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Jack Canfield, CSP, CPAE California
Jack Canfield

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

Behind the empire Time Magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees and educators. He is a compelling, empowering and compassionate coach who for the past 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams.

Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach" Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally-sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations in over 20 countries around the world.

Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing the specific methodology and results oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results.

He's personally taught millions of individuals his unique and modernized formulas for success and has packaged them in his book The Success Principles™: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. This self-improvement standard contains 64 powerful principles of success utilized by top achievers from all walks of life and all areas of commerce. The Success Principles - and the entire empire of "Principles" books, products and branded retail merchandise - is Mr. Canfield's next offering to the more than 100 million readers he currently reaches worldwide.

Mr. Canfield's other best-selling books - The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor and Dare to Win - have generated millions of bookstore and Internet sales and have launched complementary products such as audio programs, video programs, corporate training programs and syndicated columns to enthusiastic corporate buyers. His audio program, Maximum Confidence, has sold more than 350,000 copies through Nightingale- Conant alone.

He is Founder and Chairman of the Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack is also the founder of The Foundation for Self-Esteem in Culver City, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals.

Jack's background includes a BA from Harvard University, however he also holds a Masters degree in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and an Honorary Doctorate in Human Behavior from the University of Santa Monica. For the past 30 years, he has been a psychotherapist, an educational consultant and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation and peak performance. Jack Canfield holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List - beating out Stephen King. He even holds the Guinness Book World Record for the largest book-signing ever for Chicken Soup for the Kids Soul. And he's the only author to have won both the ABBY Award and the Southern California Book Publicist Award in the same year - honoring him as both an outstanding writer and a consummate book marketer.

Jack has also been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide - many of them on a repeat basis. A sample of these shows include Oprah, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Today Show, Larry King Live, Fox and Friends, The CBS Evening News, The NBC Nightly News, Eye to Eye, CNN's Talk Back Live!, PBS, QVC and many others.


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  • The Success Principles™ : How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be - Greater levels of performance and achievement are attainable by anyone. Yet most people have never learned the proven self-empowerment tools and time-tested performance strategies that are the basis for personal and professional success. Over his 30-year career, Jack Canfield has developed the specific methodology and results-oriented activities required to help participants take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results. Jack's Ten-Step Action Plan shows exactly how to plan for and create greater achievement. In fact, it's a blueprint for living a life of expanded results, greater impact and more measurable on-the-job performance. Whether your organization needs to increase sales, boost income, increase output, expand creativity, enhance problem-solving, find more balance or improve customer service - these disciplines, when put into practice, will create massive and permanent change in the lives of your participants and in the day-to-day operations of your organization.

  • The Power of Focus : How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty - Do you know the #1 reason that stops people from getting what they want? IT'S LACK OF FOCUS! People who focus on what they want prosper. Those who don't, struggle. This treasury of practical wisdom includes easy-to-implement Action Steps that will significantly free up time, dramatically improve your income and solidly enrich those important relationships. Jack's spent 30 years studying the peak performers and highest 3% of achievers in all areas of life. Jack has discovered there are certain "disciplines of success" that high achievers practice in a systematic way - and focus on for consistent, breakthrough results and optimum success! Your audience will learn these principles and discover how to incorporate them into their day-to-day routine for a more fulfilling and satisfying workday and a more dynamic personal life!

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul® : Inspiring Stories and Lessons to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit - In this powerful presentation, Jack Canfield uses intensely moving and highly motivational stories from his best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul®: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, currently 31 titles published! As he speaks, Jack masterfully weaves the messages of being more loving, nurturing and responsible with the importance of having a dream, setting specific goals and overcoming obstacles. Participants will be moved to participate more fully in life, love more fully in their personal relationships, show more compassion and caring in their professional relationships, dream bigger dreams, replace blaming and complaining with responsibility and persevere in the face of fear, obstacles and setbacks. Sales people will learn to overcome any fears of rejection they might have and to set higher goals for themselves. Managers will learn how to better understand the key dynamics that make for improved supervisory relationships. But more importantly, attendees will leave with the important message that defining one's vision is 90% of the battle - and that believing one can is the only difference between dreaming a dream and living it.
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