About the Authors
Amy Jo Goddard
As a Sexual Empowerment expert and thought leader, Amy Jo Goddard has guided thousands of people towards the wholeness and fulfillment they want, sexually and in other aspects of their lives. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has 20 years of experience in the sexuality field. As a renowned speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences teaching classes and offering keynotes that help people to connect the dots around sexuality and money, expand their creativity, grow their confidence and learn to be bigger in their relationships, in business, and in the world. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in March 2014 in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” in 2010 and one of Kinkly’s ”100 Sex Blogging Superheroes” in 2013.
Amy Jo teaches her unique 9-month Women’s Sexually Empowered Life Program, maintains a private coaching practice, and hosts events and VIP days with private clients in Napa Valley and New York City. She creates unique opportunities for women and couples to deeply explore, heal, and grow their sexuality. She is also a corporate consultant, helping companies elevate the professional and personal lives of women. Her second book Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence was released by Penguin Random House on September 29th, 2015. You can find her online, writing about practical, real-world sexuality and evolved relationships at www.amyjogoddard.com.
Kurt Brungardt is a bestselling author and has written 12 books on health, fitness and sports. Including the bestsellers: The Complete Book of Abs (Villard/Random House) and The Complete Book of Core Training (Hyperion/Hachette). He has also written for Men’s Health, SLAM, and Vanity Fair. His 2007 feature article for Vanity Fair, “Galloping Scared,” was nominated for a Genesis Award.
He is the creator of the multipart documentary series Undrafted, for SLAMonline, which started in 2012 and is now in its fourth year. He has also produced and directed exercise videos, most notably, the Billboard Top 10 classic Abs of Steel for Men, and Action Sports Camp (a workout for kids), hosted by NBA All-Star and champion Sean Elliot.
His most recent book, The Running Revolution (Penguin Books), co-written with Dr. Nicholas Romanov, was released in October 2014. Below is an excerpt from the Publishers Weekly review:
“Romanov’s years of research and practice, coupled with Brungardt’s instructional writing, should be inspiring and informative for casual joggers and marathon runners alike.”
Brungardt has directed over a dozen plays in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theaters. Recently, he directed Bohemian Cowboy (2012), by Raymond Shurtz, which had an extended run at The Elephant Theater in Los Angeles, where it received rave reviews in the Los Angeles Times and was selected as the “Pick of the Week” by the L.A. Weekly.
Lounge (2013), also by Raymond Shurtz, premiered at the Red Barn theater in Boulder Utah. And, My Father’s a Cop, co-written by Jerry Dean and Brungardt, premiered in New York City (2014) and had an extended run at the Under St Mark’s Theater in the East Village.