Nancy Jackson

Before retiring from a 20-year administrative career with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Nancy Jackson trained to become a certified life coach, and she applied her new skills to developmental training programs for NOAA staff.

Today, Nancy operates Life’s Bridges, a coaching and training firm with services ranging from individual coaching to seminars to motivational speaking.

A guiding principal of her services is emotional intelligence — the ability to understand and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.