About

Unlocking potential in people and teams to create excellence, authenticity, and resilience.

Our Orientation

Rewire Leadership consultants love what we do. We are passionate about our message and our approach. Bringing out the best in people, teams, and organizations is a privilege and an honor – one that we take seriously. We do our homework and we walk our talk. We are dedicated to helping you address your challenges using state-of-the-art methods. We also have a lot of fun. Where there is laughter, we know that creative and innovative breakthroughs are plentiful.

Our Philosophies

  • Be Yourself

    Authenticity rocks!

  • Lead with Curiosity

    You'll be surprised by what you learn

  • Be Your Best

    Satisfaction comes from genuine effort

  • Tell Your Truth

    It simplifies your life

  • Keep Agreements

    Trust is easier to maintain than rebuild

  • Let Go of Blame

    Leave drama to "reality TV"

  • Listen Deeply

    Understanding produces profound results

  • Problem Solve

    Talking beats fighting

  • Create Win-Win Solutions

    Everybody benefits

  • Have Fun

    It makes work and life more joyful

  • Express Gratitude

    It sweetens everything

  • Lead with Vulnerability

    Authentic people are inspiring

  • Stay Current

    Informed decisions are the best

  • Take Risks

    Positive change involves the unknown

  • Be Resilient

    Surf the waves of change

  • Be Compassionate

    We’re all human

Approach

The FIRO theory informs our work.
Our deep belief in change inspires it.
PeRL, the process to rewire gives it traction.
Authentic Leadership puts it into practice.

Rewire leadership approach

Rewire Leadership

The Rewire Leadership approach provides you with tools to help you raise the leadership bar, both yours and others, strengthen teams, and create a more productive organization.

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Perl

PeRL

The Process engaged to Rewire Leadership (PeRL) gives you a model and tools to harvest your inner leadership pearls. Gems of the sea, pearls begin as irritants that oysters cover to protect themselves from a perceived attack.

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Authentic leadership approach

Authentic Leadership

Authenticity is at the heart of the Rewire Leadership approach. Because our brains are wired for survival, we have immediate knee-jerk reactions to anything perceived as threatening.

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Firo

FIRO Theory

FIRO theory (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) helps people become aware of their own and others' behavior and beliefs. This umbrella theory encompasses many of the theories we've learned about how people relate to each other in a thorough, yet simple way.

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Leadership

  1. Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D., LHEP™

    Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D., LHEP™

    Vice President

  2. Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

    Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

    Founder & President

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Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D., LHEP™

Vice President

Daniel helps CEOs, VPs, managers, engineers, scientists, artists and others realize and develop their greatest assets—curiosity, purpose, authenticity, and resilience. As a change agent, he occupies different roles: executive and leadership coach, organizational trainer, group facilitator, consultant, and researcher. He focuses on helping people build inspiring, successful professional careers and personal lives. He has coached leaders in companies such as Yahoo, Netscape, Oracle, ESPN, Power Vision, Adobe, Restoration Hardware, Autodesk, and Genentech, as well as many smaller companies—including start-ups.

Daniel’s background in various approaches in psychology, contemplative practices, neuroscience, and philosophy makes him uniquely qualified to help leaders gain a deeper, more effective understanding both of themselves and those they serve. With his guidance, leaders learn to strategically strengthen relationships and build powerful bonds—creating an environment of trust and honesty. He achieves this by helping people resolve common misunderstandings and power struggles to create cohesive, well-functioning teams and organizations. People experience greater self-esteem, which positively influences all aspects of organizations—including the bottom line.

An expert in the field of awareness and relationship skills, Daniel has presented at major conferences, businesses, and universities. A published author, he contributed to the book The Communication Path and with his wife, Judith Bell, he co-authored a chapter in Mastering the Art of Success Volume 8 as well as the book Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership. He’s delivered his successful communications messages on radio and television. His deepest interests are in researching and teaching skills that allow people to thrive both professionally and personally—rather than simply survive.

Daniel is also president of Relationships That Work® and directs Strength with Heart® men’s groups and seminars. He researched how the traditional male role influences relationships, both professionally and personally. He applies this understanding in guiding leaders to be more conscious and impeccable.

Supporting leaders in acquiring new skills of resilience—stability, flexibility and the capacity to bounce back—informs Daniel’s entire body of work. With Judith, he co-created and delivered a specially designed resilience training program for NASA to help its workforce survive and thrive during a crisis in organizational confidence in the manned space program.

Daniel brings warmth, caring, and humor to his work. At the same time, he challenges people to think outside the box. He believes that people often learn best when they laugh the most.

