Inspiring people leadership is a hallmark of all great organizations – indeed attracting, developing and retaining the very best people is often the difference between exceptional endeavors and the merely ordinary. Breakdancing on a Balance Beam – an experience-based offering from a truly distinctive people leader – is a veritable “how-to” guide for understanding and inspiring the modern workforce, mixing a unique brand of real-world applicability with powerful insights regarding human behavior. This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who has the opportunity and privilege to lead.

David Frank

“When I read and re-read Kathy Frank’s nuggets of wisdom, my pulse slows and my breathing evens out. It’s rare to find a book that you can dip into, always coming away enriched and invigorated – yet also relaxed and renewed. As a wife and mother, entrepreneur and writer, I often try to cram as much work as I can into short chunks of time. The stories, quotes, allegories and metaphors in Breakdancing on a Balance Beam remind me to slow down and take stock of what’s most important to me.”

Michelle Cameron
Author of The Fruit of Her Hands, Associate Director of The Writers Club

"In today's hyper-competitive, hyper-fast or just plain "hyper" world, it's the rare individual who has the ability to help others look past the chaos and find ways to refocus on what's truly important. Kathy Frank is one of those people. I've worked with Kathy and members of her team for many years now. She has a unique personal style which simultaneously conveys both calmness and tenacity. Her ability to take the long view while working with you to deal with the immediately urgent is legendary. But most importantly, and as her book shows, she has a knack for making the growth in one's self-awareness fun! This is a book for anyone who has ever wondered how they'll get through another personal crisis, work emergency, or family drama. But mostly, it's a tonic for anyone who wants some great ideas on how to look at life in a much more balanced way."

Steve Miranda 
Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

“Kathy Frank has hit a home run with her book, Breakdancing on a Balance Beam! Weaving together what she has learned as an entrepreneur, wife, mother and passionate lover of life, she’s created a fun, readable book full of thought-provoking and inspiration ideas about work and life.”

Andrea Novakowski
Business Coach