Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of No Matter What! (April 2009), and a recurring motivational speaking coach on The Steve Harvey Show and the Today show. Nichols is one of only two African American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, Inc., public. Nichols coauthored Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup for the African American Soul (2004), as well as Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul (2012). A featured teacher in the self-help movie The Secret, Nichols teaches, coaches, and lives a collection of life principles, beliefs, and habits that inspire people to live better, fuller, richer lives. She lives in California. Janet Switzer is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Success Principles with Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise. Since 1993, Switzer has been the leading income generator of choice for Mr. Canfield's seminars and speaking business and for Mark Victor Hansen's mega-seminars and in-house catalogs. She has also developed successful campaigns in media, direct mail, and specialty marketing for many of the most renowned celebrity entrepreneurs in the world. Steve Harvey began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a comedian led to a WB network show, The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. It was a huge hit and won multiple NAACP Image Awards. In 1997, Harvey continued his work in stand-up comedy, touring as one of the "Kings of Comedy," along with Cedric the Entertainer, D. L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. The comedy team would later be reunited in a film by Spike Lee called The Original Kings of Comedy. Harvey is now widely known as the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, which has more than seven million listeners. Harvey continues his unending pursuit and commitment to furthering opportunities in high schools throughout the country with generous contributions from the Steve Harvey Foundation. Michael L. Ray is a social psychologist with extensive experience in marketing communication. He has produced over a hundred publications, including ten books; his bestselling Creativity in Business was named one of the nine "Greatest Business Books Ever Written" by Inc. magazine. The Creative Spirit, which he coauthored with Daniel Goleman and Paul Kaufman, was the companion book to the PBS series of the same name. He lectures and consults to organizations and groups worldwide and has served as a director of a major retailer, a food company, a catalog company, a start-up airline, a national cable systems company, an advertising agency, and four nonprofit organizations.