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Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team

July 17, 2008 10:41:50 AM PDT
Lisa Lockwood is a Chicago native who went from a difficult childhood and an abusive relationship to beauty queen, war veteran, S.W.A.T. team member and undercover cop. She tells her remarkable story in her new book, "Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team? A True Story."

Through her memoir, Lockwood reveals a true-life story of a woman who uses her beguiling femininity to take on the Mafia, infiltrate drug rings, and apprehend Internet child sex offenders. The edgy, often humorous narrative describes how Lockwood overcame the obstacles of her poverty-stricken childhood to become a Miss Illinois-USA contestant, a U.S. Air Force Desert Storm veteran, the first (and only) female member of a S.W.A.T. team, and a highly decorated narcotics and undercover detective in the Chicago area.

She attributes her success to "reinventing" herself. Lockwood now encourages others to combine optimism and reinvention to reach unparalleled heights. Through her workshops and private sessions, she coaches individuals to view each bump in the road as an opportunity to grow.

"I believe we are capable of achieving things far greater than we think," said Lockwood. "It is only our perceived limitations that prevent us from stepping into our next reinvention."It's no secret that reinvention is a blazing trend. Starbucks is reinventing their in-store brewed coffee, Gap is reinventing their color wheel and Hillary and Obama are constantly reinventing their image to meet the changing needs of the public. Reinvention is necessary for anyone seeking to heal past issues such as abuse, elevate their self esteem, resolve relationship issues or break through personal limitations and barriers. "

In her book and workshops, Lockwood provides readers with a roadmap to reclaim their life and achieve fulfillment. Her six 'keys to reinvention' include:

1.) Take Some Uncalculated Risks
2.) Say "Yes" Before Your Brain Can Say "No"
3.) "Act As If You've Done It Before
4.) Become Thick Skinned
5.) Go Against the Current
6.) Live Extreme

"The goal of Reinvention," Lockwood concludes, "is to embrace the change as a necessary part of our evolution. Once you do that, you are on the right path to a happy and fulfilling life."

Undercover Angel can be purchased from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and ordered through any major bookseller. For more information visit www.lisalockwood.com


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