Faizun Kamal is an award-winning franchise coach, nationally renowned public speaker and best selling author. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, she leads a full-service franchise consulting & development agency. She coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur.
She also works with entrepreneurs to turn their existing businesses into national franchised brands. Her best selling book, “The Right Franchise for You: Escape the 9 to 5, Generate Wealth, & Live Life on Your Terms”, is the guide that thousands have used to find their “perfect fit” franchise! Her unique style of inspirational coaching coupled with swift doses of tough love encourages clients to embrace fear, insecurity & uncertainty as doorways of opportunity.
She has helped countless individuals find their franchise based on individualized assessments of their personal, lifestyle & income goals. She guides clients to proactively move beyond career burnout to build a sustainable career that they love! Faizun’s drive to create significant life changes through entrepreneurship stems from her own personal experience as a corporate refugee. As an executive in the high-stakes, high-stress world of corporate America, she found herself living an increasingly unbalanced life with little time for family.
After almost a decade in corporate America, she was laid off. Instead of immediately jumping back, she began a deeply introspective journey to intentionally redesign her career & life. Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies & Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy & a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. Designated by designer Tory Burch as “a woman to watch”, Faizun has been featured extensively by the Tory Burch Foundation, Forbes, Franchise Journal, & Huffington Post, among others. She is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows & podcasts speaking on the topics of taking responsible risks to create career pivots, the art of finding the “perfect fit” business, & strategically pivoting from executive to entrepreneur. As a former Fortune 15 Executive with 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurial, corporate, multinational & nonprofit settings on 3 continents, Faizun brings her unique brand of wisdom, wit & entrepreneurial chutzpah to universities & leading business conferences.