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Richard L. Godfrey is a co-founder of The Galileo Initiative. Prior to the launch of The Galileo Initiative, Richard worked as a senior international consultant with Franklin Covey where he was recognized as The Consultant with Greatest Value to Clients. Over more than two decades Richard has worked with corporate, government, military and not for profit clients all around the globe. He has specialized in adapting leadership and productivity concepts to the specific needs of his clients and audiences, and is highly sought after as a keynote speaker, training facilitator and management consultant.
In addition to being the lead author of The Seven Laws of Learning: Why Great Leaders are Also Great Teachers, Richard is lead author of Home of the Brave: Confronting and Conquering Challenging Times. He is finishing his latest book, The Death of Trust: How We Lost It & How It Can Be Restored. He is also working on his first novel, The Sixth Tablet, and is co-authoring a book on personal finance titled Respect, Connect, & Collect, due for release in 2010. In addition to his books, Richard has developed over a dozen leadership development and personal productivity training courses taught around the globe.

Gerreld L. Pulsipher is a co-founder of The Galileo Initiative. With a dual degree in journalism and fine arts, he blends extensive experience in writing, graphic design and curriculum design with a life-long interest in history and natural history. His focus in The Galileo Initiative has been on designing training curriculum materials and publications. He was also instrumental in developing the teaching and learning process that forms the underpinning of The Seven Laws of Learning.
Jerry is the co-author of several books, including Gaining Control: Your Key to Freedom and Success (with Robert F. Bennett and Kurt Hanks), Five Secrets to Personal Productivity (with Kurt Hanks and David Pulsipher), Getting Your Message Across (with Kurt Hanks), Tourism: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (with John E. Rosenow), and Pain is Inevitable; Misery is Optional (with Hyrum W. Smith). He also served as chief editor in writing and preparing Home of the Brave: Confronting and Conquering Challenging Times for publication.

Hyrum W. Smith is the principal founder of The Galileo Initiative and former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Franklin Covey Co., Hyrum is a highly sought after keynote speaker and author. For nearly three decades he has been motivating people to see reality more clearly and to gain better control of their personal and professional lives. Hyrum’s speeches and presentations have been acclaimed by American and international audiences.
Hyrum is the author of several nationally published and acclaimed books, including The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, What Matters Most, The Advanced Day Planner User’s Guide, The Modern Gladiator, and is co-author of Home of the Brave: Confronting and Conquering Challenging Times (with Richard L. Godfrey), Pain is Inevitable; Misery is Optional (with Gerreld L. Pulsipher), and Excellence Through Time Management (with Richard Winwood).


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