As the Director of Behavioral Sciences for Family Medicine Spokane and a faculty member with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Maurer has studied how individuals, families, and organizations sustain their excellence in health,relationship, and work. His presentations on success have reached audiences as diverse as corporations, hospital patients and staff, theatrical companies, government agencies, and the US Navy. He has served as a consultant to Walt Disney Studios, the US Airforce, Canyon Ranch Health Spa, Costco, American Express, Four Seasons Hotels, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Habitat for Humanity, and BP. His book on creativity and change is entitled, “One Small Step can Change Your Life.” His work as a clinical psychologist has resulted in the development of an extensive series of programs designed to meet the challenges of building and sustaining excellence and well being. Dr. Maurer is the founder of The Science of Excellence, a consulting firm.