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Marcia Moran, Author of Stroke Forward

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Beth Bonness Thought Echos Podcast with Marcia Moran, November 2023

How a TBI Doesn’t Keep Jordan Murrell from Being Happy, Part 1, November 28, 2023


How a TBI Doesn’t Keep Jordan Murrell from Being Happy, Part 2, November 28, 2023


IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback Is a ”Magic System” as Described by James Klein, October 28, 2023


Lisa Wolf Talks about the Weirdest Food She Ate after Aneurysm Burst, Part 1, September 2023


How Life Changes When You Almost Die by Lisa Wolf, Part 2, September 28, 2023


”You Can’t Handle Depression by Yourself, Arnie Heuvelmen, June 1, 2023


Surviving a Stroke and Brain Injury, by Christine Sauer, May 19, 2023


Rebecca Kamen Reimagines Science through Her Artwork, May 28, 2023

​Dr. Perih Made Me a Believer in the Cold Laser, April 28, 2023

Stroke Forward with Marcia Moran, by Genevieve Albert, March 29, 2023


Colleen and Jeff Harmeling Break the Odds by Having a Different Attitude, Part 1, March 28, 2023


Colleen and Jeff Harmeling Break the Odds by Having a Different Attitude, Part 2, April 14, 2023


Colleen and Jeff Harmeling Break the Odds by Having a Different Attitude, Part 3, April 14, 2023


One in three stroke patients are likely malnourished according to Erin Pasky, RDN, March 14, 2023


Why Hospitals Don’t Tell Us about Aphasia, with Thomas G. Broussard, Jr., Ph.D. (Part 1), February 28, 2023


Why Hospitals Don’t Tell Us about Aphasia, with Thomas G. Broussard, Jr., Ph.D. (Part 2), February 28, 2023


What Does it Mean to WOOP?, Marcia Moran, February 14, 2023

The Bond Shared by Yalani Camara and John Foster, January 28, 2023

What if the the brain could relax, rebalance, and reset? Kris Tschetter tells her journey, January 14, 2023

Imagine asking a complete stranger to back your car out. Moe Jones did just that, December 28, 2022

What is NextStep Raleigh? Karen Thor & Yolanda Ortiz Tell An Amazing Tale, Part 1, December 14, 2022

What is NextStep Raleigh? Karen Thor & Yolanda Ortiz Tell An Amazing Tale, Part 2, December 14, 2022

What Does an IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback Device Do?, Marcia Moran, November 11, 2022

Hannah Balberde Describes Neuroplasticity & What It Can Do for You

What The Single Handed Chef, Aaron Vaughen, Can Show You (Part 1)

What The Single Handed Chef, Aaron Vaughen, Can Show You (Part 2)

Moyamoya Didn’t Stop Reverend Beverly Hall from Her Passion, Part 1

Moyamoya Didn’t Stop Reverend Beverly Hall from Her Passion, Part 2

​What Happens When a Doctor has a Stroke? Bevan Choate Can Tell You Part 1

What Happens When a Doctor has a Stroke? Bevan Choate Can Tell You Part 2

The Giveback Economy, by Peter A. Miller, August 31, 2002

Mark Cola Says The Most Important Thing is to Get Educated (Part 1), by Marcia Moran, August 28, 2022

Mark Cola Says the Most Important Thing is to Get Educated (Part 2), by Marcia Moran, August 28, 2002

Alesha Goodman was Dismissed by Paramedics & Hospital Staff (part 1), by Marcia Moran, August 14, 2022

Alisha Goodman was Dismissed by Paramedics and Hospital Staff (part 2), by Marcia Moran, August 14, 2022

Alesha Goodman was Dismissed by Paramedics & Hospital Staff (part 3), by Marcia Moran, August 14, 2022

Brain Exchange Exists because Joyce Hoffman Dreamed of It, by Marcia Moran, July 28, 2022

How Being a Musician & State Champion Gymnast Saved Steve Boatwright, by Marcia Moran, July 14, 2022

Jim Patterson, A Passion for Golf Aided His Recovery, by Marcia Moran, June 28, 2022

Abbe Simon, Aphasia and Neuroplascity Are Words that Everyone Should Understand, by Marcia Moran, June 14, 2022

Jan Jahnel, Retired Neuroscience Nurse, Continues Prevention Awareness and Recovery, by Marcia Moran, May 28, 2022

Kim O’Kelley-Leigh Tells Us What Freedom Off the Page Is Like, by Marcia Moran, May 14, 2022

Michael Erwin Makes You BELIEVE, by Marcia Moran, April 28. 2022

Someone You Should Know, Stuart Sax, April 27,2022

How Tom Broussard Learned about Neuroplasticity and Conquered Aphasia, by Marcia Moran, April 14, 2022

Keith Taylor: From Depression to Strength after Stroke, by Marcia Moran, March 28, 2020

Beating All of the Odds After a Stroke, by Kim Shea, March 16, 2022

How to Get Whole, by Timothy West, March 15, 2022

Stroke Forward with Marcia Moran, by Sara Jayne, July 22, 2021

The Board Room, by Andy Zapata, June 22, 2021

Stroke Forward, by Dr. Joe, The Neurologic Wellness Podcast, June 11, 2021

Living the Dream, by Curtis Jackson, June 2, 2021

Stroke Forward, by Munira Premji, April 26, 2021

Strokes, Healing, Caregiving and Defining Normal, by Laura Steward, March 31, 2021

Stroke of Luck Podcast by ReneMarie Testa Adams, Judy Marlow, Dr. Libman, Virginia Werner, Keith Taylor, Jim Moran, and Marcia.

