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"Where else can the limitless landscape match the greatest reach of the human spirit?"


Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is a best-selling author and one of America's leading experts in the development of human potential. He is both a dynamic and entertaining speaker and a highly sought-after trainer with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences to open their hearts, love more openly and boldly pursue their dreams.

An ardent traveler, Jack has visited many places right across the United States, Canada and around the world, including Italy, France, Scandinavia, Morocco, Turkey, Thailand, India, Australia and a three-month journey with his then six-month-old son through Mexico and Guatemala. Despite his far-flung adventures, he still cherishes his annual trips to Hawaii and spending time at home with his family in Santa Barbara, California. He believes that "more than anything, travel offers us the chance to connect with people from different cultures in a meaningful way, demonstrating how similar we really are."

He is the author and narrator of several bestselling audio- and videocassette programs. He is a regularly consulted expert for radio and television broadcasts, and has published over fifty books - all bestsellers within their categories - including more than forty Chicken Soup for the Soul® books, The Aladdin Factor, Heart at Work, 100 Ways to Build Self-Concept in the Classroom, Dare to Win, and The Power of Focus.

Jack addresses over one hundred groups each year. His clients include professional associations, school districts, government agencies, churches and corporations in all fifty states and ten countries. Jack also conducts an annual eight-day Training of Trainers program in the areas of building self-esteem and achieving peak performance.

For more information about Jack Canfield, visit

Mark Victor Hansen

Mark Victor Hansen is a professional speaker who, in the last twenty years, has made over four thousand presentations to more than two million people in thirty-three countries. His presentations cover sales excellence and strategies; personal empowerment and development; and how to triple your income and double your time off.

Mark has traveled all over the United States, Canada and the world, including Ireland, Italy, India, Mexico, Australia, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He and his family also savor the beauty and wonders of Hawaii which has become their second home. "Wherever I have traveled," he feels, "I have discovered that underlying everything, there really is a universal kindness of the human heart."

Mark has spent a lifetime dedicated to his mission of making a profound and positive difference in people's lives. Throughout his career, he has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to create a more powerful and purposeful future for themselves while stimulating the sale of billions of dollars worth of goods and services.

Mark is a prolific writer and has authored Future Diary, How to Achieve Total Prosperity and The Miracle of Tithing. He is the coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Dare to Win and The Aladdin Factor (all with Jack Canfield) and The Master Motivator (with Joe Batten).

Mark has also produced a complete library of personal empowerment audio- and videocassette programs that have enabled his listeners to recognize and better use their innate abilities in their business and personal livs. His message has made him a popular television and radio personality with appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, PBS, QVC, and CNN.

He has also appeared on the cover of numerous magazines, including Success, Entrepreneur and Changes.

Mark is a big man with a heart and a spirit to match--and inspiration to all who seek to better themselves.

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Steve Zikman

The Washington Post called him "the man who wrote the book on wanderlust." Born and raised in Canada, Steve Zikman has ventured through over fifty countries on six continents. In fact, this former attorney left behind a successful law practice in Toronto to set out on a three year around-the-world journey.

Combining writing with his passion for the road, Steve is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Power of Travel: A Passport to Adventure, Discovery and Growth and co-author of the best-selling series title Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul® as well as the forthcoming Chicken Soup for the Outdoor Soul®, Chicken Soup for the Soul®: A Celebration of Home, and Chicken Soup for the Everyday Hero's Soul®.

Steve is the founder of GOscape.com, providing powerful tools to enrich, enhance and expand the appreciation of travel, the outdoors and the adventure of life.

His syndicated column, The Soulful Traveler appears on leading websites including the National Business Travel Association. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Steve is a contributor to a variety of multimedia publications including Interline Adventures, SoulfulLiving.com, Porthole Cruise, and Personal Journaling. He has also appeared on numerous radio programs including National Public Radio's The Savvy Traveler.

A dynamic speaker, in-house seminar leader and certified workshop facilitator, Steve shows audiences how to get the very most out of their travels... and life! Using seasoned and successful practices to minimize travel's anxieties and maximize its countless benefits, Steve demonstrates how travel can help us shift our perspective, conquer our fears, and embrace life's challenges.

When he's not speaking or writing, Steve heads out again--to river beds teeming with wildlife in the Kalahari Desert, a golden-hued farmhouse in Italy, or the majestic mountains near his home in Los Angeles.

For further information on Steve's speaking programs or his other writings and consulting services, please visit his website at www.GOscape.com.

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