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Marcia Moran, Author of Stroke Forward


Heads Up with Pete Burland, Margaret Sauer, October 31, 2019.


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

Stroke Forward with Amy Zellmer, November 19, 2019.

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

Stroke Forward with Tracey Osborne, December 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marcia Moran, Christian Houston, November 17, 2020

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

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

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

Stroke Forward, Lindy Grace Brown, January 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stroke Forward, by Munira Premji, April 26, 2021

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

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

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

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

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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 Stroke FORWARD because she felt there is a need to share hope to stroke survivors and their caretakers. Learning to become her own health advocate one step a time and exploring holistic methods for healing were keys to her recovery. 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 forward. 


Marcia lives with her husband Jim, two very loud cats, and two birds near Washington, DC. Jim played a role of caretaker and advocate and contributed to Stroke FORWARD. His observations and experiences are captured in the book. 


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. She attended Skirinssal Folkehoyskole in Sandefjord, Norway and studied art. She also earned a certificate in Well-being Foundations of Personal Transformation from the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute in Virginia. She volunteers at Brain Injury Services, supporting their Speakers Bureau program.


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