Sharing a passion to make a difference with their lives, Guy and Claudia teamed up to write a comprehensive life skills book titled, “The Masterpiece Within; Five Key Life Skills To Becoming A Living Work Of Art.” Using the story behind the creation of Michelangelo’s sculpted masterpiece, The David, as a metaphor, “The Masterpiece Within” teaches there is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered in all of us! Blending story telling and pop culture anecdotes from the film, music, and sports worlds with ageless wisdom from ancient masters, they also share insights on their own personal triumphs and shortcomings.
“Whether or not our lives tell an intriguing story lies in the hands of each and every one of us,” Church said. “Creating an adventurous and meaningful life story may be difficult, but absolutely attainable.”
Meet The Authors
Guy is a three-time Canadian best-selling author and national award-winning journalist. His first book, “Gold On Ice: The Story of the Sandra Schmirler Curling Team was a runaway bestseller as the top selling non-fiction book written by a Canadian in 1999/2000. Guy’s follow-up books, “Between The Sheets: Creating Curling Champions” and “Between The Sheets: The Silver Lining,” working with Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard as his research assistant, were used by the vast majority of Olympic curlers in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympic Games. His upcoming books include, “No Regrets: The Tim Thomas Story” and “Pint: Richie Hall’s Life Lessons From The Gridiron.” He is an ordained minister, certified social worker, communications manager, blogger, and semi-pro athlete winning over forty Bonspiels in the US and Canada as well as a US National Arena Curling Championship in 2014. For over three decades, he has conducted numerous workshops in over two hundred communities throughout North America. Guy splits his time between Nashville, Tennessee and Calgary, Alberta.
Claudia has worked in the entertainment arts for over three decades. After receiving her degree in Fashion Merchandising she traveled the globe as a fashion model working with top agencies such as Ford, Elite, Kim Dawson, and Karin Models. As a country music artist, she achieved chart success and received rave reviews in publications such as Billboard and People magazine for her self-titled CD, released on Warner/Reprise Records. Her live performances have taken her around the world including over a dozen USO shows in Bosnia-Herzegovina. As an actor, Claudia has appeared in short and long form films, prime time television series, and over a one hundred local and national commercials. She played a doctor in the season two opener of the ABC TV hit series, “Nashville” and she plays a meth addict in the 2015 film, “Captive” alongside Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. A natural born teacher with a zest for helping others achieve their goals and dreams, she has conducted numerous workshops and coached many in the entertainment arts throughout North America. Claudia currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.