Improvement of himself and others has been a driving force in the life and career of RAYMOND H. SCUDDER (Ray). Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has enjoyed a distinguished forty-five-year career as a human resources and quality improvement professional. A graduate of the University of Southern California with a BS Degree in Public Administration, he is also a Six Sigma certified process improvement specialist. Ray served as director of human resources for one of the largest medical centers in the state of Oregon and then as vice president of human resources and quality management for one of the largest medical centers in the state of Washington. In 1994 he founded Human Resources Consulting & Training which provided consulting and employee training programs to over 30 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest and served as its president until retiring in 2006. He and his wife, Jan, live in Lake Stevens, Washington.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It wasn't a story but rather an essay I wrote in high school. I remember it very well because there was a national essay contest and my essay “Why I Want to Go to College” won first place. That got me a $5000 scholarship, free trip to New York City & Washington D.C. and my essay was printed in the U.S. Congressional Record.
How many books have you written?
So far, I’ve only written two. My first book “How to Improve Your Life” was meant, not to entertain readers, but to help them. I learned at an early age that the best way to get the things you want in life is to always keep focused on what you want. This book provides a process for doing that. My second book “No Limit Texas Hold’em – 50 Winning Tips was more of a fun ebook. I’m an avid poker player and this book provides the tips that have helped me the most. As you might surmise, I enjoy writing about things that can help others improve.
A must-read for anyone who wants to improve their life. The author provides a life-changing Improvement Process - a simple 6-step method anyone can use to achieve whatever they want plus expert advice on how to:
• live a healthy life
• build and strengthen relationships
• boost your career
• achieve personal financial success
• maximize your ability to accomplish whatever you want to do