Nanci Luna Jimenez
Nanci Luna Jiménez
Nanci Luna Jiménez, founder and president of Luna Jiménez Seminars (LJS), is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for her highly effective and insightful training, inclusive facilitation, and dynamic speaking with groups of diverse ages, industries, and cultural backgrounds. Following her passion, she designs and delivers unique programs that encourage individuals in their process of personal transformation, releasing individual initiative to create a more just and equitable workplace and world.
Nanci has led hundreds of programs, and she has custom-designed and facilitated hundreds of meetings, retreats, and events—large and small—including complex events with international groups and multiple languages. In addition, she has presented scores of memorable keynote speeches.
Nanci is a Certified Professional Facilitator©. She has trained extensively in methodologies developed by both the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA), an international organization that provides training and facilitation in participatory group leadership processes for sustained organizational and social change, and United to End Racism (UER), an international organization dedicated to the global elimination of racism. She has also been trained by Marshall Rosenberg in Non-Violent Communication and Jim Rough in Dynamic Facilitation. Through these skills, Nanci expertly assists organizations in realizing the changes they envision by facilitating group consensus, planning, and implementation.
In 2006 she completed the Executive Leadership Program through the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium as a National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellow. In August 2001 she attended the United Nations World Conference against Racism Non-Governmental Forum in Durban, South Africa as a delegate with UER. In 1995 she served as an international observer for the Haitian presidential elections. She was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received her BA cum laude from Yale University. She also attended the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras and completed El Programa Interdiciplinario de la Mujer at the Colegio de México in Mexico City.
Of Puerto Rican and Chicana heritage, Nanci was born in Detroit, MI, and raised in Detroit and Tucson, AZ. With a commitment to unleashing women’s voices on a global scale, for four years she chaired the Board of Directors for World Pulse, an organization dedicated to empowering women’s voices around the world. She now lives with her partner in Portland, Oregon, USA and enjoys yoga, weight training, marathons and triathlons, knitting, and time near the water—ideally with friends and family.