Based on extensive research, Dr. Toftoy provides practical, rubber-meets-the-road thoughts to INSPIRE us. The ALPHA TEAM, characters from his first two novels, gathers weekly to discuss important topics of life. This book is written TO you and FOR you, the reader, providing insights to help you cope with personal difficulties, make self-improvements, and assist or care for others. It will be beneficial to teenagers, young adults, seniors, men and women. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program. Dr. Toftoy is a Professor, Emeritus at the George Washington University, a disabled veteran, and the recipient of TWO purple hearts.
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About the Author
He was a U.S. Army airborne - ranger, infantry officer. Toftoy is a highly decorated (wounded twice) Vietnam veteran (two tours).
His Doctorate is in Strategic Planning and he was awarded an MBA from Tulane University, received his BS in Engineering from West Point.
In the Corporate world he served as a General Manager for Raytheon Service Company, Director of Marketing for Lear Siegler, Inc., President of PATCH Associates, and others.
At George Washington University, Charles Toftoy was the Director of the Entrepreneurial Small Business Program. He taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in The Business School. This included the Executive MBA Program. Retired as a professor emeritus in 2007. Toftoy has provided hands-on management assistance to over 1,500 small-medium sized enterprises in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. He has conducted global programs for business people in Eastern Europe, South America, and other developing countries. He authored a business book about CEO Strategy. Dr. Toftoy has written numerous articles, presenting them formally at conferences in the United States and globally (such as: Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico ...). He appeared on many TV and radio shows and was heard on Voice of America throughout 32 countries. He ran the Boston Marathon, competed in triathlons for ten years, and still competes in the Senior Olympics at the state and national levels. Toftoy serves on several Board of Directors, such as the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington. He advises several local companies on business strategy. He has written three novels (two mystery/thrillers and a self-help motivational book). All novels have received national awards.
Military Decorations: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Seven Bronze Stars (4-valor), Two Meritorious Service Medals, Eight Air Medal (1-valor), Four Army Commendation Medals (1-valor), Two Purple Hearts. Two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses (Silver Stars), Vietnamese Medal of Honor (1st class), Vietnamese Fourragere (National Order), Vietnamese Wound Medal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Compelling & Visionary Approach to Finding Motivation & Inspiration September 7, 2014 By Cindy Bauer "Author & Editor" (Missouri) “A very compelling book; a must read for everyone...young, old, men, women, youths. The author’s extensive research and study took over three years. This included personal one-on-one live interviews, live small group discussions with people of diverse backgrounds, books, journal articles, internet articles and posts, and email correspondence. Dr. Toftoy took a risk by changing genres from mystery/thriller to self-help/motivational. He tackles many important life issues...all in one book. Using the same four characters of his Alpha Team from his previous two novels, it is written as though you are present at their weekly Alpha Team fireside talks—as if you are a part of the discussion. The thoughts provided are helpful and key in dealing with personal difficulties. Selected quotes, sayings and poems blend in wisdom and add depth to the particular topic under discussion. His strategy in writing this book is very clever and unique. To my knowledge, there has never been such a book written covering all of the topics this one does, nor using characters from the author’s other books. As Dr. Toftoy’s primary editor, I didn’t meddle too much as far as topic content; however, we did work closely together to insure the outcome would be a top quality book. It will be a useful tool in understanding and prevention of the topic matters for anyone, as we are all subject to the possibilities of them occurring to us or a loved one, no matter our backgrounds. Highly recommended reading.” Cindy Bauer Primary Editor