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""What Good to Great does for companies, Transformed! does for people.""  —Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

“The Wrights’ book is about transformation that taps human potential at all levels. The strength and commitment of the people they coach and train is proof of their effectiveness.” —Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank

“I've seen the results of the Wrights’ science-based, proven technologies in leaders and folks from all walks of life, and the results are unique and powerful. The integrity, critical thinking, and accomplishments of their students are remarkable.”
Brad Anderson, former CEO, Best Buy

""Thanks to Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright, we now have a powerful and comprehensive toolkit for personal and global awakening. If you are ready to activate your visionary birthright, read and apply what you learn in this 'must-absorb' new book. You will absolutely see significant changes in every domain of your life."" —Barnet Bain, producer of What Dreams May Come and The Celestine Prophecy and member of the Transformational Leadership Council

“It is so wonderful to see the work being done by Bob and Judith Wright to get people in touch with their deep inner selves, full of divine potential. We are not put on Earth simply to eat, drink and ‘be merry’ and yet few acknowledge this crucial truth while there is still time to do much more. Only in the last stages of life do people tend to realize that eating and drinking have not made them either ‘merry’ or even fulfilled on any level. I am so proud of the Wrights for their commitment to helping people blossom and unfold into the divine beings they truly are, and infusing them with courage, conviction, and concrete tools to live that infinite potential. The more people who undergo their trainings and carry that message into the world, the brighter the future—on individual levels and on a global level—will look.”
—H. H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj, President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India

“Are you ready for a real makeover? This is not a reality show nor a self-help book of the past, it is your reality and hope for a new life. In their new book, Judith and Bob serve a feast of tips and techniques for self-transformation. Their recipe is a blend of the spices of life—find your passions—and anchoring them in nutritional staples of our diet—to helping others create a better society, better communities, and better-performing organizations. Their energizing style and engaging stories invoke a double shot of efficacy on your path to the possibilities for your dreams.”
—Richard Boyatzis, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Psychology, Cognitive Science and Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University; Adjunct Professor of Human Resources, ESADE; Co-author with Dan Goleman and Annie McKee of the international bestseller Primal Leadership, and Co-author with Annie McKee of Resonant Leadership and Becoming a Resonant Leader

“The Wrights truly understand transformation and transformational processes. I like that they ground their work in scientific findings, and they keep abreast of research literature across a wide range of fields. This is a terrific guide to personal transformation.”
—Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College, and Co-author of Transformational Leadership

Transformed! is a must read for practitioners and lifelong learners alike in order to create blueprints for spectacular living.”
—Dr. Bernard Luskin, President-Elect, The Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association (APA); practicing licensed psychotherapist, research psychologist

“Want a great career, relationships, spiritual life? Then become Transformed! The Wrights’ personal transformation process is truly unique. Their science-based, proven technologies help build leaders by transforming oneself from the inside out.”
—David Mager, Co-COO, Deepak HomeBase

“A tour-de-force ‘owner’s manual’ for living a great life. Transformed! is a thoughtful, step-by-step, and practical guide. Eminently readable, the book brilliantly  balances real-world examples of transforming individuals with the scientific underpinnings that govern the forces at work within each and every one of us.”
—M. Salahuddin Khan, Author of Sikander, former CTO & CMO of Navteq, Managing Principal of QMarket Associates, Management Consulting

“Rarely do we see brilliant research combined with inspiration and practical exercises in one body of work. If you’ve wondered how the latest in neuroscience, behavioral economics, and positive psychology can converge to produce transformation and if you have to pick one book to read and recommend . . . this is it.”
—Marcia Wieder, CEO/Founder, Dream University

“Any organizational leader who intends to have a positive, lasting impact in our changing world must commit themselves to their own personal transformation. Bob and Judith Wright have made it their lives’ work to discover what it takes to transform from the inside out and live a great life, personally and professionally. What they have put together here is a profound source of inspiration and a practical guide for anyone on that path.”
—Robert White, Principal, Extraordinary People LLC and Author of Living an Extraordinary Life

“Drs. Judith and Bob Wright’s book breaks the mold from rhetoric to real life miracles. It inspires people to dream, to adventure and connect with what really matters in order to have a truly meaningful life.”
—Dr. Ray Blanchard, Visionary Leader, Co-producer of The ANSWER to Absolutely Everything, Co-author of the bestseller The Art and Science of Success

“Judith and Bob Wright excel at connecting the dots between dreams and deliverables. Highly mutual and grounded in practicality, their tools and strategies have catalyzed key personal transformations in me that have been essential for growth and success in business and the world.”
—Matt Booty, Former President and CEO of Midway Games, Inc.

