Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a highly sought after speaker at corporate, financial services, and direct sales conventions. His national bestseller, The Go-Giver has been heralded as a new business classic. It’s been translated into 19 languages and has already soared past the 200,000 copies sold mark. His critically acclaimed book, Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales has also sold over 200,000 copies and continues to be used as a training manual for top sales organizations throughout the world.



Q: What books have helped you?

I like personal development classics such as:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

 The Science Of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

 Peace, Power & Plenty by Orison Swett Marden

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Sometimes just a few lines of a book can change a life. Here are some examples:

  • In The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield writes that everyone has a personal drama. By identifying my dramas, and those of others, I gradually lessened their effect on me.
  • In The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck’s first paragraph says, “Life is difficult…once we truly understand and accept it … then life is no longer difficult.” This one insight alone has helped me effectively deal with many of life’s challenges.
  • In Psycho-Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz says we have an “… automatic guidance system… [like] a self-aiming torpedo or missile …” that is programmed to succeed (or fail) in specific areas of our lives. What a great lesson: change your program and you can change your life.

Q: Who are your mentors? What have you learned from them?

My main mentors are my parents who taught me how to live life by way of their love and wonderful example. I recently gave a talk in Rhode Island that my cousin and her husband attended. Afterwards, she came up to me and exclaimed, “Bob, it’s unbelievable. Hearing you speak is just like listening to Uncle Sumner (my dad).” That’s the nicest compliment I could ever receive. I often feel as though I’m taking my dad’s message and sharing it with a wider audience through books such as The Go-Giver. For example, it’s interesting that many people believe you can either be nice or finish first. However, the vast majority of successful people have enormous integrity, which contributed to their achievements. My dad is one such example. My mission is to teach people that the more they give through adding value to others, the more they will prosper. I have had other mentors who come at just the right time to help me in specific areas. As the Talmud says, “Who is wise? One who learns from all people (Wisdom of the Fathers).”

Q:  What do you do when you get out of balance?

I return to consciousness by asking, “Is this really a big deal?” It’s usually not. In his book, The Science Of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles has a whole chapter on gratitude. Gratitude is the single best way to remain connected to the Source of all. For example, the first line of my morning prayer is, “I express my gratitude to You the King Who is alive and always exists for returning my soul to me with compassion.” In Yogi Berra style, I would say, “We need to stay conscious to be conscious.”

Q: How do you balance planning with remaining open to opportunity?

While I set goals, I try and stay conscious of not being attached to specific results. I believe this is the best way to remain open to other opportunities that come along.

Q: What would you like to be written on your tombstone?

“He made people feel good about themselves.” Doing this feels very natural to me and is another one of those traits I learned from emulating my dad. I believe that making people feel genuinely good about themselves is one of the greatest Mitzvahs (good deeds) someone can do. Hopefully, I do this enough. I’m never sure.

For more information on Bob Burg and his bestselling books The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More and Endless Referrals, please visit You can download the first chapter of each book for free!


Skip Lackey

Skip Lackey first took an interest in emotional release work when he was an actor, director and producer in New York and Los Angeles. His interest led him to work with leaders in the field like Coach Tony Robbins through whom he met Brandon Bays, founder of The Journey. The Journey is a transformational process for clearing old emotional patterns and cellular memories so you can awaken to your full health and potential. Bays created The Journey after healing spontaneously from a basketball-sized tumor in only six and a half weeks.

Key to her recovery was an eight-person healing team that included Lackey. When Bays moved to Europe, she asked him to teach The Journey in North America. So for the last ten years, he and his wife Kristine have given over a thousand Journey Intensive workshops in the U.S. and Canada. They started with individuals but soon were invited to teach in corporations and government agencies like the Canadian Judicial System.

To address the needs of organizations, Lackey created Conscious Company Worldwide. Its visionary leadership programs help professionals live their company’s mission and values. Everyone from executives to employees learn how to release emotional blocks and fears so they can lead with authenticity, confidence and passion. They also start moving past “me” consciousness into “we” consciousness, which contributes to dramatic improvements in organizational effectiveness.

