About the Authors
Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.
For his work in making television accessible to our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also chosen as the International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.
Chris Wright, Ph.D.
Dr. Wright is the founder, President and CEO of Reliant. He led the development of Reliant’s end-to-end Talent Management solutions and assessments. Over 1000 companies globally utilize one of Reliant’s talent management solutions.
Dr. Wright works with many Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions. His work with these organizations includes working with key C-Level and HR executives to align talent and business strategies, helping define and measure employee engagement, developing effective hiring strategies and integrating talent management technology and processes.
Dr. Wright received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa. He has been a frequent presenter, speaker and panelist at conferences such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, and Society for Human Resource Management. He has co-authored research articles in the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is also the 2012 President of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA) a SHRM Chapter Affiliate.