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About Nancy’s Past Presentations

For many years Nancy Samalin has been a parenting speaker keynote speakergiving keynote speeches and seminars throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. In the last two decades she has spoken to thousands of organizations including corporations, schools, universities, hospitals and other institutions. She is a longtime member of the National Speakers Association. Her clients have included organizations as diverse as American Express, Merck, Albert Einstein Medical Center, to the American School in London and the University of North Carolina (See a partial list of Nancy’s clients here.)

Nancy specializes in a hands-on approach that combines practical advice with an upbeat and humorous speaking style. Her presentations are full of entertaining dialogues and anecdotes that create instant rapport with her audiences. Nancy's warm and witty keynote speeches are often followed by an in-depth question and answer period.

Theresa Greenleaf, Berkeley Carroll School . . .

"You are the epitome of grace, ease and professionalism. The parents were absolutely gob-smacked by your presentation. Berkeley Carroll parents can be a "tough room" and you completely won them over with your charm, humor and incredible insight."

Curious to hear how a parent reporter reacted to one of Nancy's speeches? Read the article.

Nancy was a featured speaker for Common Ground!

Common Ground is a coalition of Bay Area schools that have joined together to provide parent education to their communities.

Read what Common Ground has to say about Nancy.

Free Demo Video Available Below

If you're interested in Nancy Samalin's work as a parenting expert, watch her demo video below. It features excerpts from her talks as well as information on her books, media appearances and more. Plus you can see her in action!

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The following is a partial list of various organizations where Nancy has spoken. Asterisks (*) indicates a return visit.


  • Alberta Teachers' Assn.,CAN
  • Bruce Grey Children’s Services, Ontario, CAN
  • Calgary Teachers Association, Alberta, CAN
  • CPAS, B.C., CAN
  • CSA Europa, Frankfurt, GER
  • Family & Children's Services, Nso, CAN
  • Greater Edmonton Teachers' Assn., Alberta, CAN
  • Havergal College, Tor, CAN
  • James Bay Family Resource Ctr., B.C., CAN
  • Nanaimo Family Life Assn., CAN
  • Parent Resource Ctr, Ontario, CAN
  • The American School in London, UK
  • The American University, Paris, FRA
  • University of Singapore/Merculearning, Singapore (Mar. 04).


  • Adelphi University, NY
  • ASU West, AZ; Bank Street College of Education, NY*
  • College of the Canyon, CA
  • Conejo Valley Adult School, CA*
  • New School University, NY*
  • Sarah Lawrence College, NY*
  • South Bay Adult School, CA
  • UNC Charlotte, NC*
  • Wheelock College, MA


  • Aetna*
  • American Express
  • Ceridian*
  • Club Med
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Conde Nast*
  • Discovery Toys
  • Goldman Sachs*


  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • NY; Lenox Hill Hospital, NY*
  • Lutheran General Hospital, IL
  • Northern Westchester Hospital, NY
  • Providence Alaska Medical Ctr., AK
  • Somerset Medical Ctr., NJ
  • Sutter Memorial, CA*
  • Swedish American, IL
  • Overlake Hospital, WA
  • Northside Hospital, GA
  • St. Mary Medical Ctr, PA
  • King’s Daughters Medical Ctr, KY


  • Advocates for Children, ME; Early On, MI
  • Alabama Assn. for Young Children, AL
  • American Montessori Society,US
  • Beech Acres, OH
  • Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau, OH
  • Boston Parents Paper, MA*
  • California Parenting Institute, CA*
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council, CA
  • Children's Museum of Houston, TX
  • City of Santa Clarita, CA
  • Clinton County Counseling Center, MI
  • Common Ground - a coalition of Bay Area schools that have joined together to provide parent education to their communities, CA
  • Conejo Valley Adult Education, CA*
  • Families First, MA
  • JCC of Manhattan, NY
  • Jewish Book Fair, GA*
  • Junior League of Kingsport, TN
  • Kidnet,IL
  • Levis JCC, FL
  • Lifespan Community Health Services
  • Maryland Council of PPNS, MD
  • Nat'l Assn. for the Education of Young Children*
  • New Canaan Cares, CT*
  • Parent Guidance Center, NH
  • Parent Universities*
  • U.S.Coast Guard, NY
  • Wellesley Mother’s Forum, MA
  • Westchester Reform Temple, NY
  • Young Presidents Organization, NY*


(*Denotes return engagement.)

Additional Feedback & Testimonials

"Thank you so much for a fantastic keynote address at our annual Parenting Matters Conference. You did an excellent job in conveying very sage parenting advice in a humorous and easily understood manner. The evaluations from participants were overwhelmingly positive, and I had many of them contact me personally with their praises."
--Marsha E. Weiss, RN, MS (Director, Community Health Services, Lifespan)

"We were sorry when the night ended, as we could have listened and learned from you for hours more. Even the most skeptical 'I've heard it all' parents were enthusiastic and genuinely impressed with your talk."
--L. Zimmerman, PTA Pres. (Chappaqua School District, NY)

",... by far the most frequent comment has been, "Thank you for bringing her and when is she coming back?" Obviously your sense of humor, compassion and warmth came through as you spoke and touched a place in everyone who came to see you... I was really expecting so much from you and you by far exceeded my expectations! Thank you for the wonderful job that you do, and the difference you make every day in the lives of our most precious gift, our children."
--Janet Frye, St Peter's Lutheran School PTL

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