Daniel holds a BA in psychology from Boston University and a PhD in counseling psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been a participant in the RL Angels & Traitors and Authentic Leadership 1 courses. He has acted as co-facilitator of The Human Element® course and is the co-creator/co-facilitator of the Resilience Dynamics® course. He has used Judith as a consultant and unpaid coach for since 1987.

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Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

Founder & President

Judith is the founder and president of Rewire Leadership Institute®. A master facilitator, consultant, teacher, and coach, she has created and facilitated personal growth, team development and organizational change seminars, coached executives and teams, facilitated strategic planning and high visibility meetings, and supported culture change for over four decades. Judith works with a diverse range of companies from government agencies, non-profit, Fortune Global 500, to small and mid-sized family owned businesses including such organizations as NASA, Seaflow, Total Oil, Restoration Hardware, San Antonio Water System, and Culver Company.

Superb at supporting individuals, pairs, and teams in developing the skills necessary to realize their full potential, Judith helps executives, managers, and staff gain the ability to respond flexibly and rapidly to their changing environment. Through extensive experience and research, she utilizes a number of different approaches including the FIRO theory, systems theory, cybernetics, neuroscience, cognitive, positive, and success psychology.

As one of the world’s leading experts on the FIRO theory, she trains consultants internationally. A consultant’s consultant, Judith mentors facilitators, coaches, therapists and other professionals in the integration of the FIRO theory in their work. From 1981 until 2004, she worked closely with Dr. Will Schutz, the creator of FIRO theory. Independently, Judith developed FIRO Theory Profiling, which has been lauded as the first innovation in the FIRO theory instruments aside from Dr. Schutz’ own developments. She continues to develop courses that synthesize her studies and experience and are based in FIRO theory.

Starting in her teenage years, Judith has been a pioneer in her passion for authenticity, clear communication, and positive change. She is lauded for her ability to see others’ potential and help them realize it—be they individuals, pairs, teams, or organizations. Judith’s zest for life, appreciation for others, and generosity of spirit inspires those with whom she works.

An honor’s student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Judith’s desire and passion to learn about authenticity motivated her to move her studies to The Institute for Creative and Artistic Development (ICAD) in Oakland, California. As the youngest student in their teacher training program, she created and graduated with an undergraduate degree that focused on authenticity through California State University, Sonoma. Continuing on her quest to study authenticity and creativity, Judith began taking courses at California State University, Hayward where she also created and graduated with a unique Master’s degree that focused on communication, transformation, and the creative arts.

Interested in systems and change, Judith began experimenting with her innovative action-oriented approach to assess and intervene with families, groups, and organizations. Through this work, she became a much sought-after instructor, training masters and doctoral students in her seminal work. As chair of a psychology program focused on Creative Arts Therapies at Antioch University, San Francisco, she developed curriculum and continued to serve as guest faculty and lecturer at universities nationwide.

In addition to leading Rewire Leadership, Judith and her husband, Daniel Ellenberg, co-founded Relationships That Work®, where she serves as Vice President. She and Daniel co-authored Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership, which applies the principles of Rewire Leadership Institute® to romantic relationships. Recently, they co-authored a chapter in Mastering the Art of Success: Volume 8. With Matt White, Judith recently co-authored Leading with Courage.

Associates

  1. Gabriela Buich, CPCC, ACC, LHEP™

    Gabriela Buich, CPCC, ACC, LHEP™

    Founder, 3Cs Coaching - Creating Conscious Change

  2. Roxane Lukas

    Roxane Lukas

    Founder of The Realis Project

  3. Gary Copeland, Master LHEP™

    Gary Copeland, Master LHEP™

    Principal of Copeland Consulting

  4. Philip Owens

    Philip Owens

    Principal of Resourced Leaders

  5. Pat Young, LHEP™

    Pat Young, LHEP™

    Principal of Learning Edge Consulting

  6. Laura Gallaher, PhD

    Laura Gallaher, PhD

    Founder of Key Talent Solutions

  7. Lynn Ichinaga

    Lynn Ichinaga

    Principal of Ichinaga Consulting, Director of Human Resources at Friedman’s Home Improvement

  8. Bob Strange, LHEP™

    Bob Strange, LHEP™

    Principal of RS Development

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Gabriela Buich, CPCC, ACC, LHEP™

Founder, 3Cs Coaching - Creating Conscious Change

Fearless and intuitive best describe my passion for helping individuals realize their potential and live a more fulfilling life.

