About the authors

   

GERRY PREECE is a consultant, writer and speaker with a unique background. After graduating from West Point and serving as an Army officer, he spent twenty-two years at Procter & Gamble, culminating in his role as Global Director of Media and Marketing Sourcing. He then served as Executive Director for a national nonprofit organization before becoming a consultant. He is frequently invited to speak on a number of topics, including organizational culture and health, employee engagement, negotiations skills, the sourcing of marketing services, listening and trust building skills, and how organizational effectiveness hits the bottom line. Gerry has presented to wide range of audiences, from small groups to auditoriums of over a thousand. His audiences have included businesses, trade associations, civic groups, church groups, and academia. He has recently written a memoir, Stories from the Farm on the Hill, and is now working on his next book. Gerry also works with Lynne at Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures.

LYNNE RUHL is founder and CEO of Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures and she is a highly sought-after member of the National Speakers Association. She began her career as part of the Radio and Gift Shop Management Team for the Cincinnati Reds. Lynne stepped back from her career when she became a new mom, at least until she got that phone call in 1983, which brought her to Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy. She spent seventeen years as CGA's Culture Manager and lived the transformation experience that has been the focus of this book. In 2001, Lynne formed Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures as a way to spread the lessons of culture transformation. Lynne speaks to all kinds of groups on a number of culture-related topics, including celebrating the power of "you," managing in the new millennium, how "risk" is not a four letter word, how changing your beliefs can change your life, the remarkable power of listening, and many other topics regarding the importance and development of organizational culture.