Modeling the courage, commitment, and curiosity to change, my patients and clients have taught me the lessons you read in this book. I have had the good fortune to always love my work. Thank you to all the people who trusted me with their deepest secrets and most exciting ambitions. Connect First comes to life (at least I hope you think so) through the case studies. I am so appreciative of the clients and colleagues from around the world who gave me permission to share their stories and, more important, welcomed me into their lives.

This book took form over several years, generating thousands of emails, hundreds of conversations, and multiple advice sessions over coffees and cocktails. The concept seemed so simple, but the execution, ...

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