Global speaker Sandra Ford Walston
is known as The Courage Expert and principal of a 25- year-old human potential consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado.
With over twenty-four years of original research in integrating courage behaviors, courageous leadership, women’s courage and non-gender integral levels of courage consciousness, Sandra focuses on the traps and tricks of the human condition. She believes that integrating courage actions at work leads to a more naturally propelled and self-fulfilled employee, resulting in reduced attrition, increased team effectiveness and improved bottom-line performance. She has found that there is a direct correlation between the organization’s courage quotient and success quotient.
Featured on the speaker circuit as witty, provocative, concrete and insightful, Ms. Walston has sparked positive change in the lives of thousands of leaders each year. Sandra also provides skills-based programs for some of the most respected public and private blue-chip businesses and organizations in the world, including Caterpillar, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Hitachi Consulting, Agrium (Calgary), IBM, Hensel Phelps, IBM, Wide Open West, US Bank, Nolte Engineers, Wyoming Public Nurses, DIA, Auburn University, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Institute of Management Accountants, Colorado Assessors, Internal Auditors, AGN (Vancouver), Healthcare Association of New York State, Women in Mining (Saskatoon), and Farmers Insurance. She has trained on a variety of topics over 5,000 individuals and customized skill-based training programs including webinars.
With over twenty-four years of experience with finance professionals, and a former Vice President Private Banking, she also instructed for twenty-three years at the University of Denver five CPE programs for CPAs such as “Real Leadership is Courageous: How to Discover Your Courage!” and “Uniting Women in Courage.” She continues to teach off campus under Dr. Mark Vogel, President CPE4U.
She is the internationally published author of bestseller COURAGE
: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman (Greece and Brazil), endorsed by Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, Harriet Rubin, and Neale Donald Walsch, to name a few. Her second book and follow-up to COURAGE, The COURAGE Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women
, is about courage consciousness actions at work, and her third non-gender book, FACE IT!
12 Courageous Actions that Bring Success at Work and Beyond, is not about how to get a job, but about learning to use courageous techniques to overcome work-related obstacles—limitations like uncertainty, intimidation, denial, apathy and self-doubt. The premise of this book is that we can change our behaviors when given the necessary tools to take the steps to grow and progress toward a courageous life. One attendee wrote, “Thanks for opening my eyes to the world of courage!”
Ms. Walston’s articles have been featured in Chief Learning Officer
, Training & Development, Vertical Distinct
(Malaysia), Real Simple
, Zig Ziglar’s Newsletter, HR.com
, and Strategic Finance
She is certified in the Enneagram, a system of understanding nine different personality types and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She is also a certified Newfield Coach
Sandra enjoys golf, yoga, travel, cooking, meditation, reading, and being an 11th Hour hospice volunteer.
Sandra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit https://www.sandrawalston.com/