George Leonard, a pioneer in the field of human potentialities, is author of twelve books, including "The Transformation," "Education and Ecstasy," "The Silent Pulse," "The Ultimate Athlete," and "Mastery."
During his seventeen years as senior editor for Look Magazine, he covered the Civil Rights Movement, politics, foreign affairs, and social change, while winning an unprecedented number of national awards for education writing. Later, he produced annual Ultimate Fitness sections for Esquire as well as numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects in such magazines as Esquire, Harperâ€™s, The Atlantic, New York, Saturday Review, and The Nation.
Leonard holds a fifth-degree black belt in aikido and is co-founder of a martial arts school. He is founder of Leonard Energy Training (LET), a transformative practice inspired by aikido, which he has introduced to some 50,000 people in the U.S. and abroad. He is past-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, president emeritus of Esalen Institute, and President of ITP International.