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Dr. Amanda Stanec

Physical Education and Sport Consultant, Sport Program Developer

Benjamin T. Rogers

Disciplined Leadership coach

Margo Boster

Executive Coach and Yogi

Lawrence Spinelli

Historian, political scientist

During a distinguished career that spanned more than four decades, Dr. Lawrence Spinelli held a variety of senior-level positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. His first job on Capitol Hill was as press secretary to Peter W. Rodino Jr., and he spent five years as director of communications for then-Senator Joe Biden.

Spinelli’s longest tenure in government was at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where he served as the Director of Outreach and Public Affairs. He retired in 2017. Spinelli is author of Dry Diplomacy: The United States, Great Britain, and Prohibition. The first study of the diplomatic impact of Prohibition, Dry Diplomacy was praised by the Journal of American History for being “engagingly written and comprehensively researched.”

Spinelli was an assistant professor of political science at Drew University and a professorial lecturer at American University. He received his undergraduate degree from Drew, a master’s degree in government from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree and doctorate degree in history from New York University.

ISBN:979-8-89138-081-3
Price:$32.00
Publication Date:August 6, 2024

Watergate’s Unexpected Hero

The Life of Peter W. Rodino Jr.

In our divided political climate, finding a deliberative leader who takes seriously the legislative commitment to bipartisanship is difficult. 

With the United States dealing with one of its worst crises fifty years ago, an unassuming congressman from New Jersey stepped up as chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Under his leadership, the committee developed the gold standard for presidential impeachment in holding President Richard M. Nixon accountable for his crimes.

Watergate’s Unexpected Hero: The Life of Peter W. Rodino Jr. tells the story of a legislator whom Washington commentators assumed would cower under national scrutiny. Instead, his calm, assured demeanor during the televised proceedings served to fortify an uncertain nation.

Rodino continued to be a respected figure on Capitol Hill, praised for his intrepid work under pressure until he retired more than a decade later. Author Lawrence Spinelli, who served as Rodino’s press secretary, tells a much-needed biography that includes much more than Watergate. The result is a thoroughly researched, fair account of his mentor’s legacy.

On the golden anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, Spinelli brings new insights into much-covered territory. Using primary sources and Rodino’s personal recollections, Spinelli illuminates an extraordinary life that began in the gritty streets of Newark’s Little Italy and grew to a distinguished public career that carved a path from the New Deal to the presidency of Ronald Reagan. 

Rodino’s journey included worked with influential political leaders to cover a wide range of public policy issues that are still relevant today, including race relations, immigration, voting rights, and economic equality.

Klint Guerry

Businessman and Personal Development Expert

Klint Guerry is a businessman in Texas and serves on myriad boards and committees both professionally and philanthropically. He and his beautiful wife, Natalie, have three lovely kiddos. 

It’s pretty much an All-American success story rooted in faith, family, hard work, and the guidance and support of a handful of key people along the way that cared enough to help him launch.

But that hasn’t always been the case for Klint. At the age of 25, Klint made a conscious decision to disrupt a pattern of destructive behavior that was underway by his parents long before his birth . . . an unfortunate family tradition. 

In doing so, Klint created tools to assist him in his effort. More than two decades later, and with growth and success far beyond his wildest expectations, Klint is still disrupting his life in a quest for continuous improvement and personal development. 

More importantly, he has made the tools he holds so dear available to assist others in their journey to do the same. 

ISBN:978-1-63755-865-2
Price:$28.95

A Guide to Self-Disruption

Five Principles and a Daily Process to Transform Your Life

Daily writing allowed Klint Guerry to discover the values of process and discipline. It also provided him an opportunity to believe in himself and accomplish more than he ever thought possible.

The result is this aspirational book of individual transformation in both his personal and professional life that anyone—including you—can also follow. A Guide to Self-Disruption is Guerry’s invitation to use the tools he did to implement your own process . . . now!

When you adopt his five principles and commit yourself to putting your ideas on paper each day, you connect yourself to a timeless pursuit of excellence and a healthier lifestyle, away from the screens that regularly get in our way and push us further from our goals. 

Using Guerry’s proven methods, you can start writing in your own notebooks (or use Guerry’s own customized companion notebook to A Guide to Self-Disruption).

