Lesa Hammond, PhD, human resources and career development expert, and author of the Thompson Twins children’s book series. She has worked with adults in transition for more than twenty years as a life coach, management consultant, and executive trainer. She is the Founder and President of Achievement U, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering young people to achieve their dreams. According to Hammond, “Many smart people with good ideas don’t achieve their goals. It is not because they don’t know how, but because they don’t take the goal to the finish line.” Through a series of exercises, readings, and a daily practice of committing five minutes a day, readers develop a habit of success. Using the metaphor of a runner, Achieve in 5! provides a simple strategy to chart the course, mark the milestones,jump the hurdles, accept and follow helpful detours, and cross that finish line in just five minutes a day.