Speaking Testimonials | Coaching Testimonials | Book Testimonials
"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. As women we’re often at the bottom of the list, and this was a gentle reminder to take time for us, even in the midst of our hectic lives."
~ Melanie Murphy, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Ottawa West Chapter
“We truly enjoyed our day with Roslyn. 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. We look forward to having her come back and speak at one of our conferences in the near future.
~ Christine Lalonde-Page, Vice-Chair,
ONTARIO MUNICIPAL SOCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION zone 7
It was the team’s first offsite meeting and hearing that the members appreciated that management takes the time to understand general well being and overall wellness in their staff was the best compliment we could have asked for. Sometimes having a neutral party review what is most common in our daily lives can be eye opening experience. Roslyn’s down to earth approach of open dialogue and not a directive attitude only goes to show us all that our experiences are often very similar and if time taken how much more stressed our daily activities could be. Hope to have another session with Roslyn in the future."
~ Angela Stacey, Inside Sales Manager, Neutronics Components Ltd.
"Roslyn, I would like
to thank you for presenting your Healthy Living presentation to our Health and Safety
Conference in October. Many of our 160 participants noted that it was a very appropriate
and positive way to end the conference, they also feel that what they gained from your
presentation will be very useful as we all strive to maintain a healthy living regime.
Your positive, upbeat presentation was inspirational and kept everyone very much focused
on the message. Once again I want to thank you for your presentation."
- Chris Aylward, Regional Vice President, National Capital, Union of Taxation
"Roslyns presentations were
entertaining, uplifting, and thought-provoking. Her message that, adjustments to even the
littlest things can result in a huge difference in someones happiness and
well-being, resonated with the audience. 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
"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!!!!"
"Thank you so very much for your most wonderful inspirational messages to us last Friday evening at our Annual Mother Daughter Gala. I have been receiving many phone calls and everyone has indicated that they had a great time and that this years entertainment was the best ever. So thank you for that. You were great but it was much too short. I wish time would have allowed us to hear much more from you and hopefully in the future I will have the opportunity to attend another of your presentations."
- Fran Colasante, Committee Member, Daffodil Gala in support of the Canadian Cancer Society
~ Doreen Lebano, Event Organizer, Barrhaven Lion's Club
"Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation to our group of volunteers at our annual Providence Care Volunteer Appreciation event. Here are some of the wonderful participant comments that were included in our newsletter - Roslyn was very inspiring.
Great speaker! Awesome speaker, really enjoyed listening to her stories. Excellent presentation.Very touching as I just lost two sons with cancer a month a part of each other.Very inspirational."
- Janet Hunter,
Director, Volunteer Services,
St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital and
Mental Health Services
"Roslyn created and presented a warm and safe environment for our students to explore ideas presented in her Happiness Workshop. The kids learned some valuable tools for dealing with stress and pressure and she was able to open their minds to the possibility of thinking of their life's direction in a different and positive way".
- Eliza-Jane Scott, Head of Dramatic Arts, Head of Theatre Ashbury, Ashbury College
"Roslyn Franken is a great motivational speaker. She can help you “Lighten Up and Live Happy”. She has spoken at a few events that I have attended, most recently at our TPBN, Inc meeting and has reminded me we have a choice on how to spend our day, either Happy or Stressed. She helps you to enjoy today and not worry about tomorrow."
-Kelly Steen, Board Member of Trinity Positive Business Network, Inc.
"Of all the mighty
women that I know, you are at the top of the list. Your insight and valuable reflection
always provide perspective and balance and I know that you definitely learned that ability
through a trial of fire. Thanks so much for being a part of the BizWomen Ignite day."
- Karen Krymki, Managing Director, eWomen Network, Tampa FL
"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ms. Roslyn
Franken as an exceptional facilitator. She has provided sessions on Healthy Eating and
Positive Living to Health Canada employees for the past year, which were well received by
Ms. Franken has demonstrated the excellent interpersonal
and professional skills that make her an outstanding presenter. She is very proficient in
dealing and guiding people in difficult and stressful situations and ensures that all
clients are provided an opportunity to express their needs for healthy eating habits. We
are very pleased to offer services provided by Ms. Franken who supports our unit's mandate
of improving well-being amongst our employees."
- Sandra Benoit, Manager, Centre for Workplace Well-Being, HEALTH CANADA
"Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent
presentation you gave to The NRCan Womens Network. Over 45 women sat enthralled and
delighted with the honest and sensitive material you presented. Influencing others to take
action in self care is a noble undertaking. Your warmth and down to earth examples gave
many the impetus to start! Thank you!"
- Susan Laing, President, Senderlea Communications Inc., Facilitator, NRCan's
"Thank you for the presentation
From Wish I toWatch Me that you made to a group of our employees on June 19th.
