About Janet Bray Attwood
From her own remarkable experiences, Janet created the profoundly impactful Passion Test process. This simple, yet effective tool has transformed thousands of lives all over the world and is the basis of the NY Times bestseller she co-authored with Chris Attwood. Janet is a living example of what it means to live a passionate, fully engaged life.
Her newest book, Your Hidden Riches – Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose is based on her personal experiences of the power of the rituals that have been an integral part of her life since she was a teenager.
A celebrated transformational leader, Janet has shared the stage with people like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Prize winner F.W. deKlerk, Stephen R. Covey, Jack Canfield, Tony Hsieh and many others.
Her personal stories of following her passions, of the transformations which people like Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield have experienced with The Passion Test, and the practical, simple exercises she takes people through to discover their own passions are a few of the reasons she gets standing ovations wherever she presents.
Together, Janet and Chris have given hundreds of presentations and taken thousands of people through The Passion Test process, in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, India, Nepal, and Europe. In addition, they have trained almost 1,200 Passion Test facilitators in more than 50 countries who are roving ambassadors for their work.
Janet is the golden connector on the team. She has always had the gift of connecting with people, no matter what their status or position. From the influential and powerful, to the rich and famous, to lepers and AIDS patients, to the Saints of India, Nepal, the Philippines and elsewhere—to anyone who is seeking to live their destiny, Janet bonds with every single person, and the stories she shares are inspiring, mind-boggling, uplifting and very real.
Janet has interviewed some of the most successful people in the world. Her guests have included Stephen Covey, Denis Waitley, Robert Kiyosaki, Neale Donald Walsch, Paula Abdul, Director David Lynch, Richard Paul Evans, Barbara DeAngelis, marketing guru Jay Abraham, singer Willie Nelson, Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Tony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne and many others. These live teleconference interviews have attracted listeners from all parts of the globe.
An engaging, dynamic, and impassioned presenter Janet has been a professional speaker, writer, trainer, entrepreneur and coach for more than 30 years. Starting in 1974 when she was Vice-President of Yes to Success seminars, to her current work leading The Passion Test seminars, Discover Your Destiny seminars and Passion Test Certification programs, she has had the gift of inspiring and uplifting participants from wherever they are.
It was as a result of taking The Passion Test with Janet that Jack Canfield recognized his passion to be part of a spiritual leaders’ network and out of that came the Transformational Leadership Council. Janet and Chris are both founding members of that organization whose 100+ members serve over 10 million people in the self-development world. As leaders in the personal development and transformational industry, they are also founding members of the Expert’s Industry Association.
Janet has a global reach. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sage Foundation in Mumbai, India (www.thesagefoundation.com). This organization is building sustainable communities that provide enlightened education to children and wealth generating skills training to their families.
Janet is an International Ambassador and representative for the David Lynch Foundation founded by the famed director (www.davidlynchfoundation.org), and for the World Peace Flame Foundation based in The Hague, Netherlands (www.worldpeaceflame.org).
Janet Bray Attwood makes magic happen. Her presentations hold audiences spellbound. Her programs attract people from all over the globe. Through her magnetic charisma she is touching the lives of millions of people around the world.
About Chris Attwood
Chris is the master strategist on the Attwood team. With an MBA degree, he is an experienced manager and marketer.
Over the past 30 years, he has been the managing executive of fifteen companies. He has sold millions of dollars in consulting and training services to companies like Sprint, Dell Computer, Ford Motor Company, Royal Bank of Canada, Mellon Bank, and others.
In addition to guiding The Passion Test to the top of the bestseller lists, Chris, along with his business partner and ex-wife, Janet Bray Attwood, have played a significant role in some of the major alliances in the transformational industry.
In 2005, one of Janet and Chris’ students, named Rhonda Byrne, contacted Chris about a new film she was producing which she said would change the world. Chris and Janet were both so impressed with what they heard they spent the following months arranging 70% of the interviews for the movie, The Secret. The movie has now been seen by over 200 million people worldwide and the book became a #1 NY Times bestseller. It has now sold over 21 million copies.
