Dawna Markova, Ph.D.: inspirational speaker, writer, and researcher. Dawna is CEO emeritus of Professional Thinking Partners, an organization that teaches collaborative thinking to CEOs and senior executives around the world. She has served as a senior affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT, and a consultant member of the Society for Organizational Learning and has received a Vision to Action award for her work originating the Random Acts of Kindness movement, the Foster Grandparenting and Peer Counseling programs, and the World Wide Women's Web.
One of the creators of the best-selling Random Acts of Kindness series, Dawna is the author of many other inspirational books, including Reconcilable Differences, Collaborative Intelligence, A Spot of Grace, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, The Smart Parenting Revolution, The Open Mind, How Your Child Is Smart, No Enemies Within, Learning Unlimited, and The Art of the Possible, as well as the Open Mind Audio Series with Sounds True. She is also a contributor to For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes Of Women Writers, and Fabric of the Future.