“Today, tragically, many people resign themselves to a life of achievement instead of fulfillment, entertainment instead of deep satisfaction, amusement instead of joy, and sensory pleasure instead of love. They believe this is ‘as good as it gets.’ The unique greatness of the work being done by Robert and Judith Wright is that they not only inspire people to reach for more, but they actually show people how to find it. . . . The Wrights weave together ancient wisdom and modern neuropsychology to explain why so many of us are resigned to living as seeds and, thankfully, how to get that seed to sprout and blossom!”
—Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Parmarth Niketan Ashram Administrator, Rishikesh, India

“I’ve been a reader of personal development books for what seems like forever. All good and interesting, but not necessarily actionable. The Wrights are all about results, and I feel like living proof! Change—really, transformation—is no longer just good theory, but it’s real! The roadmap described in this book is gold—and my career, my marriage and relationships, and my sense of purpose are all huge beneficiaries.”
—Thomas Terry, Former CEO, J.P. Morgan Benefit and Retirement Strategies

“The key principles captured in this dynamic book guide my insights and priorities every day.”
—Kirk Hallowell, Ph.D., author of The Million Dollar Race: An Insider’s Guide to Winning Your Dream Job

“The model and process that [Dr. Bob and Dr. Judith Wright] share in this book work at a foundational level, thereby creating a natural gravitational pull toward greater health and abundant living. This makes the difference between knowing something in your head vs. living it in your heart!”
—Laura Barrows, Psy.D.

“Bob and Judith are sharing with us their treasure chest of transformation. These principles and strategies work. I have experienced the transforming power of Evolating for more than twenty years as the Wright’s have been developing and refining their theories and methodologies. I am experiencing the life-enriching results of Evolating in all areas of my life, including my own growth work, my marriage, my family, my counseling practice, and my ministry. I am seeing the Wright principles of transformation being multiplied exponentially every day in the lives of the people I care about. These principles impact all my relationships, most importantly my relationship with God and faith. Read this book and start enjoying more transformation in your life.”
—Rich Blue, Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Christian Life Enrichment; Founder of 2nd Order Ministries

“The Transformed! process has had a significant impact on me, and generations of my family. My mother and father, my wife, my children, and many friends have all participated in the program and achieved amazing results, including increased satisfaction and fulfillment, clarity in purpose and direction, and significant positive change. This methodology and program work. I am a better husband, father, friend, and employer. If you have ever given up on a dream, or feel limited by your beliefs, the Wrights’ process can help. Get out of your cage. Maximize your potential. Dedicate your life.”
—Richard B. Lyons, M.B.A., CEO & President, Lyons CG

“I have transformed my life in so many ways—the Evolating model works! Through this program I have created a satisfying marriage, increased my salary with jobs with greater responsibility and scope, completed my doctorate, and become the first non-M.D. to chair my hospital’s ethics board. What an amazing journey!”
—Denise Delves, R.N., C.N.M., Ed.D.

“While the word transformation is bandied about a lot these days, the transformation described in these pages is real and lasting. I see possibilities in my life and what I can achieve that I could not even begin to see before. I credit the dedicated work of Drs. Judith and Bob Wright for their model that is not only one of personal development, but one of transformation for humanity.”
—Christina Canright, President, Canright Communications

“Drs. Bob and Judith Wright have delineated the process whereby humans can transform and become what is possible for each one of us. By demystifying the process, the Wrights have truly provided a great service. The Wrights’ methodology can help anyone create a more meaningful and fulfilled life.”
—Michael Zwell, Ph.D., CEO, Zwell International

Transformed! gives people the way, and not just the words, for becoming our best and most empowered authentic self.”
—Sonia Choquette, Author of Grace, Guidance & Gifts: Sacred Blessings to Light Your Way

