“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” ~Laurel Ulrich Thatcher
Fran Harris has a simple mantra: if you want to have an amazing life or career, there’s no room for excuses. Her witty, inspirational and unconventional insights about life and business have made her one of the most sought after corporate speakers and coaches in America. The author of 20 books, she recently hosted “Home Rules”, a life and home renovation show on HGTV, where her candor and insights reached millions of viewers each week.
Fran draws upon her electrifying career as an elite athlete, organizational consultant, sales trainer, TV personality and megapreneur to help individuals and companies create soaring success. A former Procter & Gamble sales executive and teambuilding expert, she knows what it takes to break through old paradigms and habits to become your best because she’s done it in her own life and helped millions do the same.
Her expertise, quick wit and candor have landed her on hundreds of TV and radio shows including The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, TLC, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah’s Radio Network and many others. Fran bested 15,000 candidates to be named Good Morning America’s Advice Guru Runner-up. A WNBA & NCAA champion who’s also now an adjunct professor in Advertising, teaching sales, marketing and sports media at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, where she’s a play by play announcer for the newly formed Longhorn Network, a $300 million dollar partnership between UT and ESPN.
She’s the co-founder of the Black Millionaires Summit featuring Russell Simmons, founder of the Black Business Awards premiering in the fall of 2013 at the Black Business Explosion Expo, which she also founded. In 2007 she founded and published Collegepreneur magazine, the world’s first national personal, professional and business publication for college students.