Nancy Osborne, CD

Nancy Osborne, CD

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ASSOCIATIONS

International Association of Women Police
National Women's Martial Arts Federation
Women's March Muskoka Leadership Team
Royal Canadian Legion
SERVAS International
YWCA

Awards

-Canadian Forces Decoration for long service and good conduct
-125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal - the Medal honours Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, to their community or to Canada
-Commander’s Commendation for praiseworthy initiative and motivation, which brought honour to herself, her military profession.
-Community Service Award for organizing a project that would allow for training and rehabilitation of prisoners while building parks with playgrounds for the community. One of the parks was named after Nancy
-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Mentorship

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Nancy Osborne, CD is the founder of I GOT THIS. With more than 30 years of experience as a speaker and workshop facilitator, she has presented to audiences around the globe from Afghanistan to New York.

At the age of 17, Nancy joined the Canadian Forces as a Private and was among the first women in a previously male-only branch. Thus began forty plus years of being the first – and often the only – woman in some of the biggest boys’ clubs in the world. After twenty years of breaking through the cement ceiling in the military, she retired as a Major.

Subsequently, she was recruited by the United Nations as one of the first four women to provide risk analysis, security advice, and access negotiations for humanitarian operations in some of the most dangerous and culturally misogynistic places in the world. She has worked in over 40 countries including Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and East Timor. Nancy attributes her many successes to her I Got This attitude and listening to her instincts.

During her time in the UN, Nancy took the lead to customize and provide women's security workshops to women across more than 25 countries. She recognized that the women wanted a holistic approach to the training including the psychological and emotional aspects that impacted their lives every day.  The feedback from the training was exceptional and the demand grew exponentially. Nancy trained an additional eighteen women trainers to ensure the sustainability of this vital program.

In 2016, Nancy retired for the second time and founded I GOT THIS.

Over the years, Nancy has developed collaborative tactics to overcome the unique challenges that confront women everywhere. She draws on her experiences and stories to inspire others to make their presence undeniable and their voices resonate.

Nancy lives in rural Canada with her husband and best friend Jay and their scalawag dog Habibi.