Saunda Speaks

Key Note, Webinar & Workshop Opportunities
  • Saunda is the Immediate Past Chairwoman of the IFA’s Franchisee Forum and currently serves as a Franchisee Board Member for the IFA.
  • Saunda has been involved with franchising since 1995. She has co-owned and operated various Dwyer Group brands to include Mr. Electric, Rainbow International Restoration and Mr. Rooter.
  • Her franchises have earned such awards as, Top Gun, Market Penetration Leader, and Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Mentoring, Sales Leader of the Year, Franchisee of Year and the prestigious Don Dwyer Award of Excellence.
  • Saunda was named Woman of the Year for Mr. Rooter in 2008 and was also named to the Top 40 under 40 Leaders of the North Bay in California in 2008 and was awarded the 2010 IFA-WFN’s Crystal Compass Award.

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Saunda’s CV continues…

For 8 consecutive years Saunda’s business has received the North Bay Business Best Places to Work Award – the award she values most, by far! In 2008 Saunda Co-Founded the Zees for Zees Fund that assists new or struggling franchisees to attend conferences, regionals, and trainings. Most recently she has launched her consulting brand,  Saunda Speaks, speaking professionally about ‘All Things Business.’

Saunda’s talks are based on serious subject matter that, like all things, can always be made better through a bit of appropriate humor. Her primary goal is always to  provide inspiration and motivation – as well as to provide key takeaways so attendees can immediately begin to implement the best possible practices to positively impacting their work life and non-work life.

In addition to the 4 speaking topics outlined above…

Saunda customizes talks specific to your needs.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

Small Business, Franchised Small Business, Self Employed Success, Women owned Business, Family Business, Start up business, Mature Business, Legislation impact on business. Saunda also speaks on Blended Family Relationships, Step Parenting, Co-Parenting and Life Balance.

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“Saunda Kitchen has more than two decade’s experience in the nuts and bolts of franchising. She understands franchising at both the very local franchisee level as well as at the franchisor needs. If you want a speaker who can relate to your audience, inspire them to action, and create results then Saunda is that speaker for you.”
Mary Kennedy Thompson, COO, The Dwyer Group
“Saunda’s passion, experience and willingness to share unguarded stories of mistakes made and lessons learned really hit home with many of our franchisees. Saunda’s message was brutally honest, yet caring, relatable and ultimately impactful. Her success in business promotes a very balanced message speaking to both the needs of the franchisor and the franchisees. We are excited to continue workshops with Saunda as our brand evolves and grows.”
Nancy Bigley, CEO, Bottle & Bottega, Inc.