With recognition of the power of my own intuition has come a sense of trust in my life that is difficult to explain– a knowingness… about what is yet to come and how it will fit beautifully in to place with what has been. It has allowed me to travel through life with courage, to build a family, to navigate truly terrifying moments, to treat myself and others with compassion, and to reinvent myself whenever life has demanded it.

Leaving home at 16 to finish high school while living on my own and taking my first management job at age 17 made things very clear. If I wanted something, it was up to me to make it happen and more importantly, I learned that I could.

Becoming a mother in my teens was the hard way to understand what it meant to navigate a life at home with a life at work.

Working with top executives of some of the nation’s largest airline corporations at 20 is how I began my professional career. At numerous junctures in my life there has been restructuring, each new direction teaching me more about myself and my place in this world.

Suffering medical issues that have forced me to lie still for weeks and even months at a time inspired me to create a work environment that allows flexibility.

Married twice for a combined 38 years, I have 6 children and 8 grandchildren who are the most significant part of my life. I believe in family first.

I have found my life purpose through coaching. It allows me to serve others at a level I never imagined. Please visit me online at 3Cs Coaching.

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Roxane Lukas

Founder of The Realis Project

Roxane has been helping individuals, teams and companies define success criteria and achieve their goals for more than 20 years. She’s applied her expertise in Leadership Coaching, Human Resources, Talent Strategy, and Career Management in a multitude of growth, turnaround, acquisition, and startup scenarios.

Her work is at the intersection of human development and operational effectiveness. Her process identifies what matters most, creates actionable plans that move through ambiguity and complexity, and dissolves the inner-personal, interpersonal and situational barriers to achieving desired outcomes.

As a Coach, Facilitator, and Business Consultant, Roxane draws on her direct experience in the roles of leader, manager and teammate. As VP of Global Human Resources at Electronic Arts, she coached leaders and led teams through the challenges of worldwide hyper-growth as the Interactive division scaled from 300 to 2,500 people. In this role, she also led M&A project management and integration for more than 15 acquisitions, ranging from 10-person startups to global businesses of more than 500 employees. In her consulting practice, she helps VC-backed companies implement the programs and behaviors that enable them to scale. This breadth enables her to coach leaders working in a broad range of cultures, stages and complex conditions.

Her academic background includes an independently designed interdisciplinary Master’s Degree from New York University in Executive Development, as well as a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Skidmore College. A life-long learner, Roxane has completed numerous programs taught by Rewire Leadership (RL), the Pacific Gestalt Institute, the Cleveland Gestalt Institute, and she has been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly a decade.

Roxane has studied extensively with RL, participating in the Authentic Leadership 1 & 2, Angels & Traitors, and Thrive courses. She has subsequently served as course intern for the Authentic Leadership 1 course.

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Gary Copeland, Master LHEP™

Principal of Copeland Consulting

Gary Copeland is an international consultant in management, organizational development, and human relations with 20+ years of experience in managing programs and leading strategic planning efforts. Trained in the Marshall Goldsmith method and certified in The Human Element® and Radical Collaboration®, Gary has led multi-year change initiatives with senior executive teams, provided training in management and teamwork to multi-national corporations, facilitated conflict resolution for university faculties, and trained leaders in the US Government.

He understands the pressures facing modern leaders in the public and private sectors. As a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, Gary directed a national office providing services for 10,000 healthcare professionals in the Indian Health Service. A sample of his clients includes Eli Lilly, Shell Oil, Johnson & Johnson, Seagram’s Wine & Spirits, the United Nations, NASA, the U.S. Army Missile Command, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Cancer Institute, the Christian Hansen Group (Denmark), and the Human Element Network of Sweden.

As a Master Licensed Human Element Practitioner (Master LHEP™), Gary has co-facilitated The Human Element® course numerous times. Together, he and Judith Bell co-developed The Human Element in Customer Relations™ course, which they have facilitated often together throughout the years. Additionally, they have trained other trainers to facilitate the course. Gary has also trained with Rewire Leadership in the Follow-On to the Human Element: The Next Step, and Shadowing courses.

For almost 20 years Gary was an associate, student, and devoted friend of Dr. Will Schutz, creator of FIRO theory and The Human Element®. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development, a Master of Public Health, and a Degree in Pharmacy. He is a graduate of the University Associates’ Advanced Program in Organization and Human Resource Development, where he also serves as a member of the faculty and a senior consultant.

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Philip Owens

Principal of Resourced Leaders

Philip is passionate about making a difference in business through pragmatic application of best practice solutions. By working with individuals, teams and organizations, Philip is always seeking to leverage true potential and create sustainable, outstanding performance in people and business.

