The Award Winning Author
Francisca Epale is the award-winning author of “The Naked Educator: How to Survive in the Middle Kingdom (2016)” and “The Naked Educator: Secrets to Surviving in China as an Expatriate, second edition. (2018)”.
She has taught English as a second language and French in the United States of America, Canada and China for more than 20 years, from public school system to post-secondary levels. Francisca proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA, USA) and a Master of Arts in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University), Mankato, MN, USA.Her certificates to teach English include: TESL Ontario from (CCLCS) Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies; TESL Canada from Hansa language Centre and TESOL from Global TESOL College (all based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.) Francisca is also an accredited community French interpreter in Ontario, Canada.
In addition to her own publications, Francisca is also a contributing author and International Best Seller of “365 Empowering Stories: Stories and Poems that will inspire and empower you and bring more laughter, joy and love to your life! (2019)”. Her contribution entitled “My Journey: The Seven Amazing Steps that Shrunk My Uterine Fibroids” was celebrated and well received. (This chapter also has a medical disclaimer).
Francisca has acquired her Distinguished Toastmasters Designation (DTM), the highest award bestowed on a Toastmasters member (with only 2% of members ever attaining this coveted award!) In addition to this great accolade, Francisca is also a certified World Class Speaking coach through Craig Valentine, MBA (1999 World Champion of Toastmasters International) and a certified independent John Maxwell coach, speaker and trainer.
Francisca is a perpetual learner and because of her passion to coach, empower and inspire people about her breast cancer journey, she is currently studying to become a certified Health and Life Coach through the Health Coach Institute (USA). (Expected graduation is 2022!).
During her leisure time, Francisca enjoys reading, writing books, watching movies, brisk walking, jogging and aerobics. Francisca Epale is available to deliver keynote presentations and coaching for individuals or groups.
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