Jack Canfield (born 19 August 1944) is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series, which currently has over 124 titles and 100 million copies in print in over 47 languages. According to USA Today, Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were the top-selling authors in the United States in 1997. He has worked as a teacher, a workshop facilitator, and a psychotherapist.Fact|date=July 2008 He is a Democrat and a Christian, and his hobbies include tennis, travel, skiing, running, billiards, reading, and guitar.Fact|date=July 2008
Canfield was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, North America. He is the son of Elmer and Ellen (a homemaker; maiden name, Taylor).Fact|date=July 2008
In 1962, Canfield graduated from high school at Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia. He went to college at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. in Chinese History in 1966. He continued on to graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which granted him a M.Ed. in 1973.Fact|date=July 2008
In 1971, Canfield married Judith Ohlbaum, with whom he had two children, Oran and Kyle. They divorced in November 1976.
In 1978, Canfield was named Outstanding Young Man of America by the U.S. Jaycees.Fact|date=July 2008
On 9 September 1978, Canfield married Georgia Lee Noble, with whom he had one more child, Christopher Noble. They divorced in December 1999.
On 4 July 2001, Canfield married for a third time to Inga Marie Mahoney, from which marriage he obtained a stepson and a stepdaughter.Fact|date=July 2008
Canfield is the founder of "Self Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara, and "The Foundation for Self Esteem" in Culver City, California. The stated mission of "Self Esteem Seminars" is to train entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees to achieve their personal and professional goals. The focus of "The Foundation for Self Esteem" is to train social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals. In 1990,he shared with Hansen his idea for the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series. After three years, the two had compiled sixty-eight stories.
Canfield has appeared on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, 20/20, Eye to Eye, CNN's "Talk Back Live", PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Montel Williams Show, Larry King Live, and the BBC.
One of Canfield's most recent books, "The Success Principles" (2005), shares 64 principles that he claims can make people more successful. And just recently in 2008, he wrote "The Success" "Principles for Teens" with Kent Healy, as a result of his success in the original book . In 2006, he appeared in the DVD, "The Secret", and shared his insights on the Law of Attraction and tips for achieving success in personal and professional life.
In the summer of 2004 Canfield founded the Transformational Leadership Council which meets twice a year, and allows thought leaders to network and support each other.
Canfield's resume includes the following highlights:Fact|date=July 2008
*Motivational speaker, author, and editor.
*High school social studies teacher in Chicago, IL, 1967–68;
*Clinton Job Corps Center, Clinton, IA, director of teacher program, 1968–69;
*W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, associate director of education, 1969–70;
*New England Center, Amherst, MA, founder and director, 1971–77;
*Institute for Holistic Education, Amherst, founder and director, 1978–80;
*Insight Training Seminars, Santa Monica, CA, director of educational services, 1981–83;
*Self-Esteem Seminars, Santa Barbara, CA, president, 1983–;
*Foundation for Self-Esteem, founder and chairperson of the board, 1986–;
*Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Santa Barbara, chief executive officer, 1998–.
*National Council for Self-Esteem, co-founder and member of board of trustees, 1986–96, member of advisory board, *1996–.
*Maui Writers Conference & Retreat School, faculty member, beginning 1996.
Transformational leadership council
The Transformational Leadership Council (TLC) was founded by Canfield in 2004. Initially, he invited about 30 people to his house in Santa Barbara, California, with the intention of creating dialog and networking among writers and teachers in the personal development field. The second meeting was at the ranch of John Gray in Mendicino County later in 2004. Since that time, the TLC has met twice a year, in January and July, usually in fairly exotic resorts in the United States or Mexico.Fact|date=July 2008
In the summer of 2005, at the meeting in Aspen Colorado, the film The Secret was filmed at the TLC meeting. Almost all of the speakers featured in the film are TLC members.Fact|date=July 2008
The TLC is a closed organization, with membership by invitation only. New members are selected by first being nominated by an existing member, and the entire membership then votes before the new member is accepted. The current membership (as of 2008) is about 100.Fact|date=July 2008
Board of Directors
The members of the TLC board of directors include:Fact|date=July 2008
*Jack Canfield, Founder & President
*Marcia Martin, Vice President
*Pete Bissonette, Secretary/Treasurer
*Stewart Emery, Vice President
* https://www.canfieldcoaching.com - Official Jack Canfield Personal Coaching
* [http://www.guardthesecret.com - The Science of Getting Rich Program by B.Proctor, J.Canfield, M.Beckwith]
* [http://www.bigspeak.com/jack-canfield.html Jack Canfield Profile Page] - Video clip, book listings, speaking topics.
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* [http://spellsearch.org/jack-canfield Jack Canfield]
Источник: Jack Canfield
Mark Victor Hansen
Mark Victor Hansen (born January 1948) is an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series.
Along with business partner, Jack Canfield, Hansen is best known for creating what Time magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today, with more than 140 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products. The name “Chicken Soup” was chosen because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick. The first Chicken Soup book, published by Health Communications, Inc., sold more than 2 million copies. There are now over 140 million copies in print and in 54 languages worldwide.
Hansen has appeared on Oprah, CNN and The Today Show and was featured in Time, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Hansen is currently working on a new book due out in September and co-authored with Robert Allen titled "Cash in a Flash." It is the sequel to #1 The New York Times Best Seller, "The One Minute Millionaire."
One of Hansen's most recent books, co-authored with Art Linkletter, is "How to Make the Rest of your Life The Best of your Life."
In 2005 he co-wrote, along with Robert Allen, the book "Cracking the Millionaire Code" in which he highlights several self-made millionaires such as Bob Circosta, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Alexander Graham Bell, Oprah Winfrey, and others, using them as examples of how to build wealth.
In 2004 Hansen was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International’s Hall of Fame, receiving the Ambassador of Free Enterprise award. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award by Covenant House of CA.
In 2002 The University of Toledo presented Hansen with an Honorary PhD in Business Administration and established the Mark Victor Hansen Entrepreneurial Excellence Fund that will help shape the minds of future business leaders and assist in the development of the faculty who will teach them.
In 2000 The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honored Hansen with the prestigious Horatio Alger Award as an American leader who personifies the virtues and principles inherent in the success stories written by nineteenth century American author Horatio Alger, Jr.
In 2000 Northwood University honored Hansen as the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year.
Hansen is involved and supports charities such as Horatio Alger Scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Operation Smile, Oceana, March of Dimes, Covenant House and Childhelp USA.
Hansen graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1970 with a B.A. in speech communications. Hansen says that he also earned two master's degrees at the university, but, according to university officials, this is not true.
Hansen currently partakes in a late-night infomercial with scam artist Anthony Morrison named "The Hansen Report." The two engage in a faux interview about a book that teaches techniques for earning money. The book is written by Morrison who runs several businesses which the Better Business Bureau and others have identified to be scams.
References and footnotes
- 1948 births
- Living people
- American motivational writers
- American self-help writers
- Résumé frauds and controversies
Источник: Mark Victor Hansen