Robert Maurer, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the UCLA and the University of Washington schools of medicine. He is the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Medicine Residency in Spokane, Washington. He is the author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life (available in 18 languages), The Spirit of Kaizen, and Mastering Fear. Maurer has devoted his professional career to the study of excellence in health, relationship and work. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Navy, The Four Seasons, Canyon Ranch Health Resort, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mazda, Walt Disney Studios and Habitat for Humanity.