Nancy K. Ansheles

Nancy Ansheles started Catalyst & Co. in 1995 after a successful career in large organizations as a human resource specialist, marketing and communications manager, and training and development professional.   Since then, she has created and facilitated engaging, customized, and practical learning programs from keynotes to workshops to one-on-one coaching for more than 200 clients and more than 28,000 learners.Nancy Ansheles

Nancy excels at listening and understanding a client’s needs, developing and designing a customized learning solution, and delivering with energy, authenticity, Nancy Anshelesand focus.  Nancy forms lasting relationships with her clients which enables them to have easy access to a trustworthy resource to help them with their next challenge or project. Together, Nancy and her clients develop a partnership that leads to a smooth working process to achieve results including:

  • building individual workplace skills and confidence
  • leveraging human resources
  • enhancing employee engagement
  • supporting effective, high functioning teams
  • developing great leaders
  • improving service to clients
  • gaining new businessNancy Ansheles
  • gathering effective feedback from clients
  • improving efficiencies
  • increasing innovations
  • completing projects on time and within budget
  • changing company cultures

Nancy credits the development of her professional skills from work experience, education and life.

Consistent with her focus on bringing you authentic service, here’s a little more about Nancy:

Formal Education

  • Boston University, Master’s Degree in Corporate Education
  • Bryant College, Certificate in Training & Design
  • James Madison University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications 

Ongoing Education

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  • Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare: Theory, Practice, and Results, 2012 and 2015
  • NeuroLeadership Institute , NeuroLeadership Summit, 2010, 2015
  • Harvard Law School’s Executive Program: Thanks for the Feedback , The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, 2015
  • Inside Out Development, InsideOut Coaching, 2015
  • Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Meditation & Visualization Practices for Everyday Living & Well-Being to Enhance Peak Performance, 2013
  • National Training Lab, Myers Briggs Type Indicator Qualifying Workshop, 1998
  • International and Local ASTD, Numerous Meetings, Ongoing
  • Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, Numerous Meetings, Ongoing

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Unique Work Experience

Prior to opening her own business, Nancy’s unique and eclectic job responsibilities included:

  • coordinating a $100,000 technical training budget
  • anchoring an employee news show for 1,000 employees
  • developing a state-wide agency blood drive
  • coordinating a women’s professional conference
  • educating seniors about health insurance
  • teaching hundreds of students to facilitate discussion groups
  • guiding European students on study tours
  • Oh, and even hiring Santa Clause!

Volunteer and Life Experience:

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Nancy serves on the Advisory Committee for the Basilio Perez Scholarship Fund

Since her teens, Nancy has consistently been an active volunteer for the community.  Currently she mentors a young woman from Sudan and her siblings, and serves on the advisory committee for the Basilio Perez Scholarship Fund.

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Running the New York City Marathon

She’s an avid runner and has trained for and completed numerous races including two marathons.   Nancy also loves to travel and has visited a variety of countries, including Ukraine for an AIDS/HIV educational trip. She and her husband have also hosted a variety of exchange students and adults from several countries, including Russia and Vietnam.




If this isn’t enough(!) and you want to know more, contact Nancy Ansheles to see how she can support you: email or call (207)272-5009