Featured Coach | Nancy Stubbs

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Discovery Coach
Nancy Ann Stubbs Coaching and Consulting, Boulder, Colorado
– Coaching locally and nationally, available in person, and over telephone and Skype

The Hendricks Institute
Enrollment Consultant
1-800-688-0772, Ext. 1

Bio/My current passions:

I notice details. I love to pay attention. I pick up on the patterns in nature, the beauty of the anomaly, the grace of a line – and these happen not only in the physical world we live in; these happen in the way people move and breathe and speak and write. I’m passionate about connecting the dots, and discovering what wants to occur as these connection points are made. Clarity will often emerge from these points, as will more questions and more puzzles to be explored. I share what I notice in my coaching practice, as well as in the photographs I take, and find that I am fascinated by it all.

What vision do you have for your life and your coaching practice?

I weave together our global community through my presence and participation in my own life and in the lives of others. I facilitate a deeper awareness of self and community through my words and actions.

What are the top three things you love about coaching?

Experiencing the uprising of energy when a client rides a wave of discovery all the way through to completion and experiences their own flow of what is possible
Sharing and teaching practical tools for everyday authentic, conscious living and exploration
Being “for someone” – in other words, I love experiencing the pure joy of being a full-out ally to my clients
Before I started coaching I …

I spent 15 years working in human resources and meeting facilitation roles in the hospitality, energy/nuclear power, financial services, and telecommunications industries. My work always seemed to lend itself to one-on-one coaching even then, along with team training and group facilitation. I found my way to The Hendricks Institute when I was the leader of a human resources department, and after 18 months or so of training in conscious living and loving principles, I decided that I wanted to create my own business coaching others. And a little more than a year after that, I also stepped into the role of Enrollment Consultant for The Hendricks Institute. I’ve been coaching for over 9 years, and have been the Hendricks Institute’s Enrollment Consultant for over 8 years.

What makes you laugh?

Just about everything! Intelligent, witty, pithy humor is my favorite, especially being caught off guard by it and laughing unexpectedly is especially delightful. I’ve also caught myself laughing when I take a photograph of something and know that I have captured its essence as I’d hoped to – the sheer joy of seeing my creativity actively partnering with my subject reliably brings a big smile and a giggle to my face.

The legacy I want to leave behind is:

That of connection – such that the people with whom I’ve interacted have had a felt sense of connection to themselves, to me, to those close to them, to their community, to nature, to the planet in some new and unique way. And through that experience, they are inspired to create connection with others, rippling it further outward/onward.

Who are your top three people you would want to coach and why?

One of my coaching client groups is mothers of babies who start their lives out in a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit. I’d like to coach the doctors and nurses who care for the infants and for the mothers, sharing presencing skills with them so that they are able to be more readily seen as allies to the parents of babies in the NICU. And on another note, I want to coach HR professionals – sharing with them a set of skills for creating a workforce environment based on integrity, authenticity, and responsibility that breaks through the old paradigms of being seen as the dreaded police force of a company.

What were the greatest benefits you received from studying at the Hendricks Institute?

Recognizing my wholeness has been one of the greatest benefits I’ve experienced from my 11+ years of studying with The Hendricks Institute! Prior to participating in the Leadership And Transformation program, I parsed myself into all of my different roles, and rarely showed more than just a part of myself to every person I met. I’ve learned to blend and weave and accept all of me, and I delight in owning every bit of who I am and who I am becoming, and sharing myself within all of my social and professional circles. Another great benefit has been that of community! I knew immediately (at my first training) that I’d found a vast group of people from all over the world and all walks of life who believe that life is about having a good time, and who are deeply curious about catalyzing transformation for themselves and others. I belong here.

The movie that inspired me most was_______.Why? The Book?

A River Runs Through It. Norman MacLean writes in his book by the same title, “You can love completely without complete understanding.” And that has resonated with me for twenty years since I first ran across it. For me, it explains both the starting point, the middle, and the end of any connection I make with another person, as well as with myself.

The book?

There are SO many! Les Miserables for the complexities of emotions, roles, decisions, revolution; Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose for the telling of the incredible journey made by the Corp of Discovery; Illusions by Richard Bach as it was my launching point of self exploration at age 18 into what has directed the whole of my adult life; and Conscious Loving because it is the book that got me HERE.

What brings you the most joy in your day to day life?

Creating conscious, lively, engaged conversations and strengthening my relationships with those around me!

What ten things could you not do without?

a camera
my closest friends with whom there are no boundaries
the presence of dogs and cats in my life, though right now, my dog/cat “fix” comes from those of my friends
a community of friends who make getting together and connecting on a regular basis a priority (I’m fortunate to have several of these groups)
meaningful work that resonates so completely with me that it does not feel like work
300 days or more of sunshine per year
friends/colleagues with whom to explore and learn
my intuition
time alone/solitude