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About The Authors

R. Kelly Crace, Ph.D.

Kelly is the Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness and the Director for the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence (CMAX) at William & Mary. He is a licensed psychologist and the co-author of Authentic Excellence, Authentic Excellence for Organizations, and the Life Values Inventory. He has published and presented in the areas of values, flourishing, resilience, life role development & transition, and organizational development. He is president of Applied Psychology Resources and has conducted over three thousand seminars for organizations.

He has served as director of two college mental health centers at Duke University and William & Mary. He received his academic and clinical training from Vanderbilt University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Kelly was the recipient of the President’s Award for Service to the Community and the Chambers-Reid Award for Professional Excellence at William & Mary.

Duane Brown, Ph.D.

Duane Brown is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His scholarship specialties are career development and consultation. He has been the author or coauthor of over 120 professional works including books, book chapters, manuals, research studies, and articles. He edited Counselor Education and Supervision for three years and has served on the editorial boards of three other journals. Dr. Brown has served on numerous state, regional and national committees. He has also served as president of the North Carolina Career Development Association, the North Carolina Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, the North Carolina Counseling Association, and the National Career Development Association.

He is currently serving on the Board of the National Career Development Association as Trustee-at-Large. He has twice received the North Carolina Career Development Association's Roy N. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to career development. He also received the North Carolina Counseling Association's highest award, the Ella Stephens Barrett Leadership Award, as well as their Distinguished Service Award. He has received numerous other awards for his professional contributions including the Association of Counselor Education's President's Award. In 1998, the University of British Columbia selected him to serve in their Noted Scholars program. In 2002, he was among the first group to become fellows in the National Career Development Association.