Speaker | Trainer | Author | Story Muse | Individual & Corporate Training
"Why wait to say what matters most?"
- Nancy Sharp
I teach people how to live with greater purpose and well-being by sharing meaningful stories, lessons, history, and values across the generations.
Why choose Nancy Sharp as your speaker or story muse?
Nancy has an unforgettable story of life and death all at once. She could have become stuck, but she chose to become a guide and muse for others looking to "own" their stories and create purposeful lives. Nancy brings decades of experience as a sought-after speaker, author, and coach to her work with clients who understand that the wealth of their lives also includes core assets like treasured family history, stories, values, and life lessons. Nancy works with professionals, advisors and foundations, as well as clients and families across the generations.
Nancy Sharp is a sought-after speaker, trainer, author, and story muse. She never set out to change people’s lives, but hard life experience led her to do just that. Today, Nancy helps others write about their life experiences as a way to live with greater intention and purpose now and in the future. Nancy has presented her programs to the New York Life Insurance Company, Eagle Strategies, Lincoln Financial, Virginia Credit Union, Centura Health, Dallas Bar Association, University of Denver, American Academy of Psychotherapists, New York's 92nd Street Y, TEDx, 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 debut memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, received the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction; the book 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 Everywhere. Her 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, AARP's The Ethel, 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, The Writing Center at Marshall University, and The New School.
Are you interested in sharing your story, values, and wishes with loved ones and/or your community? Nancy would love to support you on your journey.
Nancy's Clients Include:
Programs That Deeply Impact Lives
Nancy’s keynotes, training programs, and workshops on building and preserving legacies through storytelling and Life Letters (also called ethical wills or legacy letters) are both inspirational and immediately actionable. As a top speaker on resilience, legacy planning, retirement speaker, speaker on aging, financial services speaker, philanthropy speaker, charitable giving speaker, and for family businesses, family offices, and community foundations, Nancy teaches audiences the tools to help them convey precious stories, values, lessons, and family history--the enduring wealth of their lives--to transform their lives today and connect the generations over time.
A Gift to You, Your Loved Ones, and Your Community
Telling stories builds our emotional resilience and can also be an important bridge to connect the generations and deepen family relationships.
What Our Clients Say
"Nancy’s story and message has forever changed me. I will remember it for years to come.”
- Cindy Paskett
Lincoln Financial Network
"Nancy's powerful story - from tragedy to living bold - inspired the packed house of faculty and staff, leaving them wanting more."
- Greg Giesen
"You know how if you are fortunate in life to have that one person speak a sentence or a phrase that makes something click inside and your life is forever changed? Guess what? Tag YOU are IT! Your phrase that has resonated in me is “don’t let your circumstances define you.”
- Cathi Muzaffer
Fairway Elite Mortgage Corporation
"We have heard story after story of people who were affected and inspired by Nancy’s program. She is poignant, poised, and funny at just the right moments."
- Michele Bergh
"Nancy Sharp’s program provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing senior women attorneys and to identify specific strategies to buffer those obstacles and build resilience. Our participants got so much out of it, that we’ve already invited her back next year.”
-Laura Benitez Geisler
President, Dallas Bar Association
"Viewing my life as a journey and not so much 'good' or 'bad,' helped me feel more resilient. This also gave me the strength to accept others just the way they are."
"What a gift you gave me. I finally know who I am...at 86 years old."
- Helen Epstein
Both Sides Now
Nancy Sharp’s true story about making life happen and bold choices after loss.
Because the Sky is Everywhere
A book of hope for grieving children and families.
Be Who You Are
Own Your Story
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