Miraculously, her extensive rehab left her with no residuals; but, Nancy's life - and the message she wanted to bring to her audiences - were irrevocably changed.
Now, Nancy provides her inspirational speeches including “Lessons Learned from Dying” to audiences inside – and outside the U.S. Nancy also offers strategies, tactics and tools to improve patient satisfaction, engagement and the overall patient experience to medical and healthcare audiences derived from her own experience as a long-term patient. Nancy has worked hand in hand with the ICU Patient Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to advice on ways to improve the ICU patients’ experience. Also, she is currently a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council - The Partnership for Patients. This initiative is a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans.
Nancy as a public speaker, business development consultant and long-term patient provides a trifecta of collective experiences to share with audiences and clients alike. Nancy's poignantly generous and transparent with the knowledge and personal experience she has gained through her professional and healthcare journey.
In every aspect of her personal and professional life - business consulting, speaking engagements, or volunteering - Nancy uses her one in a million compelling story to inspire others to live fully NOW.
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In 2005, Nancy was literally the picture of success: a sought-after business speaker, the president of her own company, and a mother of three. Suddenly, Nancy found herself in a health crisis that would twice nearly end her life. Miraculously, her extensive rehab left her with no residuals; but, Nancy's life - and the message she wanted to bring to her audiences - were irrevocably changed. Now, Nancy is an inspirational and a healthcare speaker. Nancy is an excellent resource on overcoming life's challenges and seeing things through the lens of a patient.
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After reading my story, if you think I could be of your service - either showing your medical team how to improve their relationship with patients, motivating your workforce, or developing a strategic approach to achieving your goals - make sure you shoot us an email at
In 2005, Nancy had it all. She was a published author of several books and had a roster of Fortune 500 companies as clients. Nancy’s business was the first recipient of the Tom Peters Wow! Project Personified Award. Nancy Michaels’ life was on the fast track. She was literally the picture of success; a sought-after business speaker and mentor; the president and CEO of her own company and the mother of three small children.
In what seemed like an instant, Nancy found herself in a health crisis that would twice nearly end her life. In that year, Nancy underwent an emergency liver transplant and cranial procedure involving significant medical complications that left her in a two-month coma in the intensive care unit at a major Boston medical facility.