“I have known Nancy Hardaway for many years and have found her to be a perceptive and innovative business thinker. She is creative in her approach to both people and organizational strategy. She works easily from the most senior levels of an organization to the beginners. Nancy and her team from GISC created and delivered a customized leadership development program for our senior leaders and managers; they brought an optimistic, comprehensive and actionable approach that enhanced our individual leadership skills and leadership culture.”
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rockland Trust Company
I feel very fortunate to have experienced our work together. The team is definitely moving to a better place with less conflict. Our new change initiative is going splendidly and we are already seeing positive patient and staff outcomes. My work with Nancy Hardaway truly helped me to frame this very important initiative in a way for staff to understand the WHY and for the unit based leaders to lead the staff in a more purposeful and structured way. Things are good and I feel so much better and in control. Nancy has a gift and talent for helping others.
Susan Ventura, Tobey Hospital Site Administrator, Southcoast Healthcare ACNO
“Nancy is a wonderful leader and mentor. She has a great business head on her shoulders – by that I mean she knows how to run a business and serve the clients. She involves the people around her and coaches them to let them see their strengths – then use them. Nancy is one of best in the business.
Mary Anne Walk, President, Walk & Associates, Inc.
“Nancy is an uniquely skilled consultant, in both organizational settings and individualized coaching. I have worked her several times in my career. She blends acute observation, open-mindedness, and a solid foundation of theory and direct experience with genuine empathy, a sense of fun, and a deep commitment to the best for the client. She’s one of the smartest people I know.”
Nancy Brennan, Executive Director, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
“Nancy served as a speaker on change management at the April 2012 program for the Cape Cod Human Resources Association (CCHRA). Her presentation was well organized, engaging, and fun, and she provided practical tips and ideas that our members found very helpful. We would love to have Nancy come back again and speak to our group on another topic! Her background in business, organization development and change management is very rich and she has a lot of expertise and experience to share.”
William Carroll, Vice President, Cape Cod Human Resources Association; Senior HR Manager, Cape Cod Healthcare
“As the Board President and Executive Director of Cape Cod Young Professionals, we had the pleasure of embarking on our Strategic Planning process with Nancy. She was highly recommended and we knew immediately upon introductions that her direct approach, depth and breadth of experience, and sense of humor were a great fit for our dynamic, fast-paced non-profit organization. Nancy was able to take a skeptical, inexperienced group through a process that produced a solid three year strategic plan, along with a comprehensive implementation plan. Not only did she execute the day-long retreat session thoughtfully and thoroughly, but she helped us in pre-planning stage, the information gathering stages, and in the post-retreat work. She continues to be available for ad hoc phone calls, monthly meetings, and special sessions. Through this process, our Board gained an understanding of the power and strength that strategic planning gives to a growing organization. Nancy’s guidance and perspective continue to resonate with our Board (as her words are often quoted) and we make ongoing progress referring to our strategic plan for guidance toward our long-term goals. She was an absolute pleasure with whom to work bringing energy, fresh ideas, and enthusiasm to what many may consider an arduous and mundane process.”
Christopher J. Ward, President
Anne Van Vleck, Executive Director
Cape Cod Young Professionals
“Over the past few years Nancy has worked with me as a business coach and I credit her with where I am today—in a challenging and fulfilling career with appropriate boundaries for me to sustain a positive life balance. Her business leadership experience coupled with her pragmatic approach to problem solving has many times guided me well through the sometimes difficult business politics arena. As a coach I found her wit and humor priceless as I learned to simply change the way I saw things in my life. Staying in a positive mindset, as Nancy would always position with me, truly can alter your perception and subsequently your behavior. My time with Nancy was productive and I often refer back to points from our many conversations for continued guidance along my path.”
Sheryl Walsh, Senior Vice President, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
“I have worked with Nancy in several capacities over the years. Her insight and wisdom, both in business and with individuals is invaluable. As a President/CEO with 275 employees, one must rely on leaders throughout the organization to carry out our mission with the most positive impact. Nancy worked with Upper Management and Middle Management over a period of 8 sessions, enhancing and strengthening their personal and professional development. At the end of the series, I found staff to be more comfortable and confident in their ability to lead and manage. Feedback was extremely positive, “The best work I ever did,” was spoken over and over. Several people thanked me for “investing” in their skill development and for recognizing their talents. You just can’t beat that type of feedback. More importantly, the learning that people experienced is lasting and put into action each and every day.”
President & CEO, Community Connections