Inspirational Speaker and Author Roslyn Franken



"I would like to thank you, Roslyn, for your presentation about your book, Meant to Be.
It was one of the most profound presentations and stories we have had the pleasure of
at our meetings  in the past 36 years and the first to receive a standing ovation.”

~ Robert Nemchin, Vice President, Capital Business Association

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If you're planning an event and looking for an inspirational and motivational keynote speaker with a compelling presentation that will leave your audience filled with wonder and inspired with hope, then check out Roslyn Franken...

Roslyn Franken is a world-class inspirational and motivational keynote speaker, masterful storyteller, proud cancer survivor and acclaimed author. She has the  profound stories, personal insights and positive inspiration to share that our world needs to experience more than ever. Her true stories of survival, resilience and triumph over tragedy will move you and your guests to reignite their hope and renew their faith in their own inner-strength and triumph of the human spirit.

In her down-to-earth, no-nonsense speaking style, Roslyn gets real with her audiences about the true meanings of courage and determination, faith and fortitude, perseverance and positivity in the face of change, challenge and adversity.

Her motivational and inspirational keynote speaking services are perfect for corporate events, faith-based gatherings, community events, cancer group events, women's groups, college and university events, youth events, high school assemblies, fundraisers and other non-profit events in the United States, Canada and other countries around the globe.
In her most requested presentation entitled MEANT TO BE, Roslyn Franken, reveals the remarkable true story of her parents - John and Sonja Franken - as two unlikely survivors of World War II who find enduring love against all odds. The presentation brings to life the story and characters of her book, MEANT TO BE: A TRUE STORY OF MIGHT, MIRACLES AND TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.

Watch the video to the right for what audiences are saying.

If you're looking for a speaker who will captivate your audience, then Roslyn is your choice...

"Roslyn Franken's presentation of her book, Meant To Be, was breathtaking! From the moment she began telling her parents' story, the entire audience was completely captivated. The entire room was filled with tears, laughter, gasps, and sighs as they hung on her every word…This is such a powerful story everyone needs to hear!!
~ Russell O. McKee III, Pastor, Harvester United Methodist Church, Land O'Lakes Florida

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So what's her MEANT TO BE presentation all about?

In MEANT TO BE, Roslyn Franken, reveals the remarkable true story of her parents as two unlikely survivors of World War II who find enduring love against all odds.

Her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a Prisoner of War in Japan. Her mother survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe. When diagnosed with cancer at 29, Roslyn quickly turned to her parents' experiences and NEVER GIVE UP attitude as inspiration in her own fight to beat cancer and become a long-term survivor.

How did Roslyn's parents survive their captivity? How did they meet? What did Roslyn learn from her parents in facing her own fight for survival that can help us all live better lives? The answers to all these questions and more are what make up Roslyn's powerful presentation of MEANT TO BE.

Let your audience experience Roslyn's engaging combination of masterful storytelling with a variety of audio-visual elements. These include photos, live music, video clips of a Gemini-award nominated television documentary about her parents' extraordinary lives plus much more. These original elements add tremendous impact and intrigue for a truly unique and memorable audience experience.

"Roslyn Franken's presentation was an evening filled with emotion and inspiration...The whole audience laughed and cried as Roslyn, using a multi-media approach including music, took us half way around the world and back while giving us a rare and very personal glimpse into the lives of her parents. With Roslyn as our guide, we went from tragedy to triumph as she shared valuable insights taught to her by her parents."
~Stephen Schneiderman, Executive Director The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ottawa Ontario

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Ideal for your next faith-based, student, cancer group, corporate or community event.

"Roslyn, what an amazing story on such an important topic, and one that should be shared with all! Your presentation was emotionally charged, uplifting and you presented in a manner that was both entertaining and inspiring. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift and you would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker."
~ Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, Chabad Wiregrass, South Tampa, Florida

"Having Roslyn come to my school and speak to my students was incredibly beneficial as her story about her parents connects directly with the goals we are trying to achieve with our studentsan... Her parents' story is personal and motivational which allows our students to see the world and life's struggles in a different perspective."
~ Brent Howard, History Teacher at John McCrae  High School, Ottawa, Ontario

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Check out the MEANT TO BE book...

 meant to be


Five Star

"Wonderful book. Amazing story. Beautifully written." ~ Susan Weiskopf

"I read the book in two days - couldn't put it down." ~ Janet Watson

"This is a excellent well written, book from the heart, portraying the strength of the human spirit winning over an incomprehensible evil..." ~ Edward


In the Media

Roslyn Franken has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows and featured in newspapers and magazines across North America and abroad.

She's appeared on NBC, CTV, CH and A-Channel Television; WBAP News/Talk 820 Texas, 92.9FM Voice of Barbados Radio, Women Power Talk Radio, CBC Radio; USA Today, International Business Times, Florida Today, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business Journal, Physician Assisted World Newspapers; and Capital Style, Challenge, and Due West magazines, just to name a few.

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Check out Roslyn's other book, THE A LIST

 The A List



"This is an easy-to-read book, with true-life stories from the author to add credibility to her message. She can talk the talk because she has walked the walk. Ample space given within the text to challenge the reader and make it an interactive exercise. Readers will come away motivated, and feeling positive about making realistic, measurable changes towards a healthier lifestyle and disposition." - Truman W

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