Testimonials

Executive / Leadership

"Working with Nan has been a beautiful challenge. She's comforting but not lenient. She's insightful with her observations and fosters insights of your own to come forth. She's encouraging. Working with her has created confidence, clarity, and made me a stronger leader. She's wonderful and I recommend her to anyone looking for a coach to lead them to success."

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Adela Piper
Chief Marketing Officer at Siren

"Nan is coaching me currently and already I can see myself moving towards my personal goals. Nan is all about equipping you with tools and practices that will last you a lifetime."

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Deepika Nagabhushan (she/her)
Policy advocacy to scale up deployment of carbon capture & storage at Clean Air Task Force

"I hired Nan as a coach as I was preparing to write a book. I ended up being well-prepared not only to write my book but to face other life opportunities with a new mindset. She provided both a warm and firm presence and was a wealth of resources to support my growth, including working with the Energy Leadership model that has been a game-changer for me. I would absolutely recommend Nan as a coach. She is skilled at working with individual leaders and with teams."

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Stephanie Blackburn Freeth
Strategy Consultant, Executive Coach, Team Facilitator at Adaptive Alternatives LLC

"I have been working with Nan for the past 9 months as a personal and professional coach and have found her guidance extremely helpful in setting goals and measuring how I have attained those goals. I heartily endorse Nan as a coach and encourage you to take advantage of her training and empathetic guidance in your next steps, personal and professional. With her help, I am happier, more optimistic about the future, and face each day with about 50% less stress than in the past. All of which will help me to live longer and enjoy life more."

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Elsbeth Collins
Head of Production, USC School of Dramatic Arts

"Nan Reed Twiss has an extensive toolbox to draw from, and she offers professionals concrete coached actions to take from day one! She is kind, caring, and multi-talented. I highly recommend her coaching."

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Theresa Rose
Associate Attorney at Wilson Kester

"I can't recommend Nan enough...she has been my coach for 2 years and in that time, I have gained clarity about my passions and have begun to pursue meaningful work for the first time in my life! I've learned how to shift my thinking and perspective in ways that are positive and self-nurturing."

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Jeri Shumate
Owner at Curves

"Nan is an energetic, compassionate, and expert coach and leader who has a high level of integrity and commitment to her clients."

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Judith Fine-Sarchielli
Assisting Creatives To Transition To The Next Level

"Working with Nan, I accomplished so much more than I ever could have on my own. As a result of coaching, I have more energy, more confidence, and most importantly, I know I am using my passions and strengths to make a difference in the world, doing what I am called to do."

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Megan A.
Teacher, Artist, Art-Therapist, California

"Working with Nan has enabled me to get countless things done, from small items through to really quite enormous ones.  I am beside myself with satisfaction and excitement over my life-changing career change. Without her, I'd still be dreaming of one day helping others."

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Susan S.
Senior Management Consultant, South Africa

"Nan is a fantastic coach. She has wonderful energy, asks great questions, and is very insightful.  She challenged me to think and provided useful assignments for me between meetings.  Her ability to ask thought-provoking questions and make insightful observations was extremely valuable.  She helped me focus on important issues and bring these to resolution.  She demonstrates warmth, caring, and empathy for her coaching clients while holding them accountable for the results they desire."

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Diane H.
President of a national management consulting firm, Wisconsin

"The rhythm of my life, with Nan's help, became focused and purposeful, allowing me a peace which had alluded me for most of my life. I will forever be grateful for the coaching process and for Nan!"

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Mary B.
Occupational Therapist, Michigan

"Coaching with Nan has made my life more meaningful and joyful. For the first time in a while, I feel energized and excited by life again, even though the only thing that has changed is my outlook!"

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Amanda D.
Pediatrician, Michigan

"Nan has just the right balance of listening/supporting and directing/coaching. She is very good at helping me set goals that are completely my own, giving me ownership in the coaching process while at the same time making me accountable to her on meeting those goals. Our sessions are not pie-in-the-sky what-ifs, they are very concrete steps in a process for my personal growth."

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David K.
Chief Actuary, Professor, Michigan

"As a result of coaching with Nan, I have increased my energy levels mentally, physically, and for lack of a better word, spiritually. Nan has been instrumental in bringing me to a level of living that I don't recall experiencing before. I'm doing the things that I want to do - hard to get any better than that!"

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James W.
Composer / Java Developer, New York

"Coaching with Nan has ended up being one of the best decisions I ever made. I've come to realize that I always have the power to take control of my life, no matter how depressed or 'stuck' I may feel."

