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Clay S. Nelson, Founder/President


"Life Changer." "Result Producer." "Energetic, Passionate Teacher." "Accountability Partner."

Over the years, Clay Nelson’s clients have found unique ways to describe him and the work he does, but simply put, Clay is a leadership development specialist and an executive mentor. He’s also the founder of Clay Nelson Life Balance, which empowers leaders to reach their greatest potential in both their professional and personal lives. As an experienced entrepreneur and executive mentor, Clay’s 35+ years of experience enable him to relate to the work-life issues that business leaders and executives deal with every day.

The core of Clay’s executive development philosophy revolves around work-life balance and accountability for learning, growing, and then empowering others. With this philosophy as his foundation, Clay provides leaders and their teams with business and executive coaching, leadership development, team building, mediation, facilitation, planning, system analyses, and seminar leadership.

Clay’s sense of energy is contagious. Not only will you laugh during his workshops and coaching sessions, but you’ll also learn to incorporate that joy into your everyday life. Clay Nelson Life Balance proves that it’s easier and more profitable to incorporate fun into work.

Clay "created Clay Nelson Life Balance to focus on what [he] saw was a deeper need; helping people and companies fulfill their potential; maximize profits; make themselves, their clients, and their families happier; and have a lot of fun in the process." He knows the elements that make a business successful and uses his savvy intuition and uncanny ability to see into the heart of his clients to help them realize who they are, what’s stopping them from achieving the success they’re looking for, and how to create the action plan necessary to get what they say they want in any aspect of their work and personal life.

In addition to being a leadership development specialist and executive mentor, Clay is also:

Clay resides in Bozeman, Montana.

Contacting Clay

Email: clay@claynelsonlifebalance.com
Phone: 406.587.7482

Susan Nelson, CFO & Executive Coordinator

Susan Nelson, CFO & Executive Coordinator

Susan has been with Clay Nelson Life Balance since its inception and has had the pleasure of watching the company grow over the years.  By assisting Clay in client relations, managing the distribution of company communications, editing articles, workbooks, e-books, and books, providing the day to day accounting, scheduling clients and taking care of the home front, Susan manages the Clay Nelson Life Balance team so Clay can make a difference for hundreds of others at home and away.

Susan has over 30 years of executive management experience and during that time has also managed the accounting for Clay Nelson Life Balance.  After 45 years, starting in 1974 when accounting was done on a paper spread sheet and the numbers where written in pencil, she has made the transition into the computer age of accounting and continues to serve Clay Nelson Life Balance with proficiency and dedication…and Quickbooks!!!

Susan’s outside interest include enjoying her lovely home and property in the mountains of Montana and watching the changing seasons, knitting, crocheting, sewing, visiting with friends and family, Pilates, and walking the dog with husband Clay.

Contacting Susan

Email: susan@claynelsonlifebalance.com
Phone: 406.587.7482

Diego Berber, Webmaster

Diego Berber, Webmaster

Diego has served as the Webmaster for Clay Nelson Life Balance since 1996, taking the company's web site through several major and minor revisions over the years and keeping CNLB up to date as new technologies become available. The evolution of CNLB's products and services has required him to take on many other roles on the CNLB Team including print production artist, recording engineer and videographer. Diego holds several degrees and certificates in Graphic Arts and Business, and is a past Gutenberg Award recipient in the print design category. He owns a website and graphic design business and focuses on helping clients venture into social media as a component of their online marketing efforts. His other interests include league bowling, do-it-yourself projects around the house, and music. Diego currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and son.

I can honestly say that Clay Nelson is a dedicated professional whose concern is that he makes a difference with each and every person he comes in contact with. He speaks from the heart. What he teaches in all domains, especially Life Balance, Team, Delegation, Accountability, and Planning, is powerful, both personally and in business.

John Graziose

CFO, Gerber Homes, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Clay has an uncanny ability to "read" the people he is talking to and bring out sincere emotional interaction in Board Rooms to Ballrooms... More than once I have seen the wait staff serving our 100+ member association literally stop in mid stride to listen to what message Clay was bringing the crowd.

Andrew B. Phillips, Sr.
Chairman & CEO
Hill Country Integrity Homes, LLC
Kerrville, TX

As a busy, single mom working a minimum of 80 hours per week, the name of Clay’s business, “Life Balance,” struck a chord with me. I wanted to have more success without having to work all of the time... Now I think of Clay as a grandfather with a whipping stick! He holds me accountable, provides fresh perspectives, and always looks forward to the next step. By working on scheduling and organizing my time better, Clay has helped me do more of what I love and less of what I don’t.

Cora Desantis

Co-Owner of Montana Parent Magazine
Team Coordinator with Norwex
Bozeman, MT

Free Business & Life Coaching

Complimentary Coaching Session

With 35+ years of business leadership experience, Clay understands the key elements that make a business successful. Combining this understanding with his instinctive ability to uncover the potential in you and/or your business, coaching with Clay Nelson will help you and your organization reach your greatest potential, and provide you with the tools you need to create new levels of business and personal satisfaction!

Consider the difference one phone call can make in your life. To schedule a free, half-hour coaching session call (406) 587-7482.

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