About Nancy Slessenger


“Making the complex simple and straightforward”

Nancy Slessenger


At Vinehouse, we believe in doing things the easy way. We believe that managing people does not have to be difficult in the main, and most ‘people problems’ can be avoided by good management. We believe that writing objectives that are clear and measurable is a big part of managing well.

We believe that everyone can be treated with respect and honesty. There is no need for unpleasantness or bullying in the workplace (or at home). You can achieve great results through simple, straightforward techniques.

Nancy Slessenger started Vinehouse in 1995 in order to make it easier for you to manage your team and organization in a way that feels comfortable and fits in with your values.

We are here to help you to be successful. We provide a whole range of products and services from quick and easy, accessible tips booklets filled with practical tools that you can implement immediately to long term coaching, training programmes and objective-writing services.

Nancy Slessenger is a physics graduate and spent the first ten years of her career working in the electronics industry. Initially, she worked as a Manager progressing up to Director level. After eight years as an independent consultant, she got tired of bookkeeping and answering phone messages, so she started Vinehouse in 1995.

Nancy has notched up over 20 years experience in the field of Performance Management. As a successful author she has written the book ‘Difficult People Made Easy’, on performance management, on dealing with difficult people at work (as well as at home) 17 tips booklets and writes a weekly blog ‘Grapevine’.

Nancy is an exciting and inspirational speaker guaranteed to engage and stimulate your audience. She personally coaches a small group of senior executives and business owners and presents and trains groups all over the UK, as well as Europe and the US.

She has the skill to take complex situations, show you what’s going on, and then deliver straightforward strategies for dealing with them.

Her past clients include:

Alliance & Leicester, AstraZeneca, Barclaycard, Boots, CAT, CIPD, Capita, Deutsche Bank, GSK, Inland Revenue, Lloyds TSB, Thomas Cook, Unwins, VEGA, Rolls Royce, Anglia Ruskin University, Institute of Education, Medimmune, Jansen Cilag, Omya, Airwave Solutions, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, South East Essex College, Learning Tree, Royal Holloway University of London

plus many more public sector organisations, including schools and charities.