Founder of The Business of Me
Nancy Salamone is an author and gifted speaker with a compelling, powerful message.
advocate against domestic violence who believes that knowledge about
money management brings confidence and self-sufficiency to life.
Her new book is titled Victory Over Violence - Nancy’s Story and The Business of Me will be published in July.
Her accomplishments include 25 years as an executive for major Wall Street financial services companies, her devotion to “giving back” through her non-profit work, her teaching and her visionary creation of “The Business of Me”, a program that teaches financial self-sufficiency to women survivors of domestic violence so that they too can lead the independent life they choose..
Nancy is a dynamic speaker who is available for speaking engagements across the country at your organization, your special event or at any other venue where people are interested in the problem of Domestic Violence and how women survivors can be helped by recognizing their fear of money and personal money management.
Nancy has served
extensively on several
non-profit boards and has spoken and instructed extensively on subjects
from Domestic Violence, Financial Self-Sufficiency and general issues of
interest to women.
She has been featured widely in the press on radio, in magazines and on Television.
In addition to her other accomplishments Nancy has sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean and along the Atlantic Coast from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts. She has traveled throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Nancy began her professional career at New York Life Insurance Company in the early 1970’s staying until January of 1984 when she joined US Life Insurance Company where she rose to the position of Vice President of Marketing. She held that position until 2001 when she struck out on her own and founded N.A.S. Associates, a financial services organization that delivered financial management solutions for mid-size and large companies and individual clients.
At USLife Nancy, amongst her other duties, managed the administrative activities of all of USLife’s offices nationwide.
As Vice President of Marketing Nancy managed USLife’s internal and external communications and the company’s special events including corporate incentive programs. In addition she managed the company’s commission disbursements for all general agents.
At USLife Nancy managed a multi-million dollar annual marketing budget and a staff of over 150 people nationwide.
Nancy was instrumental in the development of the company’s corporate sales plans resulting in sales of over $50 million in annual premiums. This included the creation of the company’s sales bonus structures.
N.A.S. Associates uniquely focused on women's financial issues, in particular the fears that many women harbor about their ability to handle their personal finances and guided them in their investment strategies.
Nancy is a seasoned professional with extensive career achievements who remains active in advocating for women in dealing with their personal financial management issues.
Nancy writes, speaks and advocates against domestic violence.
Nancy has served the community extensively serving as a volunteer, on Boards Of Directors and Trustees and presenting her landmark program The Business of Me.
continues to speak to women in need and serve the Domestic Violence
and Other Memberships
Member of The Board of Directors of The Hartley Film Foundation, Westport, Connecticut
Member of The Board of Trustees of The Temple of Understanding, New York City, New York
Member of The New York City Domestic Violence Council, New York City, New York
Member of The Board of Directors NY Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals, New York City, New York
Member of The Leadership Forum, New York City, New York
New York University (NYU)
Bedford Maximum Security Women's Correctional Center, Bedford, New York
Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc. (JBWS), Morristown, New Jersey
Dress For Success, New York City, New York
Vera House, Syracuse, New York
Safe Horizon, New York City, New York
Center For Financial Studies, New York City, New York
New York Life Insurance Company-Rookie of the Year
Society of Financial Service Professionals-Outstanding Service Award
Society of Financial Service Professionals-Outstanding Achievement Award
What Others Say
“Nancy provided "The Business of Me" seminar to
members of our Professional Women's Group. Our clients found the seminar
to be very helpful, informative, and encouraging. I was particularly
impressed with Nancy's holistic approach to the subject manner and
skillful interaction with the group. She facilitated a warm and
comfortable atmosphere for our clients to talk freely about money
concerns while also providing them with useful information and practical
financial advice, a unique combination among financial seminars. Our
clients were truly energized and inspired by the experience.”
- Victoria Cabrera, Professional Women’s Group Coordinator, Dress for Success
“I cannot begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed your presence here. You bring light, energy and passion through your program but also as a phenomenal woman. I look forward to your return. We have gotten all wonderful reviews on you and your program. Thank you.”
