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Meet Dr. Cheryl Lentz: International Best Selling Author, Speaker, Consultant, Professor, and CEO

Here's another inside peek into the life of one of Rebecca's radio show guests. You can find Dr. Lentz doing her thing as the CEO and Chief Refractive Thinker(R) of Refractive Thinker(R). The purpose of the Refractive Thinker(R) Trademark Press is to get research off the coffee table and out of the hallowed halls of academia to put doctoral research into

the hands of business owners who can impact change. We want to help our authors expertise and valuable research have a greater impact while positioning themselves as a Best Selling Author and expert of influence. Let's hear more about her vision and passion...

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~Why is this a special year in your organization?

The Refractive Thinker series is in its 10th year. With 15 awards to its credit, we are launching two special anniversary editions (Vol XIV: HealthCare and Vol XV: NonProfit) as Best Selling Books to position our doctoral scholars powerfully.

~What are some of the unique opportunities you provide authors in your powerful series?

Our book series solves many of the publishing challenges facing academic scholars at the doctoral level in particular. First, authors own their own copyright - a practice not often allowed in peer reviewed journals. We believe strongly that our authors should own their writing with their own copyright. Our

book series is also peer reviewed. As far as we know, we are the only academic book series with these features. We also are far more timely than the traditional peer reviewed process, often publishing our seriesin 4 to 6 months. Finally, we offer succinctness and clarity for the reader by offering chapters that are an executive summary (300-4400 words) of much larger dissertation research projects well over 150-600 pages or more. The goal is to be very clear regarding the problem the research focused on, the results, AND most importantly recommendations as thoughts from the Academic Entrepreneur of how one can benefit from these results. This series also encourages collaboration of authors from around the globe to join forces to write together as coauthors for each chapter.

~Why is it important to be published in the ways that you uniquely provide?

Academic research is meant to shape the future conversation of problems faced by society; more than simply a doctoral scholar completing their quest to earn their doctorate degree. Too much research tends to get stuck in academia; our goal is to ensure that scholars have a platform to share their research with the world as well as in a more easily digestible format for the non academic reader and business owner.

~What are some of the upcoming anthologies that people could consider being a part of? (You can have up to 200 words for this questions.)

The Refractive Thinker® Vol XIV: Health Care: The Impact on Leadership, Business, and Education.

Coming Spring 2018. Join contributing scholars as they discuss current research regarding health care and the impact on leadership, business, and education. This volume will continue to shape the conversation regarding the future success of the economy as part of leading the business and educational landscape as society navigates these turbulent waters

The Refractive Thinker® Vol XV: Non Profits: Strategies for Effective Management

Coming Spring 2018. Join contributing scholars as they discuss current research regarding the area of non profit organizations and their specific needs regarding strategies for effective management. This volume will continue to shape the conversation regarding their future success regarding the latest best practices and proven strategies for success

~How can our readers learn more if they are interested in either purchasing a book from your powerful series and/or possibly participating as one of your authors?

Please review our website: www.RefractiveThinker.com for details about these two upcoming books, as well as other books in the award winning series.

~How as being an international best selling and award winning author impacted your life, opportunities, and business?

Publishing is an amazing tool to for personal branding to position one as the authority and expert in their field. As an emerging doctoral scholar, disseminating research—answers to many important problems have been found that need to be shared.

~What tip or piece of advise can you share with our reader today to empower them to SHINE? Take the initiative to shape your own career. Be bold, be audacious. Take charge of your future. The responsibility of the doctoral scholar as part of being part of only 1% of people who ever earn this level of academic achievement is to share their research with the world; to be part of shaping the future conversations of many challenges that society faces. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

~Any final thought, share, or idea that you would like to share with our readers today?

Many people struggle with the boundaries created by society. As a refractive thinker, our goal is to move beyond these boundaries to ask what if, why not? If thinking is inside the box, and critical thinking is outside the box, our quest is to look at what may lie beyond the box. Refractive Thinkers such as Einstein and Da Vinci are our inspiration to be able to see what’s next for society and humanity . . .