Nancy Colasurdo is a writer, a practicing life coach and a facilitator of goal-setting and creativity workshops. She currently writes a life coaching column called Game Plan for FOXBusiness.com and has been published in, among others, Ladies Home Journal, Parents and Beliefnet.com. She is working on a book about the power and enlightenment of life coaching.
Her path in coaching began when, after the traumatic events of
September 11, 2001, her long-dormant altruistic side led her to a
volunteer stint as a coach to a 9-year-old child. Not only did she
find the experience intensely satisfying, but she realized she had
stumbled on to a profession that would utilize her natural ability to
encourage and motivate people. So she enrolled in an intensive training program through Results Coaching Systems -- a program affiliated with New York University and the International Coaching Federation -- and subsequently earned distinction as a certified coach.
Just weeks prior to September 11, 2001, Nancy spent a week at The
Artist's Way Creativity Camp in Taos, New Mexico. There she gained
artistic inspiration and was motivated to begin facilitating groups
using The Artist's Way, a book designed to unblock and enhance
creativity. In 2003, she completed a 12-week Artist's Way workshop in
New York City with the book's author, Julia Cameron, and poet James
Nancy has 15 years of experience in three forms of media – print, web
and television. Her journey in the communications field began at The
Trenton Times, where she was a sports writer/columnist for 10 years.
While there she was awarded a journalism fellowship at the University
of Michigan and earned recognition as the New Jersey State
Interscholastic Athletic Association Reporter of the Year for her
positive coverage of high school athletes and issues. She also earned
national recognition from the Women's Sports Foundation for her series
on the prevalence of knee injuries in female athletes.
Nancy spent the ensuing three years working as a web producer for Fox
Sports and the National Hockey League and as a television producer at
Oxygen Media. At the latter, she enjoyed the opportunity to focus on
the inspiring accomplishments of female athletes through cutting edge
As the bulk of her career has been spent in the area of athletics,
Nancy has had an intimate view of what motivates and inspires people
to succeed. She listens intently without judgment and has sound,
creative ideas for growth and problem solving. She gets immense
satisfaction from seeing people achieve their goals in a coaching
partnership and finds that giving them the tools to focus on their
gifts is the most rewarding work she has ever done.
In the last five years, Nancy spent time helping to coordinate cultural programs for senior citizens at a vibrant senior center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and was a member of Business Networking International. Other work in her community has included forming a fiction writers’ group, serving on the Advisory Board for The Symposia Project, an organization whose mission is to foster personal and community growth, and writing/editing for the Chamber of Commerce.
She resides in Hoboken, New Jersey.