Star Power!

Creating Success … Hollywood Style






Star Power! is both a book and a way of life.
The book, published in 2014 by Sunbury Press,
is a collaborative piece by authors—Jim Whelan and Douglas Brode.

Doug is a film scholar and Jim a performance expert.
Together, they’ve produced a creative and fun, but powerful book on the subject of
self-improvement and goal achievement, leveraging the analogy of film productions.

More info on Doug and Jim….

Douglas Brode is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian and multi-award-winning journalist. He teaches at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Department of Television-Film-Digital Media, and at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Department of Philosophy and Classics. He has written for popular publications as varied as ROLLING STONE and TV GUIDE and academic journals including CINEASTE and TELEVISION QUARTERLY. Among his most recent books are ROD SERLING AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Barricade), DREAM WEST: POLITICS AND RELIGION IN COWBOY MOVIES (University of Texas Press, Austin), DRACULA’S DAUGHTERS: THE FEMALE VAMPIRE ON FILM (Scarecrow), and “PATSY!” THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD (Sunbury).

Jim Whelan: As a corporate leadership development and training professional for the past twenty years, Jim has created and delivered numerous programs to help attendees at all levels reach peak performance. He is also a dynamic retreat leader and keynote speaker on topics as diverse as: Leadership, Inspiration, Customer Service Excellence, Coaching for performance, Strategic Planning, Whole-Mind thinking, Team Problem solving and Star Power at Work!

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