A spiritual advisor and coach, a lover of the great outdoors, a successful business woman with a long list of degrees, certifications and trainings. Nancy is also someone who takes on big tasks in her professional and personal lives and conquers them with grace, confidence, and skill.
She is the youngest child of hillbilly dirt farmers from Missouri who immigrated to a gold rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas during the Great Depression. She saw firsthand how hard her parents worked—from migrant farm workers, to her father finding full-time employment with a local utility company. She discovered her spiritual faith by example as well, having witnessed the faith held by her devoutly Christian parents.
Her spiritual interests were further spurred by a co-worker who said to Nancy on her first day on the job, “I’m spiritual, but not religious.” This took her on a journey to explore other traditions, including Native American, Tibetan Buddhism, Vedic, and Pagan. It also led her to personal growth and human potential workshops where she tapped into her infinite potential and began releasing her limiting beliefs.
Through her work at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, she was introduced to Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. Nancy felt a deep calling to learn what he was teaching, and through a few miraculous events, she was able to bring the 7 Habits program to the Lab and teach it to the staff.
The program was off-the-charts successful with a waiting list of six months. Nancy loved teaching the program. It was a highlight of her career, and when she first realized her calling was to be a personal growth instructor.
In the corporate arena, Nancy has helped hundreds of senior leaders, executive teams, and boards, using her unique combination of strategic and pragmatic skills. This know-how gave her the ability to mentor women leaders as they navigate their own personal transformations.
It’s Nancy’s sense of the big picture, and her wonder and interest in the people on this planet, that brings her to the work she offers women, assisting them through the thick and thin of their professional and personal lives. She adds to this her advanced degrees, coaching skills, and all of her myriad business and transformational methodology certifications. Her experiences, from 25 years of outdoor leadership and wilderness adventures, help her lead women on midlife-rebirth wilderness pilgrimages.
For the past fifteen years, Nancy has been guiding women who struggle with challenging career and life transitions as their spiritual mentor, teacher, and healer. Her greatest fulfillment comes from confidently instructing women dealing with difficult and challenging life changes to create truly powerful, authentic and soul-directed lives.
Nancy treasures the outdoors, and spends as much time as she can hiking the hills around her California home. In her years of travel and outdoor adventure, she also hiked the Andes, Himalayas, Alaska Range, Brooks Range, and the Rockies, has backpacked one range or another during every season of the year, and learned to climb frozen waterfalls, and camp on snowy glaciers.
She believes nature is immensely healing and transformative, taking us to a deep place of inner connection with our own true nature.
Nancy holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior from UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, an MA in the Science of Creative Intelligence from the Maharishi University of Management, and a BS in Mathematics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She also has completed trainings with special emphasis in Human Design, Evolutionary Leadership, life and relationship coaching, spiritual guidance, Tantric counseling, Deep Emotional Release™ bodywork, and Reiki energy healing. Nancy is also a facilitator of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People personal empowerment course, and a coach of the Women, Power, and Body Esteem transformation program for women.
When Nancy isn’t hiking or backpacking through the wilderness, she enjoys swimming, biking, modern dance, improvisational and creative cooking of healthy and organic meals, playing guitar, and listening to music.