Your enthusiasm and positive energy was inspiring and you have facilitated our group to
recognize stressors in their life that they werent even aware of. One of our
employees has even made the decision to quit smoking! Youre caring and concern is
genuine, and it is apparent that you truly want your clients to achieve their full
potential. Thank you again for the excellent presentation!"
- Tara Sevigny, Manager, Administration, GRAND & TOY LTD.
"We were pleased to have Roslyn as our
keynote speaker for the 1st Annual Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health
Expo in Renfrew. Roslyn is a wonderfully engaging speaker, who comes across as a very down
to earth, friendly person. Roslyn spoke on the 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy
Eating and Positive Living in a very clear cut, easy to understand manner.
Roslyns reflections on her own experiences were very interesting, encouraging and
informative. We hope to have Roslyn back to share her knowledge and expertise at future
events in our area."
- Felicia Vaile, Health & Social Promotion & Coordination, RENFREW
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE & HOLISTIC HEALTH EXPO
"...It is without reservation that I
recommend Ms. Roslyn Franken, a motivational speaker, to your group or
- Susan Kelemen, OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD, Full testimonial
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on
behalf of the cBa, for sharing your thoughts and principles that guide you in your
coaching, and motivation. Your honesty in sharing those most inner feelings, and
transformation in your life, was appreciated by all. It proves that goals set, are
attainable, if one has the desire and commitment to do so."
- Robert Nemchin, Secretary, CAPITAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
"Roslyn's seminar made me realize a lot about why my
weight has come back to visit. I learned about setting realistic goals long term.
As a result of Roslyns presentation I plan to reconstruct my lifestyle and my
ways of thinking
I appreciated Roslyns real life scenarios and
common language. She was very clear and easy to understand.
I really liked Roslyns willingness to engage
with participants throughout.
I learned the importance of not being a perfectionist
and that I need to find more time for myself.
I learned from Roslyn to analyze where Im at
and going with present habits and what is not working, and what I need to change to get to
what I really want for myself!
Roslyns presentation was VERY inspiring.
It encouraged me to change my way of thinking about food, my body and myself.
I appreciated Roslyns insights regarding
self-sabotage and attitudes. I had to buy the book and cant wait to start the
"I found Roslyn's real life experiences and the
stories she shared very inspiring"
"As a result of Roslyn's presentation, I will continue
working on my healthy eating habits but with renewed enthusiasm and commitment."
presentation was excellent. I can't wait to read the book and get started."
"Roslyn knows her subject and keeps the
attention of the group. The examples given were really suprising (muffin). I would like to
see her back to continue on the topic."
"Roslyn was very clear and easy to understand. I
really enjoyed the presentation."
"Roslyn is a great speaker. She is very knowledgable,
informative and inspiring."
"Very expressive, positive and insightful."
"Roslyn was very well spoken and interesting"
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"Roslyn, over the last few decades, I have read every
diet book, done every program, even went for weight loss therapy, but with your weight
loss program, this is the first time that I actually get it, that I actually understand
HOW to change my eating habits and truly believe that I can not only lose the weight, but
keep it off. I even ate pizza last week and I still lost weight. You have truly showed me
how to eat healthy and be kind to my body and myself in a way I never dreamed
possible." - Joyce B.
"Roslyn Franken leads by example...
she walks her talk! Her A List coaching program uplifts and
inspires. The dynamic energy, wisdom and dedication she brings to us each
call are priceless. Roslyn cares. Highly recommended!" -
"I really appreciate your expertise and support in not
only helping me to drop the excess weight that I couldn't get off for the past eight
years, but the guidance in setting up the healthy lifestyle habits that I know will keep
it off. Your approach to weight loss without pills or special "diet" food
resonated with what I knew would work for me. You also quickly identified the challenges
that I had to deal with and developed a program that took into account my personal and
work schedules. Thanks again."- Evelyn B.
"You really give me a lot to think about, and that's
why I enjoy working with you so much. Your approach is 'real life' and gradual and
comfortable, and speaking with you makes me calm and at ease with things, and makes me
feel like I can tackle anything if I just put my mind to it. Thanks again Ros...You are a
gem in my life."- Tammy L.
"What I like best about Roslyn's tele-coaching program
are the surprising tips that have eluded me all my life, the reassurance that there is
hope for me and Roslyn's upbeat and caring nature and tone. I also enjoy the group as
everything that everyone says is of real and genuine value." -
One of the greatest gifts I have received from Roslyn
is the ability to notice and celebrate my successes. Every small success brings me
closer to my goal. I have learned that what I put in my body is the most personal
choice that I can make. Roslyn has taught me that the power of choice has the
potential to change my life. She has taught me to choose wisely.
