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Nancy Shanteau

Nancy Shanteau is the lineage bearer for Skills for Change Coaching. She is a Somatic Coach and the founder of the Folkloom School, the home of the Skills for Change Coaching Certification Program. She is a settler who lives and works in Nevada County, CA, lands stolen from the Nisenan tribe. The local tribal language is Nisenan, in the Yuba and Bear River watersheds. Nancy practices Relationship Anarchy, identifies as pansexual, and is a cis white multi-ethnic woman. She uses she/her pronouns. Dedicated to radical, decolonizing, empowering education, Nancy has been teaching and coaching since 2004. “I believe people need safety and a feeling of connection and love in order to change. In a good teaching relationship, the teacher becomes engaged in your dream, and provides support, strength and vision to help you achieve it.”

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About this Course

When we make decisions, we weigh many factors, some conscious, some instinctual. Sometimes decision making comes easily, and we fly through the process with ease and satisfaction,  clear about what we want and how we want to get it. At other times, the experience of deciding can feel overwhelming, confusing, and mired in doubt. Yet we need to make a decision. What do we do?

In this course, we will explore the various ways that humans make decisions, our history as decision makers, and how we want decision making to feel. We'll uncover the obstacles that cause us to feel stuck and bring compassion to our challenges. From this basis, we will create a plan for how to make decisions in harmony with our experience, preferences and values. 

This is a quick introduction to the expansive world of decision-making. This course hopes to provide you with the clarity and understanding you need to make your decisions feel powerful, self-loving, and in alignment with your intentions. And, your existing decision-making process might require you to do some work to build self-trust, replace life draining beliefs with life affirming ones, and embody your wise adult consciousness. This course will help you identify where you are, where you want to be and the practices that will get you there.

As a teacher, I aim to provide students with a customized learning experience. I've coached hundreds of people individually, and I bring that experience to each teaching moment. Skills for Change is a comprehensive personal transformation toolkit, and I will bring whatever resources are needed to each interaction.

I hope you'll join us. If you would like to enroll, click the button above, or join my Patreon at the $50 per thing/per month level (don't forget to cap your pledge monthly!) and you will get unlimited online classes as your reward. Here's the link if you'd like to become a patron.

An online classroom will offer reading materials and discussions to enrich the learning experience.

Online webinars will take place on Mondays, December 4  and 11, 6:30 - 8 pm Pacific Time. 

May our decisions nourish and support us to be our best selves.