About Nancy Marmolejo
Nancy Marmolejo is an award winning business owner and recognized expert in business and creativity. Her specialty is raising the visibility level of entrepreneurs so they can market themselves as recognized, credible experts.
Nancy has shared expert commentary with numerous media outlets including SmartMoney.com, Latina magazine, Univisión TV, Redbook, The Fresno Business Journal, The Orange County Register, Orange Coast magazine, Siempre Mujer, Latino Future, Latino Perspectives, the Arizona Register, and many more.
Known for her creative and spirited style, Nancy also publishes an award winning ezine, hosts a podcast, writes articles for websites and magazines, and is the author of two popular blogs.
Nancy is a recipient of the prestigious Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Award from Wells Fargo Bank, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Latina STYLE magazine. This cash award is given to 10 Latina business owners nationwide who demonstrate innovation and success in business. In 2006 she was named Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Hispanic Business Women’s Association, and became an inductee in the Latino OC 100, a group of 100 influential and inspiring Latinos in Orange County, CA. She has also been nominated for several business and community awards by local and national organizations.
Nancy Marmolejo lives in Anaheim, CA with her husband and their young daughter.
Phone (714) 777-1216 Fax (309) 410-4227
A Personal Note from Nancy
We all have ideas swimming around in our heads,but what does it take to manifest them?
My idea was to live life in accordance to my mission statement, which is to cultivate creativity, balance and lifelong learning in those around me. I worked as a teacher for many years, helping young people find their voices through poetry, creative writing, literature, and art. I also worked as a coach for teachers, helping new and veteran educators tap into the excitement of literacy through innovative lessons, service learning and an empowering curriculum.
Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, I have always possessed natural marketing skills. When I launched Comadre Coaching in October 2003, the years of working the family business plus the years in education proved to be a winning formula for helping entrepreneurs creatively address their business goals.
What Brought Me to Coaching
After the birth of my daughter Citlalli, I made the choice to create work for myself that could be done from home, yet would continue to support my mission. I took an inventory of what I did well, what excited me, and felt that coaching and facilitating were natural strengths and came easily to me.
I studied coaching intensively, immersing myself into refining the skills of listening, questioning, empowering and championing. I enrolled in a coach training program, joined the International Coach Federation, and sought out powerful mentor coaches.
The Name Comadre Coaching
After straining my brain for a couple of weeks trying to find a business name that was catchy and memorable, it dawned on me that I was being a comadre to other women in the truest sense of the word. (In Latino culture, your comadre is a special woman friend who is always there for you, always supportive, always honest). I didn't choose this name based on market resrearch or branding strategies, it simply made sense to me.
Instinctively, I knew I had to use metaphors that meant something to me. I needed to include Spanish words to round out the picture of who I was and what I brought to the field. So that is why you'll see words like loca, chispa and of course comadre peppered throughout my work.
How I Coach
When I coach clients, I listen not only as an expert facilitator, but as a fellow creative soul. I listen beyond the words and help you find the right direction for your pursuits. I push you to your potential and support you in your endeavors. I am 100% yours as a coach, always on your side.
I also invite you to visit my Blog to learn more about me. You never know what that will bring!
Qualifications and Affiliations
- Masters of Arts in Multicultural Education
- Master Teacher Trainer
- Certified Conflict Resolution Trainer
- Licensed Creativity Workshop Facilitator
- Expert in Literacy, Service Learning and Curriculum Writing
- Published poet; award winning creative artist.
Professional Coaching Affiliations
- International Coaching Federation
- International Association of Coaching
- Coach University
- National Association of Female Executives
How to Reach Me
I'd love to find out how coaching can bring you the life that YOU want. Contact me with your dreams, your plans, your visions of greatness!
Telephone: (714) 777-1216
I look forward to hearing from you!
Founder, Comadre Coaching
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