From a very young age I felt as though I didn’t quite fit in. I believed everyone else understood things that made no sense to me. I looked for the answers in books, teachers, workshops. I tried to be what I thought other people wanted or expected me to be.
As an adult I started a Montessori center in my 20s, was a sales rep, sales manager, national speaker and trainer, married, we raised 2 kids, moved around a lot and divorced; spent years with chronic fatigue yet never loosing my quest to understand people, please others, to fit in, to belong.
I found coaching in its infancy and thought that for sure, it would answer all those questions about how life worked. I created the first communities and was the original coordinator for Cheryl Richardson’s Life Makeover Community, co-founded and was president of the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance, created and hosted the international Leadership Salon for and received my Master Certified Coach certification from the International Coach Federation.
Along the way I had the privilege of working with and speaking for such diverse groups as the International Coach Federation, Wharton Women Alumni, Chambers of Commerce, DuPont Women Lawyer’s Network, Victory School Principals, Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance, Wives of the Masons, Pottstown Universal Unitarian Church, Baltimore’s Center Club, as well as various business, teacher’s, parent’s, women’s groups and more.
Interacting with individuals, leaders and coaches from all parts of the world I learned how much we all have in common and how our hearts are in tune with each other regardless of our country, culture or background. Always delighting in sharing what I knew as I continued to grow and learn more. In coaching I learned that I could help people (including myself) get from where they were to where they wanted to be. But I also learned that when they got there most (including me) would recreate the same problems they were trying to get away from all over again. Like many steps on the journey, coaching answered some questions and generated more.
Wanting to go deeper, the last ten years of my journey has been through a life mentoring process with Living Concepts’ Mastering the Art of Being Human program. Realizing that outer changes were temporary without inner changes and that changing beliefs is what made permanent change, I started with myself and found a new understanding of how life works and a surprising passage way back to my heart.
Of all the things I’ve done and studied in my life, finding Mentoring is the most profound. For the first time, I have solid answers to the questions I had asked all my life. I have tools that go to the root of the problem, practical processes to change the patterns of a lifetime. The effect on me personally has been profound. My entire life has shifted to a level of joy and freedom I didn’t know existed. Possibilities I couldn’t have imagined have opened up for me. Now I want to share the experience with you.
Today, this is what I share. As I learn to live more and more from my heart, my joy is to share with others who feel the call or the longing, and in that sharing enrich both of us. Are you ready? Come along!
“Nancy, As I was journaling this morning, I realized that two things that I’ve done in the last 8 months have moved me forward with lightning speed. One was finding you as a coach and the other was journaling. And I wanted to say Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU.”
~ Jean Dilley, Owner of Marketing Magic, LLC, Pennsylvania
“My personal experience with Nancy Baker is that she is warm, supportive and highly skilled in asking the “right” questions that bring us back into connection with ourselves. I have experienced her personal coaching and mentoring first-hand and can vouch for its being a profoundly helpful experience. Join me in taking back your life and honoring yourself!”
~ Jean Westbrook Finch, Owner & Founder Circle of WaterLight, Pennsylvania