Our Authors

Juli Geske-Peer is the founder and president of Peer Performance Solutions, a company focused on enhancing individual and organizational performance. Her particular expertise is on facilitating exceptional leadership and relationship skills. With a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and over 20 years of successful consulting and management experience, Juli has worked with companies ranging from local nonprofits to multinational organizations.

"At its core, leadership is not about title or position--it is a personal endeavor that requires a deep level of connection. 5 Senses for Success not only encourages readers to get personal with themselves and those around them, but it shows us how to do it. Current or aspiring executives should get this book today and start 'sensing' better tomorrow." --Steve Farber, author, The Radical Leap and Love Is Just Damn Good Business; Founder, The Extreme Leadership Institute  

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Sara Krisher is the president and founder of STAND TALL, a company that helps build confidence. Her extensive work in business-to-business sales and public speaking training has been developed from her twenty-plus years’ experience presenting to Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses.

 

She is an international speaker, narrative coach, and developer of the “Fearless Speaker” program. She delivers training programs to business leaders who want to lead from the front of the room with more confidence.

 

Sara’s passion for speaking her truth is evident in her candid approach to communications. Her clients like her fun, spirited, and encouraging personality. She is a champion of bravery and doesn’t just talk the talk. She continually demonstrates confidence building in her work and personal life. She stands tall at 6’1” and looks up to her fourteen-year-old daughter, who is 6’2” tall. You can learn more about her services at www.standtall-llc.com.

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Barb Greenberg

Wherever you are in the divorce process, The Seasons of Divorce offers support for your journey, and reminds you that you are braver than you ever imagined—and that you are not alone.
• If you are feeling lost, it offers direction.
• If you are grieving, it offers healing and compassion.
• if you despair about anything wonderful coming out of your pain,
it offers hope.
The journey through divorce can be a difficult and often painful, yet it offers an extraordinary gift: the gift of rediscovering yourself.

 

About the Author

Divorced after many years of marriage, Barb Greenberg founded Rediscovering U, a company that provides education, support and resources for women transitioning through divorce and into a new life. She and her company have been recognized for “…creating equality, justice and self determination for women…”

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Donna Mathiowetz has been working in the arena of loss, grief, and resiliency for almost three decades. She has been a national speaker for a variety of organizations and corporations. She has created the content for groups who are supporting parents who have lost a child. Donna also has a passion for educating those who want to come alongside others in grief. Too many people don’t know what to say or not say -- and that often leaves the grieving person feeling abandoned. She offers sound advice that she has gleaned from her own journey as well as from others with whom she has walked beside. She also presents The Resiliency Factor workshop as a way to help others be better prepared for the twist and turns of life, be it death, divorce, or the loss of a dream. Donna’s message is always heartfelt with a sincere desire to help her audience feel empowered by her words.

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Alexis Acker-Halbur

As a professional trauma expert and survivor, Alexis’ cause is to help people recover from traumatic personal experiences. Current statistics state that one in every four girls are abused in the U.S. – an epidemic she wants to bring to greater public awareness.

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Lynn Garthwaite is the author of the Dirkle Smat Adventure four-book series, written especially for first and second grade reading levels. She has also written picture books for clients, including Radio Flyer and Shutterfly, and an historic non-fiction titled Our States Have Crazy Shapes: Panhandles, Bootheels, Knobs and Points. In addition to the printed book world, she has written seven screenplays, still hoping to one day see them produced. Lynn is an award-winning producer and co-host of the cable TV show “That’s Odd” and a committee member for the annual WOW Women of Words Writers’ Conference. Lynn lives in Bloomington, MN with her husband and a big garden.

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George C. Murray

George’s first book, Hired: Cut Your Career Search Time in Half, is based on his own experience—when he found himself facing two job transitions in less than three years. From both his military training and operations background, he learned that career transition also has a process. He became a student, listening, taking copious notes, and asking vital questions to many people that he met. 

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Carol J. German

The love that God has shown Carol is what fuels her to encourage others through writing. She wants to share His love with everyone around her. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has been married to her woodsy warrior for over thirty years, and they have raised two children, one of whom is now married. She enjoys a variety of activities, like traveling, biking, and hanging by a bonfire. She loves animals, doing arts and crafts, and riding roller coasters. She resides in Minnesota where she enjoys the four seasons.

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Katlyn Aubitz is a vivacious young adult with Down syndrome.  From the beginning of this journey, Katlyn has wanted to share her history and beliefs that anything is possible for people with or without disabilities. She is excited to share her stories and hopes that you like them. She is especially proud of her children's books, I am Princess Katlyn, and her newest venture My Friends the Penguins Series.

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Gloria VanDemmeltraadt

Trouble in Deep Lake is the third novel in the award-winning Deep Lake series, following Danger in Deep Lake, and Death in Deep Lake, cozy mysteries set in a small town in rural Minnesota, not far from the metropolis of the state’s Twin Cities. Gloria VanDemmeltraadt, writing as Gloria Van, wrote the fictional series.

Other books: Gloria VanDemmeltraadt’s first book, Musing and Munching, is both a memoir and a cookbook.

Much of her work focuses on drawing out precious memories. As a hospice volunteer, she continues to hone her gift for capturing life stories and has documented the lives of dozens of patients. She refined this gift in Memories of Lake Elmo, a collection of remembrances telling the evolving story of a charming village. She continues her passion and has caught the essence of her husband’s early life in war-torn Indonesia. In Darkness in Paradise, Onno VanDemmeltraadt’s story is touchingly told amid the horrors of WWII. This work has been praised by Tom Brokaw and has also earned the New Apple Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing for 2017 as the Solo Medalist for Historical Nonfiction.

The theme of legacy writing continues with a nonfiction booklet, a clear and concise how-to manual called Capturing Your Story: Writing a Memoir Step by Step.

Gloria lives and writes in mid-Minnesota. Contact her through her website: gloriavan.com.

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