Networking for Introverts in Law
    Thu., June 4, 2020 ET
    6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    MothersEsquire and Leg Up Legal
    (online event)

    Presentation Skills for Introverts® 
    Wed., July 8 & 15, 2020
    6:00-8:55 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (2-part online workshop)

    Business Writing and Presentations
    Wed., Sep. 2-Dec. 9, 2020
    6:20 p.m.-9:05 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (graduate course)


    How to "Talk the Talk" at Professional Events (free)
    Columbia University Alumni Career Services

    How to Think on Your Feet: Improv Skills for Business
    Co-facilitators: Nancy Ancowitz and Carl Kissin
    American Management Association

    How to Deliver Powerful Presentations as an Introvert
    American Management Association

    Essential Management Skills for Introverts
    American Management Association

    How to Project Confidence with Demanding People
    American Management Association

    Secrets of Successful Public Speaking
    American Management Association


    Tango for Leaders
    For organizations

    Success Strategies for Introvert Leaders
    National Institutes of Health
    (Workshop for NIH employees only)

    Publisher's Weekly
    "Best Books"
    The New York Times
    "Currently winning our race for most intriguing book title of 2009 is the oxymoronic “Self-Promotion for Introverts” by Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw Hill). The 'how to' book is filled with tips (rehearse is a favorite). The author’s tone is supportive and she does not argue that introverts should become live wires. But what else would you expect from a book whose subtitle is 'the quiet guide to getting ahead'?"
    The Wall Street Journal
    "…showing how quiet people can turn their innate strengths into an advantage when networking."
    ABC News
    "Best Book Gifts"
    Los Angeles Times
    "Whatever's behind your reluctance to speak out for yourself, this is the first book I've seen with serious research on the topic that leads to a new game plan."
    CIO Insight
    "Must-Read Fall Books for IT Execs"
    "Best New Career Books"
    "Offers a solid dose of practical advice—alongside humorous anecdotes.... Ancowitz shows introverts how to take advantage of the unique qualities and strengths they can offer."
    The Independent Consultant
    "There is great value in this book, whether you are promoting your own business or consulting practice, or just want to be sure your talents are recognized within your larger organization."
    Small Business Trends
    "Written by an introvert for introverts."
    Ft. Myers Florida Weekly
    "'Self-Promotion for Introverts' is a primer on doing just that—helping 'quiet sorts' assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways."
    Women and Leadership Australia
    "Pitched perfectly. Our rating: 10/10."

"Success Isn’t Only for the Extroverts"

Where do you want to be in your career in 10 years? When I think back 10 years, meetings, meeting, and more meetings come to mind. Not a perfect match for me as an introvert. However, I learned a lot about how to thrive in a corporate environment from my days on Wall Street. And then I left to radically change my life and my career. Now, as a business communication coach, I have fun helping the Garbos I coach go from cubicle to corner office. To learn more about my journey, check out the article I just wrote for the New York Times titled “Success Isn’t Only for the Extroverts” (Sunday, Nov. 1, business section). You may get an insight or two to inspire your own journey, whether you decide to stay on your current path, take a different road, or go somewhere where there are no roads.

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2 Responses to “"Success Isn’t Only for the Extroverts"”

  1. Christian Marie Herron Says:


    I loved this article and came across it via The Introvert Entrepreneur’s facebook page. I feel we are kindred spirits! Your experience on Wall Street mirrors mine working for Big 4 Accounting firms. My transformation came about when I noticed the cover of Psychology Today titled “Revenge of the Introverts” by Laurie Helgoe, PhD. in 2010.

    I had known since graduate school that I was an INFJ but did not understand that significance until I read that article. Like you, I once I understood my strengths better, I began speaking up with a newfound confidence in meetings and my leaders noticed.

    I really love your website and the work that you are doing. I recently launched my own practice, The Introvert Ideal: Executive Coaching for Introverts- helping them build success their way. It’s so important for me to educate others as I have been. I would love introversion to be seen as the new “ideal”.

    All my best to you,


  2. Nancy Says:


    Thank you for all those kind words. Nice to know that you’re also a fan of The Introvert Entrepreneur as well as Laurie Helgoe’s cover story in Psychology Today. It’s great to learn of your experiences emerging from the corporate world too. All the best with your coaching business. Sounds like you have a lot to offer.


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