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I'm Nanci,

The Human Connection Influencer

I am the Founder and CEO of APLS Group, a reputable leadership, talent development, coaching, and consulting organization established in 2000. 


My approach of partnering with clients to create and deliver the most suitable, effective, and efficient solutions has resulted in many longstanding, valued relationships with fulfilled clients around the globe.


I help individuals expand their capacity for self-awareness and their ability to self-manage within the systems in which they live and work.

I am recognized as an experienced speaker, facilitator, and consultant focusing on core competencies in both the corporate and non-profit environment.  


Additionally, I have an aptitude for leadership development projects, where I can support high potential leaders, new managers, and experienced managers to understand the importance of successful interpersonal skills and how to increase their overall effectiveness within their organization.

I help organizations build their awareness by uncovering blind spots. 

Why you'll love working with me

5 Reasons Why You'll Love Working With Me


Relationships are my biggest priority.

Inclusion and belonging are more than just buzzwords to me. I strive to build long-term relationships with every organization I work with. In the past, my clients have loved this because it means I am never more than a text away. You'll find that the Human Connection motivates me as a leader and as a person. 


The keynote is just the beginning.

I won’t be a stranger! I love partnering with event leaders to plan more ways to interact with their audience. This can mean filming videos, podcasts, interviews and more. I make sure that audience members know they can reach out to me to keep the life-changing conversations going.


I’m fun AND easy to work with 🎉

Good news – part of building the human connection with your team means having FUN! Hop on a video call with me and get a glimpse of the magic I can bring to your event.


I focus on delivering tools that will drive results.

I know that you’re not just looking for someone to give an entertaining and educational presentation. You want someone who can help your audience implement true change. That’s one of the reasons why I work one-on-one with executives ahead of time to identify organizational or conference goals!


Giving back is at the heart of all I do

I am a very community-oriented person, which is why I choose to donate to Meals on Wheels following each event on behalf of my clients. Philanthropy is just one way to build up our local communities and give back to the people around us. 

Let's Connect. 

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Raleigh, NC 27606

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