Nancy Shapiro Rapport

I'm passionate about coaching the adults who come together in a school system, specifically educators, administrators, support staff, and parents/guardians.

As a lifelong educator, a parent of a child with special needs, and a cancer survivor, I bring a lifetime of personal and professional experience blended with intensive training in coaching methodology to our work together. I have spent the majority of my career working with middle school students and the adults in their lives. In my early career, I taught high school and middle school English while earning a master's degree in school counseling, and I've spent over twenty years as a middle school counselor. In addition to completing post-graduate work in Gestalt theory and practice, I earned my coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara.

My strengths include building strong relationships, creating trust, communicating clearly and helping people get to the heart of what's important to them as a clearing to create change. I have a special interest and a unique perspective in working with clients who - while balancing the responsibilities of everyday life - are facing significant health challenges, are dealing with end-of-life issues personally or with a loved one, or are raising children with special needs.


Here's what you can expect from me during our work together:

  • Complete confidentiality throughout and beyond the coaching engagement
  • Full presence and deep listening to what is important to you
  • Genuine belief that you are naturally creative, resourceful, whole and capable of creating the change you want in your life
  • Safe space to examine obstacles impeding the desired results you seek
  • Honest, objective feedback designed to create personal awareness, support exploration of new perspectives and invite opportunity for increased effectiveness
  • Collaborative support in developing specific practices and exercises which advance your personal/professional objectives

Your agreement to the following will greatly impact the effectiveness of our work:

  • Remain actively engaged throughout the coaching engagement.
  • Recognize that you drive the coaching agenda and goals.
  • Speak the truth during sessions knowing it carries no consequence other than learning, discovery and new insight.
  • Complete agreed upon exercises between sessions.
  • Assume responsibility for your personal decisions and actions.
  • Provide feedback or concerns to me to maximize the effectiveness of our time together.
  • Attend all scheduled appointments.

A successful coaching relationship is built on confidentiality, mutual respect, trust and shared expectations. I look forward to developing this relationship with you and to walking the road to transformation together!