Nance Guilmartin is a four-time Emmy award-winning journalist, business advisor, keynote speaker, and leadership educator.
“You know you’re living smart when you are able to get curious, not furious, when you are able to be willing to be awkward in the presence of difficulties and stick your neck out a little bit and let people be comforted by living inside their shell and when you are willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. Don’t judge people from how they look. Turtles are slow when you see them on land.” - Nance Giilmartin
Nance Guilmartin is a four time Emmy award winning journalist, business advisor, keynote speaker and leadership educator. She graduated from Tufts University and honed her listening skills as a news writer at CBS radio in Boston and as editorial director at WBZ-TV. She then became a Westinghouse Broadcasting executive and there launched the Designated Driver Program and For Kid’s sake and Time to Care campaigns, resulting in nation- wide behavior changes and new public private partnership. Before her TV broadcasting days, she was press secretary for the lat U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas.
Her book Healing Conversation: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say has been published in ten languages and Guilmartin personally has given out 10,000 copies of her book to clients, employees and much more. In her most recent book “The Power of Pause” Guilmartin provides ways to handle daily stress and be your best. She believes you can’t stop time you can take a powerful pause.
Guilmartin is also a trustee of AACR, the nation’s oldest research foundation and a fellow of Florida International University’s Center for Leadership. She is a founding board member of City Year, which became a model for the AmeriCorps program. She lives in Massachusetts.
“Is what they said what you heard and is what you heard what they meant and what about what they didn’t say?”
“The art of listening to another involves the art of listening to yourself. Healing Conversations are not all about what they say, but what you feel.”
“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.”
Pauline R. Kezer
1. National Communication Association: www.natcom.org
“Healing Conversations: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say”
“The Power of Pause: How to Be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World”
“The Art of Being a Healing Presence”
“The Etiquette of Illness: What to Say When You Can’t Find the Words”
Susan P. Halpern
“The Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say, What to do at a time of loss”
Leonard M. Zunin
Name: Nance Guilmartin