Your Authors and Mentors

Bill Harris

Bill Harris co-authored the Fresh Start Paraliminal and founded Centerpointe Research Institute.

Bill, who passed away in 2018, had been involved in personal development since the 1970s as a seeker, teacher, public speaker, author, musician, composer, therapist, workshop leader, and business owner. A student of ancient and modern research into the nature of the mind, he had studied and practiced a variety of traditional and modern transformational techniques and approaches with a variety of teachers.

Bill was a private pilot, flying a Piper Malibu Mirage, and was CEO of Mercury Aviation, LLC. He had played saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano professionally for over 30 years. He has two children: Brisa, born in 1984, and Evan, born in 1993.

Bill had been frequently invited to present at scientific forums and conferences across the U.S., and over the years had taught a wide range of workshops and seminars. He was president and Director of Centerpointe Research Institute and President of The New You Enterprises, Inc. Prior to that he had conducted his own private therapy practice utilizing cognitive therapies and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor worked with Paul Scheele to create our Power Thinking Paraliminal. Bob was a legendary life coach, transformational leader, best-selling author, and the most colorful teacher of The Secret.

Bob's entire life focus was on helping people create lush lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships, and spiritual awareness through the transference of information and experience.

Bob was widely regarded as one of the living masters and teachers of The Law of Attraction and has worked in the area of mind potential for five decades. He is the best-selling author of You Were Born Rich, and had transformed the lives of millions through his books, seminars, courses and personal coaching.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy and Paul teamed up to create the Focus and Concentration Paraliminal. Brian is one of the most well-known sales trainers and experts on entrepreneurship in the world, and what he knows can change anyone's life.

Brian addresses more than 450,000 people each year throughout the world on leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness, and business strategy. He says the single most important thing YOU can do every day is stay focused on your top goals. Brian calls this Focal Point Thinking.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

Hale Dwoskin

Hale Dwoskin is co-creator of the Letting Go Paraliminal and New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method. He is the founder of Sedona Training Associates.

Hale co-founded the company in 1996 to teach courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by his mentor, Lester Levenson. The Sedona Method, a scientifically proven technique, has helped hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world to let go of their fear, anger, depression, grief, jealousy or any other emotion or emotional issue on the spot -- and to create a life filled with the happiness, success, peace, prosperity and emotional well-being they desire.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is a wondrous example of how living the Law of Attraction allows you to use the power of your thoughts to improve your life, achieve your wildest dreams, and realize your only limitation is yourself. As the beloved originator of the billion-dollar Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which Time Magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade," Jack is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

He is America's leading expert in creating peak performance and a compelling, empowering and compassionate coach who for the past 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams through his best-selling books, training programs, and his featured role as a teacher in the hit movie The Secret.

Jack, a Harvard graduate, is one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing the specific methodology and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results. In 2004 he founded the Transformational Leadership Council as a way for thought leaders, speakers, authors, coaches, trainers, researchers, and consultants to enhance their effectiveness in the world.

There are few people as qualified to teach you how to get the most out of your life. Jack Canfield is author of the Effortless Success personal learning course and Living the Law of Attraction Paraliminal.

Janet Luhrs

Janet Luhrs worked with Paul Scheele to create the Simplicity Paraliminal. Simplicity is about creating a life of ease and enjoyment and a feeling that there is time for what matters. That’s exactly what Janet Luhrs did:

Janet once lived as a crazy, busy, new lawyer, married and with two kids, a nonstop schedule, and a big mortgage. Then she stopped…took a breath…and exhaled. Janet created a more calm, centered, and pleasurable life. Eventually she gave up her law career, simplified her life, and began teaching others how to get off the treadmill, too.

She started a newsletter, Simple Living, which quickly caught the attention of the media. Her best-selling book, The Simple Living Guide, has been called “the bible of the simplicity movement.” Her follow-up book, Simple Loving, tracks the connection between simplicity and loving relationships.

Janet has appeared in nearly all the major media in the United States and Canada, including Oprah, Donahue, Maria Schriver, Peter Jennings World News Tonight, and NPR, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal and countless others.

JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert who teaches clients how to lose weight, reclaim their health, and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is the author of four New York Times best-selling books: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her book Miracle Mindset: Show Up. Step Up. You Are Stronger Than You Think explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. JJ is also a business coach and founder of the Mindshare Summit, a premier health entrepreneur event and community.

Ken Honda

Helping other people create a healthier and happier relationship with “happy money” became Ken’s primary focus after his retirement as a multimillionaire—at the ripe young age of 29. That was a quarter century ago, and Ken has since shared his wisdom with millions of people, leading to more successful and happier lives and abundant communities the world over.


Ken Honda is the author of more than 60 best-selling books on life work, life balance, wealth, and happiness, including Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money, which serves as the basis for the Happy MoneyParaliminal he co-created with Paul Scheele.

Considered Japan’s “bestselling zen millionaire,” Ken has also translated more than 30 books into Japanese from English. His 8-Step Guide to Happiness & Prosperitylaunched his career as an expert in happiness and money.

