About Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz is a coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills. She is the author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead (McGraw-Hill), a Publishers Weekly Best Book. Translated into multiple languages, the book offers a gentle, but results-oriented, approach to helping those who talk less get heard more.

Nancy helps clients—introverts and extroverts alike—develop one of the most important career-building and leadership skills: influencing an audience in front of a room and one-on-one, virtually and in person. She is a thinking partner and stalwart supporter for her clients, who range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. They entrust her with preparing them for their most important presentations, job interviews, and business meetings. They often see remarkable results in a short period of time.

As a sounding board and trusted advisor, Nancy provides deep listening and respect for her clients. She draws from her corporate, entrepreneurial, communications, and writing backgrounds to help clients navigate the complexities of their business communication and strategic challenges. As a result, they manage better up, down, and across their organizations and get the recognition they deserve.

Nancy is an adjunct instructor at New York University, where she has taught Presentation Skills for Introverts®, Self-Promotion for Introverts®, public speaking, and business writing. She has also presented to the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Navy, the National Institutes of Health, New York Life, the Institute for Supply Management, and a wide range of other corporate and professional organizations. Nancy blogs for Psychology Today and has blogged for Salary.com; she has written for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times

Nancy’s background includes 12 years on Wall Street. She was a vice president at JP Morgan Chase & Co., which recognized her successful marketing programs; previously, at Citibank, she won an outstanding achievement award for innovative marketing campaigns that attracted international clients.

Earlier in her career, Nancy combined her business savvy and creativity as a jewelry designer, with clients including Nordstrom, Henri Bendel, I. Magnin, and Saks Fifth Avenue. As a result of her promotional efforts/campaigns, her work graced the pages of  Glamour (cover), Cosmopolitan‘s Beauty Guide (cover), Mademoiselle, Essence, Saturday Review, and New York magazine‘s “Best Bets” column.

Nancy‘s creative pursuits have included her after-hours life as a playwright. Her Cemetery of Lips was selected into the CUNY Human Rights Theatre Project, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the Six Figures Theatre Company Artists of Tomorrow Festival. A staged reading of her Hablo, Diablo (translation: I Speak, Devil) played to sellout audiences at the former West Side Center of the 92nd Street Y and was featured in New York magazine.

Nancy holds a BS in communication from the Boston University School of Communication, and she did graduate work at the New York University Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Financial Women’s Association. Nancy holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation, where she served as vice president of its NYC chapter; she was a director of the International Association of Business Communicators’s NYC chapter. A two-time marathoner and vegan, Nancy is committed to lifelong fitness and well-being.