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Nancy Shanteau

phone: 530-273-5170

Nancy Shanteau helps people achieve their dreams. She offers compassion and understanding to her clients’ journeys. Both pragmatic and visionary, Nancy offers support for creative and artistic expression, transformation from traumatic experiences, and life transitions. Nancy identifies as a white, multi-ethnic, pansexual, relationship anarchist, cis woman settler living in unceded Nisenan territory.

Nancy offers coaching and mediation for individuals, couples, families, children, friends, groups, teams, small business owners and organizations that want to implement the skills of Cooperative Communication. She offers skills for change bodywork, and coaching supervision both in person and by phone. She specializes in helping people write books. Often working by phone, Nancy supports her clients with articles, websites, Master’s theses, books, CDs, and DVDs.

A certified Skills for Change Coach, a certified Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach, Nancy studied Somatics and Trauma with Staci Haines and Denise Benson. She founded the Folkloom School in 2011 and teaches Skills for Change Coaching, Bodywork, and Mediation courses to certify Skills for Change Coaches. She graduated with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley’s English department. You can take her Cooperative Fusion Partner Dance classes in Grass Valley, CA.

Nancy is a major contributor to the book Access to Power: A Radical Approach for Changing Your Life. “This book provides a general theory of change, why and how we get stuck, and what we can do to make a shift. Through an
exploration of common obstacles, we learn to recognize the truth about what is possible, identify the difference between our power and powerlessness, and make plans to achieve a positive future.” More information about Access to Power can be found at

Nancy offers many online courses including Quiet Mind, Empowered Boundaries, Relationship Anarchy & Skills for
Change, Managing Anxiety, and The Art of Planning. She launched the Skills for Changemakers Patreon community in 2017 Her YouTube videos can be found at