- Yvette Borne, Project Coordinator, Vera House
“I could never thank you enough for bringing your incredible gifts to Vera House. It has been a blessing to have you with us. I look forward to our continued partnership.”
- Randi Bregman, Executive Director, Vera House
In her book “Victory Over Violence,” Nancy shares her personal story of a woman with two lives – a life of competence at work, and a life of terror at home. She also shares how she learned to be truly free…in hopes that by sharing her story, others will learn that they can become free as well. Nancy also provides insights from her personal perspective into some of the most difficult questions often asked about victims of domestic violence. This story is precious, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful.-Kim Wells, Executive Director, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
YOU are a wonderful speaker. The accolades you received were truly impressive.You are a star May you sell millions of copies of your book
With admiration and love, Carol Hyatt
VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE is an important contribution to the struggle against domestic violence. Nancy Salamone has written a forthright account of her double life as a skilled high-level professional woman in business and an abused and assaulted wife at home. This compelling history of survival, escape, and freedom challenges the stereotype that women are victimized because they lack the education and employment skills to be independent of their violent spouses. Nancy Salamone shows that any woman can suffer from domestic violence and there is hope for escape and a good life with the support of family, friends, and co-workers who respond when they see signs of injury and distress in a woman close to them.
Judge Marjory D. Fields,
New York State Courts, retired
Victory Over Violence – Nancy’s Story is a riveting read made even more compelling because I’ve known Nancy for almost 15 years and have seen her gracefully deal with all that life has dealt her. Her strength and courage is a beacon to other women and a lesson to every man in a relationship. I implore you to read Nancy’s Story and make her life lessons a part of your life.
Bruce G. Grieshaber
President, Jenna Foundation for Non-Violence
About The Business of Me
I have had the privilege of presenting The Business of Me to countless women. During the years, I have seen women who were afraid to speak up when they entered the program become animated as the session’s progress. I have seen women who did not care about themselves begin to take care of themselves. I have seen women who were afraid become empowered. I have seen women who felt as if they were stupid realize they are intelligent, productive members of society. I have seen women create lasting friendships. I have seen women thrive in ways that are wonderful!
From The Business of Me
Once participants have learned to identify their fears about money they are taught specific real-world money management techniques in an innovative and groundbreaking way that has them thinking in depth about, and actively managing, their financial future.
Participants are taught to create a budget and the importance of maintaining that budget to help them achieve success in life. The comprehensive program addresses debt and how to handle it, insurance, documentation, savings, charitable giving, how to talk to children about money. Participants complete the six sessions of the program with extensive real-world personal financial management skills.
Participants are supported with extensive online tools and through a unique feature of The Business Of Me, our "Board of Directors" support group that enables the participants to support one another over time.
The Business Of Me is a landmark program that teaches women survivors of domestic violence to overcome their fear of money while teaching them real-world, practical and easy to use financial management skills to use in their daily lives.
Participants create visions for the new lives that they wish to have and are taught how to use simple financial and analytical methods to aid them in constantly looking forward to the future that they want to create for themselves.
The initial part of the program covers six weeks with one two-hour session held each week. This is followed by three “Board of Directors” meetings beginning one month after the sixth session.
A unique feature of The Business Of Me is the "Board of Directors" support group that is formed. Once the women have finished the program they create a support group that continues the group’s work into the future through monthly meetings and through a social networking group that is created for them on the Internet.
The Business Of Me s the new life that participants envision for themselves, a vision that takes form during the six weeks of the program and is supported through extensive online tools and their monthly "Board of Directors" meetings.
The Business Of Me was first taught by Nancy Salamone who was inspired to write the program based upon her own experience.
Nancy began The Business Of Me by personally going into shelters to moderate the program.The program has been totally updated and reformatted so that caseworkers can present the program in shelters nationwide.By writing the program in its new format its reach can now far exceed what it was and can now be offered to women in all over the country.
The Business Of Me is visionary in its approach and is aimed at women of any socio-economic or ethnic background.