“Of all the speeches I have heard in person, I substantively remember 5 – one of them was Randy Nelson speaking at NC State last year. I have used his messages as on the spot coaching for account managers to CEOs.”

– Bryan Wiggins, Supplier Diversity, Cisco Systems

Get ready for an inspirational and content-rich event! Randy presents his material in a relatable, personable manner, and audiences feel as if they are having an intimate conversation with a wise and trusted friend, one who has been there, and can help you by sharing his mistakes and successes.

Randy H. Nelson is an expert in taking entrepreneurial leaders on a self-awareness journey during his presentations, “comfortably” guiding them outside of their comfort zones for maximum take home value for each participant.

An entrepreneur, business coach and consultant, best-selling author, and compelling speaker, everything he knows about entrepreneurial and leadership skills comes from his real-world experiences. He was a Navy Lieutenant for over 6 years, co-founded and oversaw the sale of two highly successful companies, and he continues to walk the talk by his commitment to a lifelong learning and teaching philosophy.

After learning from the many roles that he has played in different organizations, Randy seeks to help other entrepreneurs become highly educated leaders through his speaking events. He has created a qualification program (the Entrepreneurial Qual Card) to help entrepreneurs acquire the disciplines and skills necessary to grow a vibrant company, and lead it successfully.

Randy inspires his audiences with topics including entrepreneurship, business growth, professional development, and financial/overall leadership. He speaks frequently to entrepreneurial and CEO groups such as EO and Vistage and also offers additional keynote presentations and workshops geared towards entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Download Randy’s Electronic Press Kit for more information on Randy and his variety of speaking topics. With his unique blend of experience, Randy expertly leads the discussion to explore the ultimate qualified entrepreneur role for themselves and their organization for the next 3-5 years. Randy shares with his audiences how to overcome the leading reasons businesses fail and underperform in an interactive session that will be sure to have each audience member inspired to commit to action and encourage accountability to maintain that momentum.

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“Thanks for providing a most excellent presentation/discussion on Tuesday here in Atlanta. Your approach and the methodology on how you got there was excellent. I have been going to seminars and functions that incorporate a variety of “leadership clinics” since the mid-90’s. Your approach made me think differently and got me to the end result quicker with some very solid next steps. Not easily accomplished or quickly to overcome for someone with some natural skepticism”

Howard Rodgers

I’m pleased and honored to write this letter of recommendation for Randy Nelson as a keynote speaker on leadership, self-awareness, and  entrepreneurship.  I have worked firsthand with Randy during my time serving as the Director of North Carolina State University’s GEN H.Hugh Shelton Leadership Center.  Randy has been a highly rated speaker at the forum (normally 600+ attendees) and in addition has served as the moderator for high-level panel discussions.  His passion, ability to engage with the audience, and his exemplary speaking skills helped make the program a huge success. Past keynote speakers of the forum have included Tom Brokaw, John Chambers (Cisco), Cal Ripken Jr.,  Verne Harnish and Dr. Stephen Covey.

I was introduced to Randy when he took over the leadership of the Shelton Leadership Center Board of Advisors, where I saw first hand how his focus on leadership, prioritization and his passion for helping youth and executive leadership immensely helped our organization.

I’m proud to recommend him as a keynote speaker for large and small audiences!

Chris Hitch

Randy –

I’m so grateful that you were able to come to Philadelphia to speak with the members of CEO Think Tank® as well as our strategic alliance partners and extended community.

You did a fabulous job presenting and engaging the participants. A number of the CEO’s in the audience told me later that day and for the past few weeks that they were impressed with not only your story but also your transparency and authenticity. As one said, “Randy has lived it!” and that makes the difference.

You truly made the day an impactful and memorable experience.

Thank you so much for making the trip North – and I’ll look forward to working with you in the future.

Warmest regards,
Cheryl Beth Kuchler
President, Ballantree Consulting and Founder, CEO Think Tank®


Thank you so much for the Second Decision presentation you made to our membership.

Your focus on owner self-awareness and their vital role in the business was the perfect keynote for our meeting. It was transparent, easy to grasp and apply, and will no doubt transform the leadership and businesses of our 500 attendees.

Special thanks also for the amount of prep work you did to understand our audience and tailor your presentation to fit our overall agenda. We work with many outside advisors and speakers and your pre-work was truly exemplary. It made your presentation feel like you speaking to us in a unique way rather than just another group of business leaders.

Thanks again for doing a great job!

Jack Tester
President & C.E.O
Nexstar Network

To Whom It May Concern:

Patriot Boot Camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to help military Veterans and military spouses build technology companies.

A Patriot Boot Camp event is an intense 3­day program where we bring in professionals with deep domain expertise to educate and mentor our cohort of early stage entrepreneurs.

In the summer of 2015 my team and I ran a Patriot Boot Camp in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

For this event we had the great fortune of working with Randy H. Nelson. Randy’s outstanding professional background as a Navy officer, successful entrepreneur and visionary leader aligned extremely well with the interests of our program participants.

As a keynote speaker, Randy adeptly connected with the audience and delivered an interactive lecture that was dynamic, engaging and impactful. His message about self­awareness and business success was both inspirational and actionable.

Randy was funny, sincere and articulate over the course of his 40 minute presentation, and the participants emphatically praised his session in their responses to our daily feedback survey.

Patriot Boot Camp gives Randy H. Nelson our highest recommendation as a keynote speaker, and would be privileged to work with him again in the future.

Sean Maday
PBC Program Director

“Randy Nelson was very engaging and especially gifted at getting the audience involved in the learning process. The Qual Card exercise was a huge take-a-way that has help many of our franchisees become instantly better. My goal was to add value to our franchisees and the mission was accomplished!”

Todd Hopkins
President & CEO
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

2 Comments on “Speaking”

  1. Ami Kassar

    I am on the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Learning Chair Committee and I’m interested in having Randy Nelson speak to our chapter. Can you provide contact information?

    1. admin

      Hi Ami,

      I have passed your information on to Randy and you should receive a call or email shortly.

      Thank you for your interest and have a wonderful day!

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