""The Transformed! process that Bob and Judith explain in this book has opened my eyes to whole worlds of new possibility. At mid-life and mid-career, I feel like I’m beginning a fantastic new voyage of discovery. Outwardly, my life looks the same, but inwardly, I feel three levels deeper in my insight, excitement, and engagement with the things I do every day.  I have more impact, I accomplish more, and it is a lot more fun. If you engage this process with an open mind and do the exercises with honesty and sincerity, you can “transform,” too. I’ve seen dozens of people do it. “
—Bennett W. Lasko, JD, Partner, national law firm 

""A beautiful and inspiring approach, filled with practical strategies that will transform an ordinary life into an extraordinary adventure. Best of all, it's supported by sound psychological principles and cutting-edge neuroscience.  A 'must-read' book for anyone seeking to have an enriched lifestyle and life."" 
—Mark Waldman, Faculty, College of Business, Loyola Marymount University; Author of Words Can Change Your Brain

""If there's one thing anyone who looks at the current trajectory of human action can see clearly, it is the urgent need for deep, fundamental change. Systemic adjustments and policy tweaks are not enough—we, as a species, are in need of reorganization, re-prioritization, and rebalancing; in other words, Transformation! Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright have a plan and they want to share it. For your health and the health of the planet, I urge you to give this book your full attention.""
—Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Author, Inventor, Economist, and Founding President of the World Business Academy
“Judith and Bob Wright have written a book that is both inspiring and practical; mind-expanding and useful. If you believe human enterprises are facing unprecedented challenges, Transformed! provides a toolkit for leaders who will guide their colleagues, friends, and employees through the 21st Century.”
—Bryan Welch, Publisher & Editorial Director of Ogden Publications; Managing Director of Natural Home Products

""Regardless of where you are on your journey of personal development, this book is for you. A wonderful no-nonsense approach to lasting transformation.""
—Bob Proctor, bestselling author of You Were Born Rich

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"I've seen the results of the Wrights' science-based, proven programs in leaders and folks from all walks of life, and the results are unique and powerful. The integrity, critical thinking, and accomplishments of their students are remarkable." --BRAD ANDERSON, former CEO, Best Buy
""Transformed!" taps human potential at all levels. The strength and commitment of the people they coach is proof of their effectiveness."
--DR. MUHAMMAD YUNUS, Nobel Peace Laureate
In the radical new book "Transformed!, " bestselling authors Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright explore how individuals can achieve lifelong transformation--in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. "Transformed! "integrates cutting-edge findings across many fields with groundbreaking research about the highest performing students at the Wright's internationally recognized leadership training institute, who didn't just make exceptional improvements in their lives but took remarkable leaps forward. This study, combined with over 30 years of feedback and program development, is crafted into an effective and compelling six-phase process for growth and transformation, the heart of which is a person's deepest yearning and the pathway to finding it.
Providing a powerful breakthrough to understanding why most self-help and personal development programs fall short, "Transformed! "profiles individuals who have attained deep fulfillment in every aspect of life and illustrates how anyone, by following this proven process, can achieve lasting, revolutionary transformation.
DR. JUDITH WRIGHT, renowned corporate consultant, human development expert, world-class coach, and bestselling author of "There Must Be More Than This, The One Decision, " and "The Soft Addiction Solution, "has appeared on ABC's "20/20, Oprah, Good Morning America, "and "Today" and in over 600 print and radio interviews including the "New York Daily News, " the "Chicago Tribune, "the "Boston Herald, " and the "San Francisco Chronicle."
DR. BOB WRIGHT is an internationally recognized visionary, educator, program developer, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, executive coach, and bestselling author, whose books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally. Recognized as a top executive coach by "Crain's Business, " he has helped thousands of people across the country transform their careers, relationships, and lives.
Bob and Judith created the Wright Foundation for Transformational Leadership, having trained participants from organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, JP Morgan Chase, and Neiman Marcus.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Turner (December 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1618580752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618580757
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent, easy to read book about personal transformation. It uses lots of quick, clear examples. It does a great job of weaving together well-established foundations of psychology with the latest in brain science.

