Nancy Ly is a 2nd generation Asian-American. Her parents are of Vietnamese and Chinese descent, and they immigrated to San Diego, CA after surviving the Vietnam War. As the eldest girl among all her 22 cousins, Nancy grew up with a high sense of responsibility and fought hard to make her family proud in order to redeem her refugee family's story in America, and the pursuit of the "American Dream". She attended the University of CA, Berkeley, where she studied Psychology and Education, and became the first to graduate college from her family. From there, she went on to do non-profit work and corporate HR in New York City and San Diego. In 2014, she realized her ability to make a greater impact on the world and for her family's future by becoming an entrepreneur as a broker in the financial & insurance industry. As she grew in her journey of leadership development and communication, she became a top producer in her firm, but eventually realized how much of her identity was wrapped in her performance, career, and family's expectations for her life. After burning out for the umpteenth time, she realized something had to change.
In 2017, she took a pause from her career when she entered into her own healing and mental health crisis, where she realized how much shame and trauma she had been carrying from her upbringing and the history of her shame-based culture and ancestors. Breaking free of her family's identity over her life and heavy pressures for perfection and achievement, Nancy successfully healed from much of her past and believed so much in the power of healing the mind and nervous system that she eventually became trained and certified in order to help her clients to receive the same breakthrough healing and life transformation which she had received.
Outside of her own certification work, Nancy has also been commissioned by her Christian church community for the work of ministry. She has also successfully completed "Life Skills Int'l", where she completed over 126 hours of learning and self-connection to healing from shame, childhood wounding, abuse, understanding healthy relationships and self-identity.
Nancy currently lives in San Diego, CA, and is an active leader in her local community. She has a huge passion for international volunteer work, especially for orphans and under-served communities. She also loves to travel internationally, and to date, has traveled to over 25+ countries. Her heart is to see a united world caring for one another, and for people of all cultures to be fully embraced and loved for the unique gifts that they each bring to the world because people, diversity, and cultures are beautiful!