Hi, I’m Nanci Besser Reed!
Rediscover and Renew The Relationship With Your Authentic Self

A little more about me…

I am a Life Coach and Pilates Instructor. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area until attending college at the University of California, Davis. I received a BS in Managerial Economics and pursued a career in public relations and business development until a curiosity for exploring human behavior compelled me to earn a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology. During my advanced studies, I focused my research upon Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution. My psychology inspirations are Kenneth Wapnick, Viktor Frankl and Paul Ekman.

Recovery from the injuries sustained in a serious car accident prompted me to defer plans for obtaining a PhD. I began journaling as a means to distract my mind and body from the constant physical pain I experienced during the physical rehabilitation process I undertook.

After numerous attempts to regain the shoulder functionality that I lost in the accident, I discovered Pilates for rehabilitation. My personal results from experiencing the healing effect of Pilates inspired me to share her newfound knowledge with others as a teacher. I obtained Pilates Instructor certification from Turning Point Studios in Walnut Creek, CA and also completed an additional certification in Movement Medicine.

My passion for combining past psychology studies along with a mindful approach to Pilates led to me building a flourishing private rehabilitative Pilates practice in the San Francisco Area.

In 2008 I relocated to Los Angeles and expanded my Pilates business to include Life Coaching, and Intuitive Healing, drawing upon my graduate work in Psychology combined with my keen sense of Spiritual Intuition. I observed through working with over 1000 private clients that every physical limitation has an accompanying emotional AND spiritual component.

In 2009, I founded a micro philanthropic movement called “32 Favors” in which I granted one specific favor on behalf of another for 32 days. I chronicled her experience via my first blog in a similar style to the journal I started after her car accident. I repeated the process in 2012 and added video blogs to capture the impact of sharing kindness with others.

Expanding upon the concept of relating to everyone and everything with kindness evolved into a lifelong dream coming true. In 2014 I wrote about the power of choosing to “Go Kindly” through life and shared my personal journey and the realization that the key to empowered living is choosing a mindset forged from rediscovering and renewing the relationship you have with your Authentic Self. I published numerous articles and posts via various media publications and my personal blog, and I am in the process of authoring my first book.

In 2015, life events compelled me to return to my roots: The San Francisco Bay Area. For the next year I dedicated my life to supporting a family medical issue. In my downtime, I continued my journey of healing all past relationships via the power of rediscovering and renewing my relationship with my Authentic Self. Within 365 days, my life transformed and I reconnected with the Love of my life, thanks to a mixture of serendipity and my decision to Go Kindly through each moment.

Less than 365 days after fate stepped in, I married and soon after welcomed a precious baby girl. The joys and demands of pregnancy and motherhood called me away from writing and working with clients for longer than I anticipated. In the Summer of 2019, I returned to seeing clients as well as writing to promote the unexpected miracles that await you once you rediscover your Authentic Self.

When not seeing clients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and my adorable toddler. Time at the ocean still ignites my spirit, and I treasure creating new memories with friends and family, meditating, being outdoors, attending “Mom and Toddler” classes, sampling the newest farm-to-table restaurant in her area, traveling, and listening to live acoustic sets.

That’s a little about me…(If you want to know more details of my journey, click here)

Now, let’s rediscover your Authentic Self!

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    1. nancibessereed says:

      Hi Maile, I’d love to learn more about your work. When will you be in SF?

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