Nan is an Expert in How to Increase Your Influence.
Nan Crawford specializes in coaching visionary leaders to deliver high-stakes presentations and high-impact conversations. Nan helps clients leverage their strength, wisdom and creativity so they inspire their audience to take meaningful action.
Nan has coached clients to write and deliver powerful presentations for boards of directors, major industry conferences, funding pitches that have raised millions of dollars, TED, The Clinton Global Initiative, The State Department, The White House and The Colbert Report.
In addition to a long client list of businesses and individuals, Nan has worked on issues of economic, environmental and social justice with The Bridgespan Group, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Rudolf Steiner Foundation, World Pulse, and V-DAY. She is a member of the Global Advisory Board for WorldPulse: a digital platform for women leaders and social justice.
As a presenter, Nan has shared the stage with Peter Block, Lisa Ling, Dan Pink, Robert Reich, Anna Deveare Smith, Bill Strickland, Marci Shimoff, SARK, David Whyte, and Ben Zander.
In her role as the Main-Stage Director for The Bioneers conference on sustainability, Nan coached luminaries such as: Janine Benyus, Majora Carter, Eve Ensler, Gloria Feldt, Jane Goodall, Van Jones, Michael Pollan, Kavita Ramdas, Lynne Twist, and Dr. Andrew Weil.
Nan is a pioneer in using theatre as a lens for leadership. She was a founding member of the improvisational ensemble, Playback Theatre West in Denver, and the founder and Artistic Director of Pacific Playback Theatre in San Francisco.
Nan has served as a Guest Lecturer in Executive Education programs at Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard, and UC-Berkeley. She is a cum laude graduate with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Texas and holds an MA in Organization Development from California Institute of Integral Studies.
Her dynamic, theatre-based approach has appeared in Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and The New York Times called her work "inspirational."