Nancy’s Education and Certifications

Nancy’s Mentors, Education, Work and more. . .



 Spiritual Mentors & Trainers

  • Robert Brumet, M.S, Author of four books, Unity Minister, Spiritual Director, my mentor between 2013-2020. I was individually mentored both personally and professionally in spiritual development, meditation, transpersonal psychology and Buddhist teachings.
  • Dr. Margaret Paul 2001-2005—Trained directly with Dr. Paul to facilitate Inner Bonding® and to lead Intensives. Supervision for my client practice. Led the London Inner Bonding Weekend between 2011-2019.
  • Betsie Bizarro, Spiritually-based Counselor, 1992-1997—Trained in Metaphysical Nature of Abuse. Included study of depth psychology, Native American healing, and the latest research in trauma healing. She was my mentor and trainer.
  • Landmark Education 1989-1991—Trained to lead Introductions to the Forum and manage seminars from Boston Center and Albany, NY. Focus was on empowerment and leadership skills.
  • Kripalu Center 1985-1989—Spiritual Lifestyle Training program and ashram experience with focus on Kripalu yoga, mindfulness and healthy lifestyle. Daily experiences of yoga, silent dining, meditation, and service. Served as a Holistic Health Counselor with training in herbalism, homeopathy and nutrition.


Academic Education

  • MFA Creative Non-Fiction/Memoir Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2004
  • Women’s Writer’s Center, Cazenovia, NY 1981-1982
  • B.A., M.A. English West Virginia University, 1978, with concentration in Composition, Structuralism and Shakespeare
  • Summer Shakespeare Course, St Peter’s College, Oxford, 1975



The Life That Woke Me Up Was My Own: A Memoir, 2016.

Selected prose and poetry published in Earth’s Daughters, Iowa Woman, IKON, upstreet and The Berkshire Review.

Writing Awards

  • New York Individual Artists Grant for poetry in 1983
  • Honorable Mention, Artists at Work Fellowship Competition 2002
  • Finalist for the Callum MacLeod Memorial Publishing Prize, 2017


Certifications in Personal and Spiritual Development & Somatic Trainings

  • National Certification in Massage & Bodywork 1990 
  • The Metaphysical Nature of Abuse, 3 year training program 1992-1995
  • Integral Breathwork Therapy, Level 1 & 2, Carol Lampman, Founder & Trainer, 2004
  • Inner Bonding® Facilitation 2003
  • Prosperity Partnership Program (LOA) 2007
  • Emotional Freedom & Healing 2009 (Tapping technique)


A Sampling of Employment prior to Nancy Swisher Coaching!


Kripalu Center, Massage Therapist 1990-1999

Syracuse University, Instructor, Dept. English 1982

Onondaga Community College, Instructor, Dept English 1982

Voorhees College (HBCU) Instructor in English 1978-1981

West Virginia University Teaching Fellow Dept. English, 1976-1978

Swisher’s Market: cashier, stock person, butcher and manager. 1960-1980 (part-time during childhood and college until my father retired and sold the store.)


And that’s a wrap!