ABOUT NICOLE LANCE
Founder & CEO
I incorporated Lance Strategies because I have a deep-seated belief that every individual deserves a coach who can help them achieve their dreams and every team deserves high-quality consultation, training, and facilitation services.
Sharing my philosophies of intentionality, diversity and inclusion, and finding innovative ways to succeed is central to who I am and what I do. I love to craft custom coaching programs, trainings, and messages for my clients that motivate, entertain, and ultimately inspire positive change and a freedom from constraints that are preventing personal and team success. I believe in an authentic, engaging and humorous approach to this critical work, and I truly partner with you to bring your ideas to life.
I have spent the last 20 years of my career cultivating strategic approaches to attaining goals and developing content to help organizations and individuals who are committed to professional and personal development. From working with major corporations like Google to supporting small non-profits, I put my skills and experience to work to customize a high-value and unforgettable experience for my clients and audiences.
Coaching individuals and teams to their next success inspires me and brings me joy. I tailor my coaching programs and individual engagements to most effectively and efficiently develop both skills and strategies, ensuring goals are met and needed development occurs.
I am sought after as a speaker for a variety of organizations across the country, and I enjoy creating keynotes and workshops to most effectively meet your needs. I would love to talk to you about speaking at your event and crafting a message that’s perfect for your audience!
In addition to non-profit and private sector leadership, I have an extensive background in public service. Working in a variety of municipalities in Arizona, I have served as Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Public Works Director, Parks and Recreation Director, and Budget Manager. One of my greatest public sector achievements is co-founding and currently leading the Arizona Women Leading Government Chapter.
I take my commitment to my community seriously, and I have served as a faculty associate at Arizona State University, teaching City and County Management for MPA and MPP students in the School of Public Affairs. I served 8 years with the Southwestern Business Financing Corporation Executive Committee and am a member of Arizona State University’s Academic Advisory Council for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Finally, I am proud to be an Arizona native. In my spare time, I love to kayak throughout Arizona and hike with my dog, Nala. I even take my husband, Sean, along sometimes, too! I have an energetic baby girl, Emersyn, who we welcomed in May of 2018 and who keeps me on my toes. I am also a proud stepmom to 20-year-old Myka, who helped me learn to appreciate the value of deep breathing while she was learning how to drive and is now serving our country in the United States Navy.