Nancy Harwood


Princeton University, BA, English, cum laude
New York University Diploma Program, Human Resources


At the height of Nancy’s long career with JPMorgan, she was the Managing Director and co-head of Human Resources for JPMorgan globally. She partnered with senior business leaders to define and execute the people implications of the firm’s business strategy, including sourcing, retaining and developing key leaders, and building future leadership capability. Nancy started her career in finance at JPMorgan and was quickly attracted to the people side of the business. After stints in recruiting and talent management, she led HR for Investment Banking and then for Global Markets, before becoming the co-head of HR globally. After the merger of JPMorgan and Chase, she led HR for the 25,000-person investment bank, then left to found her own leadership and coaching firm before joining The Boda Group.

Other Leadership

Newark Academy, Vice Chair of the Board; Princeton University Business Today, Board of Trustees.

Recent Clients

UBS, PNC, Citizens Bank, China Merchants Bank, MUFG, Jennison, First Eagle, DEShaw, DNB, Legg Mason, KKR, NexPhase Capital, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, Columbia Business School, Microsoft, AOL, Dun & Bradstreet, Fox Networks, FCB, Bloomberg, athenahealth, Digitas, Thomson Reuters, Celgene, Sunovion, MSKK, Spark Tx, ACE, Chubb, Marsh & McLennan, Deloitte, Davis Polk, Ropes and Gray

Training and certification

The Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC); New York University Diploma Program in Human Resources; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); Team Diagnostic Assessment; The Leadership Circle, Leadership Circle Profile and Culture Survey; Hogan Leadership Assessments; Harvard University/Kegan and Lahey, Immunity to Change; Emotional and Social Intelligence; CRR Global, Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC); Wholebeing Institute, Positive Psychology.

At The Boda Group…

Nancy’s passion is helping leaders accelerate their own development and the development of those around them, all of which makes organizations more effective. Her practical approach combines her experience as a business leader and a human resources practitioner with her training as a coach. She sees this work as a highly personal action learning process, and learning agility as one of the most important hallmarks of a great leader. According to her clients, Nancy’s strengths lie in her “ability to banish complexity by clearly and fearlessly penetrating to the heart of the matter” and her “blend of caring and courage,” which pushes her clients to define their next chapter as a leader.

Leadership is…

like a puzzle. You need to figure out what is called for from your personal leadership tool kit and pull it out at the right time, in the right way.

One important skill I bring to my clients is…

understanding their challenges and the pressures. I’ve been there.

One place that is special to me is…

the ranch in Montana where we went for 13 summers. It was like going to camp with your kids and your best friends.