- Nan Crawford & Co. specializes in coaching bold women leaders to step onto a bigger stage. Often, that’s literally a bigger stage, like a TED Talk, or an All-Hands in front of 100’s of employees, or an industry conference in front of 1000’s of colleagues. Nan’s clients learn to speak with clarity and confidence, so their audiences do more than sit up and take notice, they stand up and take action. In addition, Nan helps executive coaching clients attain key promotions and launch important initiatives by answering the deeper question: "What’s the next stage of your work in the world?" Nan helps her clients leverage strategies and mindsets that make them more focused and effective leaders. Nan was a founding member of Playback Theatre West and the Founder and Artistic Director of Pacific Playback Theatre. A pioneer in bringing workplace wisdom drawn from the arts, Nan blends her unique background in improvisational theatre, social justice and executive education. Committed to creating stronger leadership in multiple sectors, she has led innovative programs for major non-profits, Fortune 100 firms, Stanford, Columbia and Harvard Graduate School of Business. From individual conversations, TV appearances, Boards of Directors, and TED stages, to funding pitches that have raised millions of dollars, Nan Crawford alumni are delivering their message with conviction and inspiring their audience to action. From VPs in corporate America to social entrepreneurs around the globe - Nan Crawford alumni are creating positive change in their organizations and in the world. * She’s often asked, so we’ll note her answer here: Though she specializes in working with bold women leaders, Nan makes exceptions for exceptional men.