Strategic employee communications that
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Stacia Nelson

Founder

Stacia Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Pivot Strategies. As a leader, Stacia has doubled revenue and team growth year-over-year since founding Pivot in 2015. Stacia has deep experience in corporate communications, crisis response and planning, reputation management, brand marketing, IT strategic communications, change communications and corporate social responsibility.

Stacia began her career at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce as one of the youngest lobbyists in the state of MN. Following this, Stacia was the director of PR at Cambria before joining Target’s PR and reputation management team.

As a new mom, Stacia looked for a company where she could be part of a large brand, but also have flexibility. When she couldn’t find it, she built it. At Pivot Strategies, she built a people-first model focused on attracting former corporate communicators and providing them with benefits not often seen in corporate environments, such as flexible work, unlimited PTO, self-care workshops and profit-sharing.

Stacia holds a Master of Public Policy in Applied Economics and Education Policy from the University of Minnesota. Stacia is based at Pivot Strategies’ global headquarters in Edina, Minnesota.

Professional Skills

  • CEO and Founder
  • Prosci Certified
  • Multi-award Winning Leader
  • Fun Facts

    Avid traveler
    Loves being by the water
    Enjoys running

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    Stacia Nelson in the News

    Pivot Strategies selected as one of Minne Inno’s 2023 Fire Award Honorees

    MINNEAPOLIS (July 11, 2023) - Pivot Strategies, an internal communications and change management consulting agency, has been selected as a…

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    Pivot Strategies is a 2023 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best Place to Work

    MINNEAPOLIS (June 21, 2023) - Pivot Strategies has been named a 2023 Best Place to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul…

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    Pivot Strategies celebrates 8 years at all-staff meeting

    MINNEAPOLIS (May 17, 2023) – The Pivot Strategies team gathered from around the country to celebrate Pivot's 8-year anniversary and…

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    Leaning on culture amidst big change - Pivot CEO and Founder Stacia Nelson

    Pivot Founder and CEO Stacia Nelson joins Mark O'Donnell and Lewis Schiff on their podcast "What I See: Conversations with…

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    Time Management as a Tool for Better Self-Care

    Tips from my Self-Care WorkshopIf you happen to follow me on LinkedIn (or have talked with me for more than…

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    Stacia Nelson makes shortlist for Women in IT Awards Entrepreneur of the Year

    Pivot Founder and CEO Stacia Nelson made the Women in IT Awards USA shortlist for Entrepreneur of the Year.  MINNEAPOLIS…

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    Pivot Strategies Named 2022 Best Places to Work

    The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Recognizes Pivot Strategies as 2022 Best Places to Work Pivot Employees Surveyed by…

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    Stacia Nelson: Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Heartland Award Finalist

    EY US Announces Stacia Nelson of Pivot Strategies as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award Finalist  Six short…

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    Stacia Nelson and Pivot partners selected by Twin Cities Business as Notable Women in Technology

    Congratulations are in order! Our founder, Stacia Nelson, along with Virginia Clay-Chism and Karin Petty have been selected as 2020…

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    Pivot leadership team toasting

    Pivot Strategies selected as one of Minne Inno’s 2023 Fire Award Honorees

    MINNEAPOLIS (July 11, 2023) – Pivot Strategies, an internal communications and change management consulting agency, has been selected as a …

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