Engaging Soul, Imagination and Excellence
in the Workplace
Contributors in Alphabetical Order:
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Robert G. Allen is the author of some of the most successful financial books in history, including multiple New York Times bestsellers such as Nothing Down (Simon & Schuster, 1984), which has sold more than 1,250,000 copies. Allen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Money Magazine, and Reader’s Digest.
WALLY “FAMOUS” AMOS
Wally Amos is known by over 150 million Americans. His fame is grounded in quality and a positive attitude. Originator of the gourmet chocolate chip cookie industry, Wally founded the Famous Amos cookie company in 1975, and his current venture, Uncle Wally’s, in 1992. Wally is active in philanthropic endeavors, and long served as national spokesperson of Literacy Volunteers of America. He is a well-known inspirational speaker and is the author of eight books. Wally is the recipient of many honors and awards including the President’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. He lives in Hawaii with his wife Christine.
Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc. interior furnishing company, is recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally progressive leaders in sustainable commerce. He served as co-chairman of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development during the Clinton administration and has been recognized by Mikhail Gorbachev with a Millennium Award from Global Green in 1996. Ray Anderson serves on the boards of The Georgia Conservancy, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development. He holds honorary doctorates from North Carolina State University and the University of Southern Maine.
Hunter C. Arnold fiercely advocates reinventing the corporate paradigm and using capitalism as a tool for global change. His unconventional approach to business focuses on creating challenge-based communication environments that push innovation and results beyond the limits of customary business practices. He consults with businesses to improve their bottom line while increasing their impact in the community, and is deeply involved in cultural outreach with Chicago public schools, international green energy initiatives, and the U.N.-supported organization Millennium Promise. He is a Vice President with Careerbuilder.com.
Dawson Church, Ph.D., has edited over 200 books. He is a co-founder of Aslan Publishing, a former CEO of Atrium Publisher’s Group, and current publisher of Elite Books. During a long publishing career he has worked with many best-selling authors, as well as developing the careers of unknowns through Author's Publishing Cooperative. He is passionately interested in emerging psychological and medical techniques that can yield fast and radical cures, recently authoring The Genie in Your Genes (Elite, 2007), teaching stress-reduction techniques based on these breakthroughs through Soul Medicine Institute, and assisting companies with practical techniques that engender leapfrogging.
Stephen R. Covey was recognized in 1996 as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans. Dr. Covey is the author of the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Free Press, 2004). Other bestsellers authored by Dr. Covey include First Things First (Simon & Schuster Ltd, 1999), Principle-Centered Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 1999), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (Simon & Schuster, 1999) and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (Free Press, 2004). Dr. Covey is co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading professional services firm, with offices in 123 countries.
Janet Dang, Founder of Flow Practices, is a business mentor, practicing shaman, and successful executive and entrepreneur. Her breakthrough work helps people identify and step beyond their unconscious limiting patterns and beliefs to more frequently function “in the flow” while simultaneously improving their productivity and impact. Flow Practices offers a proven process to incrementally reduce stress and nonproductive action and increase energy while revealing openings to success that are hidden by our unconscious, limiting beliefs. Her promise is that clients who work with her seriously for six months will double their productivity, while improving their impact.
DIXON DE LEÑA
Dixon de Leña is CEO and Founding Partner of Integral Partnerships LLC, a consulting company whose mission is to assist business, political organizations, and civil society in the urgent need of our time: to build a wiser, sustainable, and resilient future for our planet, through visionary and unequivocal action. For over 25 years he’s consulted leaders and their people to transform their relationship to power to ensure process improvements, reorganizations, strategies, and other positive change efforts succeed. His client list spans several industries in the Fortune 50 and 500 as well organizations in the private and public sectors.
Riane Eisler, Ph.D., is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade (HarperSan Francisco, 1988). Her new book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) is also widely recognized for its innovative and practical proposals, as are her other books, including Sacred Pleasure (HarperSan Francisco, 1996), Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press, 2001), and The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2003). Dr. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies and co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (www.saiv.net). She keynotes conferences worldwide and consults to business and government.
