Jane Ransom is the author of two poetry volumes, one novel, and most recently a nonfiction book on the science of change, entitled Self-Intelligence. Her first poetry book, Without Asking, won the Nicholas Roerich poetry prize. Her novel, Bye-Bye, won the Mamdouha S. Bobst Award. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell artist colonies in the United States, and at Fundación Valparaíso in Spain. She’s the recipient of poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A former international news editor and writing professor, Ransom has taught at Rutgers University and New York University, and as the Distinguished Poet in Residence at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. She now serves as a speaker and trainer on brain plasticity. She coaches individuals to reach their potential and helps organizations improve leadership and employee engagement—all by using the science of change. A native Midwesterner, she has lived in New York, Boston, Madrid, Paris, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and San Francisco, before moving to Durham, North Carolina.