Nancy has over thirty years of experience in juvenile justice, youth development and child welfare issues working in the public sector, nonprofit academia and think tank settings. She has been a consultant to governmental and nonprofit organizations since 2004 and has worked with a variety of nonprofit, philanthropic and government agencies focusing on Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Senior Level Recruitment and Board Development and Training.
Her approach is tailored based on the client’s observed leadership skills, emotional intelligence and personality type. Nancy sees her role as an ‘outsourced supplier of candor’, providing the objective feedback needed to nourish the client’s personal and professional growth, gain awareness of their impact on their work environment (as a leader and member of the work culture), and notice the effect of their words and actions. Drawing from her managerial expertise and clinical training, her executive coaching sessions provide space for the client to hear their own voice and an opportunity to talk through work situations and gain a new perspective. These sessions work to heighten self-awareness of a client’s beliefs and attitudes that may be holding them back and can be ‘rewired’ for their personal and professional success, with the overall goal to integrate personal development with organizational needs.
She and her husband relocated to New Orleans from Richmond Virginia in 2006 immediately after the storm and resurrected a floundering hospitality business. Her focus for the last decade has been split between building the business and her consultant practice with each pursuit informing the other. Prior to moving to New Orleans she served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Richmond, was the director of a Legislative Commission on Youth with the Virginia General Assembly and served as a principal researcher for the National Center of State Courts in Williamsburg Virginia. She served as the Director of the Richmond Department of Justice Services as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond teaching classes on public policy decision-making and municipal governmental systems. Her undergraduate degree is from Vassar College and she has a M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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