Kim John Payne M.ED is the best selling author of Simplicity Parenting, Beyond Winning and Being At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Social Sustainability. He has appeared on many major media outlets such as NBC, BBC, CBC, NPR, Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the New York and LA Times. Together with his team he has trained over 1500 Coaches and Group Leaders all around the world. His books have been translated into over 30 languages. He regularly gives key note address to business, educational and care professional conferences both in North America and in a wide variety of countries. He is well known for his humor, wisdom and caring approach. He lives with his wife and two children on a farm in western Massachusetts.