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About Fran

Fun Facts About Fran

  • Started my degree at 38 while working full time and raising 4 kids as a single mom
  • Passion for learning and personal growth – BANABU (Building A New And Better Universe – found Mike Kemski in 2010)
  • 30 years working in the employment field – presented and facilitated a variety of employment workshops
  • Continued to work as a Career Counsellor after semi-retiring at age 62
  • Love to travel – travelled to Alberta with my younger sister and 3 kids (6, 4, 1) pulling a trailer, since then have been to Cuba, Crete Kuai, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Vancouver, Nova Scotia and Dominican Republic
  • Once had baby snakes put on my head and had to show no fear – ask me more about this
  • I have 6 grand kids ranging in age from 2 to 31
  • Began exercising at age 40 for flexibility and still continue my routine at age 73 (two sets of stretching exercises – in bed and out of bed) allows me to get down on the floor with my grandkids and get back up
  • 1st born of 3 children
5 generations

More about me

  • Start my day with my Bible reading, a  daily reading from Simple Abundance (Sarah Ban Breathnach), Meditations From the Road (M. Scott Peck) and Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Optimistic glass half full and glad to have something to drink type
  • Family is my #1 passion, helping others comes next
  • My sister was born when I was 11 – I have been looking after babies and young children ever since
  • People often stopped at my house and asked if I did babysitting as there were often 8 children in my yard (4 of mine and 4 of the neighbours)
  • When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said “a mom” – I achieved this at age 23 ½
  • I started high school at 12 (turned 13 in November
  • Member of Toastmasters since 2002 and have achieved D.T.M designation (Distinguished Toastmaster)
  • Have held every executive role in my Toastmasters Clubs – currently a member of 3 clubs
  • My mom was a teacher and my dad was a mechanic and a Licence Bureau operator

How to Contact Me – Fran Watson

Feel free to call or send an email with your questions or comments.
I would love to hear from you Reach out
fran.careercoach @  
Location: Ontario, Canada
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