“Nancy Sharp shines a bright, powerful light on how to turn disruptive events into opportunities for success. I appreciate her eloquence, wisdom, and the authentic way she engages her audience.”

-Donna Lynne,
Chief Operating Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Chief Executive Officer, ColumbiaDoctors; Past Lieutenant Governor State of Colorado

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In spite of the enormous uncertainty and disruption surrounding the healthcare industry, consumers will continue to demand value-driven change. This means that traditional health organizations, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, executives, and practitioners must be flexible enough to change or face losing customers, sales, and credibility. With her broad “lived” and professional experiences, Nancy Sharp offers a high dose of calm, perspective, and practical strategies to reduce stress, energize teams, and make proactive change.

A top healthcare keynote speaker and speaker on emotional intelligence, Nancy Sharp’s programs are ideal for conferences, organizations in the midst of transition, downsizing, mergers/acquisitions, and consolidations, along with high-achieving groups looking for fresh insights and tools to keep them on the winning track.


  • How to think and lead wide
  • How to deepen empathy toward caregivers, patients, and teams
  • How to achieve small wins and build resilience
  • How to maintain a growth mindset even amid unsettled times
  • How to make change and regularly adapt to it

Nancy’s vision of bold living stems from hard experience. In 1998 her young husband Brett was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumor, a rarity for adults. Because a good percentage of children with this cancer live, and because Brett had many long stretches of wellness with no signs of disease, Nancy and Brett decided that committing fully to life while Brett was healthy was the best medical protocol they could follow. That’s how they wound up becoming parents to twins Casey and Rebecca, born on May 20, 2001. Amid surreal odds, the very day Nancy delivered her children the couple learned that Brett’s cancer recurred. He died in 2004 a few months shy of his fortieth birthday when Nancy was thirty-seven and the twins not quite three years old.

Nancy chronicled her powerful story of caregiving, mourning, and the resiliency to move forward in the memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living (Books & Books Press, 2014), recipient of multiple books awards and widely read and referred to in medical, palliative care, and hospice communities. Her new illustrated picture book, Because the Sky is Everywhere (Eleven Eleven Press, 2017), offers reassurance and hope to grieving children and families, and is fast-becoming a resource for educators, professionals, and organizations that support children who have experienced loss and trauma.

Nancy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and brings more than 25 years background in the communications industry as a writer, Fortune 500 CEO speechwriter, and former Director of Public Relations for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.


Clients who hire Nancy can expect to: boost their performance; strengthen existing relationships with teams and clients; and identify and act upon what it means to live and lead well when the stakes are high.

Clients repeatedly comment on Nancy’s authentic message and warm, conversational, interactive presentation style.

Nancy welcomes the opportunity to empower your audience to take bold steps forward…steps that bring lasting, positive change in business and life.