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Peggy Grande

Author of The President Will See You Now
Keynote Speaker and Specialty Project Consultant
Executive Assistant to President Ronald Reagan
1989 – 1999 Century City, California

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President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan personally and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She ensured that his events, travel, personal and political relationships and day to day operations were handled efficiently and effectively. She had a front row seat to history and got to know Ronald Reagan the man, not just the president.

She drafted and managed correspondence for his original signature, reviewed invitations, scheduled visitors, appointments and phone calls and attended to a wide range of office and personal needs. Peggy traveled with him regularly and was also his post-presidency official photographer which gave her a behind the scenes view of his private interactions with everyone from the general public to heads of state, including Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Brian Mulroney, Helmut Kohl and even a saint – Mother Teresa. Peggy witnessed first-hand leadership on display at its highest and best. It was the honor of a lifetime for her to have known and worked closely with one of the greatest political figures of our era.

Peggy GrandeAs a keynote speaker, she shares principles of leadership and excellence with corporations, non-profits, C-Suites, political groups, students and executive assistants. She is a certified consultant for the Fascination Assessment, and uses it to help individuals and companies discover and articulate their highest value.

Peggy is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Organizational Communications and Business. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their four diverse and accomplished children.

Peggy Grande had a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve President Reagan after his presidency, and we are fortunate to have her stories.... This is a fresh look at a wonderful man who continues to inspire long after he served our country.
 White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush
and bestselling author of And the Good News Is... and Let Me Tell You about Jasper...
As a friend and colleague of President Reagan, I know how close Peggy was to him and her account of such a privileged association makes for a marvelous and exciting read. For anyone interested in finding out what Ronald Reagan was really like, up-close and personal, Peggy's book is an absolute must read. I found it fascinating and revealing from beginning to end!
 Former Prime Minister of Canada
Peggy Grande had a front row seat to the final years of Ronald Reagan's remarkable life. In The President Will See You Now, she shares amazing stories and renews our respect for such a remarkable leader. Peggy's insights remind us of President Reagan's eternal optimism and belief in the American people. For those who love Reagan, it is a must read.
 Governor of Wisconsin
Throughout our country's history, our leaders and icons have been brought to life by those who knew them best. We are fortunate that Peggy Grande shares her time with one of our most beloved presidents. The President Will See You Now is a gift to all Americans.
 New York Times bestselling author of Fairy Tale Interrupted
Don't miss this shining book on a hill. Rather than the typical biography of our nation's 40th president that either slams him from the Left or lionizes him from the Right, Grande shows us the man in full. Unforgettable.
 Journalist and author of 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
Peggy's book reminds us of Ronald Reagan the man as well as his presidency, surely one of the most consequential of the twentieth century. She shares the day-to-day workings of his post-presidency office and the joy of working for such an amiable, warm, and humble man, who championed American values and principles.
 Retired Chief National Correspondent, Fox News Channel
In The President Will See You Now, Peggy Grande has given us an inspiring portrait of Ronald Reagan, whose integrity brought out the best in everyone around him. Peggy's stories--from the love story of the president's marriage with Nancy, to the way he welcomed everyday Americans into his office, and especially her own inspiring journey as one of the president's closest aides--are a powerful vision of positive leadership. I cannot recommend this book enough.
 Bestselling author of The Energy Bus
We all have the ability to stand out in a crowd-to use our personality to our natural advantage, fascinate others, and make a difference. The President Will See You Now illustrates how true this is not only for its subject, Ronald Reagan, who achieved the highest office in our land, but also for its author, Peggy Grande, who was still a college student when she landed the job of a lifetime. This is a fascinating journey inside a private world.
 New York Times bestselling author of Fascinate and How the World Sees You
Many have written about Ronald Reagan. Peggy writes from a fresh perspective of access and relationship that puts her uniquely in the middle of the president's personal and professional life dynamics post-presidency. Through Peggy's viewpoint, we experience these important and tender years in a new light.
 President, White House Historical Association​
Peggy Grande's book is a gift to readers, offering a groundbreaking and inspiring new perspective based on her unbelievably close and touching personal observations of President Reagan's character. Her stories are important to history and they help us come to know the heart of the former President as if she were taking us in to see him now for ourselves.
 Director, Ronald W. Reagan Society, Eureka College
The President Will See You Now is a heartwarming story of admiration, compassion and service. I highly recommend this book to all Americans, and to anyone who desires to know more about the leadership, teamwork or kindness that extended from the office of President Reagan. In one word - Amazing!
 Fig Leaf Software
Beyond being a personal, moving, and often, simply fun look into the character of Ronald Reagan, an American and international icon, Peggy Grande herself is  a true inspiration.  Her work ethic, attention to detail, grace under pressure, constant reflection and deep faith are admirable qualities to guide the direction of readers of all political stripes in their own personal and professional lives.  This book is as much about an extraordinary not-so-average American as it is about President Reagan.
 Vice President, Glendale Teachers Association and CVHS Social Studies Teacher
This book is a tale, not only of a great man, but of life itself - faith, love, victory, tragedy, sweetness, bitterness, inter-generational friendship, family, growing up, growing old, the simple things, the difficult things, loyalty, dedication, patriotism, courage, leadership and hope.  People will be better after reading it. There won't be another Reagan, but there is Peggy whose own love for country, loyalty, determination, skills and strength shines throughout this book.
 Director of Specialty Care, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Peggy takes the mythical figure, the marble statue, and shows you the man, Ronald Reagan, the one we all hoped he really was behind the scenes. Some books meet expectations. This is one of the few that exceeds them.
 Washington County Republican Party Reagan Dinner Chairman
This is a beautiful book which has something special, rare and lovely about it. It captures the essence of Reagan and re-opens the door to remembering his optimism and inspiring leadership.
 Director of Leadership Development, Ticketmaster / Live Nation Entertainment