Bari Borsky's sanguine temperament has taken her on a journey that includes travel through twenty-six countries and four careers. Her interest in the four temperaments began in 1971 when she joined an anthroposophic group that studied the soul and spiritual nature of humankind, and the development of human consciousness. Knowledge of the four temperaments helped members of the group to develop understanding for one another's personality. This allowed for powerful and harmonious collaboration on community development projects. Along with her partner, Bari created and ran a decorative accessory manufacturing business for seventeen years. After selling the business in 2002, she brought her love for community development, business knowledge, and social skills to Highland Hall Waldorf School as Development Director. In 2010 she joined the Grief Coach Academy, where she is a certified Heartbreak to Happiness grief recovery and life coach. In 2011 Bari started Bari Clarity Coaching. Her mission is to help parents find joy through understanding their children, and to help adults navigate heartbreak by learning how to appreciate and love themselves. Judith Haney has maintained her interest in philosophy and its practical applications since 1967, when she joined an anthroposophical study group. Spurred on by encouragement from this group, she expanded her horizons with several trips to Europe. Law offices allowed Judy to practice working with choleric temperaments, and her work in the corporate office of a local aerospace company provided an opportunity to use and expand skills requiring her phlegmatic/melancholic mood: creating databases and expense-tracking systems for the company's annual stock grant program, creating reports for the finance and legal departments, and writing a how-to manual for the database users.
"A must-read book for parents, grandparents, and teachers...practical tools you can use immediately to become a more effective parent or teacher."--AURORA WINTER, author of From Heartbreak to Happiness