Marci Shimoff is co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul. She is also a professional speaker and trainer who, for the last 17 years, has inspired thousands of people with her message of personal and professional growth. She gives seminars and keynote addresses on self-esteem, stress management, communication skill and peak performance. Since 1994, she has specialized in delivering Chicken Soup for the Soul keynote addresses to audiences around the world.

Marci is cofounder and president of The Esteem Group, a company that offers self-esteem and inspirational programs for women. As a top-rated speaker for Fortune 500 companies, Marci's clients have included AT&T, General Motors, Sears, Amoco, American Airlines, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She has also be a featured speaker for numerous professional organizations, universities and women's associations, where she is known for her lively humor and her dynamic delivery.

marci combines her energetic style with a strong knowledge base. She earned her MBA from UCLA; she also studied for one year in the U.S. and Europe to earn an advanced certificate as a stress-management consultant. Since 1989, Marci has studied self-esteem with Jack Canfield, and has assisted in his annual Training of Trainers program for professionals.

In 1983, Marci co-authored a highly acclaimed study of the fifty top business women in America. Since that time, she has specialized in addressing women's audiences, focusing on helping women discover the extraordinary within themselves.

Of all the projects Marci has worked on in her career, none have been as fulfilling as creating Chicken Soup for the Soup books. Currently at work on future editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul, she is thrilled at the opportunity to help touch the hearts and rekindle the spirits of millions of people throughout the world.

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