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Nancy Anderson is a nationally acclaimed career and life consultant based in the Sacramento/San Francisco Bay Area. She is also the author of the best selling career guide, Work with Passion, How To Do What You Love For a Living (New World Library, 1984, 20th anniversary edition, 2004) and Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential and Make the Money You Need (2010). She was a Regents Scholar at the University of California, Riverside where she graduated magna cum laude with an interdisciplinary degree in English and Political Science. During these years. Nancy wrote award winning features and editorials for various magazines and newspapers.

Following graduation, Nancy co-founded two career consulting firms in San Francisco with her psychologist business partner, who trained her in psychometric and  behavioral analysis, including Jungian and cognitive theory methods. Five years later, she established her own practice and wrote her ground-breaking book, Work with Passion. The approach outlined in her book is more psychological than typical career counseling procedures, since it makes the connection between family beliefs and attitudes about money and work and one's own beliefs and attitudes about career, relationships and self-image.

In the years following publication, Nancy continued to refine the intuitive, practical process she uses to guide her clients into the right niche in work. The first step is to eliminate distractions: clutter and people who drain your energy. The next step is to write an autobiography that begins with grandparents and parents and ends in the present day. Writing your story in chronological order reveals life scripts: choices based on beliefs about yourself that always end in failure and frustration. You will also see the choices that worked out well. These choices hold the key to passion because those were the times when you were being true to yourself in spite of pressure to conform to others' expectations. The remaining chapters in both books show how to find the job, business or creative project that matches your strengths, values, needs and temperament.
 
Nancy's clientele includes people of all ages and from all walks of life around the country: entrepreneurs, executives, therapists, coaches, teachers, ministers, attorneys, and technical and sales professionals. She is recognized by her peers as "an icon in the profession."