Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements


Nanci Appleman-Vassil, MA, NCC, BCC, CSP

Nanci is a highly sought after Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) and accomplished business professional with more than 25 years' experience in training, organization development, and corporate consulting with focus on coaching and developing managers, managing change and building high-performing teams. She is the Founder and CEO of APLS Group, a firm that specializes in facilitating individuals, groups and organizations toward better solutions for increased effectiveness.

Known for her dynamic style that touches hearts, engages minds and gets an audience smiling, Nanci infuses her presentations with real-life examples that are relatable to the audience and bring teams to a new level of understanding. From keynotes to webinars to workshops and everything in between, Nanci will get you excited about discovering, learning and transforming your behavior to increase your influence in the workplace.

Nanci holds an MA in Counseling from the University of Colorado and a BA in Psychology and Education from the University of Denver.

In late 2016, Nanci released the book 18 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make, a succinct guide to helping new business owners identify and avoid the pitfalls of starting a business. She has also contributed chapters to the books Public Speaking Secrets and GPS for Success.

Depending on your needs, Nanci can customize a presentation for you or deliver one of her tried-and-true topics:

  • Engaging and Retaining Employees in Today’s Economic Times
  • How to Foster Teams in Any Work Environment
  • Leadership Development Success Formula: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
  • Leadership Essentials: 18 Common Mistakes Leaders Make
  • The 90/10 Rule for Successful Organizations
  • You’re on Workplace Stage: What Song and Dance are You Doing?

Contact Us for More Information

Are you interested in having Nanci as the keynote speaker or facilitator at your next meeting or event?  Call Joy Drew at 919/424-6339 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.


Event Planners and Speaker Bureau Representatives

You are welcome to download the following materials to assist with your event planning:

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What are our clients saying?

Nanci is very personable and knowledgeable. She reads the mood of her participants well and provides a great mix of experience, practical applications, and theory.

--ATD Change Management Participant 


I loved Nanci's energy, knowledge of the subject matter, and her confidence.

--Manager, Solvay


Nanci is like a great orchestra director – her experience and capacity to hold the class attention is awesome.  She is an excellent storyteller and funny woman with high human understanding and wisdom. --ATD Coaching Certificate Participant


Nanci did a wonderful job of using humor to lighten the mood and keep everyone engaged. She also was very knowledgeable on content and relating it back to our jobs.—Project Mgr., Red Hat


Loved the class. NANCI WAS AWESOME!   --Director, Grifols