Nancy is passionate about coaching and inspiring current and future leaders to build meaningful careers, realize enduring success, and be principled leaders that create engaging workplaces. To do so, leaders need to focus on the following things: understand their career and life purpose, place people in the right jobs, apply principles of positive leadership and people management, train and coach staff to be successful, motivate staff to work well together, and create and maintain respectful workplaces where differences are honored and valued. She’s the author of the People Management Primer®: Coaching Leaders to Create Thriving Workplaces.
Her 30+ year career spans human resources, leadership, talent management, career development, and coaching experience as a Human Resources Director, Assistant Director, and Human Resources Development Consultant/Coach. She is well-versed in a full range of leadership and talent management functions including learning and development, leadership development, performance management and improvement, change management, team-building, conflict resolution, work group development, career development, recruiting and staffing, and employee/labor relations.
Prior to launching Workplace Coach Institute®, she launched and served as Director, Instructor, and Mentor Coach for Leadership Coach Academy, and served as Director of Assessment Academy. Since 2001, she has served as President of People Potential Group® (www.peoplepotentialgroup.com) where she provides executive, leadership, people management, team, emotional and social intelligence, respectful workplace, career development, and life coaching. People are drawn to her warm, empathetic, creative, inspirational, holistic, and resourceful coaching style. She serves on the board of directors for the Career Management Alliance, is the blogging expert for the Career Thought Leaders Consortium on career assessments, and is a founding member of the Certified Leadership Coaches Consortium.
Nancy has a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology, a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and graduated from the Institute of Life Coach Training. She is an ICF-accredited Professional Certified Coach and a Board Certified Coach through CCE. Also, she has earned numerous leadership, career and life coaching certifications: Certified Leadership & Talent Management Coach, Certified EQ Career Strategist, Certified Life Coach, Certified Career Management Coach, Credentialed Career Master, Certified Personal Brand Strategist, and Certified Job & Career Transition Coach. She is qualified and experienced in administering 100+ assessments and is regarded by many as an assessment guru.
Outside the office, Nancy enjoys singing in a musical group, playing in a couple’s bridge group, golfing, and sailing. She and her husband, Cal, make frequent trips to Denver to spend time with their two adult children. Nancy is a consummate reader of books on leadership and career topics. And, she enjoys reading these journals: Industrial Organizational Psychology Journal, Consulting Psychology Journal, HR Magazine, and Harvard Business Review.
Nancy has experience coaching people in these industries: medical, scientific, computer, manufacturing, retail, health care, communications, auto, transportation, education, hospitality, telecommunications, publishing, banking, insurance, financial services, broadcasting and journalism, public relations, natural resources, social service, hotel, nonprofit, and state and federal government.
Nancy is an outstanding leadership coach trainer and mentor. Nancy’s supportive style coupled with her vast experience and knowledge is a gift to anyone who has the good fortune to have her as their leadership coach trainer. She utilizes the state of the art coaching principles, assessments and leadership knowledge which she generously shares with all of her men-tees. In addition, she is well connected to many contemporary leadership thought leaders and authors whom she partners with to keep her training very current. – Sherry McDonald, CLTMC graduate
Nancy leads an excellent program on Leadership Coaching. Nancy has deep expertise on the coaching and related assessments to use in coaching. She provides excellent feedback during practice coaching and prepares you to coach in a variety of situations. - Linda. Wilson, Graduate, Leadership Coach Certification
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