Lynne Franksbusinesswoman, author, broadcaster, and speaker, described by the world’s media as a lifestyle guru and visionaryis an acclaimed international spokesperson on the changes in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Her public- and private-sector consulting experience, global work with women’s enterprise, and gift as a “futurist” have given her considerable insight into the way forward for modern individuals and society. She is the founder of SEEDSustainable Enterprise and Economic Dynamics. Her books include The SEED Handbook (Hay House, 2005) and Grow (Hay House, 2004).
David Frees has been called a “Grandmaster” of enhanced communication skills by Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief of Forbes magazine, and a “communications skills genius” by Cheri Hill of Sage International. He is an internationally known speaker on the topics of Leadership, Persuasion, Enhanced Communications, and marketing. David has helped individuals, businesses, corporations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations around the world to become more powerful, creative, and profitable. He is author of The Language of Parenting (Red Wire, 2003), and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. To receive email tips, strategies, tactics, and alerts, visit his web site.
Julie Gerland has, for more than 30 years, inspired and helped countless numbers of people to heal and transform their lives from soul to cell. She is co-founder of Association Suryoma and director of The Holistic Parenting Programme: Preconception to Birth & Beyond, which empowers parents and training professionals to participate in the regeneration of humanity. Julie and her husband François are co-founders of Providence, a holistic community in the French Pyrenees, where they live and receive people from around the world for individual stays, sessions, workshops and professional trainings. She travels and teaches internationally.
Madeline C. Gerwick is an internationally recognized business astrologer, speaker, and author. She has a B.A. degree with honors in economics, and is listed in several Who’s Who books, including Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. She annually writes The Good Timing Guide: An Astrological Business Planner. Ms. Gerwick is heard frequently on Conscious Talk Radio and her column appears regularly in Promise Magazine. Her company, Polaris Business Guides, is a metaphysical business consulting and training firm, which guides organizations to prosper by working in harmony with the universe.
Matthew Gilbert is Director of Communications at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, editor of the quarterly magazine Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, and editorial director of Noetic Press. He has written extensively about business, psychology, and spirituality, and is the author of two books: The Workplace Revolution: How to Restore Trust in Business and Meaning to Our Jobs (Conari, 2005) and Communication Miracles at Work (Conari, 2002). In previous incarnations he has worked as a book editor and publishing consultant, market research analyst, mediator and facilitator, and statewide organizer of the Green Party USA for Colorado.
Daniel Goleman is a psychologist, lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Emotional Intelligence (Bantam, 2005) and Working with Emotional Intelligence (Bantam, 2000). He is co-chair of the Consortium for Social and Emotional Learning in the Workplace at the School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Rutgers University, which seeks to identify best practices for developing emotional competence. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and visiting faculty member at Harvard University, Goleman was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for contributions to The New York Times reporting on brain and behavioral science.
John Gray, Ph.D., is the bestselling relationship author of all time, and an internationally recognized expert in communication and relationships. He has conducted personal growth seminars for 30 years and is the author of 12 bestsellers, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (Harper Paperbacks, 2004). He is a Certified Family Therapist, a consulting editor of the Family Journal, a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and a member of the American Counseling Association. John lives with his wife and three children in Northern California.
MARK VICTOR HANSEN
Mark Victor Hansen is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series, one of the best-selling book series in history, with more than 80 million copies currently in print. He has been a public speaker for twenty-five years, is the author of five other books, and has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Horatio Alger Award.
Frederika Haskell envisions a world where people work and play well together in all aspects of their lives. Her work is infused with a passion for integrity, quality, mutual respect, and enhancing the connections between people. She helps organizations reach their goals by aligning employee strengths with group and organizational objectives. With a graduate degree in Organizational Development/Human Resources from the University of San Francisco, Frederika has spent 25 years working in business settings that range from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and best-selling author who has dedicated his life to changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing, teaching, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. His books, including Natural Capitalism (Little, Brown, 1999) and The Ecology of Commerce (HarperCollins, 1993), have sold more than two million copies in over 50 countries. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc, Boston Globe, and Utne Reader.
Hazel Henderson, futurist and evolutionary economist, has authored eight books and over 100 articles in refereed journals. Her latest book is Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (Chelsea Green, 2006-2007), the companion volume to her PBS series (also seen in Brazil, Australia, and China). She co-created the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators with the Calvert Group. Her editorials are syndicated worldwide by InterPress Service. She has advised the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment and is listed in Who’s Who in Finance, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Technology.