When you do, you are preparing yourself to reach higher, think deeper, and be your best self—starting with one stroke of your pen.978-1-63755-865-2

Sterling Hawkins

Investor, Entrepreneur, and Keynote Speaker

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo. He believes that we can all unlock incredible potential within ourselves, and he's on a mission to support people, businesses and communities to realize that potential regardless of the circumstances.

From a multi-billion dollar startup to collapse and coming back to launch, invest in and grow over 50 companies, Sterling takes that experience to work with C-level teams from some of the largest organizations on the planet and speaks on stages around the world. 

Today, Sterling serves as CEO and founder of the Sterling Hawkins Group, a research, training and development company focused on human and organizational growth. He has been seen in publications like Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times, and Forbes

Based in Colorado, Sterling is a proud uncle of three and a passionate adventurer that can often be found skydiving, climbing mountains, shark diving or even trekking the Sahara. Maybe you'll even join him for the next adventure - and discover the breakthrough results you're looking for. He'll have your back, #NoMatterWhat. 

For more information, visit SterlingHawkins.com

ISBN:978-1-63756-014-3
Price:$25.99

Hunting Discomfort

How to Get Breakthrough Results in Life and Business No Matter What

Entrepreneur, motivational leader, and internationally recognized public speaker Sterling Hawkins shows readers how to get comfortable with discomfort to create breakthrough results in life and business using his #NoMatterWhat system for transformative change.

If you’re like most people, you probably shy away from discomfort. But the uber-successful—from elite athletes to billionaire founders and famous entrepreneurs—do the exact opposite. They know that discomfort can be high octane fuel for performance or the most direct path to their goals. And they’ve learned how to turn rock bottom into one of life’s greatest gifts. You can, too. 

Entrepreneur Sterling Hawkins has spent his life coming back from the brink to sell companies, finish ultramarathons, and realize goals through his #NoMatterWhat system for achieving larger-than-life results. Now it’s your turn.

This book will show you how to:

  1. Expand your reality
  2. Commit so deeply that there’s no going back
  3. Surround yourself with those who hold you to your potential and nothing less
  4. Use roadblocks to your advantage
  5. Flow, flex, and pivot to the best possible outcome—no matter what

The journey you are invited to embark upon will not be comfortable. But it will be extraordinary. Welcome to the hunt.

John Rota

Creator, Producer, and Business Leader

Chris Field

Award-Winning Author and Two-Time TEDx Speaker

Chris Field is an award-winning author and two-time TEDx speaker. He is the founder of Mercy Project, an innovative nonprofit that combats child trafficking in Ghana’s fishing industry. Mercy Project has rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated nearly three hundred formerly enslaved children back into their families.

Chris has broken multiple Guinness world records, run dozens of marathons, and taught hundreds of business students at Texas A&M University. His previous books include Disrupting for Good and A Billion Hours of Good. He lives in College Station, Texas, with his wife, Stacey, and their four children.

While all of this sounds really important and impressive (which he understands is the point of this section), he’s also just a regular guy who loses his temper, forgets his wallet, messes up a lot, and has a whole host of shortcomings equally as unimpressive as the two paragraphs above. In other words, he’s a beggar on a journey for bread, just like everyone else in the world.

ISBN:979-8-89138-077-6
Price:$24.95
Publication Date:May 7, 2024

Meaning Making

Learning to Be Human Halfway Through Life

This is a book for people who have been around a while and seen a lot of life . . .

People who have conquered and also failed, scaled a few mountains, and traversed some valleys.

People who are certain about a few things and much less so about pretty much everything else. 

People who recognize that being alive is not equivalent to actually living.

Meaning Making is for those who have smiled and sobbed and loved and lost and are now eyeing the time they still have, determining how to be confident they don’t opt out of the exquisite chaos right in front of them now.

No one is broken, everyone is worthy of being known, and we’re all a collection of complex, beautiful messes. These are the fundamental truths at the heart of this authentic book. It’s about becoming fully human, a moment at a time—no matter hold old you are. 

Meaning Making is not memoir or self-help. Chris is clear that he doesn’t have all the answers (or many at all). He doesn’t offer action plans, groundbreaking advice, or a guarantee to alter your life. 

Instead, he shares the ordinary, simple moments that surprisingly become important life lessons—but only if we choose to make meaning from them. Vulnerable, heartfelt, and relatable, Meaning Making is about Chris’s commitment to embracing the second half of life—and inviting you to do the same.

