1. Your Past Can Work For You

      Your yesterdays are a fount of guidance and wisdom that can energize you throughout your life, if you know how to tap them...

      When you approach your past with the courage to confront its truths and the imagination to expand on its lessons, then you can move into your future with greater clarity, confidence, and purpose.

      By claiming your unique history, you discover the raw material you need to forge the work, the career, and the life that is yours alone to create.


      Most of us don't use our yesterdays very well. With our cultural obsession with living in the moment, we neglect to engage in creative reflection on our personal histories. In The Power Of Your Past: The Art of Recalling, Reclaiming, and Recasting, John Schuster systematically demonstrates that our pasts are the biggest, most accessible, and most under-utilized of resources for anyone wanting to make positive changes. At the heart of the matter, we know that it is up to us to make the most of all our good and bad circumstances and choices. It is up to us to move ahead. As we embrace our pasts, we learn about ourselves, our true motives, and our real desires... and with that depth of honesty and clarity, the whole world opens up.

      And that world is yours for the claiming.

      It is a world of personal power and peace where your past, present, and future are held in a new light.

      Starting today, with this extraordinary new guidebook in hand, you can begin to shape your destiny anew... and rekindle a joy for living that touches the lives of everyone around you.

      Special Note: If you buy the book on April 13th, all proceeds go to Whole Child International.

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      Whole Child International is devoted to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children worldwide. They work to restructure existing childrens institutions to focus on childrens emotional needs, ultimately creating the possibility for healthy integration into society.

      A personal message from John Schuster
      John P. Schuster For me, announcing the release of my new book is about a lot more than selling books. My deeper intention is to seize this moment as one more step to a fuller realization of our humanity. I am becoming a grandfather of an orphan within a number of weeks. My son and his wife are adopting Stoyan, a boy from Bulgaria. He is almost seven and has been in the orphanage his entire life. It is quite normal for orphans to not have any memory of their youth. No birthdays, no first ball game, no great teachers. Just general orphan life.

      There is one organization, Whole Child International, that has the model to change that for orphans around the world. As a new board member, I am supporting it in the ways I can, and wanted you to know about this work. While I am hoping to help adults better use their memories, Whole Child International is helping kids to have them.

      We invite you to visit Whole Child International online and to spread the word of their important, life-affirming work.

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      As an expression of appreciation for visiting our site today and learning about The Power of Your Past, please be our guest on an exclusive free teleseminar with John Schuster:

      Your Past Can Work for You

      Date: Thursday April 21st
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  1. It takes a village

    In reaching out to our global family about the significance and power inherent in reclaiming our pasts—in tapping into the lessons contained in our yesterdays and using what we learn creatively and well—we are honored to have the support of some of the finest teachers, authors, educators, and coaches in the world.

    In gratitude for their assistance, we invite you to visit their sites and discover the tremendous contribution they are each making to the world—and to see how they may inspire you toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams.

    1. Lance Secretan

      Lance SecretanA speaker, teacher, coach, and a renowned advisor to leaders, Dr. Lance Secretan has a dream—"To change the world by creating inspiring organizations." Pioneering the integration of corporate life and spiritual integrity, he has dedicated his life to transforming companies, changing the lives of the people who work in them, and revolutionizing the way leaders lead. The author of 15 books, Lance Secretan's latest book, The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch: Inspire Self. Inspire Others. Inspire the World is an integration of over 35 years of work into a groundbreaking, unified theory of inspired leadership. secretan.com

      Peggy McColl

      Peggy McCollA masterful teacher in the fulfillment of one’s personal and professional destiny, Peggy McColl is a New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Your Destiny Switch: Master Your Key Emotions and Attract the Life of Your Dreams and Viral Explosions. She is also one of the most sought-after mentors in the world today for teaching authors and entrepreneurs how to build their brands and create thriving online businesses. As the Founder of Dynamic Destinies, Inc., Peggy trains individuals and organizations in some of the most compelling and strategic goal-setting technologies of our times. destinies.com

