Have you ever pondered how your raising would impact your ability to lead others?  I have.  Iā€™m not overly certain how to connect the fact I grew up feeding dairy calves, hauling hay, milking cows, and other exciting farmland adventures to solid leadership and influence behaviors.  But it happened.

1. Be proud of where you come from

2. Laugh at yourself

3. Admit your mistakes

4. Serve others

5. Communicate

6. Live with purpose and passion.


Enjoy the journey of a southern belle while learning how to build her legacy.

Book Review

"There's something very 'relatable' as I read these stories. It touches on history, family, life, home and spirit. As you read this book you begin to see your own story revealed, memories of your childhood and the lessons that shaped you. With a love for life, family and faith, Pierson translates her story into lessons on leadership, faith and well-being."

Shelly Shepherd
Inspiring Work and Life
LBJ Inc Training / Development / Consulting
Shelly Shepherd, President


"Learning that cows don't smile might have been enough for me, but Coveralls and Tell Alls confirms for me, what I, as an experienced HR and training professional have always suspected - farm kids learn early what some of us take a lifetime to master. Sheila Webb Pierson uses her well honed story telling skills to draw the reader into each and every of her lessons-learned, and in the end, we can't help but understand, as she does - the legacy of true influence."

Judith Tavano, M.A., LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR



"I've never read a more authentic and vulnerable book on leadership. If you want to hear a unique angle on leadership and get lost in some funny stories that give context to a compelling premise, Coveralls and Tell-Alls is for you. You'll find yourself laughing and learning as you read every chapter."

Mike Thompson, CEO

"Although I did not grow up on a farm, or anywhere near a farm, the vivid stories in this book jump to life. This book is definitely one of the most entertaining leadership books I have ever read. If you enjoy southern charm with life lessons, this is a must read."

James Young
President, Young Enterprises