Fionnuala Herder-Wynne, Ph.D., has been active in business for more than 20 years as a new business development manager, director of innovation, and coach. She holds a doctorate in genetics, is a certified transformation consultant, and a certified energy reader and healer. She is co-founder of the Global Leadership Academy, an international network research and facilitation organization, and an active supporter of the Earth Charter business dialogue. Fionnuala and her family live in the Netherlands; she consults with companies and leaders throughout Europe.
Gabriele Hilberg, Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist, organizational consultant, and international seminar leader. She has led seminars in the U.S., Europe, Russia, Australia, and Central America, maintained a private practice, and served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. Her work is focused on empowering people to go beyond self-imposed limits to experience a greater intelligence and creativity. She is the founder of Thought Horizons, Inc., a consulting organization that offers individuals and businesses practical tools for identifying and changing conscious and non-conscious beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions.
Jeanne House, M.A., has headed up the marketing and sales efforts of two book distributors, Summit Beacon and Associated Publishers Group, as well as holding prior positions with NBC-TV and Miami University. She has a postgraduate degree in Consciousness Studies, and is completing a second degree in Transformational Psychology. She is currently the President of Sol Communications and the Marketing and Sales Director of Elite Books. Her passion and specialty is soul communicationcommunicating directly to the soul needs of her clients and bringing their messages to their readers.
Barbara Kellerman is Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She is also a lecturer at Harvard and has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, and Uppsala Universities. She served as dean of graduate studies at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as director of the Center for Advanced Study of Leadership at the University of Maryland’s Academy of Leadership. She is the author of Reinventing Leadership: Making the Connection Between Politics and Business (State University of New York Press, 1999) and Bad Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 2004), among other books.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of runaway bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Warner Books, 2000), is an investor, entrepreneur, and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people think about money. There are currently 12 books in the Rich Dad series, which has been translated into 45 languages and sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Robert writes a bi-weekly column, “Why the Rich Are Getting Richer,” for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled “Rich Returns” for Entrepreneur magazine.
Paul J. Krupin is President of Direct Contact PR, a custom publicity service. He is the author over 25 books, including Trash Proof News Releases. He has been described as a longtime PR Guru who has developed sure-fire proven strategies for getting publicity. He works with individuals, companies, and organizations, helping them to write effective news releases and copy, select and deploy the right tactics to reach the right media. He sends out over a million news releases each year on behalf of hundreds of inventors, authors, and publishing companies. For a free download from Trash Proof New Releases, visit his web site.
Bernard Lietaer is one of the original architects of the convergence mechanism for the Euro, the European single currency. A former Central Banker and currency trader, he provides evidence for the validity of complementary currencies in Of Human Wealth: New Currencies for a New World (Citerra, 2006), and The Future of Money (Random House, 2001). He is a Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of California at Berkeley, and Chairman of the ACCESS Foundation.
John C. Maxwell is an internationally regarded leadership expert. He has communicated his principles to Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and university and professional sports organizations. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of Injoy Stewardship Services, and EQUIP, a nonprofit organization that teaches leadership worldwide. He is a New York Times and Business Week best-selling author of more than thirty books, with over 12 million copies sold. Developing the Leader Within You (Nelson Business, 2005) and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Nelson Business, 1998) are million sellers.
Noel Frederick McInnis is an educator, author, editor, and minister. He is academically trained as a journalist and historian of ideas, and self-educated in cosmology, consciousness, subtle energetics, self-dominion, and organizational and self-transformation. He was a principal co-founder of the North American environmental education movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and managing editor of Marilyn Ferguson’s Brain/Mind Bulletin in the 1980s.
ÁINE MARIA MIZZONI
Áine Maria Mizzoni, MSc, CPA, is Managing Director of Grafton ESP Ireland, an international employment solutions agency. She is the immediate Past President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the National Competitive Council and the Institute of Directors, a member of the North/South Joint Business Council. Her passion lies in co-creating and realizing visions of organizational transformation. She is dedicated to self-development. Her life experience has made her a committed practitioner and advocate of ethical and sustainable business. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, and shares her life with her partner, four daughters, close family, and friends.
