I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) with an active ACC-credential. As an ICF-credentialed coach, I am honor bound by the ICF code of ethics. Respect, confidentiality, and trust are core values. Please know that coaching is not therapy but a structured and professional support process to help high-performing people clarify goals and act on forward-looking solutions to achieve them.
I am a design-thinking coach with decades of experience advising global young professionals at top-tier design, engineering, and Ivy League institutions. Leonardo Coaching's client base is about 50:50 high potential young professional men and women. My academic background and PhD has been a common ground for some; for others, my art and design experience.
Other certifications? Curiosity is in my DNA, and I will always push my own talent in new directions for a diverse portfolio of purpose-driven work. I passionately believe in the power of coaching to change lives, and see my role as a coach as a way of giving back. Empowering others is making the world a better place. (Also, I am a cybersecurity consultant and thought-leader advocating for women. We must move the dial on the tech gender gap.)
I embrace the future of work as a digital nomad based by the sea in Newport, RI with offices at the Cambridge Innovation Center co-working space near MIT in Cambridge, MA.
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Leonardo Coaching was founded in 2016 to offer the service of confidential external coaching excellence to young professionals.
Founder Nancy Austin has a PhD from Brown University with a pioneering thesis on innovative, entrepreneurial women and design education social impact founders.
Her other degrees include a BA from Clark University with a double major in Mathematics and Chemistry.
Nancy graduated from the IPEC coach training program in early 2017 with a CPC.
In early 2017, Dr. Austin earned an ACC-credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) - the body that sets standards for the young coaching profession.
Coach Nancy is an active member in the regional ICF-NE chapter, participating in pro bono coaching each year at the Massachusetts Conference for Women.
"Nancy Austin is a deep listener. She was able to elicit the kind of personal vision statements from me that I had never heard myself say so clearly before. Nancy helped me find a profoundly purposeful new connection with the world and with the spirit. Highly recommended Life Coach!"
Executive Client in NY State