About the Author
Peggy Guest, Ph. D. is a Senior Consultant with The Cramer Institute providing executive coaching to a wide range of The Cramer Institute's clients. She assumes a critical role in coaching accomplished, high achievement leaders by helping them to challenge themselves and discover and achieve their next level of personal growth and leadership. She integrates Courageous Conversations(tm), Appreciative Coaching and Asset Based Thinking(tm) into her coaching work. She has worked as a psychotherapist in her own private practice for more than 25 years and taught Women's Studies at Washington University in St Louis. Sara L.Orem, Ph.D. has twenty years of management experience and consulting to major financial services companies, city governments, and non-profits in the U. S. and abroad. Her recent consulting work has focused on coaching for deep engagement and committed performance. Sara teaches Masters and Doctoral level courses as adjunct faculty for Capella University in Minneapolis. She is also co-author of the daily meditation book, Living Simply. Sara completed her doctoral work in Human and Organization Systems at Fielding Graduate University. Her current focus is on the development and use of positive methods including Appreciative Inquiry and Asset-Based Thinking in coaching and group processes. Sara developed The Appreciative Coaching method and is lead author of Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. Dr. Kathryn Cramer, Ph.D. is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Cramer Institute in St. Louis, which specializes in using Asset-Based Thinking(tm) training approaches to organizational change consulting, leadership and team development, and executive coaching. She has a Doctorate in psychology from St. Louis University and is a licensed psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association. She is the author of seven books, including the latest "Change the Way You See Yourself Through Asset-Based Thinking." Hank Wasiak is a communications industry leader who has worked with the corporate elite of global business. Hank retired as Vice Chairman of McCann-Erickson to co-found The Concept Farm, one of today's hottest creative development companies. Hank is a three time Emmy award winning TV host, author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and teacher. Hank teamed up with Kathy Cramer to create the first three best sellers in the Asset-Based Thinking book series.