Member and Florida Chapter Sponsor Wanda Gozdz hit Amazon Best-Seller Lists with “Ignite Your Life”.

Wanda Gozdz, Founder and President of Golden Age Living, and a Florida Chapter Sponsor, recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with success expert Brian Tracy to co-write a new book Ignite Your Life: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets to Ignite Your Health, Wealth and Success

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On the day of release, Ignite Your Life reached best-seller status in two US Amazon categories! Wanda contributed a chapter titled “The Sparks That Ignited My Life.” Celebrity Press says: The experts in this book have achieved different levels of success in their chosen fields.  They all come from diverse backgrounds, confirming that success is not limited to any particular individual or subject.  Each author shares a common mindset for success including knowledge, goal setting, perserverance, passion and action to move them to their desired goal.  Their stories of “how to” and “how not to” are invaluable.

With a background in teaching, business and library resource management, Wanda joined the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  She served on their National Public Policy Council which helped pass legislation supporting women business owners. She was awarded the 1995 Public Policy Advocate of the Year award and was also named Small Business Woman of the Year by NAWBO.

Inspired by her own mother to stay in her own home “forever”, Wanda moved into the Aging in Place arena pursuing a degree in Interior Design and became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Today she is an instructor for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) which named her the 2014 Educator of the Year. She teaches CAPS and Universal Design nationally and internationally. Wanda also authored “Sensible Smart Tips for Living in Your ForeverHome”

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Wanda has received numerous additional awards and has served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design and on the Advisory Committee of Indian River State College, Interior Design Technology Department. She is also a member of ASID, IDS, NKBA, AIA (Association of Aging in America), and BASF (Builders Association of South Florida).  She is an avid runner, finishing first in her age group in the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Marathon!

We are honored that Wanda is an active member of our Florida Chapter. We celebrate all her many incredible accomplishments.  Congratulations to our amazing Wanda Gozdz!