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Nancy K. Austin

Nancy K. Austin is an internationally recognized authority on the subject of cutting-edge management, and the most sought after woman keynote speaker in American business.

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Nancy K. Austin Biography

As the president of Nancy K. Austin, Inc., which is based in the Northern California coastal town of Capitola, she works with an imposing array of industry leaders to redefine excellence in management.
"I'm always on the lookout for those unique and inventive developments in corporate America that I write about, talk about, celebrate and critique," says Austin. "But I never forget that I'm talking to individuals. They want to know what it really takes to thrive in this new world of competition. It's no picnic out there: The whole world is changing the way it does business, and you have to change with it."

Her presentations, writing and consulting work are primarily centered on how leading-edge organizations build a new kind of business based on know-how, talent, and innovation. In the process, they create a new style of working together.

Austin's reputation skyrocketed internationally in 1985 with the publication of A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference which she co-authored with Tom Peters. It is one of only two management books ever to rank #1 on national best-seller lists, and became an instant must-read. A celebrated commentator and writer on contemporary issues of concern to management, Austin founded her own company in 1985.

Austin is convinced that 'because of the seismic changes affecting every business, audiences of all kinds are looking for speakers who have something concrete and durable to offer. They don't want to hear platitudes that will merely cheer them up. They want speakers who will tell them the smart thing to do and how to do it. They are looking for presentations with meat."

Austin has spoken before business groups on six continents and travels about 70 percent of the time "to understand what top-notch companies are doing and to assess firsthand what works and what doesn't. It's the only way to stay a step or two ahead of the curve." She enjoys researching and writing about distinguished business leaders, competitiveness in the new economy, and what makes exceptional organizations tick. Austin is a contributing editor and management columnist for Working Woman magazine; her work also appears frequently in journals and other publications.

Nancy Austin holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from UCLA. After graduate school, she joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California, where she worked exclusively with HP managers around the world. Her extensive management experience led directly to the creation of The Tom Peters Group, which she co-founded in 1983. The group was formed to accelerate the pace of change in management thinking and practice that began with the 1982 publication of the landmark In Search of Excellence.

As business streaks its way toward a new century, Austin's enthusiasm and determination has never wavered. She continues to urge a bold commitment to stepped-up flexibility, responsiveness, and swift innovation.


"These are tough times for businesspeople to figure out," she says. "The quirks and twists that were once the manager's job to drive out of the company are today the manager's job to nurture and sustain - or else. Tough as changing can be, the or-else is worse."

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nancy K. Austin for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nancy K. Austin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nancy K. Austin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Nancy K. Austin?

    Booking fees for Nancy K. Austin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nancy K. Austin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Nancy K. Austin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nancy K. Austin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nancy K. Austin for your next private or corporate function.
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Nancy K. Austin is an internationally recognized authority on the subject of cutting-edge management, and the most sought after woman keynote speaker in American business.

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Nancy K. Austin Biography

As the president of Nancy K. Austin, Inc., which is based in the Northern California coastal town of Capitola, she works with an imposing array of industry leaders to redefine excellence in management.
"I'm always on the lookout for those unique and inventive developments in corporate America that I write about, talk about, celebrate and critique," says Austin. "But I never forget that I'm talking to individuals. They want to know what it really takes to thrive in this new world of competition. It's no picnic out there: The whole world is changing the way it does business, and you have to change with it."

Her presentations, writing and consulting work are primarily centered on how leading-edge organizations build a new kind of business based on know-how, talent, and innovation. In the process, they create a new style of working together.

Austin's reputation skyrocketed internationally in 1985 with the publication of A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference which she co-authored with Tom Peters. It is one of only two management books ever to rank #1 on national best-seller lists, and became an instant must-read. A celebrated commentator and writer on contemporary issues of concern to management, Austin founded her own company in 1985.

Austin is convinced that 'because of the seismic changes affecting every business, audiences of all kinds are looking for speakers who have something concrete and durable to offer. They don't want to hear platitudes that will merely cheer them up. They want speakers who will tell them the smart thing to do and how to do it. They are looking for presentations with meat."

Austin has spoken before business groups on six continents and travels about 70 percent of the time "to understand what top-notch companies are doing and to assess firsthand what works and what doesn't. It's the only way to stay a step or two ahead of the curve." She enjoys researching and writing about distinguished business leaders, competitiveness in the new economy, and what makes exceptional organizations tick. Austin is a contributing editor and management columnist for Working Woman magazine; her work also appears frequently in journals and other publications.

Nancy Austin holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from UCLA. After graduate school, she joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California, where she worked exclusively with HP managers around the world. Her extensive management experience led directly to the creation of The Tom Peters Group, which she co-founded in 1983. The group was formed to accelerate the pace of change in management thinking and practice that began with the 1982 publication of the landmark In Search of Excellence.

As business streaks its way toward a new century, Austin's enthusiasm and determination has never wavered. She continues to urge a bold commitment to stepped-up flexibility, responsiveness, and swift innovation.


"These are tough times for businesspeople to figure out," she says. "The quirks and twists that were once the manager's job to drive out of the company are today the manager's job to nurture and sustain - or else. Tough as changing can be, the or-else is worse."

FAQs on booking Nancy K. Austin

  • How to book Nancy K. Austin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nancy K. Austin for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nancy K. Austin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nancy K. Austin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nancy K. Austin?

    Booking fees for Nancy K. Austin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nancy K. Austin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nancy K. Austin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nancy K. Austin for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nancy K. Austin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nancy K. Austin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nancy K. Austin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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