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Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson is a nationally acclaimed career and life consultant and the author of the bestselling career guide Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living. She was a Regents Scholar at the University of California, where she graduated magna cum laude with an interdisciplinary degree in English and political science. Following graduation in 1976, she helped start a career consulting firm in San Francisco with two partners. Five years later (1981), she started her own business, at which time she wrote Work with Passion, based on her own and her clients' experiences.

She has had her own radio show, has participated in numerous radio talk show interviews, has been a regular guest on a San Francisco morning television show, and has appeared in live interviews for CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Nancy has spoken to groups such as the Commonwealth Club, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Learning Annex, chambers of commerce, and women's organizations such as the National Association of Executive Women, as well as churches and other spirituality-based organizations. Publications as diverse as the New York Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Female Executive, Working Woman, Inc., Yoga Journal, and Home Arts (an online production of Hearst New Media and Technology) have interviewed her or discussed her book.

Today, Nancy uses the process in Work with Passion to guide her clients into jobs and businesses that match their values. She lives and works (with a great deal of passion) in Northern California. Visit her website at

The Five Passion Clues: How to Find Your Perfect Niche

Finding the work you feel passionate about is like solving a mystery. You have to recognize the clues that let you know you are on the right track. Setbacks and delays are a normal part of the journey to passion; so don’t get discouraged when that happens. If you try...

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Meet Nancy Anderson, author of Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond

You say the number one reason why people can’t find their passion is they are too busy to listen to themselves. Can you give examples of how to slow down and listen to the inner voice?

Even when you are busy you can make a quiet mind your...

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