Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of No Matter What! (April 2009), and a recurring motivational speaking coach on The Steve Harvey Show and theToday show. Nichols is one of only two African American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, Inc., public. Nichols coauthored Jack Canfield’sChicken Soup for the African American Soul (2004), as well as Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul (2012). A featured teacher in the self-help movie The Secret, Nichols teaches, coaches, and lives a collection of life principles, beliefs, and habits that inspire people to live better, fuller, richer lives. She lives in California.