“...Her ability to connect with people, inspire the audience and presentation skills are amazing. Roslyn is compassionate and caring and left the volunteers high-spirited and educated...” ~ Janet Hunter, Director, Volunteer Services Providence Care – St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services
"...Roslyns presentation empowered staff to
identify triggers in their lives that cause unnecessary stress and provided simple
~ Lynn Godding, CHRP
, Senior Manager, Human Resources & Total Rewards,
Champlain Community Care Access Centre
"Roslyn’s presentation ‘Stop Stressing and Start Living’ was uplifting, and a lesson in being good to ourselves. Her interaction with the audience and focus was refreshing, and her own personal life story empowering."
~ Melanie Murphy, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Ottawa West Chapter
"For the first time in many years at this event, you could have heard a pin drop while you were speaking. The impact you made on this event was mindboggling. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!" ~ Fran Colasante, Committee Member, Daffodil Gala in support of the Canadian Cancer Society
“The session was very interactive, informative and refreshingly fun and humorous. Roslyn was inspiring and empowering and offered excellent reflection on self-care triggers and recognition. Everyone fully enjoyed themselves but also understood the full meaning of the session.
~ Christine Lalonde-Page, Vice-Chair, ONTARIO MUNICIPAL SOCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Looking for a dynamic speaker who will lighten up your audience with empowering messages to relieve stress, re-claim life balance, renew health and rejuvenate courage?
Roslyn is a world-class motivational inspirational speaker, proud cancer survivor and best-selling author who provides an unforgettable experience for her audiences with her inspirational personal story, practical insights and proven life principles. Discover how Roslyn can help make your next event a memorable success.
Born to a mother who survived the concentration camps in Nazi Germany and then beat terminal cancer, and a father who survived the atomic bomb as a Nagasaki Japanese Prisoner of War, Roslyn Franken knows the power of resilience in the face of challenge and adversity.
When a tumour resting on the main artery to her brain tested positive for Hodgkin's Disease (cancer of the lymph nodes) at the young of age 29, Roslyn turned toward her parents' "NEVER GIVE UP" attitude as inspiration to face the challenge, fight back and become a long-term cancer survivor.
Inspirational and down-to-earth, Roslyn Franken speaks passionately about her empowering journey from fear to fight, worrier to warrior and victim to victory in the face of the life-threatening cancer that changed her life. She shares the discoveries about herself, about life and the influence of her parents ‘survivor’ attitude that not only helped her beat cancer, but to also overcome many other life and health challenges such as winning her battles with stress, weight and lifestyle issues, once and for all.
Known for her no-nonsense and entertaining speaking style, Roslyn provides audiences with an unforgettable experience that brings hope, inspiration and proven life principles to anyone who wants to overcome their challenges and live a happy, healthy and resilient life, no matter what.
With a masterful combination of wisdom and humour, Roslyn’s thought-provoking message that we all have the power to lighten up for good and turn our fears and stress into success and happiness, no matter what, inspires people toward creating positive and meaningful change to live a happy, healthy and resilient life in the face of change, challenge and adversity at home, in the workplace and in our greater communities.
With every keynote, workshop or presentation, Roslyn leaves a lasting impression on her audiences, inspiring hope, health and meaningful change.
Her clients include corporations, associations, non-profits, cancer centers, cancer patient and survivor groups, hospitals, schools and other groups. Past clients include Health Canada, Bank of Canada, Costco Wholesale Ltd., Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Ontario Public Service, Canadian Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Grand & Toy Ltd. and many more. See Sample Client List.
Roslyn has a Master’s degree in Human Systems Intervention from Concordia University, certification in Organizational Psychology with a focus on Executive Coaching from the Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, California, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and MBTI® Practitioner Qualification from Psychometrics Canada.
She is an award nominee for the prestigious Y Woman of Distinction and the WBN Business Woman of the Year.
Organizations, individuals and themedia alike now
seek Roslyn for her powerful insights, practical strategies and positive inspiration for reducing stress, re-claiming work life balance, renewing health, realizing potential and rejuvenating one's spirit in the face of change, challenge and adversity.
She makes regular appearances on television and radio talk shows and has been quoted in newspapers and magazines across Canada, the United States, and abroad.