Grace Buckler


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


Grace Buckler, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, PMP, is the Founder and CEO of THE PRIVACY ADVOCATE, a global privacy & information security consulting firm. Grace advises and supports public and private-sector organizations on governance, training, awareness, management strategies, compliance, and risk management efforts. Prior to founding THE PRIVACY ADVOCATE, Grace was Manager, Senior Security Engineer, and Information Assurance Engineer in the technology management services and cybersecurity practices of both U.S. and global firms. Grace is a faculty member of the world’s largest privacy association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where she has also served as Vice Chair on the Certification Advisory Board.

Grace’s work in technical communication, information security, and privacy for organizations including the United States Secret Service (USSS), the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has earned her numerous awards in her 13 plus-year career which has comprised information privacy, IT audit, information security, cybersecurity, project management and technical communication. Among numerous organizations, Grace has delivered extensive consulting and program development support to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Security Service (DSS), the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Transportation Security Agency (TSA), and Freddie Mac.

Grace has contributed to numerous industry publications including course books. Her recent article on security and privacy collaboration was the cover article for the Information Systems Security Association’s February issue of ISSA Journal. Grace has been featured in numerous journals including IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives, by industry organizations including ISACA and ISSA as a global privacy speaker.

Published Book

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

For driven individuals searching for a more positive attitude, Success Mindsets is an anthology highlighting the thought process, attitude and approach to your professional life. The difference between success and failure is how you view a problem.


The world prizes success. It rarely shows the effort people make to achieve it. We crave success, but it can seem so unattainable that we assume it’s not for us. What if successful business people were to let us in on their secrets? That what separates the adored from the overlooked is mindset.

You will come to understand this by reading the brilliant contributors of Success Mindsets. This anthology gathers advice from several dozen exceptional leaders, ranging from CEOs to champions to game-changers. Success Mindsets reveals that many roads lead to success and you must choose the one that suits your concept best.

Each chapter in Success Mindsets will reveal methods for developing the right approach for navigating your journey to success. Dive in now to:

  • Understand the mindset of being adaptable in your pursuit of success. 
  • Adopt a growth mindset, to value long-term growth over short-term revenue. 
  • Utilize your driven mindset to keep advancing your career even as the world turns completely upside down.  
  • Study areas of strength and bolster weaknesses through the mindset of lifelong learning
  • Embrace the mindset of self-compassion to look out for yourself while leading others.  

Minds are more effective when they are open. You can always adapt your mindset to the situation in pursuit of your goals. What mindset will shepherd you through your professional journey?

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