Pam and Fred Gilberd have raised six children in a blended family and today, as empty nesters, enjoy writing and professional speaking when not entertaining friends and family, making wine or traveling.
Pam, a Northwestern University graduate, has worked as a Pan Am flight attendant; a third-grade teacher; a commercial model, television and radio host; and a successful businesswoman who manufactured market umbrellas. She currently writes and speaks about business/career matters and remodeling/relationship issues for men and women.
Pam is the author of top-selling business/self-help books for women, including The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women (Macmillan Spectrum 1996, hardcover; 1998 paperback) and its sequel, The Twelfth Commandment of Wildly Successful Women: Discover Your Own Best Answers to the Big Questions About Life, Work, and Love (Chandler House Press, 1999). She co-authored Leadership Secrets of Elizabeth I (Perseus Books, 2000) with Shaun O. Higgins. Pam promoted her books on nationwide book tours. Her weekly blog as an expert on www.SuccessTelevision.com can also be read on www.facebook.com and www.linkedin.com.
After Fred graduated from UC Berkeley and served as a Navy officer on the aircraft career USS Hancock in the Pacific Ocean, he managed Smith Barney offices in San Francisco and Paris on his way to becoming a director of Smith Barney International. Later, Fred sold commercial real estate to corporations and private investors.
Pam and Fred divide their time between Carmel Valley and Lake Tahoe, California.