Thomas Moore, Ph.D., is a leading figure in the field of contemporary depth theology whose works focus on the soul and emerging ideas about spirituality. He taught at Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, and Lesley College before authoring the New York Times bestseller, Care of the Soul (HarperCollins, 1992). Since that time, he has published many books, tapes, CDs, and videos, including Soul Mates (HarperCollins, 1994), The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life (HarperCollins, 1996), The Soul of Sex (HarperCollins, 1998), and Dark Nights of the Soul (Gotham Books, 2004).
M. Scott Peck, M.D., was a nationally recognized authority on the relationship between religion and science. He authored the epoch-making book The Road Less Traveled (Simon & Schuster, 1978), as well as The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace (Simon &Schuster, 1987), Meditations from the Road (Simon & Schuster, 1993), Denial of the Soul (Harmony Books, 1997), and many others. As a result of his pioneering community work, Peck received the 1994 Temple International Peace Prize, and the 1996 Learning, Faith, and Freedom Medal from Georgetown University. He died at his home in Connecticut in September, 2005.
Tom Peters has been called the “father of the post-modern corporation” by the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Re-Imagine! (DK Adult, 2003), among many other books, and co-authored In Search of Excellence (Collins, 2004), which topped the bestseller list for two years. Peters presents about 80 seminars a year and serves as chairman of The Tom Peters Company. He holds two engineering degrees, two business degrees, and various honorary degrees, and served four years in the U.S. Navy, a stint on the White House staff, and eight years at McKinsey & Co.
Faith Popcorn, author of EVEolution: Eight Truths of Marketing to Women (Hyperion, 2000), is a top forecaster of consumer trends and key advisor to many Fortune 500 companies. She is the founder of Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, a New York-based marketing consultancy whose clients include Bell Atlantic, BMW, Cigna, GE Capital, Hasbro, IBM, Lipton, McDonald’s, Nabisco, and Procter & Gamble. She is author of the national bestseller The Popcorn Report (Collins, 1992) and co-author of the national best-selling Clicking (Collins, 1998). An internationally known speaker on consumer trends, Popcorn lives in New York City and Wainscott, NY.
David Rock is the author of Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work (Collins, 2006) and Personal Best (Simon & Schuster, 2001), and the co-creator of the management coaching curriculum at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. As the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, he has trained hundreds of coaches.
Bonnie Sarkisian is an exciting, emerging voice with a fresh point of view and irrepressible wit. Bonnie has an eclectic background that includes the arts, life coaching, and corporate experience in the fields of manufacturing, health care, and entertainment. She is a lifelong student of strategic applications and patterns, seeking to understand life cycles, design and form. As a result, natural balance and respect is central to both her writings and visual art. Currently she is the Human Resources Director, Operations, Disney ABC Media Networks. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., is a research psychiatrist at the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. A seminal thinker in the area of self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Schwartz has authored some 100 scientific papers and several books, including The Mind and the Brain (with Sharon Begley, Regan Books, 2002) and the bestseller Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (Regan Books, 1997). His research interests include brain imaging and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Sandra Seagal, Ph.D., originated the field of investigation called Human Dynamics in 1979. She co-authored Human Dynamics (Pegasus, 1997) with her husband and partner, David Horne. Since 1984, they have worked together to develop programs for applying this work internationally in the fields of business, education, parenting, healthcare, and cross-cultural understanding. Her work has been lauded by such luminaries as the late Buckminster Fuller, who nominated her for a MacArthur Fellowship, and is currently supported in part by the Kellogg Foundation. She is president of Human Dynamics International and founder of the Human Dynamics Institute.
Lance Secretan is a cutting-edge thinker in the field of leadership and a pioneer in innovative methods of inspiring people and organizations. He is an award-winning columnist, teacher, philosopher, corporate coach, mentor, and international best-selling author of fourteen books on leadership, including One: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership (The Secretan Center, Inc., 2006). His clients include 30 of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies, and 11 of its Best Companies to Work for in America. Lance chaired the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games Advisory Board, and is a former Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program.
Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, chairman of the Society for Organizational Learning, and author of the bestselling The Fifth Discipline (Currency, 2006), named by the Harvard Business Review as one of the five “key business books” of the past two decades. He is a recognized pioneer, theorist, and writer in the field of management innovation in business, education, health care, and government. The Journal of Business Strategy named him a “Strategist of the Century,” one of 24 people who have had the greatest influence on business strategy in the last 100 years.