Becoming Your Own Healthcare Advocate, by Jo Ann Glim & Brad J. Neufeld, March 18, 2021

Author Of Stroke Forward Provides Insight On Health, Stroke & Brain Injury Recover‪y‬, by Paul Lawrence Vann, March 13, 2021

Senior Health: How She Successfully Fought Back from a Stroke and Aphasia, by Steven Heisler, March 2, 2021

Recovering from a Stroke with Unconventional Methods, by Kim Lengling, February 18, 2021

Life After a Stroke, Tish Lee, February 9, 2021

​Become Your Own Advocate, Kirby Ingals, February 8, 2021

Stroke Forward, Lindy Grace Brown, January 29, 2021

"Stroke Forward" ~ ReneMarie Stroke Of Luck TV Show, January 3, 2021

Stroke Forward - A Story of Triumph, Jake and Darrin and Beer and Business, December 19, 2020

Podcast Rockstar Marcia Moran … From Stroke to Rockstar, Kathleen Gage, December 2, 2020

Marcia Moran, Christian Houston, November 17, 2020

That Thing about Surviving a Stroke, Michael Herst, November 12, 2020

Life Before and After a Stroke, Nordic Countries, and More, Dr. Darian Parker, September 8, 2020

The Sociable, Neurofeedback: a Software Upgrade for the Brain, by Sam Brake Guia, September 1, 2020

The Cannoli Coach: STROKE Forward w/Marcia Moran, by Kimberly Hambrick, August 26, 2002

Living Through and Recovering From a Stroke, Greg Roedersheimer, August 23, 2020

Raise The Anchor, Stroke Survivor turned Advocate Marcia Moran, Melissa Burbridge, August 19, 2020

Stroke Forward, One Step at a Time, by Allie Pratt of Five Minute Bark, August 14, 2000

Marcia Moran, Founder of Stroke Forward, by Crystal Layland, August 11, 2020

Moving Forward After a Stroke, by Carolyn Kiel, June 29, 2020

Resilience Unravelled – Stroke Recovery. Finding the answers by Russell Thackeray, June 8, 2020 

The Importance of an Advocate, by Bill Monroe, May 6, 2020

Stroke Forward: There Is Nothing You Can't Do, by Cheryl Ilov, May 3, 2020

Surviving a Stroke, by Oscar Camarillo, April 30, 2020

Stroke Forward on Mind Dog TV, by Matt Nappo, April 27, 2020

"Stroke Forward" by Sarah J. Worlton, April 13, 2020

Author of Stroke Forward: How to become Your Own Healthcare Advocate…One Step At a Time, Dr. Brad Miller, April 4, 2020

Writing to Recover, ​Azul Terronez, April 2, 2002

How Marcia Moran Survived a Terrible Stroke, Ryan West, March 30, 2020

"Stroke Forward" with Marcia Moran, Dom Brightmon, March 12, 2020

Life Over Pain, Patti Freeman Evans, March 3, 2020

A Carotid Artery Dissection, or Stroke, Bill Gasiamis, January 29, 2020

The Morning My Stroke Occurred Caught Me Off Guard, Hollis Chapman, January 21, 2020

Stroke Forward with Tracey Osborne, December 11, 2019

A Cloud Nine Moment with Jordan Gross, December 5, 2019

Stroke Forward with Amy Zellmer, November 19, 2019


Power Up for Profits with Kathleen Gage, November 19, 2019

Media Contact

If you would like to have Marcia Moran on your show for:


  • A perspective interview on what it like to survive an acute stroke.

  • Struggle with disabilities. 

  • Thrive through perseverance.


Please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, proposed dates and times for the interview, and call in details.

Marcia Moran



After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia  Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store.


Marcia Moran has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. Her experience led her to found her own firm, Performance Architect in 2012.  She also co-founded Positive Business DC, an organization designed to increase well-being in the workforce in 2012.


After suffering a major stroke in 2014, Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping to regain her speaking abilities. It helped marginally, but in August 2017 she discovered a technological breakthrough that minimized her speaking disability. She then pushed beyond her comfort zone to become a Toastmasters International Club Officer in 2017, followed by Area Director in 2019.  


Marcia created her book, Stroke FORWARD, because she felt a strong need to share hope to stroke and TBI survivors and their caretakers. No one truly understands a brain injury until it happens to you. Learning to become her own health advocate one step a time and exploring holistic methods for healing are keys to her recovery. Marcia's husband, Jim, played an important role as caretaker and advocate for Marcia through her recovery -- and Jim's observations and experiences also are captured in Stroke FORWARD.

Marcia speaks and shares her message of hope, inspiration, healing, and a way forward as she goes across the country. She welcomes new opportunities to help individuals affected by major health crises move ahead. Marcia became a health and life coach to work directly with stroke and TBI survivors and their caregivers.

Marcia and Jim live with two very loud cats, and one bird near Washington, DC. On weekends, Marcia, Jim, and the cats go to Deep Creek, Maryland where Marcia paints watercolors. In the evening Marcia and Jim sit out on the deck and watch fireflies flit by.

Marcia holds a B.S. in Political Science with a magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Chapman University, in California. A woman of many talents, she attended school in Sandefjord, Norway to study art. She earned a certificate in Well-being Foundations of Personal Transformation from the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute in Virginia. Recently, Marcia also earned certificates as a Health Coach and a Life Coach from the Health Coach Institute. She also became a provisional provider of IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback.

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