My first thanks go to Sarah Michel, whose early support kept me from declining this opportunity. Sarah quickly embraced the project in a way that showed me the need for and opportunity in it. Her collaboration helped frame the project in its initial stages. Sarah is all about connecting, and you can learn about her at

Being the professional networker Sarah is, her clients wouldn’t leave her alone. The project focus changed and Sarah’s role in this project shifted. Still, Sarah’s initial input and encouragement were pivotal, and I am honored that she wrote a foreword for it.

The next key player in the formation of this book was Jarla Ahlers. As the book changed directions, I called Jarla to tap into ...

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