Kristin Meekhof

CEO & Founder

Kristin A. Meekhof is an author, life coach, writer and obtained her M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience. A nationally recognized expert on resiliency and gratitude, her best-selling book, A Widow’s Guide to Healing, was inspired by her own personal experience with widowhood, grief, and healing. A Korean-American adoptee, she was left on the streets of Korea as an infant. She came to the US in 1974 and became a naturalized citizen. She is a life- coach with clients throughout the United States. As a confidential advisor, she privately works with some of the most influential people in media and politics. Kristin graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in psychology, and received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.

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Jim Windell


James Windell is an author, editor, and teacher. He is on the criminal justice faculties at Wayne State University and Oakland University. A former court clinical psychologist, parent trainer and family therapist, he writes books and plays along with teaching. He is the editor of The Michigan Psychologist and the author of 39 books. He writes a weekly blog for the Michigan Psychological Association. In 2015, his coauthored book with Kristin Meekhof (A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years) was published. His latest books include Cognitive Behavior Protocols for Medical Settings (Routledge, 2018), Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System (Cognella, 2018), Juvenile Delinquency in American Society (Cognella, 2019). His next published book will come out in early 2022 and is entitled Juvenile Life Sentences: Justice Denied.

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