About Nan

Nan’s goal is to help her clients deepen their learning and produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses, and organizations.


She brings more than twenty years of experience as a coach, consultant, facilitator, and educator. Her clients include senior partners at top management consulting firms, middle managers at Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, and gang kids in Oakland, California. Whatever the engagement, her clients become better at motivating, inspiring, and bringing out greatness in others – as well as in themselves – to make a positive difference in their world professionally and personally.


Before becoming a coach, Nan worked in Tokyo as a consultant to executives and managers in 6 major corporations on cross-cultural communication issues. She later provided training and coaching throughout the US and Europe on topics such as facilitative leadership, building effective teams, mastering meetings for results, leadership development, communication skills, creative problem-solving, and strategic planning.


A graduate of Princeton University, Nan is currently a Board Member of the International Coach Federation of Michigan, where she is in charge of Education and Development. Her certifications include:


  • Certified Professional Coach from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
  • Professional Certified Coach through ICF (International Coach Federation)
  • Team Performance Coach through Team Coaching International
  • DISC Practitioner
  • Motivators Practitioner


Additionally, Nan has served as a Mentor Coach for WBA (Wisdom Business Alliance) and is a Bregman Leadership Coach with Bregman Partners.


A former theater director, a world-traveler, and an outdoor enthusiast, Nan is very happily married with three children.







Nan Reed Twiss


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