ABOUT THE PEOPLE.
And...a few more pics to give you a glimpse of who I am...
AMY L NASH, FOUNDER + CREATIVE
HERE'S MY BIO: (third-person style)
Amy L Nash is a designer/creative solution architect, entrepreneur, sustainability professional, and community developer/engagement specialist. She has degrees in architecture, environmental design, interior design and emphasis in business, construction management, and art. Amy is only her dissertation away from her Ph.D. in Sustainable Planning (NRM). She uses her extensive strategic planning and project management knowledge and experience in the organizational development of businesses, non-profits, and hybrid connectivity.
Amy is an entrepreneur through and through and has multiple companies that are all "on the grow". She is the Founder and Chief Creative at Lioness Creative, LLC Which is a blend of creative problem solving and business/nonprofit development as well as all things creative and marketing. This is currently forming a non-profit arm for the purposes of CSR(corporate social responsibility). She has three other marketing-related companies (No Coast 218, MayWeBeThem, and Wicked Pissah Customs). They are all tied to apparel and super strong messaging complete with corporate social responsibility.
Amy's passion for business development manifested in the co-founding of The AGILE Group, LLC, which works in the start-up, acceleration, recalibration, and transition phases of an organization. It is based on the Build to Sell/Value Builder concept in addition to other change-oriented system work including valuation, strategy, development, succession, and organizational/operational streamlining.
Amy is true to her architectural/interior design roots and has a design-oriented business called ALN Sustainability Group, LLC that does work on a referral basis. In all of her work, she continues to emphasize corporate social responsibility and economic/community development impact building. Amy is passionate about strength-building and creative processes as she has a blend of design-thinking and entrepreneurial thinking in all the work she does.
Amy has translated these skills and experiences into a unique arena: teaching and development of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programming at Inspire Innovation Lab and some programming for K-12 entrepreneurial activities. She also has done extensive teaching at a university level and engaged in numerous leadership roles at the local and state levels. She loves to empower people in their strengths and helping them to make their dreams a reality.
Amy is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Strength/Conditioning Coach, Certified Fitness Coach - Elite Status, Certified Transformation Specialist, Certified Exercise Therapist, and Certified Online Trainer/Coach. These are through ISSA.
She lives in Fargo in a lovely 1950's home with her beautiful energetic pitbull-lab, Clover. She cooks, gardens, runs two to three 5k's a month, lifts weights, and does Songham Taekwondo at ATA Martial Arts of Fargo. Amy LOVES AVIATION & FLYING, and her blue eyes are REAL...her natural color.
PERSONAL GROWTH NOTE:
"I have found that I have some unique skills and abilities that are both translational and transformational as a design thinker – blend of design & strategy, culture & society, and science & technology. I see systems and processes with great ease in both graphic and written form. I can take a situation of complexity, complication, and “chaos” and work through it with a comfort level that is foreign to many people. Design thinking and problem solving go hand in hand with innovation and development as well as empowering people, team building, and leadership/followership."
"I use my abilities with project management and empathy/relationship-building to help people embrace this kind of complexity and find their strengths and comfort in how they can innovate, create, implement, and execute. I model this and mentor this. My teaching experience has made me a high output and high-quality leader and by project management skills have made me effective and efficient. It is through creativity and design that my approach to teams and innovation shines through. I believe that there is always a solution, always a way to find shared understanding, and always a way to create output, impacts, revenue, and enrichment."
"I also am a survivor of narcissistic abuse/domestic violence. I openly talk about this now. It was a quiet little hell that I held inside when it was happening. I have a passion to 'unmask' what this experience was in order to help even one person avoid this, survive this, escape this, and recover faster from this. If it can happen to me, it can happen to others like me...I never thought I would be in these shoes and have this in my life experiences, but I do. Therefore, I am willing to talk and share my experiences and assist in any way to empower others to not only survive but thrive. No one should experience this and it is only in the raw authenticity of sharing that we can be stronger and minimize the occurrences." (Amy L Nash)
HERE'S MY MORE PROFESSIONAL BIO:
Amy L. Nash is a professional involved in design, consulting, research, outreach, public speaking, and instruction focusing on a number of facets of community/economic development. It is a blend of sociology, ecology, economics, construction...and a lot of design and creative/innovative thought. She is LEED AP, NCIDQ #29433, Assoc. AIA. She does individual consulting as well as group presentations on environmental, social, health, and economic impacts of sustainability and resilience. She has a passion for mission-driven work in both business and non-profits with a belief in quality corporate social responsibility. The integration of all the sectors of economics, social structures, community...are the exact complex arenas that Amy enjoys working in.
Here's "FIVE Facts" to know:
TEAM: PARTNERS / COLLABORATORS
There are many people involved in Lioness Creative, LLC and Amy pulls in and collaborates with a number of professionals in the area to create action teams for her clients. It is an important was in which she connects people to paths of success. We will share more of these as we go along. We are always up for a cup of coffee to see if there is a synergy in services for collaboration, co-promotion, partnering, and even to join the Lioness team as we grow.
We are working with some amazing people, businesses, and organizations. We will feature them as we go along...more to come...