Ken brings a distinct perspective to business, finance, and self-help in both the Japanese and American arenas, helping people change their lives through his mentoring programs, healing workshops, business seminars, and courses.

Ken studied law at one of Japan’s leading private universities. He is a financial specialist who owns and manages numerous businesses, including an accounting company, management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. He hosts one of the most downloaded podcasts in Japan.

Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols, teacher of The Secret, is a dynamic international motivational speaker and powerful advocate of personal empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC which is recognized by many as the most comprehensive empowerment skills program available today for teen self-development.

Despite being labeled "one of the worst writers" by her English teacher, she's landed two major book publishing deals with the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She's appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, an expert Life Coach on NBC’s hit show, "Starting Over" as well as one of the leading teachers featured on the international hit DVD, "The Secret."

Her highly sought after no-holds-barred messages are delivered with powerful intensity as she connects through her candid conversational style with employees of major corporations, members of empowerment groups, entrepreneurs, small business owners, educators, teens, and anyone who has the pleasure to attend one of her many standing room only presentations.

Lisa is author of You Deserve It! Paraliminal and the No Matter What! personal learning course.

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author who has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work.

Lynne is founder of the Soul of Money Institute, a center for exploring and sharing the best practices, theories, and attitudes that enable people to relate to money and the money culture with greater freedom, power, and effectiveness. She also co-founded The Pachamama Alliance, a social profit (nonprofit) organization whose mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Her book The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life has been translated into nine languages.

Marci Shimoff

Marci Shimoff is the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six bestselling titles in the series have met with stunning success, selling more than 13 million copies worldwide in 33 languages and have been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 108 weeks. Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. In addition, she’s a featured teacher in the international film and book phenomenon, The Secret.

As an acclaimed authority on success and happiness, Marci is often approached by media for her insights and advice. She has been on more than 500 national and regional television and radio shows and has been interviewed for over 100 newspaper articles nationwide. Her writing has appeared in national women's magazines, including Ladies Home Journal and Woman's World.

Marci has authored the Happy for No Reason Paraliminal and the Happy for No Reason personal learning course.

Paul R. Scheele

"You are brilliant beyond your imagination!"

Paul R. Scheele, co-founder of Learning Strategies, has facilitated this realization in millions of lives. He guides people to achieve extraordinary results in relationships, work, money and health. Paul is an expert on learning how to learn to tap the other 90% of your mind. He believes everyone has an inner genius just waiting to be awakened.

Paul is the developer of programs such as PhotoReading, Natural Brilliance, Genius Code, Abundance for Life, the Paraliminals, and many other courses to stimulate personal and professional success. These programs allow people to go beyond what the logical mind believes possible.

Paul shows you how to access your full potential using powerful learning strategies. His unique combination of expertise includes degrees in Biology and Learning and Human Development plus a rich background in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), accelerated learning, preconscious processing, and universal energy. Paul's uses his specialized knowledge to deliver leading-edge, thought-provoking programs and helps people acquire information many times faster than through traditional methods. His programs provide the rare experience of tapping the vast innate potential of the mind to attain more success in life. Sharing how to activate these rich resources within the mind and connecting this natural power with spiritual wisdom is Paul's passion.

Paul fosters the achievement of desired outcomes and the realization of greater abundance in people's lives. Learning how to learn through Paul's programs enhances everything you study, including programs by other authors. His teachings are scientifically based and access the highest realms of human potential. Paul's programs contribute the critical knowledge that makes all the difference in attaining real success in today's ever changing and challenging world.

Stewart Emery

Stewart Emery worked hand-in-hand with Paul to create the Success Built to Last Paraliminal. Stewart is co-author of the best-selling book by the same name, Success Built to Last and is considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential Movement. He co-founded Actualizations, led seminars in dozens of countries, and coached over 12,000 people in the last three decades.

Since the 1970s Stewart has been a force to be reckoned with in the self-help industry, especially in the area that relates with leadership, performance, and self-improvement. Over the last 15 years Stewart has led thousands of employees and hundreds of managers around the world through Vision/Values/Strategy/Leadership initiatives.

Aside from work, Stewart’s portfolio of passions also includes aviation (he and his wife Joan are both instrument rated pilots and fly a Beechcraft Bonanza), jazz, Baroque music, travel, technology, and coffee. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Stewart lives by the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Joan.

Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy, who worked with Paul on the Talking to Win and Peak Performance Paraliminals, believes anyone can become an outstanding communicator. For 21 years as a corporate consultant, speaker, author, trainer, and coach – Tom has successfully taught hundreds of thousands of people how to dramatically increase their level of performance in business and in life.

In 1986, Tom began working with Anthony Robbins. He became the Robbins Research national sales manager. In 1993, Tom founded Thomas McCarthy & Associates, a training and consulting firm which works closely with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to coaching and training peak performers in business, Tom has also been hired to work with Olympic Gold Medalists as well as several World Champion athletes and teams. Tom resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California with his wife Stacy and their two children.