Since starting to work with Roslyn and the principles found
in the A-list, I am enjoying the journey toward a healthier, newer me. Roslyn has
been both gentle and flexible with me and in turn, I have learned to be gentle and
flexible with myself.
Since I have been in control of my eating, I have
experienced a greater sense of joy. Working with Roslyn has given me a great sense
of inner peace. I love the reflection in the mirror now because I know I am doing my
best. Seeing results is the icing on the cake.
I am so grateful for Roslyn and the principles found in the
A-List. - Yolisa N.
"After my first consultation, I felt Roslyn was
already helping me to put healthy living in perspective. It is about weight control and
not about dieting. In fact it made me understand that it is all about ME!! From that point
on, and with Roslyn's positive and quiet encouragement, I began to listen to myself and
find where I wanted to be and not where others thought I should be. Only you can do the
work that is needed to reach your life's goals. Roslyn helps you to find your way and do
what you need to do for yourself, and it works!!!" - Gwen B.
"No outlandish claims, no unrealistic promises. Roslyn
Franken's approach to achieving a healthy weight is based on common sense and more
importantly, a sense of control. Since starting her program I gained insights into my food
choices and eating habits and lost over 33 pounds! What's more remarkable, I never felt
hungry or deprived because Roslyn's program is NOT a diet. It's about eating and
exercising in moderation, and seeing the inches melt away - nice and easy - for a real and
permanent change." - Elaine C.
"I gladly welcomed your philosophy about weight loss
when we first spoke. It made so much sense to me. It was exactly what I needed after years
of following other diets, which did work, but did not stick. With your coaching, I learned
to reduce my portions without feeling hungry and to make good choices. Because I was
eating regular foods and all kinds of foods I did not feel deprived. I realized that I was
not dieting but learning to eat the way I would eat for the rest of my life. I also
reaffirmed to myself the need to exercise at the same time as I work at my nutritional
plan to see encouraging results. It does make all the difference and reminded me also of
the emotional benefits as well." - Françoise L.
"Going into Roslyn's weight loss program,
I felt that I was taking a risk. Either her program could change my life, or make me feel
defeated. At first, it was difficult to comprehend that this wasn't a quick solution
to weight loss. It would happen gradually over time. It wasn't a diet; it was a lifestyle
change. I didn't feel deprived or depressed, I became motivated to try new ideas and
experience the results. It felt good to have Roslyn as someone on my side for once, and
not have to lie about what I ate or beat myself because I ate the wrong thing. Gradually,
I began to understand what Roslyn wanted me to see. I learned how to take care of myself.
Only I can do that. Roslyn taught me how to give my body the nutrients it needs to stay
energized and to be satisfied with myself as a whole. It is important for every woman to
come to this realization, and not get lost in unrealistic expectations of herself. You can
follow her plan. It takes commitment, but more than that, love for yourself. And the
weight will come off. My drinking, exercise and sleeping habits have changed for the
better too, and I haven?t gotten sick once. Roslyn is a great teacher and has helped to
change me for the better.Thank you Roslyn." - Michelle C.
"I'm much more aware now of what triggers my binges,
excessive eating and making the wrong choices. With Roslyn's one-on-one weight loss
coaching and support I have learned to let go of the tension that builds with these
triggers. It's much easier to let go when you know what the triggers are and to cope with
those triggers in some other way than eating." - Ginnette B
"Roslyn's program is practical and easy to follow with
no real restrictions. I learned to control my impulse eating and make healthy food choices
that leave me satisfied. I don't even feel like I'm on a diet...I like the daily
accountability because Roslyn catches me as I get off track and then gets me back on track
as soon as possible." - Chantal L.
"It's not a diet. It's a way of being
kind to your body. It's easy. I now find myself craving more healthy food and actually
miss fruits and vegetables if I don't have them. I don't miss my biggest trouble foods
like I thought I would. The most important lesson I'm taking away is that being kind to
your body is being kind to yourself. I've learned to be kinder to my body and
myself." - Tina S.
"It's easier than other programs because
you don't have to stop living a normal life to lose the weight. I look forward to my
weekly coaching sessions rather than dreading it like with other programs I've been on.
What I like is that Roslyn's program is not a diet...it's a way of life." -
"Roslyn's proven 9 principles will empower you to eat
healthier, feel better and be happier than you are today. Read the book and apply
the principles so you do not miss this opportunity to make lasting positive changes in
- Dr. James E. Muirhead Psychologist and Mr. Murray Hillier, RN, Clinical Health
Educator, Founders of the Healthy Living Group
"Follow Roslyn's guiding principles, as she reveals
the most important ideas for living a healthy, happy and fulfilled life."
- Peggy McColl, New York Times Best Selling Author of Your Destiny
"Roslyn's 9 principles show you how to think in new
ways to create the positive and meaningful changes you so desire in how you look, feel and
live your life."
