How to Find Balance as a Business Person 

and an Everything-Else-That-You-Are-Too-Person

By: Kathy Frank

This book is everything that has been learned, realized and accomplished by one of the most insightful and inspirational people I’ve ever known. Amazing person… amazing book.

Tracey Reitema
Director of Operations

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
General Manager

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

I have seen firsthand how Kathy Frank can help individuals and groups understand themselves as a basis for working together happily and effectively. The same insight, creativity, sensitivity and humor that makes her so good in helping others be their best selves comes through every page of Breakdancing on a Balance Beam. This is a book that makes you smile, if not laugh, at the same time you are introduced to fresh new ways of looking at life and the people who make it interesting and fun.

Charles L. Currie, S.J.
Former President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities

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 inspirational ideas about work and life.

Andrea Novakowski
Business Coach

Our hectic schedules make it difficult to find time to consciously think about our strengths and weaknesses and how our behaviors impact others; especially when we are tired, angry or frustrated. Sometimes, just hearing someone else’s story will give us a new perspective or remind us of one we’ve forgotten. Kathy Frank is a gifted storyteller who seems to find inspiration in everyone and everything and I’m thankful that she has taken the time to share her insights.

Leslie Segal
CEO, Testware Associates

I’ve grown to rely on Kathy to help me better understand, avoid and overcome many challenges I’ve run into in my businesses over the past decade. Kathy’s unique experience and perspective come to life in “Breakdancing on a Balance Beam;” it’s a ‘must have’ for entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to navigate through their journey at work and at home with confidence!

Graeme Bradley
CEO, The Eleven Agency (T11A)

For two decades, my colleagues and I have benefited from Kathy Frank’s insightful techniques to develop people,. Relationships and organizations. Her creative an innovative approaches to understanding the complexities of how people engage with one another have helped me value their individual strengths and have led me to more informed business decisions and deeper personal friendships. Kathy offers balanced perspectives on business, life and family that have helped make me a more skillful business partner and a better person.

Alfred K. Potter, II
Former Senior Vice President Gilbane Building Company

I engaged Kathy Frank several years ago as a consultant to assist our organization. She has been both an effective consultant and a friend. One of the many benefits I receive from working with Kathy is her monthly newsleter. Reading Kathy’s newsletters over the years, has shown me that she understands many of my everyday challenges, in both my personal and my work life. It is amazing how often I have found myself struggling in an area and soon after I see that Kathy’s next newsletter has arrived in my email box and it is addressing the very challenge that I am dealing with. I strongly recommend Kathy and her book to anyone who is looking for a little inspiration and some insight into how to better manage their own life’s challenges.” “I love books that both entertain and enlighten with insightful stories that come from real life…which is why I love Breakdancing on a Balance Beam – a compilation of punchy, fun loving stories that will ring true to your heart.

W. Bradford Swift
Author of Life on Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life Co-Founder, Life on Purpose Institute