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.”
Presentation title: “Media Managers ARE Project Managers “
Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Project management is the job of overseeing a project, start to finish, to ensure successful completion of the projects goals and objectives, milestones, and financial components. While all media managers manage projects, are you using tried-and-true methods, or just winging it?
Effective project management can reduce project costs, ensure a common set of objectives with your client, promote efficiency in the production process, and create a sense of common purpose among everyone involved in the project.
In his presentation, “Media Managers ARE Project Managers ” Andy Kaufman, PMP, international speaker, author, and executive coach, will provide a deep-dive overview of how project management works for media managers, and provide a roadmap for the effective use of project management tools and techniques.
After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
Andy Kaufman is an international speaker, author, and executive coach. Andy works with organizations around the world, helping them improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. Andy’s keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching services have reached tens of thousands of people from hundreds of companies over the years, helping them deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, take focused action, and deliver results. He brings a rich background of over 25 years of experience in executive management, technology, team leadership, project management, consulting, and coaching.
Andy is a certified trainer and author of Navigating the Winds of Change: Staying on Course in Business & in Life, Shining the Light on The Secret, and an e-book entitled How to Organize Your Inbox & Get Rid of E-Mail Clutter, all published by Zurich Press. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
Andy has spoken to groups on 6 continents, with audience sizes up to 7,500. He is the host of The People and Projects Podcast which provides interviews and insights to help thousands of listeners lead people and deliver projects. The podcast focuses on the intersection of People and Projects–where work gets done in the real world. Andy is a recognized expert on topics related to leadership, project management, relationship building, managing conflict, team building, and delivering results.
Learn More about Andy, click here for his brochure
Will personally presented the 6 millionth Complaint Free Bracelet to Dr. Maya Angelou who provided the forward for to the updated and expanded edition of his book A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted. That book has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide in over twenty languages.
After several decades as a top performer in media and insurance sales, Will Bowen became a Unity minister. In July of 2006, he was teaching a class on prosperity. That summer morning, Will Bowen’s life and the lives of millions of people worldwide would change forever.
Among others, Bowen has been featured on Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC World News Tonight, and Fox News. The Complaint Free movement he began has been featured in thousands of newspaper and magazine articles around the world including People magazine, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, O magazine, Self Magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Will Bowen is a #1 International best-selling author; a multi #1 Amazon best-selling author; an award-winning trainer, the 2016 Purdue University Executive in Residence and he is the World Authority on Complaining—what causes it, why we do it and how to get ourselves and others to stop.