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Dr. Robert Maurer

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. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. 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, Wellpoint, American Express, Four Seasons Hotels, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Habitat for Humanity, and BP. Dr. Maurer has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 in connection with his work on conflict resolution. A Los Angeles Times article profiled .Dr. Maurer’s seminars on creativity. His book on creativity and change, entitled, “One Small Step can Change Your Life” was published in the fall of 2004 and is now in fourteen languages. 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.


One Small Step Can Change Your Life describes a powerful technique for making positive improvements in health, relationship, and work. Kaizen is an ancient Asian philosophy that has been used in business for over sixty years, for increasing the quality of manufacturing products or providing services. Toyota calls kaizen their “soul.” It involves using very very small steps to create large improvements or innovations. This book examines exciting research on the applications of kaizen to enhancing one’s health, relationships, and work. Easy-to-learn techniques for applying kaizen are provided. One Small Step Can Change Your Life is in it’s ninth printing and is available in fifteen languages.


This CD package contains most of the content of the book, One Small Step Can Change Your Life. In addition, updated information on kaizen is provided. Other topics included in this package are The Human Need for Attention. How Successful People Succeed, and Passion: Sustaining Enthusiasm and Commitment in Times of Adversity. These lectures are based on research looking at the skills people use to sustain their excellence in health, relationships and career. The lectures and workshops in these programs were recorded with a live audience at the Canyon Ranch Health Spa.


Dr. Maurer is provides lectures and workshops on the topics described on this website. Many of these programs can be modified to fit the needs of the group and their time constraints. Corporate consulting and coaching is also available.


Welcome to the Science of Excellence, You will find on these some keys to achieving and maintaining outstanding levels of performance in all three areas of your life: health, relationship, and work. Scientific research from around the world has found consistent understandings of the keys to excellence. The programs described on this site reveal these surprising and exciting keys.

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