Harold Finch
Dr. Harold Finch was born in the heart of the Great Depression. As a young boy, he often thought of himself as poor, but his wise mother would say to him, "Harold, you are not poor, you are rich! You have God who loves you and you have a good mind. Your future is bright." Her wisdom proved to be prophetic as well as inspirational. Now looking back over his multi-faceted professional career there is little doubt that God gifted Dr. Finch with rich experiences that would be invaluable in his research and quest for a better understanding of the fundamental elements and essence of success.

As a scientist, Dr. Finch played a key role as a project director for the Apollo spacecraft program. He pioneered the thermodynamic computer systems needed to protect astronauts and lunar vehicles against heating and cooling hazards on outer space voyages. His team developed the Barbecue Roll made famous by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13. As an educator, Dr. Finch was instrumental in founding Johnson County Community College and in successfully rushing it into operation in record time—one year! As an entrepreneur, Dr. Finch founded two separate and distinct INC 500 businesses. One, Padgett-Thompson, provided corporate training, and in just over five years Dr. Finch and his teaching specialists trained almost one million business professionals.

At age 52, Dr. Finch sold his business interests to devote his time to matters closest to his heart and soon was living among the lowest caste in an orphan home in rural India. He fell in love with the little children with whom he played games, told stories and encouraged. He and his family helped to build a school, a church and houses for nearby tsunami victims. Motivated by this life-changing experience, he and his wife, Peggy, established a foundation which sponsored 1,200 volunteers to serve in 25 mostly impoverished nations. In recent years, Dr. Finch has inspired professionals with his lectures on Unlimited Success. He has made 750 presentations pro bono in overflowing auditoriums around the world. When not speaking he has actively served on the boards of numerous public service organizations. Dr. Finch insists that retirement is not an option. He and Peggy have been married 59 years and have three happily married children and six terrific grandchildren.

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What is the significance of the light bulbs?
Cartoonists have long used the light bulb to illustrate an epiphany—a sudden brilliant idea. Central to Dr. Finch's many remarkable successes and to his teachings is his proven technique for turning on the light bulbs that are tucked away deep within our souls. Most people are too busy just surviving to take time out to release internal powerful forces that can propel them from ordinary to extraordinary. Sadly too often their light bulbs, their latent "impossible" dreams, go with them to their graves still unlit. You can begin now to illuminate your path to future unlimited greatness and Dr. Finch wants to show you how.