Ike Lasater is a cofounder of Words That Work, a consulting and training firm that helps organizations achieve results through better communication and collaboration, and a cofounder of Yoga Journal magazine. He is a former board member for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and for the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California. He lives in San Francisco. Julie Stiles completed a Master's degree in Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University. She has a background in education and technology, and currently works as a writer helping professionals articulate and shape their ideas for publication. She also has completed a manuscript on the process of transformation of consciousness. Julie has studied Nonviolent Communication through JFKU as well as with Marshall Rosenberg, Ike Lasater, and John Kinyon.