Local authors publish books on Gulf Coast and corporate change

If you are yearning to take a trip to America’s Gulf Coast without leaving home or want to learn how to effect change in your organization, you may want to take a look at two recently released publications by a couple of St. Anthony Park residents.

In Learning From Alligators, a multimedia e-book by John and Nat Shepard, the father and son document their 2011 journey exploring the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas by cabin cruiser, kayak, bicycle, airplane and minivan.

Anthropologist and educator John Shepard and his videographer son, Nat, share encounters with alligators, oystermen, pelicans, scientists, cypress trees, deer hunters, dolphins, oil-spill workers and endangered whooping cranes.

The e-book combines writing with videos, panoramic photography, photo galleries and maps. You can find the in-depth travel guide on iTunes.

Sales of the e-book support programs at Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education, where John Shepard is a faculty member.

Patty Stolpman, co-founder and CFO of TEchNIX Inc., has co-written wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts with Michelle Smeby. The writers describe their book as a pragmatic, clear, concise how-to that can help a company deliver sustainable change quickly.

Together, Stolpman and Smeby have 40 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, where they have developed the methodology they write about in their book.

wHolistic Change: Delivering Corporate Change That Lasts is available through Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle formats), BarnesandNoble.com (Nook format) and Apple iTunes (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch formats).

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