Robert Maurer, PhD, author of the international best-seller One
Small Step Can Change Your Life, is a clinical psychologist and
faculty member at UCLA and the University of Washington School of
Medicine. Founder of Science of Excellence, he has served as a
consultant to Walt Disney Studios, the Four Seasons Hotels, Costco,
the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and Habitat for Humanity. His
life-changing strategies are presented in more than 40 seminars to
diverse audiences worldwide. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with
his wife, Dia.
Michelle Gifford, MA, is a clinical speech pathologist and consultant-educator for families and teams, developing programs of excellence on behalf of children with special needs. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Washington University and Washington State University's graduate school programs in communication disorders. Michelle lives in Spokane with her husband and youngest son.