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Nancy Shanteau

Nancy Shanteau (she/her) is the lineage bearer for Skills for Change Coaching. She is a Master Somatic Coach and the founder of the Folkloom School, the home of the Skills for Change Coaching Certification Program. A settler who lives and works in Nevada County, CA, unceded Nisenan land, Nancy practices Relationship Anarchy and Solo Polyamory, identifies as pansexual and aromantic, and is a white multi-ethnic, non-binary woman. Dedicated to radical, 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

In this class you'll create a personal strategic plan. You'll explore your dreams and goals, and identify priorities, practices, and timelines. You'll work with your own creative process, sometimes reducing structure in order to make the steps feel right. You'll look further into the future, and identify what you can do today to get yourself closer to the life of your dreams.

You'll come away with a plan that balances compassion and action, pragmatism and aliveness. You'll learn more about yourself and what you want -- you'll identify both your blindspots, and your strengths. And you'll know more about planning, why it's a good idea, and how often you need to revisit your plans in order to stay on track.

The Art of Planning will help you get where you want to go quickly, easily and with confidence. I hope you'll join us!


An interactive online classroom offers a rich, interactive environment. We'll meet three times by video webinar for 60 minutes to explain the assignments and answer your questions.

Course meetings: Wednesdays, 4 - 5 pm PT

Meeting dates: January 30, February 13 and February 27