I’m Nancy Brook and I’ve been working with cancer patients and their families for more than twenty years- as a nurse practitioner and a counselor. I am a professor, a former Disney Cast Member, and a certified coach. And I am so glad you’re here!

It all began with a mouse.

get-attachment.aspxIt’s true, I began my career as a Disney Cast Member working at the Happiest Place on Earth . It was my dream to work for Walt Disney, and at the age of twenty my dream came true. My job was to create memorable experiences for guests and their families,  and to train new company employees in the Disney tradition . It was through Disney’s leadership that I learned how to provide first class service, and treat people well.

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I found myself feeling helpless instead of helpful. I was completely unprepared for a situation that was complex and painful. Even though nearly one in five people in the US are diagnosed with cancer, I felt completely alone.  I knew that for me knowledge was power and soon found myself back at school, gaining graduate degrees in both counseling psychology and nursing, and eventually settling into a 20+ year career as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus in oncology.

As a nurse, I discovered a new kind of magic — the magic of service, education, and empowerment. I witnessed suffering that I could not imagine and courage that inspired me. I was reminded that hope and possibility are always options and that every day is a gift to celebrate.

Under my care, I watched patients bloom into powerful heroes and heroines — fighting for their health, fighting for their rights, and often, fighting for their lives. I have been teaching graduate students, speaking at conferences and serving as a mentor and advocate as I expanded my work beyond the four walls of the hospital.

I trained at Vanderbilt University, and then under Oprah’s favorite Life Coach and O Magazine columnist Dr. Martha Beck. I have been mentored by Susan Hyatt, and Lissa Rankin, MD,  true visionaries revolutionizing health and wellness.

Through Glass Slipper Consulting, I’m able to do what I love the most — nursing, teaching, speaking, writing, coaching, and raising my busy family in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. I get to remind people every day that with the right mindset and resources, you can solve any problem, and fight any battle.

I have momentous dreams and big plans for Glass Slipper. Plans are in the works for a non-profit branch of my business, granting wishes and building dreams for girls. And I’m getting ready to publish a book to help spread the Glass Slipper magic.

I believe in the importance of giving back, and am a passionate volunteer. I’m a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and volunteer at Give Kids The World because everyone deserves a wish.

I don’t know your story, or what you’ve suffered through — but I can promise that together, we can work toward healing and fulfilling your big dreams for the future. I’ve always got time for new clients, patients, and students. (And you can always write to me, here.)