Learn Important Lessons with The Limitless Little Leaders Series!
inspiring hearts & empowering minds
Welcome to GiaLacqua.com and thanks for stopping by! I’m the author, entrepreneur, and mom behind the Limitless Little Leaders picture book series, which is designed to teach children lifelong empowerment and mindset skills that will set them up for a lifetime of happiness and success, no matter what life throws their way.
Did you know children start to develop a sense of self by age three? Our self-identify is shaped by life experiences, positive and negative, and the unique way we perceive the world. In turn, our self-identity influences our actions and behaviors, our core beliefs and relationships, and even our long-term potential. The Little Leaders picture book series by Gia Lacqua–CEO of elivate, Certified Professional Coach, and former business executive–introduces lessons on cultivating positive self-identity, which is a critical part of healthy development so children can grow up with confidence, self-love, and resilience.
An inspirational picture book with engaging colors, rhymes, and real-world examples of how there is often more than one way to see the same thing–perfect for showing young readers how to be open to new possibilities!
After her best friend tells her that her favorite color isn’t part of the rainbow, Livy Lu comes home confused and full of questions!
Together with her mom, Livy explores how one person’s blue can be another person’s green and other real-world examples of different ways we can experience the same thing. After an afternoon of exploring, Livy Lu realizes there is a rainbow of perspectives and hers is just one of many beautiful views. Livy Lu reminds us all, children and adults, to use our imagination in everyday situations, and to always be open to new possibilities.
Full of colorful illustrations, positive messages, and engaging rhymes, Lovey Livy Lu: A Rainbow View is the perfect tool for parents and teachers to explain multiple perspectives and help children build their mental agility.
There is no shortage of new books swirling around in children's literature, but there is most certainly a shortage of original themes and stories that develop outside the parameters of the same old ideas that have been recycled too many times. Enter Lovey Livy Lu: A Rainbow View with a concept that had my littlest reader sitting up on her pillows and leaning forward when she discovered, finally, the story was moving in a direction she'd not experienced before. Gia Lacqua has emerged as a fresh new voice for kids and she weaves together acceptance and understanding in a world where not everything has to be right or wrong, black or white. Sometimes, it's pink, and other times it's green or blue. Lacqua's clever, rhythmic words are brought to life visually through the exceptional artistry of Zuzana Svobodová. Jewel tones and primary-colored illustrations mix into the stimulating artwork. Lacqua and Svobodová are a kid-lit dream team and I look forward to seeing where the Limitless Little Leaders series goes next.
-- Readers' Favorite (5 star review)
A gently delivered, visually appealing introduction to the concept of differing perspectives for kids.
-- Kirkus Reviews
This book is the perfect read for any child learning their colors, learning about empathy and other people’s perspectives, and learning about the vast world around them.
Lovey Livy Lu is an incredible children’s book that I think all children would adore reading. I loved the premise of this book and think this book would make a perfect addition to all children’s bookshelves as it is unique, entertaining, and can evoke conversations between parent and child, and that to me as a parent is wonderful! Gia Lacqua is an impeccable author who has written a flawless, well-developed story that will captivate its young reader’s imaginations with its delightful story and glorious illustrations!
-- Red Headed Book Lover, Aimee Ann
I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.
Winnie the Pooh
The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
When something bad happens you have three choices.
You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
The Little Prince
Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Livy Lu.
I LOVE rainbows,
from the red to the blue.
I also love to learn, and I hope you do too.
Join me on my adventures...
together, we can learn something new!
Rainbows make my heart happy
When I grow up, I want to be ME!
Everyone should be kind
I give them a smile or a hug when they are feeling sad
Everyday there would be a rainbow in the sky
My eyes are gray and purple
Favorite thing to do:
Baby doll Kiki
Going to the zoo
Olivia Eve Luna
What makes you happy?
Most grateful for?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
If you could make one rule for everyone, what would it be?
How do you help others?
How would you change the world if you could?
What is your superpower?
Children’s Book Author
In addition to writing children’s books, I am also a Certified Professional Coach, entrepreneur, consultant, board member, former business executive, and proud girl-mom to two strong and kind limitless little leaders. I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of Connecticut and I am the Founder and CEO of elivate, a boutique empowerment coaching firm based in the New York City area. I am passionate about helping others grow through change, from kindergarten classroom to the board room!
I enjoy coffee, the beach, a good dose of sarcasm, anything 80s, learning, writing, photography, cooking, music, being a Leo, complex problems, and laughing (but not necessarily in that order).
You can learn more about elivate and empowerment coaching at www.theelivategroup.com.
My goal with the Limitless Little Leaders series is to help parents teach their children how to learn, not what to learn so they can develop lifelong mindset skills that will help them become little leaders in all areas of their lives so they can grow through the inevitable changes they will face through the years. The journey readers will take with Livy Lu will help them increase their ability to look at a situation from multiple perspectives and build mental agility.
If you have questions about the Limitless Little Leaders picture book series, classroom empowerment activities and lessons, workshops and/or empowerment coaching, please contact me at email@example.com.
No matter what's happened in the past, the future is ours to create
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