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WHAT DO I DO?

I help people and business professionals leave their mark in the world. I do this from the stage as a keynote speaker and trainer, working mostly with business professionals on tools to cultivate resilience.

As a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography, longtime writing coach, and award-winning author, I also help people leave their mark in the world on the written page.

Some students have a desire to pass along written legacies to loved ones, others are more interested in the process of reflecting and sharing the stories that have shaped who they are. When we own our stories we become our most resilient selves.

WHY DO I
DO WHAT I DO

I am passionate about LIFE.

Partly this is on account of a tragedy, of losing my young husband to brain cancer when our twins were just two and a half years old. It took time for me to integrate this unimaginable loss but I just kept stepping forward in spite of my sorrow.

I had to prove to myself and to my young twins that life could still be sweet and meaningful and hopeful. This is how I wound up moving us away from New York City to Denver, Colorado to begin again.

Life happens and then you make life happen. Fifteen years later I’m still making lie happen; my twins are now in college, I’m happily remarried to a man who was also widowed raising two boys on his own, and together, we have blended our familes. Life is full of challenges and full of change. We can choose to stay stuck or we can choose to reflect, reframe, rebuild, reinvent, and recommit to growth.

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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR |

GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY & LEGACY WRITING COACH

|

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & TRAINER

WHAT DO I DO? |

I help people and business professionals leave their mark in the world. I do this from the stage as a keynote speaker and trainer, working mostly with business professionals on tools to cultivate resilience.

As a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography, longtime writing coach, and award-winning author, I also help people leave their mark in the world on the written page.

Some students have a desire to pass along written legacies to loved ones, others are more interested in the process of reflecting and sharing the stories that have shaped who they are. When we own our stories we become our most resilient selves.

WHY DO I DO
WHAT I DO
|

I am passionate about LIFE.

Partly this is on account of a tragedy, of losing my young husband to brain cancer when our twins were just two and a half years old. It took time for me to integrate this unimaginable loss but I just kept stepping forward in spite of my sorrow.

I had to prove to myself and to my young twins that life could still be sweet and meaningful and hopeful. This is how I wound up moving us away from New York City to Denver, Colorado to begin again.

Life happens and then you make life happen. Fifteen years later I’m still making lie happen; my twins are now in college, I’m happily remarried to a man who was also widowed raising two boys on his own, and together, we have blended our familes. Life is full of challenges and full of change. We can choose to stay stuck or we can choose to reflect, reframe, rebuild, reinvent, and recommit to growth.

WHO IS
NANCY SHARP?

 

Nancy Sharp is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on resilience and making bold change.  Her keynotes and training programs are ideal for conferences, leadership and educational symposiums, and retreats.  Nancy never set out to change people's lives, but hard experience led her on a journey of resilience to do just that. Today, she draws upon her unforgettable story--along with proven research and customized, practical tools--to help individuals, teams, and organizations push beyond disruption and adversity toward growth and change.  Nancy has presented her programs to the New York Life Insurance Company, Eagle Strategies, Lincoln Financial, Virginia Credit UnionCentura Health, Dallas Bar Association, University of Denver, American Academy of Psychotherapists, New York's 92nd Street Y, and numerous other businesses and groups.  

 

Nancy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and is a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography. Her prizewinning memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living  is a portrait of the surprising turns life takes and the resilience it takes to keep stepping forward. Nancy is also the author of the picture book Because the Sky is EverywhereHer work has been published in several essay anthologies, and articles, essays, columns, and letters by her have appeared in The New York Times, Katie Couric's Wake-Up Call, Next Avenue, The Huffington Post, journals for the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Bioethics and the Humanities, and elsewhere. Nancy has guest lectured at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Regis University's MFA Program, and The New School.

 

Are you looking for a passionate guide to help you or your people leave their mark? I'd love to support you on your journey. 

 

"Life happens and then you must make life happen."

 

"Own your story.  Own your life." 

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

"Inspirational, articulate, and empathetic. I hope she is the face of the world after 'he-who-shall-be-named' fades from view. Nancy's message of the importance of positivity and resilience is in tune with what the U.S. and the world seem most to need these days."

- Phil Lilienthal

President, Global Camps Africa

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

 

"Taking your class has impacted my life. And I know I'm not alone. Your guidance and teaching is some of the best I've experienced, and I've taken a lot of classes!"

- Lisa Culhane

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"You and your gift of writing and teaching were the high light of my life this past year.  A magnificent, never to be forgotten gift."

- Helen Epstein

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

"I felt like your words opened a part of myself that I didn’t have the courage to find before." 

- Michelle Hamilton Bronzo, LCSW

 

- Michelle Hamilton Bronzo

Visiting Nurse Association of New York

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