- Gail Lynne Goodwin, Founder of InspireMeToday.com and the GlobalHugTour.com
"In The A List book, Roslyn shows you how to turn your
fear into determination and your self-doubt into boundless courage."
- Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO eWomenNetwork, Inc. and Producer, The Glow
"If Knowledge is KING..Then Roslyn Franken is
Queen..Todays world with all its dizzying choices in technology, there is always a
way to solve any concern that you may have
just Google it. With all the dizzying
choices in food/lifestyle, there's always a way to solve any concern you may have
just Roslyn Franken it. Theres a self-professed guru around every corner on the
internet today! Roslyn Franken is not a self professed guru..shes an accomplished,
beautiful, vivacious, and engaging woman that has triumphed numerous times in her life.
Roslyn has beaten fat, cancer, depression, fear, self esteem, and more because she stopped
being a victim and became a leader instead
why? Because she deserved it..and so do
you! If you are open to empowering yourself by becoming more responsible and accountable
and you are open to being guided, then you want to obtain a copy of The A List: 9
Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living. Roslyn shares her
personal experiences and challenges with you, the reader, while providing practical
solutions that require nothing more than your personal commitment to yourself to change.
Some will get to page 205 and discover that Roslyn is half the woman she used
to be. I prefer to think of her transformation as the Real Roslyn that was
reborn. However you look at it, Roslyn Franken is the real deal. Now let her help
you with making the real meal
and positive living"
- Stephan Jacob, Business Channel Director/Senior Executive Producer, World Talk
Radio, LLC Home of the VoiceAmerica Network
little book that gets you started in the right direction
"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.
Roslyn, with the help of her book: The A List:
9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living, has helped me go to the
root of my problematic relationship with food
Her approach was very unique as I had
to be in contact with her daily and had to report to her about every meal I consumed. What I liked about her approach was that it was all
about me. Roslyn has helped me change my
relationship with food and helped me change some of my attitudes that were not only
affecting my nutrition but my relationship with work, with my friends and with my family. Basically, she changed my life
She helped me
remove a huge weight off my shoulders by giving me tools I needed to finally deal with one
of my biggest monsters
my relationship with food.
Thank you Roslyn for all your help!
- Marie C.
Roslyn's book helps individuals gain insight and knowledge in regard to moving
forward on a path to better health. The A List is a useful, easy to read guide that
enables the reader to achieve his/her desired goals. Roslyn's personal stories
of her struggles and triumphs with respect to her own health inspired me to follow
her principles for healthy eating and positive living. I highly recommend this book
for anyone interested in improving their overall health and well-being.
- Jennie P.
"I am almost done reading through your book and I have
to say it is EXCELLENT! I am going through each section at a slow pace to put the
info into practice. I have already started losing weight
you raise a lot of great
points that I hadnt even thought of or read about in other books/programs.
Particularly the all or nothing attitude. Uh yeah.
Thats me.. that WAS me!"
- Su T.
"Dear Roslyn: I just want to thank you from the bottom
of my heart for your empowering book The A List. I just finished reading it and I
finally get it... I have tried Weight Watchers, Tops, Herbal Magic, Herbalife, bought
every diet book available, including Dr. Phil's and I have lost weight only to regain it
back and more. I started with only about 10lbs to lose, and as the years go by it has now
reached 20+ lbs. I have always been a very healthy eater cooking nutritious meals
for my family, also we have been an active family. So I guess I was in denial
of why I was getting fatter over the years. It wasn't until I read your book that it
finally hit me that I wasn't taking care of myself and my needs...
Like I say I am excited but somewhat skeptical because of
here we go again setting myself up for failure! However, the other day I was in a
situation where I was angry and I said to myself that I was "mad" (I
acknowledged out loud that I was mad) and I wasn't going to eat because of it. IT
WORKED. I never would have acknowledged my feelings out loud before. It was
amazing. I know that that was one day but it felt wonderful. I have had a few
treats but I enjoyed them and I didn't throw in the towel because of it. I am going
to keep your book in plain site and read it everyday and to remind my self not
to say negative things.
I can see it so clearly now, and for that I am truly
thankful to you. My daughter is graduating from high school next year, and my son from
college so I want to be fit. Before I would have said that I needed to lose the
20lbs like yesterday. I have changed my thoughts on what size jeans I will wear, to
the fact I want to be healthy on the inside first.
I am so grateful for your insightful book.
Thank you again"
- Marilyn R.
"Thank you, Roslyn. I really enjoyed your book; so
thought-provoking. Makes a real difference in people's lives."
- Heather M.
"I could not put it down. OH! how some of it
sounded familiar....you hit it right on the nose. Easy to read, easy to follow and
it will get both my husband and I back on track to better eating habits."
- Linda L.
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