Nancy Davis Kho is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Adirondack Life, The Rumpus, The Toast, and numerous anthologies including Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam.) She’s been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland’s Literary Death Match. Her book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time is forthcoming from Running Press in December 2019.
Nancy writes about “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com, and her Midlife Mixtape Podcast (available on all major podcast platforms) celebrates Gen Xers at midlife with humor, heart, and a really good beat. In August 2019, the Wall Street Journal named the Midlife Mixtape Podcast to its list of “8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement.” Nancy is from upstate New York and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Oakland, California.
Nancy is a sought-after presenter and emcee at conferences and reading series. Past engagements include National Charity League, Mom2.0 Summit, Watermark Conference for Women, and Literary Death Match (as judge and participant.) She combines an engaging, funny delivery with deep knowledge of subject matter, and an ability to shape her talks to support your organization’s goals.
Want Nancy to speak at your conference, event, workplace seminar, or bookstore in 2020 and beyond? Her topics include:
- The deceptively simple gratitude letter and its outsize power to create more resilience, happiness, and connection – in the workplace, community, and the world
- The lost art of thank-you note writing – perfect for high school/college audiences.
- Persevering through setbacks in the creative process – designed for writers and creatives of all stripes
- The Thank-You Project Workshop – let Nancy help you organize and brainstorm how you’ll put gratitude letters into practice
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Profile of Kate Stillwell, founder and CEO of earthquake insurance start-up Jumpstart, UC Berkeley Haas Magazine, Summer 2019
Ethics and opportunities in the IOT, EContent Magazine, Summer 2019 issue
Fearless Woman of Wall Street, profile of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Margo Alexander BS ’68, for UC BerkeleyHaas Magazine, Winter 2018
GDPR for Content Design, Development, and Deployment, EContent Magazine, August 13 2018
Festivals, parties celebrate diverse culture of Oakland, San Francisco Chronicle, June 24 2018
Are Events the Next Frontier for Chatbots? SpeechTech Magazine, June 18 2018
5 California Winery Concerts You Can’t Miss This Summer, The Press, June 4 2018
C-Suite Conversations: An Interview with Jennifer Ahidiamen and Oluwabusayo Sotunde of RuralReporters.com, EContent Magazine, June 1 2018
Giving Back, Emirates’ Airlines first class magazine Portfolio, September 2017 – a look at how San Francisco’s tech companies are embracing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)