There are many clients, management consultants and colleagues who, unknowingly, have contributed to this book. For them, I am grateful for shared experiences and war stories.

Ed Reeder and Stan Press, through many business discussions and introspective meals, helped me formulate the concept of what has emerged as The Transitional Career Center. Stan, in particular, contributed some thoughtful insights and prose to this manuscript.

Many thanks to Frank Balderrama, whose creative juices and design talent, produced the cover for this book and our web site:

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