Nan Crawford

Nan Crawford

Communication, Creativity And Performance Expert

Speaking Topics

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  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Authentic Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Sales
  • Community & Team Building

Travels From

  • CA

Speaker's Fee Range

  • $7,500 - $10,000

Nan Crawford

Nan Crawford's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Actor. Author. Speaker. Coach. For nearly 20 years, Nan Crawford has ignited client breakthroughs in clarity, courage and creativity. Nan Crawford has worked internationally as a professional performer, an inspirational speaker and an insightful executive coach. Nan Crawford is a creative catalyst, known for her extraordinary energy and a unique blend of wit and wisdom.

I could not imagine a more perfect way to conclude our event. Nan and her group were able to touch people, tap their feelings, bring them to the surface, and bring them together in a magical way. It was part ceremony, part celebration and entirely terrific: a bringing together of the people, ideas and values of the whole event.

— Fast Company

Nan Crawford is expert in how to increase influence. She works with bold women leaders to help them step onto a bigger stage. Nan also helps clients leverage their strength, wisdom and creativity so they inspire audiences and organizations to take meaningful action.

Nan Crawford combines her theater background with consulting, training, and facilitation. For more than a decade, she has brought the spontaneity and flexibility of improvisational theatre and the passion and playfulness of expressive arts into the workplace. Nan Crawford has worked in the US and abroad, leading experiential training to enhance creativity, spontaneity and performance. She artfully creates supportive environments to address a wide variety of issues, including leadership, innovation, collaboration and communication.

Nan Crawford has brought her dynamic, creative approach to many of the most notable names in business. Organizational clients include: American Express, Cisco, Disney, Google, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Target and Wells Fargo.

As a presenter, Nan has shared the stage with Christine Arylo, Peter Block, Lisa Ling, Dan Pink, Robert Reich, Anna Deveare Smith, Bill Strickland, Marci Shimoff, SARK, David Whyte and Ben Zander.
In addition to a long client list with organizations and individuals, Nan has worked with The Bridgespan Group, Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Packard Foundation, Rudolf Steiner Foundation, World Pulse and V-DAY on issues of economic, environmental and social justice.

More About Speaker, Nan Crawford . . .
A pioneer in bringing workplace wisdom drawn from the arts, Nan Crawford helps clients leverage the flexibility of improvisational theatre and the passion, precision, and perception of the actor, director and writer. Her innovative methodology helps individuals and organizations increase energy, develop trust and achieve shared vision.

Nan Crawford provides dynamic presentations and executive coaching that help individuals and organizations thrive. Cultivating authentic leadership and courageous creativity, Nan Crawford helps clients increase impact and effectiveness.

In her role as the Main-Stage Director for The Bioneers conference on sustainability, Nan Crawford has coached luminaries such as: Janine Benyus, Majora Carter, Eve Ensler, Gloria Feldt, Jane Goodall, Van Jones,  Jensine Larsen, Elizabeth Lindsey, Michael Pollan, Kavita Ramdas, Nina Simons, Lynne Twist & Dr. Andrew Weil. Nan coached social entrepreneur Eve Blossom to craft and deliver her courageous talk for TEDIndia and helped Annie Leonard take the stage for her appearance on The Colbert Report.

Nan has served on the Executive Education Faculty at Columbia, Duke, 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 CIIS.
Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Community & Team Building: Vision And Values
  • Change Management: Navigating Rites of Passage
  • Authentic Communication
  • Leadership
  • Stress Management
  • Fueling the Creative Fire
  • High-Performance Presentations
  • Courageous Creativity: The key tool to be bolder, shine brighter & help our world thrive.
  • From Exhaustion to Excellence: How to compare less and commit more.
  • From Inspiration to Action: How to make the change you want to see in the world.
What People Are Saying

"Nan Crawford creates magic with an audience, allowing them to experience and communicate on multiple levels. More than a facilitator, she captures and echoes the experience, emotions, and intellectual playfulness within a group. Her sessions leave one feeling connected, upbeat, and feeling truly alive."

— Richard L. Barksdale
Senior Consultant
Ernst & Young LLP

"Nan has the natural ability to balance her refreshing and warm leadership style with a focused and insightful wisdom that often draws people more deeply into the material. She has helped me develop a more friendly and spontaneous leadership and presentation."

— Richard Matthew
Software Manager
Verilink Corporation