Charles Antis

CEO and Speaker

Dr. Kimberly Horn

Scientist, Professor, and Health Expert

An esteemed professor and research psychologist, Dr. Kimberly Horn has worked with top-tier academic institutions, including West Virginia University, The George Washington University, and Virginia Tech. Devoting her career to helping others lead healthier, happier, and more connected lives, she has conducted nearly three decades of health behavior research with an extensive publication record. Her contributions have garnered recognition and accolades on a global scale. Praised for her engaging and compassionate style, Dr. Horn has shared her work with diverse audiences, from community town hall meetings to large-scale international conferences. Her ability and intention to connect underscore her commitment to helping people understand the reasons behind certain health behaviors and navigate their complex social terrain™ with confidence.

Dr. Horn’s background sets the stage for her literary debut, Friends Matter, for Life. A natural extension of her work, the book addresses how integral friendships are to our emotional and physical well-being. At a time when the shadow of loneliness looms large in our world, Friends Matter, for Life emerges as a beacon of hope. Blending her in-depth understanding of health behavior with her natural love for storytelling, Dr. Horn instills trust as she guides readers toward a deeper intention to cultivate and appreciate friendship’s vital role in our adult lives.

Residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Horn cherishes life’s simple pleasures alongside her spouse and their delightfully fluffy doodle, a testament to the loving connections she values and writes about.

ISBN:979-8-89138-095-0
Price:$29.95
Publication Date:September 10, 2024

Friends Matter, for Life

Harnessing the 8 Tenets of Dynamic Friendship

In an age when authentic human bonds can seem transient and often in flux, the importance of creating and maintaining long-term friendships is more urgent than ever. But for many, traversing the ebbs and flows of such personal relationships feels overwhelming or outright unnavigable. Into this environment emerges Friends Matter, for Life, Dr. Kimberly Horn’s literary debut that seeks to remedy the disconnects between us and strengthen the ties that lead to healthier, happier lives.

Utilizing science-backed research, thought-provoking prompts, and relatable stories, Dr. Horn presents a signature blend of the empirical and the emotional. Transcending traditional advice books in favor of a holistic, practical approach, the book is as usable as it is meditational. Thoroughly modern in substance and scope, Friends Matter, for Life is an invitation to dive deep into the ways friendships influence all aspects of our lives.

Jonathan Crawford

Executive and Transformation Coach and Telecommunications Industry President and CEO

Stephen J. Dietrich, JD

Corporate Attorney

Stephen J. Dietrich, JD, is a corporate attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, and financing. He holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.) and a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) in political science from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

Enduring neglect and abuse during his formative years, Stephen seemed to have finally achieved a successful life: a law firm partner, married with a child, living in Colorado. However, the fear and anxiety from his past continued to impact him and colored every aspect of his personal and professional life.

In Fear Dynamics, Stephen shares his very personal journey and offers readers thoughtful techniques to liberate themselves from their own restraints, enabling them to become their true selves. Stephen’s transformative message inspires others to break free, beyond victim status, and embrace a fulfilled and happy life guided by conscious intent and emotional wisdom.

ISBN:978-1-63755-973-4
Price:$29.00

Fear Dynamics

Harnessing Fear and Anxiety to Create Lasting Happiness and Meaningful Achievement

Fear Dynamics tells a story of transformation. Whatever difficulties readers have persevered through, they can embrace self-help techniques that Stephen J. Dietrich, JD, developed and applied during his darkest hours.

The past cannot be changed, but the author encourages us to take charge of our future as we strive to acknowledge, accept, and overcome hurt that has occurred in our lives. A respected corporate attorney at an influential law firm, Stephen vulnerably shares how he persevered childhood neglect and abuse. Rather than ignoring the past, he helps readers to understand the fear and anxiety that they deal with and come through it with strength, confidence, and ultimately even happiness.

Through decades of reflection and purpose, Stephen developed and improved upon tools that he has used to turn counterproductive thoughts and behaviors into strengths. The Fear Dynamics Techniques introduced in the book were instrumental as he found himself getting better results in personal and professional situations. By following Stephen’s lead, readers can potentially avoid years of continued struggles.

Fear Dynamics is an open discussion about the author’s past, providing valuable lessons readers can use now. When you are able to accept the past, you can lead a more fulfilling life, be comfortable in your own skin, build a more meaningful future, and become a truer version of yourself.

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