Michael Pantalon is an award-winning faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as being a motivational coach, consultant, speaker and therapist. He has taught people from all walks of life, including business executives, lifestyle coaches, parents, teachers, sales reps and probation officers. He has consulted with General Electric, Schering-Plough, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., served as CEO of Goldman Sachs (1999-2006), 74th secretary of the U.S. Treasury (2006-2009), and chairman of the Nature Conservancy (2004-2006). He has sat across the bargaining table from countless Chinese politicians and CEOs as a banker, a statesman, and an environmentalist. Since leaving Washington, the former Treasury secretary has worked on bridging the gap between the U.S. and China through the Paulson Institute, which he describes not as a think tank but as a "think and do" tank.
Les Pockell is an editor for an American publishing house and lives in Westchester County, New York.