Philip has extensive qualifications from around the world and a track record that demonstrates his abilities. Successful within local and global businesses, he has worked in key customer facing roles, such as a sales representative, through to strategic leadership positions, including the Head of Global Strategic Marketing for Bayer Schering Pharma, division of Women’s Health. This has given Philip the experience and insights that really enhance his connection and work with corporate clients.

Philip is known for uncovering the real issues, connecting them to solution possibilities, and building powerful, practical approaches to get results through coaching, facilitating, training, and consulting. Behind what Philip does are a series of powerful and proven competencies: strategic planning, operational leadership, general management, business incubation and development, authentic change leadership, advocacy and governmental affairs strategist and operator, international marketing with customer-centric solutions, and product and process innovation. Philip’s ability to ‘connect the dots’ from each of these areas to craft outcomes of value for those he works with is what really sets him apart. It is not one skill, but a continuous melding of elements of all of these skills, which informs and underscores the way that he works.

Phil is an internationally sought after public speaker, mediator, facilitator, and presenter. He has coached, presented, facilitated, and trained executives in over thirty countries on five continents. Philip was recognized as Bayer Healthcare’s ‘Global Marketing Excellence Champion’ in 2009 and ‘Star Change Management Champion’ in 2010. A life-long learner with degrees and certifications spanning three decades and three continents, Phil is currently continuing his studies in Psychology with Charles Sturt University.

Phil has worked extensively with Judith Bell as his Executive coach. His Rewire Leadership (RL) training includes the Authentic Leadership 1, Authentic Leadership 2, FIRO Theory Profiling, Shadowing, and The Human Element in Customer Relations™ courses. He has also served as a course intern for Authentic Leadership 1 and is a trusted consultant to Judith.

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Pat Young, LHEP™

Principal of Learning Edge Consulting

Pat has been facilitating groups, teams and individuals throughout the UK and much of Europe for more than twenty-five years. He provides consulting services to organizations in the private and public sectors and specializes in management and leadership development training, group and team dynamics, as well as group, executive and individual coaching. He has worked with Harrods, NPIA Bramshill, BAE Systems, Kingfisher PLC, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer, Croydon University Hospital, Catalent Pharmaceutical, Kingston and St. George’s University of London, The Royal Air Force, HM Customs & Excise, Fuji Seal Europe, Railpen Investments, Telewest Communications and Guinness Ireland Group, and many others.

His experience includes facilitating post-graduate facilitator development programs at the Human Potential Research Group at the University of Surrey and at the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at the University of Bath. He has facilitated several Diplomas in Counselling at Sandwell College and Birmingham Counselling Centre. From 1989 – 1992, Pat was Senior Counsellor and latterly Director of the Alcohol Counselling Service in Brixton.

Pat has worked with Will Schutz’s FIRO Theory since he encountered ‘JOY’ (Dr. Schutz’s first best seller) in 1982. He had the privilege of being trained by Will in 1999. He is passionate about facilitating and equally passionate about FIRO Theory. As a result, he designed and facilitated the Master Practitioner Diploma program in FIRO Theory [2005 - 2007] and was himself an accredited Master Practitioner in FIRO Theory by S.E.L.F. (Schutz Education & Learning Foundation) in Stockholm.

Pat’s in-depth training with Rewire Leadership includes the Authentic Leadership 1, The Human Element®, The Human Element in Customer Relations™, The Human Element in Customer Relations Certification, The Consultant’s Use of Self, FIRO Theory Profiling, and Shadowing courses.

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Laura Gallaher, PhD

Founder of Key Talent Solutions

Laura is an organizational psychologist who has worked in the fields of organizational and leadership development since 2005. She spent nearly 8 years working with NASA building and leading the Organizational Development (OD) function at Kennedy Space Center. She also worked extensively on leadership development for the Agency, serving on the core team to create NASA’s first supervisory cohort development program and revamp the NASA leadership model.

In 2013, Laura founded Key Talent Solutions, which works with individuals and organizations to help them unlock their potential. In this capacity, she works with a variety of companies, including technology organizations and start-ups, to help them identify their goals and work to develop in ways to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Laura is a certified coach, and works with leaders from CEO’s to first-line supervisors, as well as with OD professionals, to help them hone their skills.
Laura serves as adjunct faculty at Rollins College, teaching Organizational Development, and also teaches for the graduate program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Gallaher has a Ph.D. in Psychology and an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University.

