Best selling author and Keynote Speaker
Faizun Kamal is a best-selling author, nationally renowned public speaker and franchise coach. Through her book and her work with clients, Faizun coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur.
About Faizun Kamal
Faizun Kamal is an award-winning franchise coach, nationally renowned public speaker, and best selling author. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, Faizun coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Her best selling book, “The Right Franchise for You: Escape the 9 to 5, Generate Wealth, & Live Life on Your Terms”, is the guide that thousands of clients have used to find their “perfect fit” franchise!
Her unique style of inspirational coaching coupled with swift doses of tough love encourages clients to embrace chaos, fear, insecurity and uncertainty as doorways of opportunity. She has helped countless individuals find their perfect fit franchise based on individualized assessments of their personal, lifestyle and income goals. She guides clients to proactively move beyond career burnout to build a sustainable career that they love!
Faizun’s drive to create significant life changes through entrepreneurship stems from her own personal experience as a corporate refugee. As an executive in the high-stakes, high-stress world of corporate America, she found herself living an increasingly unhealthy, unbalanced life with little time for family. In 2015, after almost a decade in corporate America, she got her break by getting laid off. Instead of immediately jumping back, Faizun began a deeply introspective journey to intentionally redesign her career, and her life.
As a former Fortune 15 Executive with 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurial, corporate, multinational & nonprofit settings on three continents, Faizun tackles the topics of taking responsible risks to create career pivots, the art of finding the “perfect fit” business, and strategically making the leap from executive to entrepreneur. Her down-to-earth, self-deprecating humorous style of story-telling has made her an inspirational speaker to audiences worldwide. Her unusual career trajectory has been described by one corporate leader as “strategically coloring outside the (career) lines to leverage opportunities and maximize impact.” Faizun’s relatability and authenticity has led her to grow an engaged following of thousands on social media.
Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program. Designated by designer Tory Burch as “a woman to watch”, Kamal has been featured extensively by the Tory Burch Foundation, Forbes, Franchise Journal, and Huffington Post, among others. She is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows and podcasts speaking on the topic of entrepreneurship.
Conversant in multiple languages, Kamal has been described as the “consummate connector”. Coming from an unusual mix of work background and life experiences, she is able to see patterns in seemingly unconnected things and forge connections in the most unlikely places.
An accomplished speaker, Kamal brings her unique brand of wisdom, wit and entrepreneurial chutzpah to colleges, universities and leading business conferences. Kamal enjoys mentoring and inspiring people to use their unique skills to make a difference in the world.
“Set the world on fire by being authentically YOU!” – Faizun Kamal