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How Connection Can Change the World

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Five kids, two parents, and one long trip to America. Dr. Manal Fakhoury’s life began to take form as a Palestinian girl who didn’t know how to speak English immigrated with her family from Kuwait to the City of Angels. Where many immigrants from around the world follow the same dream, most find immense challenges that are difficult to overcome. But Manal was raised to face these challenges head-on with courage. It wasn’t long before she could boast spelling-bee wins, fluency in English as a second language, science fair accomplishments, success in sports, and class valedictorian. Now she’s a remarkably accomplished author, investor, and philanthropist who “works full time for peace”. Want to hear how Dr. Manal learned the power of generosity and connection with others, and how it propelled her into the world impact she’s currently making? Listen to the full episode now!

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About the Guest

Dr. Manal Fakhoury, CEO of Vestech Partners (Legacy Wealth), has a strong business intuition and has managed multimillion-dollar budgets. She is known for her distinctive skillset of strategy, business management, and relationship building. She has served as an investment advisor, angel investor, and is often the person offering the roadmap to success. Her commitment is to offer high-return investments while reducing risk.

Manal’s career includes her stint as a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist. She has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings including hospital, retail, home health care, and as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry. She served as the Clinical Coordinator at Ocala Health for 28 years and led the JCAHO audits and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Manal earned her undergraduate, and doctorate from the University of Southern California, and her clinical residency at Shands Hospital. She earned her MBA from Webster University, earning the Most Outstanding Business Student Award.

Manal is passionate about community service. With over 30 years of for-profit and non-profit leadership experience, she serves on many national and community boards. She is past Chairwoman of Chamber of Commerce and has served in many top leadership positions. Currently: YMCA Executive Board, AHA, Rotary Member, ING Trustee, Truist Bank board of directors, Toastmasters International, Founder and President of Ollin Women International, curator for TEDxOcala, TEDx speaker, and Gavel Club Counselor for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), and Graduate of Leadership Florida. Additionally, Manal designs leadership-based programming as the President and CEO of Fakhoury Leadership International.

Manal has been recognized with many professional and community awards including Pharmacist of the Year, Person of the Year, Business Women of the Year, Communicator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Webster’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and United Way Community Service Award.

She is a strong advocate of personal development and social justice. Manal brings a very strong background in community service, leadership, organizational skills, and fundraising.

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