it!

This is an amazing and very helpful book. First, I love that it is like a conversation. Second, the constant is great. I didn’t learn this stuff growing up and so it is great to learn now. I highly recommend this book!!

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Fabulous book, life changing

Terri Cole has built on her brilliant podcast skills and produced a book which is beautifully organized and presents life changing strategies in easily-accessible ways. Even those of us who have some decent boundary skills benefit tremendously from this book. I certainly have! And those of us who haven’t thought about how problems in our lives stem from lacking boundary-setting skills need it now! Because of this book, I am well in my way to being a BB. Thank you, Terri!!

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Buy the hard cover book

There are a lot of exercises that you need to stop and write down. You need a journal a pen a to get your he most out of this book. It’s good information and helpful. Just bad format for this information

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  • 04-20-21

Excellent step-by-step guide on boundary setting!

This audiobook is wonderful. I liked the balance between the information, the stories and the many exercises and tools to get better at boundary setting in all areas of life. I think anyone would find the content helpful, although it’s written directly for women. I was afraid the tone may be cheese (as some self-help can be) but I was happy to find out it’s rather witty and I felt validated and seen. The soothing author’s voice was a plus!

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  • 05-01-21

Required reading for all!

Wish I'd had this sooner. It is the foundation for life. So simple and yet life changing. Thank you Terri.