With over 20 years of original research on everyday courage, feminine courage and courageous leadership, Sandra Ford Walston provides thought-provoking and practical presentations to aid organizations in overcoming the traps of the human condition—those situations that thwart each person from claiming and integrating their courage.
The word courage comes from the French word corage, meaning “heart and spirit.” So courage is really about acting from our heart and spirit, from the center of our being, which is our true identity. Sandra asks: “What would you do right now if you had unlimited courage?”
Known as "The Courage Expert," Sandra is featured on the speaker circuit as witty, provocative, concrete and insightful, Sandra has sparked positive change in the lives of thousands of leaders each year. She has provided skills-based programs for some of the most respected non-profit, public and private blue-chip businesses and organizations in the world, such as IBM, Caterpillar, Inc., Wide Open West, Agrium, Inc., Virginia Commonwealth University, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, YWCA, Procter and Gamble, Hitachi Consulting, US Bank, Healthcare Association of New York State, Institute of Management Accountants, Women's Leadership Vision, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
The internationally published author of bestseller COURAGE The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman/Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue and an honored author selected for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic was endorsed by Marianne Williamson and Jack Canfield.
The COURAGE Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women, Sandra’s follow-up book to COURAGE, is directed at any woman, regardless of title or credentials, who wishes to grow professionally by introducing courage actions at work. Her third book, FACE IT! 12 Courageous Actions that Bring Success at Work and Beyond confirms that what holds you back on the job is the same as what hinders achievement—the reluctance to face and live a courageous life.
Sandra is published in magazines such as Chief Learning Officer, Training & Development, Vertical District (Malaysia), Real Simple, Maria Shiver Blog, and Strategic Finance. She is a certified coach and certified in the MBTI and the Enneagram.
Bottom line: Simply by giving ourselves permission to claim our personal courage, we encourage those around us, making courage contagious.
You can reach me at 303.696.1010 MST or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of my clients wrote, “I can always tell when a speaker has been successful at our conferences because I hear the group repeating concepts, anecdotes, examples, etc., that they heard during the presentation. And this was certainly true with Sandra’s talk.”
- Best selling book "COURAGE The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman/Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue," endorsed by Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and Jack Canfield
- "The Courage Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women" endorsed by Gail Evans, Harriet Rubin, Marilyn Van Derbur, Debra Benton and Kathe Schaaf.
- "FACE IT! 12 Courageous Actions that Bring Success at Work and Beyond" (non-gender) endorsed by Herb Rubenstein, Esq., D. A. Benton, Dr. Gary Namie, Rennie Davis, Anne B. Zill and Harold G. Nelson, Ph.D.
- Courage Wins New Honor! The Rocky Mountain Unit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic has chosen "Courage: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman" for inclusion in the national audio catalog. “Courage will be a part of 120,000 current titles available to almost a quarter million members with print disabilities.”