Nancy has led, managed and coached individuals and teams for over 35 years within healthcare settings. She is known for her engaging, collaborative, and outcome-based approach, facilitating teams and individuals to move from good to great in their performance.

Nancy is a former Senior Vice President for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners Healthcare. In this role, she brought together groups with diverging and competing interest to create a win-win vision for how to work together and achieve a set of unified goals. Nancy’s teams built strong relationships with referring hospitals and physician groups and helped successfully drive a 5-fold expansion of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network over the course of 10 years.

As a coach, Nancy has worked with a number of emerging and experienced leaders to improve their performance. Her focus has been helping managers and senior executives more clearly articulate their vision and share it with their teams. She has also worked with a number of emerging leaders to help them define their career direction and pursue opportunities to help them realize their goals. 

Nancy is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is a Master Practitioner in the Energy Leadership Index assessment tool. In addition to having her own coaching business, Schmidt Coaching Associates, LLC, Nancy is an Executive Coach for Tandem Solutions, LLC. 

Nancy is a graduate of the Institute for Profession Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and a member of iPEC’s professional community. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Nancy earned a Master’s Degree in Science at the University of Central Missouri in the field of Social Work. She is the co-editor of two books, “Outcome-Based Rehabilitation” and “Staff Development and Clinical Intervention in Brain Injury Rehabilitation.” She has led workshops and specialized training on the role and impact of teamwork in the healthcare setting on clinical outcomes. Currently, Nancy provides virtual workshops on, “Women in Leadership,” and “Presenting with Confidence.”

Nancy’s passion is to facilitate personal awareness and growth within individuals who see a greater vision for themselves but need the support to achieve that vision.  

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
 (Author, Roy T. Bennett)

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