Isabelle St-Jean, a professional speaker, author, consultant, and NLP life coach, integrates into her work ideas, tools, and skills from the fields of cognitive sciences, organizational learning, ecopsychology, and philosophy. A graduate of the Authentic Leadership program at Naropa University, she is an eloquent communicator and change agent. Through her company, Inspired Momentum, Isabelle facilitates personal, professional, and organizational learning and development. Her book, Living Forward, Giving Back: The Boomers’ Call (2007) inspires and empowers the Boomer generation to choose joyful, compassionate, and sustainable ways of living in mid-life and retirement.
Martha Stewart shares her creative principles and practical ideas through her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, her best-selling books, Emmy winning television show, syndicated newspaper column, national radio show, and product lines. Named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women” by Fortune Magazine (October 1998 October 1999); she has been counted among “America’s 25 Most Influential People” in Time Magazine (June 1996) and “New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business” in Crain’s New York Business. Her latest book is The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success As You Start, Build, or Manage a Business (Rodale Books, 2005).
Bari Tessler has a Masters in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. She is a teacher, therapist, and speaker, and founder of Conscious Bookkeeping. After many years in the Psychology Field, Bari jumped careers and moved into financial and bookkeeping services. The Conscious Bookkeeping organization is an integration of these two fields, providing a financial support team for individuals, couples, families, and businesses. The team consists of financial therapists, financial coaches, and bookkeeping trainers who offer services and education to help people transform their relationship with money on a practical, psychological, and spiritual level.
Donald J. Trump is an archetypal businessman. His interests include real estate, entertainment, gaming, and sports. Trump is personally involved in everything that his name represents. This commitment has made him the pre-eminent developer of quality real estate known around the world. He is also a successful author, having published several bestselling business books, including The Art of the Deal (Ballantine Books, 2004), How to Get Rich (Ballantine Books, 2004), and The Art of Survival (Warner Books, 1991), a generous philanthropist, and a member of several civic and charitable organizations.
Lynne Twist is an activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author who has dedicated her life to global initiatives, including ending world hunger, protecting the world’s rainforests, empowering women, children, and indigenous peoples, advancing the scientific understanding of human consciousness, and creating a sustainable future. She is the author of The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of our Inner Resources (Norton, 2006), among other publications. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture.
Mandy Ellis Voisey grew up in multicultural Hong Kong. She graduated in French and Modern Languages, and subsequently enjoyed a meteoric career in publishing and advertising. Inspired by East and West, she and her former husband founded the enormously successful import company, Junction 18. Mandy has learned that it is unnecessary to limit dreams. She allies creativity to integrity in everything she starts up, from writing and designing gardens and homes to playing music and sport. Mandy shares her home in the west of England with her daughter, numerous pets, and any visiting family or friends.
Francine Ward is a life coach, inspiring author, and powerful motivator with a proven track record of achievement. From high school dropout, drug addicted, alcoholic prostitute to Georgetown educated lawyer, successful entrepreneur, and twice published author, her message is simpletake courageous, life-affirming action and the results will follow. Her mission: To encourage and support people in walking through their fear, so they can live amazing lives! She is the author of Esteemable Acts: 10 Actions for Building Real Self-Esteem (Broadway, 2003) and 52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Living (Hazelden, 2005).
Margaret Wheatley is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant, educator, and co-founder and President Emerita of the Berkana Institute, a global foundation dedicated to serving life-affirming leaders. She has served as graduate faculty at Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Among her books are Leadership and the New Science (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), and Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (Berrett-Koehler, 2005).
Oprah Winfrey may be the best-known woman in the world. In addition to her long-running talk show, her media empire extends into movies, books, and magazines. The Oprah Winfrey show is one of the primary arbiters of global dialog, being broadcast in over 100 countries, and including her magazines and other media, Oprah reaches hundreds of millions of people each week. Her site receives over a million visitors a day.
Douglas M. Yeaman, founder and CEO of Quantum Management Systems, is a management consultant and trainer. He has trained over 155,000 management and sales professionals in executive effectiveness, employee performance, and corporate productivity and profitability. His training programs are in use by Coldwell Banker, Prudential, and others. He has led a national Masters group of the top 2 percent of individuals in their related industries.
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."