Biography for Women
Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert
Sandra Walston is a human potential consultant who studies courage.
What’s your definition of courage and why is it vital to claim it for yourself? Are you curious about why only 11% of over 750 women researched perceived themselves as courageous? Are you in this group? What allows only a small percentage of women to actively claim their courage? Perhaps you believe courage is only synonymous with being a hero or perhaps you’re curious about how to apply courage to make better decisions, enhance leading teams or adjust to a merger with less stress. How might your life change if you discovered that some of your everyday behaviors demonstrate profound courage?
What is this energy that so few women consciously recognize? How can courageous behaviors be claimed, integrated, passed on to others and celebrated? Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert, reveals why courage is the forgotten virtue, why it is a critical energy to “step up” your courageous leadership or career advancement and how it is your roadmap to fulfill your heart’s journey. Sandra distinguishes the difference between the everyday forgotten behaviors of courage and stories steeped in heroism or sensationalism. You will discover and chart this vital insight: There is a direct correlation between your “success quotient” and your “courage quotient.”
Based in Denver, she has been a trailblazer for 25-years in the field of the feminine behaviors of courage and non-gender courageous leadership. Featured on the speaker circuit as witty, provocative, concrete and insightful, she has sparked positive change in the lives of thousands of leaders each year. Sandra has provided programs for some of the most respected public and private blue-chip businesses and organizations in the world such as Agrium, Inc., IBM, Caterpillar, Inc., AGN International, Hensel Phelps, Wide Open West, Procter and Gamble, Hitachi Consulting, Healthcare Association of New York State, Delta Kappa Gamma International, VCU, and Institute of Management Accountants. One comment from an attendee said, “Decisions to stand in your own truth are the most courageous, and opening your heart to hear its guidance is an act of courage.”
Sandra has been published in magazines such as Chief Learning Officer, Strategic Finance, Vertical Distinct (Malaysia), Real Simple, The Ziglar Weekly Newsletter, HR Voice (British Columbia), Training & Development, LinkedIn, and The Washington Executive. With over twenty years of experience with finance professionals, she instructs for the University of Denver. She is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and she is certified in the Enneagram along with being a certified Newfield Network coach.
Internationally published, COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman has been endorsed by Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield and Neale Donald Walsch. COURAGE focuses on awakening women to the feminine behaviors of everyday courage. The COURAGE Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women continues the research to introduce women to courageous leadership skills at work. These two books merge over twenty years of courage research to reveal how workplace obstacles keep women at all levels confined and how specific courage actions can be applied to step up leadership aspirations. Sandra is a sought-after presenter. Sandra enjoys golf, skiing, yoga, travel, cooking, meditation, reading, and being an 11th Hour hospice volunteer.
Make courage your daily legacy!