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Germaine and Jed have also co-authored Coach Anyone About Anything: How to Help People Succeed in Business and Life, Volume 1; the bestselling humor book series Coaching Soup for the Cartoon Soul; The Power of Coaching: The Secrets of Achievement; The Power of Coaching: Managing the Time of Your Life; and the CD series Ask The Coaches. They are the creators of CoachLab® and the Eagle's View® time transformation and outcome management workshops. Jed and Germaine serve as lecturers in the Practice of Executive Education, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX. Germaine enjoys running marathons, yoga, strength training, and cycling. She finds relaxation in reading, cooking all types of food, and spoiling her nieces and nephews. Jed enjoys, running, cartooning, reading, cycling, and appreciating classic automobiles. They love traveling together and volunteering for youth mentoring programs. Germaine and Jed have been married 21 years and reside in Houston, Texas, with their dogs Gus and Mitzi. Germaine is President of Eagle's View Consulting. She specializes in working with organizations to produce performance breakthroughs in productivity and leadership engagement. Her 23 years of consulting experience is in the design and delivery of training programs that incorporate clients specific developmental needs, such as Rapid Work Redesign, productivity breakthroughs, employee engagement, coaching, and communication skills. She coaches executives, individuals, and groups at all levels to deliver high-impact business results. Her consulting work is multicultural, including work in Europe, Indonesia, Israel, and Canada. Some of the industries Germaine has consulted in are real estate, insurance, sales, forest products, law, manufacturing, mining, and energy. She has also worked with teams of labor and management personnel to produce breakthrough results. Germaine holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from The American University in Washington, D.C., and the NTL Institute (National Training Laboratories). She was recognized as a Top Ten Business Woman for the American Business Women Association in 2006 and received the Federation of Professional Business Women s Woman of Excellence award in 2008. Edward (Jed) Niederer, III Jed is Vice President of Sales Effectiveness at National Oilwell Varco. He has coached executives, managers, teams, and entrepreneurs to breakthrough performance for 30 years. A skillful program developer and deliverer, Jed has created and led courses and workshops in personal effectiveness, communication, leadership, sales, and coaching for more than 100,000 people in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, South America, and Australia. Jed's consulting and coaching career has included work in mining, manufacturing, energy, insurance, computer, forest products, and healthcare industries. He has successfully managed projects involving a wide range of large-scale change methodologies, including Rapid Work Redesign, high-impact work teams, and breakthrough process reengineering. After earning a B.A. in Communications & Advertising from the University of Washington in Seattle, Jed entered the life insurance business and was a million-dollar producer his first year. At age 24 he was appointed the youngest-ever agency manager for Provident Mutual Life, eventually leading his associates to win the President's Trophy. Jed holds a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He served as a Second Lieutenant and aviator in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps.