Nancy Ashworth

About Nancy

Nancy Ashworth is an executive coach, team coach, and organizational consultant specializing in the development of high-potentials, senior leaders, and their teams. She worked in global corporations and other large companies for 25 years before transitioning to private practice where she enjoys coaching senior leaders and their teams as they define their vision, address complex organizational challenges, and work to improve their individual and team function.

Sectors And Clients Served

Nancy has coached leaders within Fortune 500 companies in multiple organizations and industries including IT, manufacturing and high tech, national healthcare systems, education, and government. She has coached leaders at all organizational levels, from mid-level and senior executives, board chairs, chief executive officers, vice presidents, directors, and selected high potentials. Nancy facilitates executive and board retreats and leads customized team and leadership development sessions.

Coaching Style

Nancy lived in South East Asia and Turkey for 7 years, and thrives working across cultures with diverse groups. Her coaching style includes creating an environment that builds on the clients’ strengths and supports them as they explore new ideas, confront issues, and develop solutions to their business challenges. Through an assessment process, she helps clients discover and clarify areas for development, elicits client-generated solutions and strategies, and, throughout the coaching, holds clients accountable for attaining their goals. She recognizes that leadership is at all levels of an organization and is energized in her work with emerging leaders.


Throughout her career, Nancy has successfully supported executives and their teams through demanding strategic business issues and organizational change. She has worked with leaders of global business units and their teams to design and implement organizational change initiatives resulting in improved executive team effectiveness and alignment of organizational culture with new business strategies.

Education And Certifications

Nancy holds a Master’s in Organization Development from American University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her interest in team dynamics and work processes led to extended studies in performance excellence and her selection as a judge for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) International Team Excellence award.

Nancy trained at the Coaches Training Institute and is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is also a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education and has received specialized coach training in, “Team Coaching: Living Systems Approach to Coaching Work Groups and Teams”, Adler School of Coaching, Toronto, StandOut strengths coaching, Marcus Buckingham Company . She is trained to administer multiple assessments including Myers-Briggs (MBTI), StandOut Strengths Coaching, The Leadership Circle 360, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect, Voices 360, and Team Architect.

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