Nancy Mura

Founder Peds-A-Palooza Community & Conferences™ | Host

Born in New York City, Nancy received her degree in communication from Elizabeth Seton College and the New York Institute of Technology. Never one to shrink from a challenge, her first job was with the internationally-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.

After that, Nancy launched her 100% entrepreneurial life. She spent 17 years as an actress and standup comic, honing her craft before some of the most challenging audiences in the world, including Showtime at the Apollo! In Los Angeles, she won a “Best Actress in a Drama” award for a role in a stage play.

Despite her success in Hollywood, Nancy disagreed with the entertainment industry telling her when she could be creative. Her own mantra is “You’re either the windshield or the bug” so she decided, like she always does, to be the windshield.

Nancy turned right around and created the Slice of Life Soap Co. She located her factory in an economic development zone and set a goal to help women get off welfare as part of Women in Transition (WIT). She retired from being a soap mogul in 2004, selling her company.

Nancy then became a real estate agent in 2004, one to never let economic factors take her down, she did her best work during the Great Recession from 2008 to 2009, Nancy entered the real estate market and, in true entrepreneurial style, succeeded wildly in a challenging market.

She entered the physical therapy field when she took over as marketing manager for a crippled physical therapy practice. She ended up increasing the office’s referrals five-fold. That experience ultimately led her to create the concept of Peds-A-Palooza and she approached Survival Strategies, Inc., with her idea.

The result is Peds-A-Palooza Community and Conferences, a thriving group which offers round-the-clock support and advice to pediatric private practice owners. As Nancy says, “my promise to the group is an abundance of resources to stabilize and expand.” And she lives by this promise 24/7.