      Henning, Showkeir & Associates - James and Maren Showkeir

      Henning, Showkeir & Associates - James & Karen ShowkeirJames and Maren Showkeir are experts in creating passionate, engaged workforces whose members are equipped with superior decision-making skills and choose to be personally accountable for the success of the whole business. Consultants, workshop leaders, and speakers whose strategy centers on collaboration and partnership, they are the authors of the ground-breaking book, Authentic Conversations: Moving From Commitment to Truth and Manipulation. henning-showkeir.com 

      Sam Magill, MBA

      Sam Magill, MBASam Magill is a senior practitioner in consulting and executive coaching for organizational change, leadership, collaboration and performance. Creating profound connections between people, ideas and work, Sam excels in rapid organization redesign and leadership education, as well as identifying and resolving core issues and patterns. Recognizing that the business of being human crosses all the boundaries of communities, countries, and organizations, Sam is the author of the book, Fully Humansammagill.com

      Bill Treasurer

      Bill TreasurerBill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting, a Courage Building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Since 1993, he has conducted over 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen leadership skills, improve team performance, and accelerate innovation. Bill is the author of Courage Goes to Work, as well as popular blog site dedicated to cultivating courage and positive risk-taking. giantleapconsulting.com

      Anthony J.W. Benson

      Anthony BensonAnthony J.W. Benson, founder of injoi Creative and injoi Music, is a creative business strategist who specializes in working with musicians, authors, and entrepreneurs. He offers a unique merging of marketing and communications expertise with a profound approach to life enhancement coaching. In addition to himself being a seasoned speaker and author, Anthony has worked with many of the leaders in the entertainment and personal development fields over the past 30 years. With exceptional skill, humor, and insight, Anthony supports people in the development of their writing, publishing, and recording projects. anthonyjwbenson.com

      Nancy Lauterbach

      The LauterbachsIn the world of sales and professional communications, Nancy Lauterbach is a force of nature. Specializing in sales, sales management, and negotiations, Nancy is a partner with her husband Bill in Lauterbach Management Global, LLC. As a founder of Five Star Speakers, an international speaker and trainers bureau, Nancy also served as president of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus from 2001-2003. During that time she also served as the Ethics Chair and was awarded the John Palmer Award of Excellence and the Dotty Walters Helping Hand Award.  Lauterbach-Management-Group

    2. Debbie Ford

      Debbie FordCreator of The Shadow Process Workshop and founder of The Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching, Debbie Ford is a pioneering force in incorporating the study and integration of the shadow into modern psychological and spiritual practices. A New York Times best-selling author, Debbie’s most recent books include The Shadow Effect (with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson) and The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program for Connecting with Your Soul’s Deepest Purpose. Like John Schuster, Debbie’s work is based on discovering the gifts contained in your past and reclaiming your wholeness. Please visit Debbie’s site to download a beautiful forgiveness process, a free audio gift for you..  

      Gay Hendricks, PhD and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD

      HendricksGay and Kathlyn Hendricks have been a pioneering force in the transformational community for more than three decades. As the founders of the Hendricks Institute, a learning center that teaches core skills for conscious living and conscious loving, they are passionately committed to a profound exploration love, creativity, and well-being. Beloved teachers who have worked with over 30,000 people worldwide, they are authors of numerous best-selling books, including Conscious Loving and The Corporate Mystic. hendricks.com

      Mark Sanborn

      Mark SanbornMark Sanborn is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is a noted authority on leadership and team building, an award-winning speaker, and the bestselling author of seven books, including The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do. Visit Mark’s site to discover how remarkable performance can make an extraordinary difference in your work and life. marksanborn.com

      Larry Johnson

      Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson is a professional speaker, author, and corporate culture expert. Co-author with Bob Phillips of Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk And Rewards Integrity, Larry is sought after by companies around the world to deliver highly motivational speeches and seminars on business ethics, leadership, change, customer service and managing with integrity. larry-johnson.com

