Strategic employee communications that lead
Fortune 500 companies through transformation

Creative communicators, change champions

Smart Change

Pivot Strategies is an innovative communications agency with a relentless passion for the power of strategic employee communications and smart change management to transform your organization from the inside out. 

What sets us apart?

 

Bred Corporate, Gone Agency

We came up in the corporate trenches. Collectively, we bring hundreds of years of combined experience working with Fortune 500 companies, including some of the world’s most admired brands. Our seasoned team has walked the walk, and we know precisely what it takes to skillfully navigate a highly matrixed corporate environment. 

Realistic, with a side of global savviness

We always lead with infectious positivity — but we balance it with a strong dose of level-headed realism. And while we’re classic midwestern nice, we’re also sophisticated enough to operate on a global scale. Because of that, we know how to smoothly blend into your global organization and act as a fully integrated extension of your team.

Clarity in times of transformational change

We aren’t afraid of change. In fact, we rush straight toward it. We’re comfortable swimming in the muddy waters of uncertainty that transformation inevitably brings. We love nothing more than bringing much-needed clarity to teams and organizations undergoing complex, potentially destabilizing change.

Our core values

Positive Mental Attitude

We bring the sunshine. We start with yes, enjoy new learning opportunities and encourage curiosity.

Better is Possible

We maintain a high bar for work output and uphold the premium standards of the Pivot brand and reputation.

Self-Care is Non-Negotiable

We lead with kindness and respect for each other and our clients. Our well-being is prioritized, which enables us to do great work.

Be the Change

We embrace change, face issues head-on and adapt quickly.

Unapologetically Hungry

Growth excites us and we are always looking for new opportunities, projects, clients and industries.

Meet our team

We’re a seasoned team of creative and strategic thinkers and relentless do-ers. 

Are you a communications rockstar? Want to join a growing team with a fantastic culture? Check out our careers page.

Leadership

Stacia Nelson

Founder & CEO
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Stacia Nelson

CEO and Founder
Prosci Certified
Multi-award Winning Leader
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Clare Chisholm

Finance and Administration Director
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Clare Chisholm

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Management Accountant
Finance and IT Leader
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Kate Simek

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer
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Kate Simek

Branding Expert
Experience Architect
Growth Strategist
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Client Services Leadership

Barbara Kompelien

Client Lead
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Barbara Kompelien

Strategic communicator
HR & IT Communications
Employee Engagment
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Cathy McCarron

Client Lead, ESG Reporting & Sustainability Communications
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Cathy McCarron

ESG Reporting Leader
Experienced Sustainability Communicator
Materiality Assessments Expertise
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Christina Barberot, PMP

Senior Client Director
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Christina Barberot, PMP

PMP, CCMP, Prosci Certified
Fluent in Spanish
Editorial strategist
Change management & communications
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Emily Janisch

Client and Partnership Director
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Emily Janisch

Growth Guru
Strategy & Vision
Communication Evangelist
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Jenny Niemela

Client Lead
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Jenny Niemela

Prosci certified change practitioner
Former business journalist
M&A communications
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John Nielson

Client Lead
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John Nielson

Marketing minded change leader
Organizational transformations
ERP, HCM, CRM deployments
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Kirsten Norman

Client Director
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Kirsten Norman

ERG/DEI strategist
HR + Benefits communications
M&A communications
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Consultants

Abby Alvarez

Communications Consultant
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Abby Alvarez

Employee Engagement
Change Management
Creative Problem Solver
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Alexandra Rudig

Communications Consultant
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Alexandra Rudig

Strategic Communicator
Change Expert
Visual Storyteller
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Andrea Blessum

Communications Consultant
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Andrea Blessum

Large-scale transformations
Communications strategy and execution
Employee engagement
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Anna Miller

Senior Communications Consultant
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Anna Miller

O365 Expert
Internal Communications Champion
Avoids Technical Jargon
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Gina Belleme

Client Services Coordinator
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Gina Belleme

Chaos coordinator
Strategic thinker
G-suite guru
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Holly Eamon

Communications Consultant
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Holly Eamon

Communications Athlete
Project go getter
Former Journalist
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Jamie Vargo

Senior Communications Consultant
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Jamie Vargo

HR, Benefits, HRIT and Community Relations communications
Communication strategy and execution
Change communications
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Jon Hilgers

Senior Communications Consultant
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Jon Hilgers

Resident Mathlete
Excel Wizard
Amazing Attention to Detail
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Lauren Fisher

Communications Consultant
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Lauren Fisher

Marketing Strategy
Certified Change Management Specialist
Certified Communications Management Professional®
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Leisa Jamison

Communications Consultant
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Leisa Jamison

Strategic storyteller
M&A communications
HR, IT and L&D communicator
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Lydia Hemmer

Communications Consultant
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Lydia Hemmer

Employee Engagement
Dot connector
Storyteller
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Ramona Richards

Senior Communications Consultant
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Ramona Richards

Versatile team player
Change communicator
Brand Ambassador
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Sara Moore

Senior Communications Consultant
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Sara Moore

Mergers & Acquisitions
Strategic Communicator
HR, IT, Benefits communications
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Tatiana Paolini Belotto

Change Management Consultant
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Tatiana Paolini Belotto

Organizational and cultural transformation
DEI expertise
Project management
Fluent in Spanish
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Trish Scorpio

Senior Communications Consultant
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Trish Scorpio

Communications
Change management
Content development
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Creative

Paul Connolly

Marketing and Creative Director
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Paul Connolly

Branding and design pro
Experienced web strategist
Creative problem solver
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Jake Parrott

Creative Associate
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Jake Parrott

Experienced UX & UI Designer
Web Design & Development Expert
Video and Graphics Guru
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Wil Taylor

Creative Associate
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Wil Taylor

Branding
PowerPoint Design
All Things Adobe
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Stacia Nelson

Founder & CEO
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Stacia Nelson

Avid traveler
Loves being by the water
Enjoys running
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Growth

Operations

Tom Hesse

Finance & Operations Manager
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Tom Hesse

Resident Mathlete
Excel Wizard
Amazing Attention to Detail
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Brenda Smith

Executive Assistant
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Brenda Smith

Creative event coordinator
Office and support superstar
HR Benefits and communications
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Dan Nelson

Finance
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Dan Nelson


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