An over-riding theme is the difference between personal growth and personal transformation. The distinction is vivid. And so, while there are plenty of elements of "how-to," the Wrights make it abundantly clear that it's more than just accomplishing a string of "aha moments." They introduce the concept of re-matrixing, which is facilitated by neuroplasticity - the human capacity to literally, physically, change the brain. As such, they make a compelling case that we are all pre-disposed to transform - which goes way beyond making a change in one's life or achieving a goal.
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I even like cover of Transformed because it feels as hopeful as a sunny day. Bob & Judith Wright have written a wonderful 'how-to' book on both what it means to transform you life, and how to do go about doing it yourself. Filled with stories of how others have transformed their lives, this book is so encouraging that I felt as if I could do anything. I guess that's the point of Transformation.

A few years ago I read Eckhart Tolle's book about living in the moment. I could see how this would make your life a lot more fulfilling, but how to go about doing it totally eluded me. Sure I could spend a few seconds at a time smelling the roses, but to seriously change my life? I needed guideposts, goals, lists, stories of other peoples' lives and how they'd changed in order to see if I was experiencing the same thing.

Transformed takes the seeker step by step through the process of waking up to your life, what it supposed to feel like, and then how to keep it going. This is an amazing book. Written from the view point of people who'd taken the classes which are mentioned at the end of the book, Transformed gives you how to live the life you want in steps that are broken down in order to provide you with the minutest details of transformation.

At the beginning of each chapter, the authors give us inspirational messages from people who've transformed their lives. What's so different about Martin Luther King? Why do we look up to John F. Kennedy, or Gandhi or all of the saints and holy men and women who've come down to us through history? Every one of them lived their life in a transformed way. They followed their hearts, ignoring what others said about them, following instead, their deepest bliss. Who wouldn't want to live that way?
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... to be inspired : ) I downloaded on Kindle and since I've bought hard copies for friends and business connections. Super uplifting. I like books about how to empower myself, others and affect change especially when they make sense and this one rocks. I would compare it to the book by Mary O'Malley/Eckart Toile on understanding your compulsions (I like that one too but I get lost in the marathon of meditations and have still to finish it) this is easier to digest and apply, I have already read it twice.
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If you are looking for change in your life and want a proven, scientifically backed, methodology to accomplish change then this book is for you.

The premise of the book is that there are essentially two types of people in the world. There are those who are transformers and make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others and then everyone else. An example of a transformer is Ghandi or Mother Theresa. These are people who have gone against the popular tide and made a significant impact in the world. The research explains their process in ways everyday people can apply to having better lives, whoever they are.

It's evident by the experiences the Authors share that they too have gone through a transformation to get where they are. I won't spoil what they have accomplished in their personal lives, but one example is that they have appeared on multiple national television shows and much more.

The neat thing about this book is that the Authors designed the book to help the everyday person accomplish their personal vision in life. They help them understand the science and practical applications behind transformation, so they too can live a transformed life that is better aligned to their life vision.

This book goes beyond theory, the Authors use the lessons learned from years of primary & secondary research. They also have an active transformation program they run to assist with personal transformations. The Authors cite some of the students written reports in the book. These student reports were a gripping reminder that the WHO we think we are is not always the WHO we want to be.
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You know you're reading a good book when it makes your uncomfortable. Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright gently help the reader see that a life of transformation is our responsibility and that true devotion has no exceptions. They call "normal" people to arms--to go beyond surface "declarations" that result in a dopamine rush (only to be replaced by the next thrill...), and to make transformation a priority in every moment. Now, what is this transformation? They write that it is an unchanging process different for every person and emanating from our yearnings, especially the unmet ones locked up in a ball of ontological guilt. They take the reader through this process, step by step (while admittedly pointing out that this is no linear process), and help us to set up support and anticipate barriers on this long road of becoming who we want to become. This book goes way beyond self-help because if you're goal is to get back to where you were in the past or maintain the status quo, then there's nothing helpful about it. It will rock you, help you pick the challenging situations because "who cares... I could grow!", it will help you take a new win and risk it for another even better win, and convince you to commit everything because after doing so, you will see that the rewards far outweigh the costs. But above all, it is principled, and all of the inspiring/get-your-butt-moving ideas, are nuzzled into beautiful philosophy from Tillich, Nietsche, and Kierkegaard to present day world sources of inspiration. And by the end of the book, you sort of realize that transformation is not just our duty, but it is an adventure to get to know yourself through this process, step by step (while admittedly pointing out that this is no linear process), and help us to set up support and anticipate barriers on this long road of becoming who we want to become.
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