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Julie C.
Student, New Hampshire

Groups & Teams

"Nan is one of those rare individuals gifted with penetrating perception into the dynamics of working (or not working) groups/teams and fitting finesse in knowing when and how to intervene. Her experience and native skill with interventions consistently add value to a group's progress without taking responsibility out of the group. Leaders and executives of teams–project, program or management teams–seeking to navigate through the ambiguities of tangled team dynamics would do well to consider what Nan can catalyze to advance their efforts and break through with clarity purpose and renewed energy."

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Lanny Vincent
Consulting services for innovating systems

"I've had the pleasure of working with Nan as my [Team Leader in the] True Livelihood Network (TLN) Advisor. Her genuine and generous concern for others, combined with her quick and accurate perception of what others are dealing with, makes her a valuable asset as coach, advisor, friend. Whatever the relationship, you want Nan in your corner!"

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Susan Rose
Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Core Values Index Certified Coach

"Nan Reed Twiss has been my chosen Team Leader at the True Livelihood Network since December 2011. I chose to join Nan's team through my own intuition and I have never had any reason to regret that. She always leads our team calls combining her caring nature with professionalism which means we are able to be relaxed and share while at the same time grow and improve. Nan is always very willing to support me in whatever way she can. I highly recommend her as a team leader in TLN and as very lovely person too!"

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Sheela Masand
Coach, Mentor, Business Confidante & Mentor

"Nan Reed Twiss is my Advisor through the True Livelihood Network. In that capacity, she leads a weekly Mastermind group that includes four other professional coaches, including me. I recommend Nan most highly. She is extremely well organized and is fearless and extremely competent at figuring out how to use and apply various technologies for community building and effective communication. She is also a well-trained, top-notch coach who zeroes in quickly on the issues at hand and asks brilliant and powerful questions. Nan is also simply a marvelous human being. Although I get other benefits out of being a member of the True Livelihood Network, the chance to work with Nan was the driving factor behind my decision to make the investment in joining TLN. I couldn't be more glad that I did."

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Glenda Haskell
Book Author at SELF

Positive Intelligence

"I came to the PQ program with a healthy dose of skepticism--I have long resisted group activities, resolutions, and self-help workshops and doubted that fundamental change occurs over an app in 6 weeks--and I'm thrilled to report I was wrong on all counts!  Nan is a masterful facilitator of the PQ program, which is grounded firmly in brain science. Between her guidance and Shirzad Chamine's exercises, PQ has worked magic!  I sleep better, worry less, enjoy myself and others more, approach challenges with increased energy and optimism, and laugh with greater gusto. I now feel equipped not only to recognize but change long-standing, debilitating patterns of thought and behavior, and I'm having a great time doing it!"

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Kate W.
Education Director, ettyplay

"PQ training has literally been a mind altering experience. Building my PQ muscle is the support I've needed for all my years of self improvement work. At some point during the program, I realized that my efforts in the past to change my outlook -- without the resources to sustain that change-- had felt like a Sisyphean task. I kept pushing the bolder of my emotions uphill, only to watch everything roll right back down to self deprecation, negativity, and despair again and again. Building my PQ muscle is teaching me how to quiet the negative voices and tap into the vast strengths of my core self, my sage. This is something I can do without thought, or reasoning, and at any time of the day or night. PQ training has given me access to truly embrace life. I'm happy. I feel capable. I'm at peace. What greater gift could there be?"

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Sophia Galifianakis
Lecturer, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

"I joined Nan's PQ Program because I was tired of feeling as though my emotions were in control. I've known for a long time that my emotions can get the better of me, and when I read about Nan's PQ class, I thought: maybe it doesn't have to be this way. And what do you know, I was right! 🙂 This PQ program has changed my life in the following key ways: 1) I've developed the muscle to immediately recognize when I'm being taken over by anxiety, stress, fear, sadness, etc. and I can then decide upon a path forward to take with intention (as opposed to falling down the rabbit hole as I so often did before). 2) It has taken so much power away from those "mean" voices in my head (we all have them of course). I learned that I actually don't have to believe my thoughts - who knew!? 3) It has made me less afraid of life's inevitable uncertainties and challenges because I know I have excellent tools in place for navigating them. 4) It has allowed me to be more present in my daily life whenever I am and whoever I am with. It has added joy and peacefulness to my life. Nan, I can't thank you enough for guiding us through this journey. I truly believe that if everyone had the chance to embark on this path of self-discovery and personal work, we would live in a MUCH different world."

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Janelle Reichman
Web Designer at Ellanyze

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