"Racial relations in America continue to be one of the country's most challenging issues. Applause goes to Danise DiStasi for highlighting what an enormous block prejudice is and for suggesting ways it can be transmuted. Read and learn!" Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and The On Time, On Target Manager "Just hit goal," is Cosima Regale's mantra, a mantra that has made her a top performer and rising star. It's also earned her a reputation as a tough-as-nails executive who focuses on results over the emotional needs of her team. But that reputation is threatened when she's involved in a discrimination complaint, and then learns of a tragic incident involving her children. Forced to confront her team's sinking morale during a time of personal tragedy, she struggles to deal with her own anger...anger over skin color. At first she ignores her it, but her anger continues to simmer. Then she tries to justify her feelings, only to discover that her heart won't let her. Out of her turmoil, Cosima heeds the advice given by friends and loved ones and discovers the power of relationships that changes lives through forgiveness and healing. The four steps she takes transform her life, her team, and quite possibly, her city. Steppin' Out Of My Skin is a parable that takes place in Cincinnati, OH April of 2001. The story challenges readers to acknowledge the ingrained prejudices that lie deep within our hearts and minds and to change the behavior that results from flawed thinking. True transformation occurs as individuals apply the four steps taught throughout the captivating story; Reconciliation through the power of forgiveness, Acknowledge we have ingrained prejudices, Community is built one relationship at a time and Education is the key to breaking down the walls. Readers will be compelled to make a life long change.