ABOUT NANCY ANCOWITZ
Nancy Ancowitz is a coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead (McGraw-Hill), a Publishers Weekly “best book” selection, which has been 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–with one of the most important career-building and leadership skills: to influence an audience in front of a room and one-on-one. She is a thinking partner and stalwart supporter for these clients, who range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. They entrust her with helping them prepare for their most important presentations, job interviews, and other business meetings. They often see remarkable results in a short amount of time.
As a sounding board, trusted advisor, and wordsmith, Nancy's approach entails deep listening and respect for her clients—wherever they are in their progress. She draws from her corporate and entrepreneurial backgrounds to help her clients navigate the complexities of their business communication and strategic challenges. As a result, clients manage better up, down, and across their organizations and get the recognition they deserve.
She is an adjunct instructor at New York University, where she teaches Presentation Skills for Introverts®, Self-Promotion for Introverts®, public speaking, business writing, and other communication skills; she's also spoken at the Smithsonian Institution, the US 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 Salary.com, and she has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal online.
Nancy's background includes 12 years on Wall Street, where she was recognized for running successful marketing programs for a multibillion-dollar business as a vice president at JP Morgan Chase & Co; prior to that, at Citibank, she received an outstanding achievement award for her innovations to creating marketing proposals for international clients. Earlier in her career, Nancy applied her business savvy and creativity as a jewelry designer, with clients including Nordstrom, Henri Bendel, I. Magnin, and Saks Fifth Avenue; her promotional efforts resulted in national press coverage including Glamour (cover), Cosmopolitan's Beauty Guide (cover), Mademoiselle, Essence, Saturday Review, and New York magazine's “Best Bets.”
Nancy's creative expressions 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 Boston University School of Communication and she did graduate work at NYU Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Financial Women's Association and the International Coach Federation-NYC, where she was vice president; she has been a director of the NY International Association of Business Communicators. A two-time marathoner and vegan, Nancy is committed to lifelong fitness and wellbeing.