Hal Urban is an author, speaker, and award-winning teacher of thirty-six years at San Carlos and Woodside High Schools and at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history and a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco, and he has done post-graduate study in the psychology of peak performance at Stanford University. Since 1992, Dr. Urban has traveled more than 2 million miles while speaking nationally and internationally on positive character traits and their relationship to the quality of life. He has authored seven books, all with an emphasis on good character. His first book, Life's Greatest Lessons, was selected by Writer's Digest as the Inspirational Book of the Year and has sold 100,000 copies.
"Hal Urban is one of the greatest teachers of our generation. His
new book is for anyone who wants to learn how to nurture goodness
--Arthur Schwartz, EdD, President, Character.org
"The Power of Good News is the beacon of hope we need
today! This little book is full of wonderful stories of human
resilience, solutions for what I call stinkin' thinkin', and easy
ways for you to boost not only your own mood but the mood of every
person you meet. Take Hal's advice--it will renew your spirits and
make you feel better about life."
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level "Hal Urban explores how the media could be used for good, which is both timely and provocative. He reminds us that the good in the world needs more exposure and needs to be shared with others."
--Michelle Gielan, author of the international bestseller Broadcasting Happiness "The fact that this book is out is really good news. Blending storytelling and research, humor and deep analysis, Hal Urban provides us an accessible and valuable treasure."
--Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy "Hal Urban and I are on the same page. I like saying that 'real wealth comes from how you think and how you see the world.' Life experiences will inevitably deliver bad news, but don't let the negative dictate the narrative of your life. Read Hal's book and train your mind to find your good news."
--John Hope Bryant, founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation Hope