Laura can be reached via the following methods:

www.KeyTalentSolutionsLLC.com
www.LinkedIn.com/company/key-talent-solutions-llc
www.Facebook.com/KeyTalentSolutions
http://twitter.com/keytalentsol

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Lynn Ichinaga

Principal of Ichinaga Consulting, Director of Human Resources at Friedman’s Home Improvement

Lynn is a workplace behavior specialist with over eighteen years of experience in organizational development (OD), mediation, interpersonal dynamics, executive coaching, training, and business coaching and consulting. She has assisted numerous public and private sector organizations with workplace culture change, conflict resolution, and the improvement of team cohesiveness and effectiveness. Lynn has worked with leadership teams to fully integrate their core values throughout all aspects of their organization.

In addition to her OD consulting and mediation work, she facilitates and trains managers, teams, and employees on the topics of effective communication, conflict resolution, leadership and supervisory skills, teamwork, change management, positive work environment creation, harassment, workplace protection/violence, stress management, positive attitude development, and work/life balance. Her work has involved the design and development of internal policies and procedures related to work flow, communications, and human relations.

Lynn is the Director of Human Resources for Friedman’s Home Improvement, a 3rd generation family-owned business with nearly 400 employees and soon-to-be 4 locations. Her focus is effecting culture change, providing executive coaching, leadership and team development, OD, and facilitating strategic planning. Prior to her current position, she focused on her OD consulting practice for 15 years. She has also held various senior management positions in finance, Human Relations, and administration within healthcare organizations. Her background includes experience in startup and merger environments where she assisted organizations with managing growth and change and integrating different work cultures.

Ms. Ichinaga has a B.A. in Political Science/Public Service from the University of California at Davis and has taken courses in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Sonoma State University. Her professional and personal development training includes the intensive Authentic Leadership 1 & 2, Angels & Traitors, and The Human Element® workshops taught by Rewire Leadership.

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Bob Strange, LHEP™

Principal of RS Development

Bob Strange is an experienced teacher, facilitator and personal development coach. Blending five decades of work experience in military and civilian leadership, team building, productivity improvement, and personal development training, Bob currently dedicates his time to working with males from adolescence to old age as they struggle to discover, recognize, accept and empower their true selves as men.

Bob’s work with men teaches them to deal effectively with significant personal challenges such as post-traumatic stress, physical and psychological abuse and long-practiced cultural defensiveness that block a man’s ability to respond to life challenges with awareness and openness. Men learn how to retire their “loyal soldiers” of emotional blocking and self-estrangement and how to release their potential as humans.

From 1996 to 2002, Bob was the Manager of Organizational Development and Learning at San Antonio Water System, a large public utility, where he developed and implemented a comprehensive supervisory skills training program for mid-level managers and supervisors. In that capacity he also facilitated the utility’s strategic planning process. In 2002 he became the Change Manager for a utility-wide business practices and software integration project.

Previously, Bob served in the US Army as an infantry officer and in the Corps of Engineers. During his military career, he taught at the Army’s Command and General Staff College for 5 years and was the director of the Faculty Development Division. He has provided military and civilian leadership and relational skills training to individuals and groups from entry-level positions to the highest executives.

Bob is a certified trainer of The Human Element® seminar, Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator®, Situational Leadership®, DiSC Classic Personal Profile System®, and American Productivity and Quality Council training seminars. For 16 years, he was an adjunct professor of business management and organizational development at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to completing a mentorship program with Judith Bell, Bob has participated in Rewire Leadership’s Authentic Leadership 1, Authentic Leadership 2, and The Human Element® Certification courses as well as co-facilitated several of The Human Element® seminars.

For more information, see Bob’s blog at BobStrange.com and www.TexasMaleSpirituality.org

Staff

  1. Aspen Ginthum

    Aspen Ginthum

    Executive Assistant

  2. Looking for a Great Controller/Bookkeeper

    Looking for a Great Controller/Bookkeeper

    Controller

  3. Sharon Simien

    Sharon Simien

    Seminar Support

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Aspen Ginthum

Executive Assistant

An invaluable behind-the-scenes organizer, Aspen launches new projects and finalizes current ones. She has several years of experience in marketing, website and graphic design as well as customer service and office management. With a BA in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Business, she’s ready to tackle anything. Happily, Judith is enjoying delegating more and more to her.

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Looking for a Great Controller/Bookkeeper

Controller

Please contact Judith if you are interested in the position!

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Sharon Simien

Seminar Support

Resourceful, energetic, and results-oriented, Sharon ensures that seminars, workshops, and other Rewire Leadership events run smoothly. She is involved with every aspect of the process, transforming our offices into a welcoming retreat center that supports the needs of seminar participants in every way. With 25 years of experience as a support assistant for companies and private enterprises, Sharon brings a great attitude and a plethora of skills to the table.

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