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Some people talk about getting things done. Other people actually get things done. Francine Ward strikes that delicate balance between being a visionary with an idea and a mover and shaker who turns it into something bankable.
Each of the following roles of lawyer, entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, philanthropist, and marathon runner signifies a commendable achievement for any individual, but together, they form an extraordinary list of credentials for one person to attain. And when the person who fits the bill is formerly a drug-addicted, alcoholic prostitute, the magnitude of their accomplishments is astonishing.
Francine Ward is that person, and her story is compelling. The story of a woman who not only overcame extreme adversity to lead a life of triumph, courage, and success, but who has chosen to turn back and consistently help others create amazing lives as well.
But it's not just about her story. Ms. Ward comes to the table with a unique blend of competencies making her a viable choice for almost any event. As a businesswoman, she knows what it's like to run her own company, manage staff, and deal with day-to-day issues that arise. As a Georgetown educated lawyer, she understands the importance of protecting her valuable intellectual property. She also possesses the hard core skills often required to make tough business decisions and the ability to negotiate when necessary. As a business coach, she grasps the need for effective and appreciative listening skills. As someone who lived many lives, it's been said that, "she has the uncanny ability to understand the human condition at a very deep level." Finally, as a professional speaker, she has the skill to effectively put her thoughts and feelings into words, creating images in a way her varied audiences can understand.
Francine Ward's philosophy is simple, but profound: set a goal for where you want to be, create a plan for making it happen, don't let obstacles get you down, ask for help along the way, and baby step your way to success!
Better than most, Ms. Ward understands the importance of going beyond the seeming obstacles to get to the goal. In her own words, "I was taught that failure was the worst thing that could happen to me. And then I failed--a lot! Eventually I realized that out of each failure comes the opportunity to rise to the next level in life."
Finally, Francine Ward is dedicated to helping others. She sits on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drugs--Bay Area, is an active Rotarian, and volunteers with a number of community service projects that involve abused women, at risk kids, and teen girls.
Ms. Ward is the author of Esteemable Acts: 10 Actions for Building Real Self-Esteem, 52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Living, and The Staying Legal Guide to Copyright & Trademark Protection.
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