Lackey currently is working with a company in Michigan whose industry has seen little growth the last two decades. After participating in Visionary Leadership, its income increased forty percent in one year. Success came from focusing on “we” metrics around unleashing the consciousness and creativity of team members rather than looking at productivity and efficiency alone.

“We live in a time when science and spirituality are coming together, with biology and quantum physics demonstrating how consciousness can improve our individual well-being, as well as the peace and prosperity of society as a whole,” says Lackey.  Lackey recently interviewed Bestselling author Dr. Bruce Lipton whose research shows how changing our beliefs can improve our cellular health (to see the interview, please visit He’s also writing a book called Evolution Unlimited that gives readers a road map for overcoming blocks to accelerate human evolution.

Lackey’s committed to “helping people open to possibility.” So he’s teaching the Journey Intensive Workshop this September 17 to 18 in Arvada with an Advanced Skills day on September 19.  He’s also invited Brandon Bays’ husband Kevin Billet to teach Stop The Food Fight on October 14 to 16 in Arvada. The workshop is designed to help people release blocks that keep them struggling with their weight. Billet personally battled with food for decades before finally freeing himself through Journeywork.

For more information on The Journey USA, please visit or contact or (866) 860-0900. For more information on Conscious Company Worldwide, please visit or contact or (973) 680-0271.


“The world is nothing more or less than the consciousness I use to see it.” Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen, M.A., is the author of twenty-two popular inspirational books and CDs, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the award winning A Deep Breath of Life, and the classic Are You as Happy as Your Dog? He is a contributing writer for The New York Times number one best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his books have been translated into twenty-three foreign languages. His work has been featured on and in 101 Top Experts. Alan’s monthly column, From the Heart, appears in magazines internationally, along with his interviews. Alan is a respected keynoter and seminar leader for professional meetings in the fields of personal growth, inspiration, holistic health, human relations, and achievement of work/life balance. He conducts Life Mastery Trainings around the world and is the founder of All About U, a university without walls dedicated to higher learning for the higher self. Alan is a faculty member of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and appears regularly on national radio and television. Alan brings a warm blend of wisdom, intimacy, humor, and vision to the path of personal, professional, and spiritual growth. He loves to extract lessons from the practical experiences of daily living and find beauty in the seemingly mundane. Many readers and seminar participants have reported that his teachings have brought them deep encouragement and empowerment, and inspired them to believe in themselves and achieve new levels of success in their personal and professional lives.

Q. How did these experiences change you?

A. I felt freer and lighter. I trusted more. When I was in Bali in the early 1990s, I lost ten pounds in two weeks. And it was not like I was really overweight, but I had just lightened up. I realized that when I lightened up spiritually, I also lightened up physically without even trying. The bottom line is that I just felt more connected to others, the universe, and life. I discovered that God was in my heart, not sitting on a distant cloud somewhere.

Q. What are your specific experiences around up-leveling consciousness?

A. It’s the best question because the answer goes the deepest. My purpose in life, besides sheer joy, is to up-level my consciousness. The world that I see out there is nothing more or less than the consciousness I am using to see it. When I recognize the presence of God in that moment, I am upgrading not just my consciousness, but also the consciousness of the planet. When we pray for people or send love or mediate, what we are doing is learning to look at life through the eyes of God. And God does not see lack, pain, fear, starvation, hunger, or loss of any kind. God consciousness is simple wholeness, oneness, and joy.

Two things happen when I come from the perspective of oneness. First, I feel better because I am lined up with my natural knowing and can see life as it is. Second—and here’s the fun part—events, people, and experiences actually shift as my consciousness does. That’s the miracle factor because we do not know exactly how that works. But, as Wayne Dyer says, “. . . change the way you see the world and the world you see will change.” It does not change because you think it does; it changes because you thought it did and then actual events manifested around that. So up-leveling my consciousness is my gift to the planet, which flows to everyone I think about, see, touch, and know.


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