Nancy has been a teacher and workshop facilitator, working with adults and children for over thirty years. An avid student of mindfulness, she has studied meditation and contemplative practices with teachers from various traditions. Nancy also calls upon her years of vocal study and performance to encourage her clients to open to their own voice as a pathway to expression and discovery.
After completing an intensive five year training in intimacy and relationship coaching, Nancy now shares her eclectic practice that embraces elements of emotional body work, cognitive based therapies and Gestalt Awareness Practice, with individuals, couples and groups.
Nancy (nee Fischer) has presented extensively, including at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, Omega Institute, NY, Asilomar in Pacific Grove, Hollyhock Retreat Centre, BC and Harvard University. Her published works include, Mind Power for Children, a Guide for Parents and Teachers, co-authored with international best selling author John Kehoe, now translated into five languages.
Nancy is currently the Dean of the Wellbeing Project a co-creation of Ashoka, Esalen Institute, Fetzer Institute, the Impact Hub, Skoll Foundation and Synergos Institute. The Wellbeing Project is a global program designed to support the inner wellbeing of leading social change leaders around the world. Learn more
Nancy was the Founding Director of Goldie Hawn’s Bright Light Foundation, the Executive Director of Westcoast Sacred Arts Society and past Chair of Seva Canada Society and director of Seva Foundation in the US. She is also a director of the Somerset Foundation and a member of the Ashoka Support Network.
Publications ~ Nancy co-authored Mind Power for Children – The guide for Parents and Teachers and authored the Mindfulness Education (M.E.) Program for Children, a research based school program used by thousands of teachers and parents around North America