The other side of Kelly Frankson

Most of you know about my crossfit, olympic weightlifting and nutrition pursuits, but many do not know of my other business endeavors.

After obtaining a bachelor of commerce degree in entrepreneurial management, I articled with Grant Thornton LLP where I had a chance to audit organizations from various industries . This was a great opportunity to see how institutions operated and develop my project management skills, but I decided public practice accounting was not the right environment for me and returned to school to get my MBA. Since graduating, I have been both teaching at local colleges and acting as a consultant taking on various roles including capacity building, change management, stakeholder management, project management and facilitation.

Part of this experiences also included obtaining my Six Sigma Greenbelt-Six sigma projects look at breaking down complex problems into measurable components to identify inefficiencies and act as a baseline to quantify results. Role include:
• Planning and establishing project charters, creating gant charts, timelines and budgets
• Meeting with stakeholders at various levels,
• Collecting and analysing data-including holding focus groups and pilot projects, performing root cause and statistical analysis
• Reporting findings and presenting recommendations
• Monitoring and measuring results.
Part of this also included working on Lean projects aiming for continuous process improvement. This greatly expanded my toolbox and has led to various successful non six sigma project management roles as well.

Whats next?
As my mat leave is quickly coming to and end I am currently in talks with Fraser Health for a Senior Consultant Position with their Strategic Transformation team and with Vancouver Coastal Health for a Lean Educator Position. I have no immediate plans to go back to coaching crossfit, although I have begun to work out again and will continue coaching O-lifting in my backward!

Back from Costa Rica

We had an amazing time in CR. Lexi was a great little traveller and got to play in the waves, hike in the rain forest, stay at a valcano and eat pineapple all at 8months! More pictures to come, but here is a few of Playa Hermosa and Ricon de la Veja, our first stop, to wet your appetite.

Playa Hermosa

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Ricon de la Veja
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Everyday Paleo

Everyone has most likely read Robb Wolfs book – The Paleo Solution – by now, and to no surprise to anyone who has, it became a New York Times best seller. Well I just received an advanced copy of Sarah Fragosos latest cookbook/lifestyle guide – Everyday Paleo – and it has the potential to be just as successful.

This pretty much sums up the tone of the book:

“I am not a scientist, but a realist, and what was more convincing for me than any research or scientific data was my own experiment with eating paleo.”

She is a mom (of 3 boys!), a wife (who supported her husband through chiropractic school and helped him build his practice), a coach (at Norcal), and an athlete and is recommending a lifestyle that she personally lives by. No excuses. It can be done. She is living proof and lays it out in an easy to read well written book with lots of pictures!

She talks about aspects of raising a Paleo family, feeding kids Paleo and Paleo in school. She provides an exercise plan that you can follow without even going to a gym in the comfort of your own home. And my favorite part is almost 200 pages of detailed paelo recipes with gorgeous pictures that make you want to run down to the grocery store and pick up all the ingredients to try the recipes for yourself.

I am leaving for Costa Rica in 2 days, but when I return I will be sure to post some of my favorite recipes from the book.

I believe April 25th is the launch date, so be sure to check it out on Amazon then!

Everyday Paleo -the second NY Times Best Seller to come out of Norcal Strength and Conditioning?

Everyone has most likely read Robb Wolfs book – The Paleo Solution – by now, and to no surprise to anyone who has, it became a New York Times best seller. Well I just received an advanced copy of Sarah Fragosos latest cookbook/lifestyle guide – Everyday Paleo – and it has the potential to be just as successful.

This pretty much sums up the tone of the book:

“I am not a scientist, but a realist, and what was more convincing for me than any research or scientific data was my own experiment with eating paleo.”

She is a mom (of 3 boys!), a wife (who supported her husband through chiropractic school and helped him build his practice), a coach (at Norcal), and an athlete and is recommending a lifestyle that she personally lives by. No excuses. It can be done. She is living proof and lays it out in an easy to read well written book with lots of pictures!

She talks about aspects of raising a Paleo family, feeding kids Paleo and Paleo in school. She provides an exercise plan that you can follow without even going to a gym in the comfort of your own home. And my favorite part is almost 200 pages of detailed paelo recipes with gorgeous pictures that make you want to run down to the grocery store and pick up all the ingredients to try the recipes for yourself.

I am leaving for Costa Rica in 2 days, but when I return I will be sure to post some of my favorite recipes from the book.

I believe April 25th is the launch date, so be sure to check it out on Amazon then!