Jack Canfield

Co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul

As an internationally-known success coach and speaker, Jack Canfield has been teaching people how to live their dreams and create more joy in their life for over 30 years. Along with co-founder Mark Victor Hansen, he is the co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which USA Today recently named as one the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.

The CEO of the Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, Calif., Jack is also the founder of the Foundation for Self-Esteem in Culver City, Calif. He has conducted intensive personal and professional development seminars on the principles of success for over a million people in 23 countries, and has reached hundreds of thousands more at over 1,000 corporations, universities, professional conferences and conventions.

Over the airwaves, he has been a featured guest on “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Hard Copy,” CNN’s “Talk Back Live,” “20/20,” “Eye to Eye,” “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News.”

In 1990, Jack joined with fellow speaker Mark Victor Hansen to create a collection of the most inspirational, motivational and uplifting stories from their presentations. To reach their goal of 101 stories, they asked other colleagues to submit their personal tales and, after three years, finally compiled the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold over 112 million copies in the US and Canada alone, with titles translated into over 40 languages.

Today, Chicken Soup for the Soul holds the record in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most books on the New York Times bestseller list at one time. A syndicated columnist through King Features Syndicate, Jack's nationally syndicated newspaper column is read in 150 papers worldwide. Chicken Soup for the Soul has been a featured television program for both the PAX and ABC networks, and the company continues to produce specialized merchandise, including Chicken Soup for the Soul pet foods, greetings cards, music and collectibles.

A Harvard graduate with a master’s degree in psychological education, Jack is also the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees. Along with serving as a driving force behind the Chicken Soup for the Soul series for the past 15 years, he has also co-authored eight bestselling books including The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Dare to Win, The Aladdin Factor, You’ve Got to Read This Book and The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business and Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty. For more information, please visit www.chickensoup.com.

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