Fran is a visionary leader, international speaker, and published author. She specializes in providing coaching services for visionary leaders, executives, and business owners, collaborative work teams, as well as coaching and mentoring for experienced coaches.
Recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter of Washington State, Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. She served as a founding International Coach Federation, ICF, Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO. She has been serving ICF as a PCC and MCC Credentialing Assessor since 1998.
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:
- Calling Forth Greatness, Seven Coaching Wisdoms for Transforming Your Life
- Empowerment Selling
- The Illusion of Hopelessness
- Violet’s Vision
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. At home near Seattle, WA, she enjoys ballroom dancing, long walks on ocean beaches, and hiking Pacific Northwest trails.