When he was 16 years old, Nick Rayder received his first official diploma – from the Bower Barber College in New York. He squeaked into college, after a dismal high school career, and there discovered his “right livelihood.” Six years later, Nick held a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and art and a masters in industrial psychology. He then earned a Ph.D. in psychometric measurement and research methodology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Nick has written many articles on early childhood education, special education, measuring work climate, implementing organizational values, and other aspects of organizational development. He loves to teach and has done so at several major
Sandy Fails is a writer and editor living in Crested Butte, Colorado, with her husband, Michael Garren, and son, Christopher. She writes for the Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot newspaper (of which she is part owner) and several national publications, edits the Crested Butte Magazine, and has authored two other non-fiction books, Crested Butte: The Edge of Paradise and The Seasons of Paradise. Raised in Texas, Sandy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in an interdisciplinary honors program at the University of Texas 1979, focusing on journalism, literature and psychology. She began writing about the Life-Planning Approach in 1990 and became an LPA facilitator in 1991.