Mark Andreas grew up in the Rocky Mountains, led wilderness trips throughout his college years, and from 2006-2008 he worked as a counselor/trip leader for the Monarch Center for Family Healing, a wilderness therapy company. At Monarch Mark led groups of troubled youth on three-week-long backpacking expeditions throughout the western United States, facilitating both individual therapy and group process on a round-the-clock basis while also teaching wilderness skills. Since working at Monarch, Mark has been in private practice offering Personal Change Coaching to individuals around the world, meeting both in-person and over Skype to help people achieve life-goals and resolve limitations using NLP, Core Transformation, and other methods for personal transformation and development (www.markandreas.com). Mark offers custom trainings nationally, is an instructor of NLP at Red Rocks Community College, and a trainer for the NLP of the Rockies' Real World Integrated NLP Practitioner Training program. His previous book, Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 stories of creative and compassionate ways out of conflict, is a collection of true stories of creative responses to conflict, endorsed by Dan Millman and William Ury.