      Cindy Ventrice

      Cindy VentriceEmployee recognition expert Cindy Ventrice is a management consultant, coach, and workshop leader with over 20 years of experience. Working with organization in over 20 countries, Cindy addresses issues ranging from motivating volunteers to retaining the best employees and keeping them happy and productive. She is the author of three books, including the best-seller Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Worksmaketheirday.com

      Barbara B. Roberts

      Barbara RobertsBarbara Roberts is recognized as an expert coach for entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages from start-up through exit and reinvention. Beginning her career on Wall Street, Barbara was the first woman on the board of Dean Witter. Later, she experienced the entire cycle of entrepreneurship and after-exit transitions as President/CEO of four privately held companies. After selling her last venture, Barbara studied the cycle of reinvention and coaching at the Hudson Institute and now helps entrepreneurs and business owners navigate all stages. She recently published the Whitepaper, Life After an Exit: How Entrepreneurs Transition to the Next Stagebrobertsco.com

    3. Russell Bishop

      Russell BishopHaving started five successful companies and consulted to leadership teams around the world, Russell Bishop has become a recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, helping individuals and companies create unparalleled success. In addition to his consulting practice, Russell is the Senior Editor-at-Large for the Huffington Post. His weekly blog is read by tens of thousands of readers, and he is the author of the new book, Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work. workaroundsthatwork.com

      Debra Gerardi, RN, MPH, JD

      Deb GerardiDebra Gerardi is the President & Chief Creative Officer of EHCCO—a community of practice exploring creative approaches for improving collaborative practice and conflict engagement in healthcare organizations. As a licensed registered nurse, conflict engagement specialist, licensed attorney, and certified coach, Debra brings extraordinary expertise to the integrative coaching services she provides for health professionals and senior leaders. Debra sees coaching as an opportunity for helping health professionals to reconnect to their greater purpose and engage in ways that are meaningful, productive, healthy, and inspiring. ehccocommunity.ning.com

      Kathleen Stinnett

      Kathleen StinnettKathleen Stinnett is the co-author with Jack Zenger of The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow, and founder of FutureLaunch. FutureLaunch specializes in coaching, consulting, and training that focus on individual and organizational growth and development—providing extraordinary tools and processes to manage change, rediscover purpose and passion, and plan for future success. Please visit Kathleen’s site to learn more. kathleenstinnett.com

      Greg Tamblyn, Motivational Humorist

      Greg TamblynGreg Tamblyn is a speaker - humorist - singer - songwriter, well known for his inspiring and award-winning funny songs and books, humor blog, and conscious comic relief. He masterfully encourages a positive approach to life through right-brain music and laughter. Visit Greg's site to receive his gift to you—two free song downloads. gregtamblyn.com

      John Kador

      John KadorReporting on the business of information technology since 1973, John Kador is an independent business author focusing on business, healthcare, finance, technology, and careers. With a visionary view derived from decades of corporate and freelance work, John’s writing is now focused on leadership, teamwork, quality, careers, and technology. The author of 16 books, his most recent release is The Flawless Interview: Eight Easy-to-Follow Steps to Your Next Job. jkador.com

      Chuck Dymer

      Chuck DymerChuck Dymer is a brilliance activator—a motivational speaker, consultant, facilitator and corporate trainer who works with individuals and teams to identify the single purpose that can bring about dramatic business growth and change. His goal is to help organizations uncork their creative power to develop better products, increase sales, and improve profit margins. Chuck is the president of People Works, Inc., a corporate training and consulting company—and the force behind the popular blog, Brilliance Activator. brillianceactivator.com

      Dr. Anne Power

      Anne PowerDr. Anne Power is a faculty member at Columbia University’s Coach Certification program in New York. As one of the pioneers of leadership coaching, Anne uses the power of emotional intelligence to support and challenge her clients to move from where they are to where they want to be—helping them to develop new capabilities, reach new horizons, and find new worlds of opportunity for themselves and those around them. Visit her site to learn about Coaching with a Full Deck™ - a creative tool for coaches and managers to use to ensure “full deck” interactions. drannepower.com