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Nancy Ancowitz    

Business Communication Coach & Author, "Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead"

Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication 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. The book offers a gentle but results oriented approach to helping those who talk less to get heard more.

Nancy helps client—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, New York Life, the Institute for Supply Management, and a wide range of other corporate and professional organizations.

A blogger for Psychology Today and, her media coverage also includes The New York Times, The Wall Street, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (podcast),,,, Yahoo!, WABC-TV, 1010 WINS radio, CIO, Gotham, Woman‘s Day, Entrepreneur, Marie Claire, Men's Health, and O, The Oprah Magazines. 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, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the International Coach Federation-NYC where she was vice president and is currently an ICF certified coach; she has been a director of the NY International Association of Business Communicators. A two-time marathoner and vegetarian, Nancy is committed to lifelong fitness and wellbeing.

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