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Marcia Moran, Author of Stroke Forward
How Marcia Moran Survived a Terrible Stroke, Ryan West, March 30, 2020
The Morning My Stroke Occurred Caught Me Off Guard, Hollis Chapman, January 21, 2020
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.
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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