The Author

Kathy Gardarian

Passion. Power. True Grit.

“Truth cannot be taught, but it is quickly recognized by the person ready to discover it.” -Barry Long

OVER 30 YEARS OF MAKING REAL CHANGE

Kathy Gardarian is the Founder and CEO of Qualis International Inc., a multi-million dollar sales and distribution company. She has served as a director on many boards, both corporate and non-profit, including Van’s Inc., The World Business Academy, Chapman University, The Gorbachov State of the World Forum, and the Woman’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s JFK School. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Woman Business Owners, and her company Qualis International Inc. has been one of the top forty woman-owned businesses in Orange County in Southern California. She lives in Newport Coast, California.

Over the years, Kathy Gardarian has shared her empowering story of feminine-driven success across the country, and is available for speaking events at businesses, universities, conferences and more.

Awards

NAWBO (National Assn. of Women Business Owners) – Lifetime Achievement Award 2010
The Home Depot, Inc. – Top Ten Women Vendor Award 2009 (after 20 years of service)
Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in U.S. – DiversityBusiness.com in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Top 40 Women-Owned Businesses in Orange County – OC Business Journal 2012, 2011,2010, 2009,2008, 2007

Board Positions

Van’s, Inc. (Public Co. – 10 yrs.)
The State of The World Forum (Gorbachev Foundation)
World Business Academy
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto
The Forum For Corporate Directors, Orange County
The George Argyros School of Business, Chapman University
The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship, Chapman University
Woman’s Philanthropy Fund, Orange County
Woman’s Leadership Board, JFK School, Harvard University
Pete Carroll’s A Better LA Board

Kathy’s Journey

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Dynamic & Moving

Kathy has been through the trenches of the corporate world. She has been told that she couldn’t, shouldn’t, and wouldn’t too many times. But that didn’t stop her from putting her feet to the fire and made her dreams come true. Over the years, Kathy Gardarian has shared her empowering story of feminine-driven success across the country, inspiring women and men alike to break through their personal barriers to achieve the success they have always dreamt of … all the while, finding their soul in their success.

Kathy is available for speaking events at businesses, universities, conferences, and more.

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