Daughter of Unlikely Holocaust and Atomic Bomb Survivors Tells Parents' Story
Roslyn's mother, Sonja Franken, was in the concentration camps of Nazi Europe surviving Auschwitz, and her father, John Franken, was a prisoner of war in Japan surviving the Nagasaki atomic bombing. Their extraordinary life story relayed in their daughter's book was also the subject of a television documentary that was nominated for a Gemini award.
Roslyn Franken's own survival of cancer at the age of 29 is credited to her resiliency inspired by her parents' strengths in overcoming their struggles.
She has delivered her presentation for a variety of audiences including Jewish and other faith-based groups, high school students, community organizations and non-profits.
Her first book entitled The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Health Eating and Positive Living features principles she developed that helped her lose unwanted weight and reach a healthy lifestyle.
Franken has a Masters Degree in Human Systems Intervention (the study of how people self-learn and change as individuals and in groups) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal, certification in Organizational Psychology with a focus on executive coaching through the Professional School of Psychology in California and MBTI® Personality Type Assessment Qualification from Psychometrics Canada.
She is a seasoned media expert with dozens of feature appearances on television and radio and in numerous newspapers and magazines across Canada and abroad including 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.
She is host of the "How to Thrive After 35" podcast and co-author of Death Can Wait: Stories from Cancer Survivors, a fundraising book for cancer research and cancer patient programs.
Franken's books are available on Amazon. Her multimedia presentations of Meant to Be can be arranged through http://www.SpeakersInternational.com