No: 01-PB-06  Contact: Melissa Winston

The Forum for Corporate Directors Announces

Author's October Appearance and Lectures at University of California at Irvine (UCI)

Olive Gallagher, Noted Ethicist Pioneer and Author of

"The Nude Ethicist: A Simple Path to The Good Life"™ will speak.

Santa Fe NM……………………………….Personal Best has announced that Olive Gallagher, CEO and founder of Personal Best, has been invited by The Forum For Corporate Directors to give two guest lectures at the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California at Irvine on October 25, 2006.

Ms. Gallagher’s subject to the EMBA students will be “Ethics in the Boardroom.” This session is part of a series of governance education provided to EMBA students by The Forum For Corporate Directors, a membership organization whose mission is governance education.

"We have choices every moment of our life. It is the choices we make and our accountability for the impact they have on the world around us that determines the value and quality of our lives,” stated Gallagher. She added, “What price are you paying for the life you lead today?”™

Ms. Gallagher will speak to the EMBA students during an hour plus long lecture and Q&A Wednesday evening, October 25th. She will then give a lecture at a breakfast the following morning for members of The Forum.

Along with these upcoming speeches, Ms. Gallagher has lectured to MBA and EMBA students at UCLA, Stanford Business School, Santa Clara University and University of San Francisco.

Her recent book, "The Nude Ethicist: A Simple Path to the Good Life" offers a conversational, anecdotal roadmap to simplifying choices that lead to an ethical life that is truly good for us rather than the addictive and endless pursuit of the “good” life dominated by restlessness, stress, greed, arrogance and the blatant use of irresponsible power. 

Never one to avoid the hard questions, Gallagher went on KEARTH-FM in 1986 and told corporate America to “clean up its motives.”  Way ahead of the curve with her philosophy even then and prior to the Keating and Milliken scandals, Olive has continued since then to courageously ask the tough questions about everyday problems with which we all wrestle.

“In our contemporary culture,” Gallagher suggested, “replete with countless examples of unethical, criminal and irresponsible behavior such as the Enron scandal and the WMD lies that have led us to war, the every-day people who write to me for support and direction are frustrated and hungry for a different way to make choices and feel in control of their lives again.”

She continued.  “Our world is in a sorry state. Who do we have right now to look up to and emulate?  What do we tell our children?  At the end of your life, what do you want to look back upon?  What do you want to count for… in the end?”

For more information on Ms. Gallagher's writings or her availability to speak to your company, please contact, contact Personal Best at 323-836-5604 or visit the website at