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About Nancy M. Dahl
Nancy M. Dahl’s executive career spans five industries ranging from companies $20M-750M in size where she served as President and COO, including Lifetouch, Tastefully Simple, Cambria, Nordic Ware and Securian. She is the author of GROUNDED: Leading Your Life with Intention (MCP Books, 2017). Nancy’s leadership has been recognized and earned numerous awards including The Business Journal’s “Top 25 Women to Watch” and “Women who Lead” recognitions.
As an expert commentator on leading innovation and transformative change, she has been a TEDx speaker, contributed to NBC, ABC, and Forbes. She serves on both corporate and nonprofit boards of directors and has garnered the Advanced Fellowship Distinction from The National Association of Corporate Directors. Nancy earned an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and a certification from the Executive Education Program at the University of Minnesota, as well as undergraduate degrees in business, speech, psychology and communications.
She has been married over 30 years to Brian and together they enjoy life's adventures mostly outdoors with their boys, Erik and Jorgen and their laboradors.
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The book content is organized to first ground you on what matters to you and then moves to the next sections that help you try yourself on, understand the context of leading others from your first job to the board room. It is not solely a business book because it talks about what it means to have an integrated life at every stage of your life.
In the end it is my hope that the book helps provide solid ground for you to stand on in this chaotic world, but only if you are willing to do the work to discover what matters in your life.
Both the foreward and the epilogue provide additional context to this question.
My executive career includes 8 years of serving as President and Chief Operating Officer in there organizations,
15 years as part of an executive team in 4 organizations. Proven track record in North American Businesses ranging in size from $20 to 750 Million with accountability for up to 12,000 employees, 7 manufacturing plants, 180 field offices and 720 retail studios. My experience spans four industries--Consumer products and manufacturing, Construction and Building Products and retail and financial Services. My board work spans 6 non-profit and 3 for profit organizations.