Nancy Sharp is known as the Bold Living Expert. She is an acclaimed author and motivational keynote speaker who uses the power of the written and spoken word to move people and groups beyond stuckness, disappointment, and loss of all kinds toward growth and positive change. Nancy is the award-winning author of the memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living and an inspiring book for children, families, and educators called Because the Sky is Everywhere.
Nancy’s customized “Keynotes” and “Breakouts” inspire and embolden audiences to take action. She speaks on the theme of Bold Living in the areas of change, resilience, life balance, and personal and professional leadership. Nancy presents to conferences, corporations, businesses, universities, associations, and non-profit organizations nationwide and internationally. She empowers through far-reaching wisdom and insights, humor, and exercises that yield transformative results in business and life.
A forever book lover and storyteller, Nancy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. It’s this combination of skillful writing, early years spent pursuing theater at Northwestern University, a trove of “lived” experience, and two plus decades in the communications industry and as a CEO speechwriter that distinguishes Nancy from the crowd.
Nancy’s powerful memoir, Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, is the recipient of eight awards, including the prestigious Books For A Better Life and the Colorado Book Award. Her new work, Because the Sky is Everywhere, is a go-to resource for educators, professionals, and groups who support grieving children and families.
Nancy blogs regularly for The Huffington Post, has been widely published in numerous media including Dr. Oz The Good Life, 5280 Magazine, and The Denver Post, and is also featured in The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Friendship, Family, Work, and Much More. She also frequently appears in the media as a guest interview.
Nancy lives in Denver with her husband Steve Saunders, their four children, ages fifteen through twenty-five, and their out-of-this-world adorable Havanese puppy named Levi.