Nancy is founder and President of People Potential and has provided consultation and training services to public and social sector organizations for over 20 years. She applies her direct services and management experiences in government and the social sector to her work. She is a specialist in change strategies, relationship and community building, leadership development and project management. Nancy designs meetings to foster meaningful conversations in support of collaborative and inclusive processes. Nancy is known for her ability to create and customize services and interventions that are suited to the needs of each organization.
Nancy is a practitioner and steward of the Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations and facilitates organizational and community development through the use of circle practice, appreciative inquiry, open space, world café, presencing and other participatory and engagement tools. She is a founding member of a food cycle “collaboratory” called Tasting Change. She helped with the design and follow through of the First Women’s Conference on Sustainability in New York State with the Women’s Initiatives for a Sustainable Earth. Nancy co-facilitated World Cafés with over 800 people at the 100th Ecumenical Gathering of the National Council of Churches and The Church World Service. Nancy serves on the board of WISE – Women’s Inititatives for a Sustainable Earth, EarthMatters, Inc.
Nancy has a broad range of consulting and training experiences. In past years she facilitated projects with Good Shepherd Services (also the Sanctuary Model®), The Support Center for Non-Profit Management; Eileen Fisher Company; Children’s Aid Society: StoryCorps; NYC Department of Probation; Human Resources Administration –NYC; United Way; New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services; and Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. She served on the Board of the Berkana Institute and in 2012 and 2014 was on the planning committee of the NGO CSW for the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She has an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work and is a member @Center for Social Innovation.