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Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield, American writer, speaker, trainer. Member National Council for Self-Esteem (founder, board directors 1986-1998, advisory board since 1986, National Leadership award 1993), National Speakers Association (Certified Speaking Professional award 1989).

Background

  • Canfield, Jack was born on August 19, 1944 in Fort Worth. Son of Elmer Elwyn and Ellen Waterhouse (Taylor) C.

  • Education

    • He attended high school at Linsly Military Institute, Wheeling, WV, 1962.

      Canfield received a BA in Chinese History from Harvard University and a Masters from University of Massachusetts. He has worked as a teacher, a workshop facilitator, and a psychotherapist.

    Career

    • Educator Clinton (Iowa) Job Corps Center, 1968-1969; director education water closet Stone Foundation, Chicago, 1969-1970; co-director New England Center, Leverett, Massachusetts, 1971-1977; instructor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978-1980; director educational services Insight of Training Seminars, Santa Monica, California, 1981-1983; president Self-Esteem Seminars, Culver City, since 1983, Santa Barbara, since 1983; Chief Executive Officer Chicken Soup for the Soul Ent., since 1998; President Institute Holistic Education, Amherst, 1975-1981; member advisory board The Wyland Foundation, Laguna, California, since 1997. Author: Personalized Learning: Confluent Processes in the Classroom, 1976, Self-Esteem and Peak Performance: A Transcript, 1991, Los Angeles Dodgers Team Esteem Program: A Self-Esteem Curriculum Guide, 1992; co-author: (with hockey club Wells) About Me: A Curriculum for a Developing Self, 1971, Japanese edition, 1977, 100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents, 1976, review edition, 1993, (with others) Self-Esteem in the Classroom: A Curriculum Guide, 1986, (with A. Mecca, et al) Toward A State of Esteem: The Final Report of the California Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility, 1990, (with. F. Siccone) 101 Ways to Develop Student Self-Esteem and Responsibility in the Classroom, Volunteer II: The Power to Succeed in School and Beyond, 1992, volunteer I, 1994, (with M.V. Hansen) Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, 1993, large print edition, 1996, various translations (Abby award American Booksellers Association 1995, other awards, #1 New York Times Best Seller List over 2 years, #1 Publications Weekly Best Seller List over 2 years, others), Dare to Win, 1994, various translations, since 1996, (with K. Goldberg) Follow Your Dreams: A Goals Setting Workbook, 1994, (with M.V. Hansen) A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, 1995, large print edition, 1996, various translations (various awards), The Aladdin Factor: How to Ask for and Get Everything You Want in Life, 1995, various translations, (with M.V. Hansen and D. Von Welanetz Wentworth) Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook: Stories and Recipes from the Heart, 1995, (with M.V. Hansen) A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, 1996, (with J. Miller) Heart at Work: Stories and Strategies for Building Self-Esteem and Reawakening the Soul at Work, 1996, various translations, (with M.V. Hansen) The Chicken Soup for the Soul Journal, 1996, (with M.V. Hansen, P. Aubery, and N. Mitchell) Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Stories of Courage and Inspiration from Those Who Have Survived Cancer, 1996, various translations, (with M.V. Hansen and B. Spilchuk) A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul, 1996, (with M.V. Hansen and P. Hansen) Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul, 1996, Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Shimoff, and J. Hawthorne) Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirits of Women, 1996, various translations, Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women, 1997, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Rutte, M. Rogerson, and T. Clauss) Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work: 101 Stories of Courage Compassion and Creativity in the Workplace, 1996, (with M.V. Hansen, H. McCarty, and M. McCarty) A Fourth Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, 1997, (with M.V. Hansen and K. Kirberger) Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories About Life, Love and Learning, 1997, (with M.V. Hansen and P. Aubery) Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Christians, 1997, (with M.V. Hansen) A Little Sip of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiring Stories of Self-Affirmation, 1997, Another Sip of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Heartwarming Stories of the Love Between Parents and Children, 1997, A Fifth Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Becker, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and C. Kline) Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Pet Lovers, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen and R. Camacho) Chicken Soup for the Country Soul: 101 Stories Served up Country Style and Straight from the Heart, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen, P. Hansen and I. Dunlap) Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Shimoffand J. Hawthorne) A 2nd Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen and K. Kirberger) Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II, 1998, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Journal, 1998, (with M.V. Hansen, M.& C. Donnelly and B. DeAngelis) Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, 1999 (with M.V. Hansen, J. Aubery and M.& C. Donnelly) Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, 1999, (with M.V. Hansen, Ki. Kirberger and D. Clark) Chicken Soup for the College Soul, 1999 (with M.V. Hansen and H. McNamara) Chicken Soup for the Unskinkable Soul, 1999, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Shimoff and J. Hawthorne) Chicken Soup for the Single Soul, 1999, (with M.V. Hansen, M. Becker and Carol Kline) Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul, 1999 (with M.V. Hansen and Don Dible) Chicken Soup for the Dental Soul, 1999, (with P. Meyer, B. Chesser, M.V. Hansen and A. Seeger) Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul, 2000, (with Janet Switzer) The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, 2005, (with M.V. Hansen, P. Aubery and N. Autio) Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul, 2000.

    Politics

    Democrat

    Views

    Quotations: "If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings—everything! This is not easy."

    “Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.”

    “And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to me feet once again - so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.”

    “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

    Membership

    • National Council for Self-Esteem (founder, board directors 1986-98, advisory board 1986?Co, National Leadership award 1993)
      1986 - 1998

    • National Speakers Association (Certified Speaking Professional award 1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, travel, guitar

    Connections

    • Spouse Judy Ohlbaum, 1971 (divorce November 1976). Spouse Georgia Lee Noble, September 9, 1978 (divorce deceased 1999).
    • father: Elmer
    • mother: Ellen
    Jack Canfield
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    Born August 19, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Harvard University
    • 1973
      University Massachusetts
    • 1981
      University Santa Monica
    • 1968 - 1969
      Educator, Clinton (Iowa) Job Corps Center
    • 1969 - 1970
      director, education water closet Stone Foundation
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1977
      co-director New England Center
      Leverett, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      instructor, University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      director, educational services Insight of Training Seminars
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1983
      president, Self-Esteem Seminars
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1983
      president, Self-Esteem Seminars
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1998
      Chief Executive Officer, Chicken Soup for the Soul Ent.
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