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Christy Wilson Delk
Speaker | Writer | Educator

Christy Wilson Delk brings a unique and broad based perspective to the franchise industry.  

With 15 years of successful franchise ownership experience and 17 years in corporate and distribution sales, she is able to zero in on the key issues that interest prospective and seasoned franchise owners.  Known for her tell-it-like-it-is style and humorous ‘tales from the trenches’, her writing and talks are truly engaging and motivational.
Currently, Christy is an Adjunct Professor of Business Entrepreneurship for the prestigious Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  Her forthcoming book, Secrets & Habits of a Highly Successful Franchisee is due this Summer.  

B.A. – University of Florida  MBA – Orlando College (Everest University)
Kids R Kids Academy Franchise Owner 1996 – 2012 in Orlando, Florida 
Corporate Employers:  Xerox, ITT, Plantronics 

Contact Number: 407-399-5554

Christy Wilson Delk's Recent Articles

  • Franchise Industry Should Fish in a Well Stocked Pond
    Our industry is hands-down the straightest path to successful business ownership. For men and women. Half of US Small Business start-ups are women owned businesses but in the franchise industry that number hovers around 20%. Why a... Read Full Article
  • Franchise Business - What Could Happen in 2016?
    All business owners, franchisor and franchisee alike - has a ‘worst thing that could happen’ that they carry with them.   I’m not talking about the thing that keeps you up at night.  I’m talking about the nightmare thing.  ... Read Full Article
  • Top Franchise Choices for Success Minded Women
    I’m talking to women.  More specifically, I’m talking to the throngs of entrepreneurial women who currently either have a boss and a job you don’t love or have your own business but aren’t doing as well financially as you want to and des... Read Full Article
  • Franchise Ownership – Insightful Lesson Learned for Prospective Franchisees
    Hindsight. When you hear or read that word, what generally follows is what one should have done and the often painful ‘lessons learned’ that follow.   As I reflect on the last few days spent in Houston at the Franchise Expo South, I am r... Read Full Article
  • Women Thriving in the Franchise Industry
    When I left the corporate world nearly 20 years ago, I did it for one primary reason. I wanted to make money. Mo’ money, as they say. Lots mo’ money than I knew I would working for someone else. No shame in that game. Exit Corpo... Read Full Article