Nancy Capistran, PCC, CPC

Nancy Capistran, Capistran LeadershipNancy Capistran is an award-winning, internationally certified executive coach, motivational speaker, and trusted advisor. She is Principal of Capistran Leadership, LLC, and Crisis Interception, LLC.

Nancy is also a best-selling, internationally published author. Open Your Eyes and LEAD shows readers how to become a positive force in the world and how to balance and manage omnipresent tensions while striving for leadership excellence. Capistran shares inspirational stories and advice from her 30+ year career to help both seasoned and emerging leaders develop intentionality and sustain and maintain their core values and beliefs even when life’s pressures dictate otherwise.

She knows firsthand about extreme, abrupt, and unpredictable life experiences. Her bird’s-eye view comes from being in the trenches and at the frontlines of several of life’s most challenging times. Her “rebound-ability” has helped her to develop tried and true street-smart approaches to make traction and thrive through intensity. She brings thoughtful, visionary, and intelligent approaches that are grounded in real-world solutions. She has a contagious positive mental outlook with a spirit of steel. Nancy is often referred to as “911” for senior-level leaders.

Nancy is passionate about accelerating success by challenging the status quo. She offers a unique opportunity for her clients to fuel growth and innovation through a different lens. Capitalizing on her lifetime of character-building experiences, combined with her talents as a highly skilled leader for companies ranging in size from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar international organizations, Nancy has unfailingly infused herself with optimistic energy and a clear vision. Many have remarked on how Nancy radiates positive energy. Her experiences, guidance, and natural storytelling skills move people in a way that inspires them to reach for and acquire higher levels of achievement.

For the past three decades, Nancy has held a wide range of positions and responsibilities in the specialty areas of corporate risk, compliance, and ethics; strategic planning and implementation; global crisis management; international program management; business administration and operations
management; talent management; organizational development; retail/wholesale management; plus sales, service, marketing, procurement, new product development, manufacturing, and finance.

Nancy holds a BSBA from Northeastern University, a Master’s Certification in Project Management (GWCPM) from George Washington University, and a Certificate in Leadership from Boston University. She is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a Certified Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world. Additionally, Nancy is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Citizens Academy, and an active member of the Alumni Association.

Nancy is a sought-after inspirational speaker. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and many other news and business outlets. She has been regularly highlighted on live radio shows like iHeartRADIO – Winning Business Radio, and WCRN830 – News Talk Radio.

Awards & Recognition

Nancy continues to be humbled and honored by the repeat recognition and new awards she has received not only from industry pundits, but also from the awards that require voting. Here are a few of her recent awards:

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Reader Rankings 2019

Internationally Published Leadership Book

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Open Your Eyes and LEAD was launched at the world’s largest, yearly literary event in Frankfurt Germany in October 2018.

This book is uniquely situated to be embraced by three different audiences:

  1. People who are searching to gain a higher level of self-confidence, understanding, and personal advancement so that they can become mindful leaders in their own lives.
  2. Current and would-be leaders in the employer arena (to include but not be limited to government, technology, law, health care, finance, insurance, manufacturing, construction, etc.) who aspire to leadership excellence.
  3. Academic curriculums for higher education – students who are training to be our world’s newest leaders.
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Internationally Published Leadership Book

Open Your Eyes and Lead Book by Nancy Capistran

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NOW AVAILABLE!

Open Your Eyes and LEAD was launched at the world’s largest, yearly literary event in Frankfurt Germany in October 2018.

This book is uniquely situated to be embraced by three different audiences:

  1. People who are searching to gain a higher level of self-confidence, understanding, and personal advancement so that they can become mindful leaders in their own lives.
  2. Current and would-be leaders in the employer arena (to include but not be limited to government, technology, law, health care, finance, insurance, manufacturing, construction, etc.) who aspire to leadership excellence.
  3. Academic curriculums for higher education – students who are training to be our world’s newest leaders.
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“For more than 30 years, Nancy Capistran has inspired senior-level leaders from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises to weather storms, recognize blind spots and create positive change in their companies, in their relationships, and in the world around them.”

Troy Brown
Former American Football Player
National Football League (NFL)
3x Super Bowl Champion

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“For more than 30 years, Nancy Capistran has inspired senior-level leaders from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises to weather storms, recognize blind spots and create positive change in their companies, in their relationships, and in the world around them.”

Troy Brown
Former American Football Player
National Football League (NFL)
3x Super Bowl Champion

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Reviews

Dr. Jessica Erdmann-Sager, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

“Nancy has been on the front lines of many of life’s most formidable challenges. Her book combines personal and professional stories from the trenches, along with Nancy’s unique brand of insight and wisdom that enables readers to identify and create their own profound ripple effect of change. This book is a must read for those who want to understand how to turn their life’s struggles into a positive outcome for themselves and the many people they touch.”

Dr. Edward Lacerte, Former Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist, Boston Celtics; President, ProSports Therapy

“A quote attributed to President John F. Kennedy states, ‘Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future’. The way we choose to show up and react to our own personal and professional challenges will have a major impact on our brand and future success. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels that their life’s challenges are negatively impacting the achievement of their goals.”

M.L. Carr, Former Two-time World Champion Boston Celtics’ Player, Head Coach and General Manager

“Through Open Your Eyes and LEAD, Nancy Capistran has given us a true masterpiece of what “leadership” is and should look like. Graciously sharing some real life personal and professional challenges, her book is comprehensive, but not complex, and will resonate with readers who seek to abandon status quo…a must read!!!”

Michael Cote, President and CEO, Secureworks

“The real-life stories in Open Your Eyes and LEAD provide great ideas on how we each can choose to handle our personal and professional challenges with examples of processes that turned these critical moments into success and positive learning experiences. Great insights for living a better life.”

Willie O’Reilly, Columnist, Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

Open Your Eyes and LEAD is a roadmap to better understand why we don’t always show up as our best selves in challenging circumstances. Capistran provides actionable steps to strengthen our resolve and to achieve better outcomes. It’s a must read for those who want to improve their leadership capabilities.”

Ted Clark, Northeastern University; Director Center for Family Business, Executive Professor Entrepreneurship & Innovation

“Capistran does amazing work and has captured the essence of leadership. Not only does she highlight her own personal and professional stories of managing through adversity, she shares the struggles of dozens of colleagues and clients who have overcome their own personal and professional gremlins. If you want to become a better, stronger and more empathetic leader, read this book.”

Lewis Segall, Corporate Law Partner and Leader of the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisition Group, Sullivan & Worcester; Published Author

“Nancy Capistran’s Open Your Eyes and LEAD offers us a new way to embrace a strategic change in how we think about leadership and our leaders today. As an international law firm with a strong set of core values, Nancy’s straight talk on how to create a positive and diverse work culture mirrors our firm’s goals and, importantly, helps to set a path on how to achieve them. Drawing on her professional and personal experience, Capistran’s ‘in the trenches’ writing style is refreshing. I found myself underlining numerous passages that will help me become a better leader within my own practice group at the firm and advisor to my clients, and that I’m sure will aid me in my personal life as well.”

Ben Bergeron, CrossFit Level-4 Coach, Coach of 7 CrossFit Games Championships; Published Best Selling Author

“Leadership, whether in business, community, family, or sports is the fundamental driver of success.  Through Open Your Eyes and Lead, Nancy gives us a leadership model that leads to excellence in today’s world of uncertainty.  Equal parts art and science, this book shows how to rise to the occasion when the heat is on.  As a coach to some of the world’s top athletes the lessons and inspirational stories learned in this book are a game changer.”

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