In 2001, Chris and Janet partnered with Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author, Mark Victor Hansen, and #1 NY Times bestselling author, Robert G. Allen at their invitation, to create the Enlightened Millionaire Program. Chris and Janet were personally responsible for selling more than 80,000 copies of Mark and Bob’s NY Times bestseller, The One Minute Millionaire – The Enlightened Way to Wealth.
Chris structured and implemented a unique marketing agreement with T. Harv Eker which worked so well that Harv eventually used it to help propel his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, to the top of the NY Times bestseller list.
Chris and Janet ‘s alliance building skills are legendary and their innovative approaches have not only attracted some of the top authors, speakers and celebrities as guests to their programs, but their work is used as a model for online marketing courses.
They took their own book, The Passion Test, from an ebook to a #1 bestseller online to a New York Times bestseller. They have now trained over 1,200 Passion Test facilitators in more than 50 countries. As a result, The Passion Test has become the #1 tool used world wide to discover passion and purpose.
Based on his corporate consulting and training background, Chris designed the Passion Test programs for business (which have reached companies like Oppenheimer Funds, Bank of Montreal and others).
He was the primary creator and designer of the Alliance Secrets product which teaches the principles he and Janet have used to leverage their success.
Chris is also an expert in the field of human consciousness. He spent 11 years in extended meditation, doing research into the structure of human awareness. His insights and deep understanding of the nature of human development provide a profound basis for the wisdom he and Janet share in their books, presentations and programs.
In addition, Chris has studied the ancient rituals of the Vedic tradition of India in depth, including the meaning and philosophy behind them. This experience played a significant role in the principles and models described in Chris and Janet’s latest book, Your Hidden Riches – Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose, to be released by Harmony Books on October 21, 2014.
He lives in Germany with his wife of eight years, their six-year and three-year old girls and a baby boy.
About Sylva Dvorak, PhD
Dr. Sylva is a transformational counselor, humanitarian, and author who maintains a part-time private counseling practice while serving as a Partner in One World Projects, Inc. (an international compassionate and fair trade organization that creates economic self-sufficiency for individuals and communities around the world).
Sylva received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her PhD from Beurin University in Los Angeles. She is also on the faculty of Beurin University.
Sylva has developed programs for numerous Fortune 100-500 clients including, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amway, Prudential, Herbalife, ARCO, HealthNet, Success for Kids Foundation, and Deloitte & Touche.
With a Ph.D. in Psychoneurology and Integrative Healing, Sylva is a mind-body specialist that is able to guide her clients to create new neural pathways using specific processes and rituals to establish a basis of harmony that can transform their well-being on every level. Her passionate enthusiasm for her patients is felt by everyone she touches and she's been called a "master at the language of the heart."
As an author, she has published numerous articles; contributed to several books, is the co-author of “HealthFairs for the Healthy Workforce” (WELCOA Publishers) and is co-author of Your Hidden Riches - Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a of Life of Meaning and Purpose with Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood.
Sylva has worked with top corporate executives, spoken at international corporate events, and spoken to audiences from health care professionals to the general public and has shared the stage with Don Miguel Ruiz, Marci Schimoff, Janet Bray Attwood, Chris Attwood, Phil Town, Marcia Weider, and numerous others.
Sylva's commitment to help others find their personal freedom goes back to her experiences as a young child. She and her family escaped from what was then Czechoslovakia during the Soviet Union occupation and at that time she spent time in refugee camps. As far back as she can remember, Sylva had mystical experiences and past life memories. Starting from a very young age, Sylva was fascinated by rituals. At the age of 13, she directly experienced uniting with the Light of Source, which turned her in the direction of studying numerous spiritual philosophies and practices, including ancient rituals and ceremonies.
Sylva lives what she teaches, she is devoted to her daily spiritual and physical practice, while her academic, professional, and personal life is integrated with authenticity and love. She is passionate about merging spiritual wisdom with scientific understanding of the body and mind and how that can lead to healing and inner transformation.
It is Sylva’s deep understanding of human nature, a life-time of personal experiences and study and application of ritual, and a commitment to a life of contribution that added to the breath and depth to Your Hidden Riches, Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose.