I would like to take this opportunity to commend the SCORE program for providing such a community service for those of us attempting to turn the dream of our own business into a tangible reality. Michael Riley and his colleague Marshall Stein have been invaluable in their extensive knowledge and personal warmth. Their dedication to our efforts to build the Goodfield Institute into a growing business here in the Phoenix, Arizona area has been very helpful. I am a doctor of psychology and have practiced on four continents, having worked at NATO headquarters and the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. These assignments have exposed me too many individuals in senior leadership positions. I can say without any hesitation that the insights, and skills, of these two fine mentors have been extraordinarily helpful.
As an author of three books on human behavior and as a former Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of London I think it is safe to say I know the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. These two outstanding individuals are intrinsically motivated to share their wisdom, enthusiasm and expertise.
It is and has been an extraordinarily valuable opportunity to share our time with these individuals and to receive the benefits of their knowledge and practical helpful insights and advice. Please continue this important service for our community. I hope that all of those who use SCORE services are as fortunate as we have been to have Mike and Marshall in a mentoring position.