Fran is a visionary leader, international speaker, and published author. She specializes in providing coaching services for visionary leaders and entrepreneurs, executives and business owners, collaborative work teams, as well as coaching and mentoring experienced coaches.
Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for the coaching profession. This year, she was nominated by her master coach peers to receive the ICF Circle of Distinction Award for her leadership and commitment to the coaching profession, as well as her years of service to the International Coach Federation (ICF) organization itself.
Fran served as a founding member of ICF, an Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools in the early years of the organization. She has served ICF as a PCC and MCC Credentialing Assessor since 1998.
Fran also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from the ICF Chapter of Washington State. She also served as the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO.
In 1991, Fran founded the Living Your Vision® (LYV) process for empowering individuals in transforming their visions into reality. In 1997, Fran founded the Academy for Coach Training, one of the first International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited schools. In 2005, shifting her focus to private practice. Fran sold the ACT and LYV businesses and their associated trademarks to I & AM, LLC dba inviteCHANGE.
Fran is certified in the Core Values Index (CVI) assessment as a Master VAR (Value Added Relationship) with Taylor Protocols, Inc. She provides coaching and consulting for her clients and training for Practitioners of the CVI assessment. Taylor’s CVI is a unique assessment that provides insight into the innate, unchanging core-driving nature of individuals. Additional certifications include Learning in Action EQ, Dependable Strengths, TILT 365, and Living Systems Team Coaching.
Fran’s books include:
Fran’s highest vision is a world where everyone is enjoying a rich and fulfilling life, living true to their essence, life purpose, and values. She believes this is what the world needs of us—to be true to ourselves—and that coaching is the contribution we can make for this transformation in our world.
She is also passionate about restoring harmony with our Mother Earth and supports initiatives focused on innovative ways to address environmental issues.
In 2016, Fran walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain as a personal challenge and vision quest. In 2021, Fran expanded her vision to include relocating from her native Washington state to Windsor, Colorado, to begin a new and exciting chapter of her life. Fran continues to elevate both her professional and personal life doing the work she loves while making more time for relationship, exploring the Colorado Rockies, and sharing the adventure with her life partner.