Vintner Teams With Values-Based Business Consultant to Tell Inspiring Story

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (MMD Newswire) February 22, 2010 — How
does one find both professional and personal happiness? This
sought-after quest is not often found these days. Ken Majer and Bill
Williamson’s new book not only describes Williamson’s journey to
personal and professional success, but it seeks to outline ways in
which others can do the same in Way Beyond Wine: The
Williamson Wines Story.

Using Williamson’s personal story and his pursuit to become a
successful winemaker, Majer and Williamson weave in practical
business lessons that can be applied to anyone’s goals, personal
or professional. The authors believe that the book can help readers
pursue their passion or even turn their passion into a successful
profession. Majer said that although Williamson has been
successful in many industries including computer software
development, sales and farming, there is one constant that sets him
apart from his competitors-his ability to make decisions based on
his personal values of creativity, vision, innovation, collaboration,
motivation and measurement.

“Our goal is to help you see how using Bill’s principles as a guide
can help you make successful business and personal decisions
and to jump-start your journey to success,” Majer explains in the
book. “Oh, yes-and we hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit about
winemaking along the way!”

Way Beyond Wine: The Williamson Wines Story is available for
sale online at and through additional wholesale and
retail channels worldwide.

About the Authors
Ken Majer is an accomplished author, public speaker and business
consultant. He specializes in values-based leadership and
corporate culture and has worked with some of the most successful
corporations around the world. Majer lives in San Francisco with his
wife, Lynette.

Originally from Australia, Williamson’s passion for winemaking led
him and his wife to move to San Francisco in 1980. They now own
Williamson Wines in Sonoma County, California and are personally
involved in every aspect of winemaking, from growing the vines to
bottling the finished product.