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Dr. Nels is a true inspiration, motivator, and change innovator for business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders. He’s raw, genuine, passionate, humble, and engaging. He’s spoken globally in front of 5,000+ on his experiences with leading from the trenches. His approach to building winning organizations, overcoming obstacles, and working across generational lines is straight forward and easy to implement. If you are looking for a dynamic public speaker for your next event, Dr. Nels is well-known for getting people to realize their potential and giving them nuggets of wisdom they can start using the very next day. Send a brief message and tell us more about your event:

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Speaking Topics

Leading from the trenches - Objectives to put to work Monday

We all are good at our job and what we do, and when that occurs, we often find ourselves in positions of leadership. Our formal education was good at making us good at our job, but no one taught us how to lead. This talk takes a deep dive into specific, usable, tactical, and very practical leadership opportunities to help grow your team and people. If you want to take action, this talk will fill your notebook with ideas!



Culture and core values — game changers in your business or organization!

This topic was a serious game changer for Dr. Nels and the various organizations he owns, is a partner in, manages, and consults. It all started with a vision to "get all his people" to live by a set of rules so that his entire team, including him, would be accountable to. This talk takes a look at "his story" about reaching the pinnacle of a successful implementation and execution of a set of core values over a 10 year time span. Over this talk, you will have the opportunity to begin to brainstorm, write down thoughts and key words to begin the development of your own personal or organization's core values and how to implement them.



Crisis and conflict – how can we resolve these and succeed?

We all have conflict and times of crisis that can either tear things or relationships and teams apart. Or we can use these times to pull together as a team or family and grow stronger and better together. Not one single person virtually ever teaches us how to handle these treacherous moments for success, and this talk is designed to do just exactly that!



Partnerships - Learning from those that have failed and those that succeed.

Less than 10% of partnerships last 10 years. After failing in a key partnership and surviving in another key partnership, while starting other partnerships, Dr. Nels decided to take a deeper look at why partnerships failed and succeeded, with a passion and a vision to help communicate these findings to those in partnerships or those looking to get into partnership so that they may not endure some of the pain he experienced over his career. Partnerships done right are a beautiful thing. Partnerships done wrong will leave painful scars never forgotten.



Practice opportunities abound!

This talk is a look into the mind of Dr. Nels and how he grew a practice from a $750,000 practice to over $4,000,000. We often think about hard asset and equipment practice growth, expansion, or acquisition, but the greatest opportunity may be to look at practice opportunities in a different way. This talk will give you very practical advise and ideas for you to grow your practice or business on Monday!



Financial intelligence and strategies for millennials

Millennials are now over 50% of our workforce today, and many of them are strapped with debt that Dr. Nels believes we as leaders must help them gain knowledge on how to be financially intelligent at higher levels so that they may set and attain the financial goals your people may have. Dr. Nels believes we as leaders must grow and help your people achieve their passions and dreams outside of work so that they may achieve their greatest success at work. And this talk looks into the possible ways of accomplishing this!


Communicating to lead in a very busy world!

We learn to communicate on very basic levels as we grow up and go through school. But no one, and no education system has the ability to teach us how to successfully communicate at very high levels in life and business. And even more importantly, males inherently are poor communicators and must intentionally work to grow in this intangible area of opportunity. This talk takes a look at how Dr. Nels failed at communication opportunities in his life and leadership, while then diving deep into the study of highly effective modes and patterns of communication to create clarity in this crazy world where communication methods have never been made so easy.


Bridging the Generations - Turning the tug of war into a locomotive 

Millennials has been a term of negative connotation. But we believe in this generation and the rockstars that many are. This talk dives into the strengths and weaknesses of Boomers, Xers, and Millennials, not just the constant trendy topic of Millennial weaknesses. We must understand that the Rockstar Millennials are better than us at many things!


The Intangibles of Success in Life and Leadership

This talk is a culmination of Dr. Nels's years of being a "noticer" and a sponge while observing, learning from, being mentored by, working for and working with some of the most successful people on the planet and the intangible traits these highly effective and successful people have. We like to discuss tangible objectives for success, such as hiring, effective meetings, tactical and strategical objectives, core values and culture, but there are some intangible traits these great leaders hold we take a look at to inspire you to step up your game!