• Services
    Leadership CoachingOutplacement
  • For Coaches
Kirsten N.

Experienced Career Coach, job search strategist, and talent management professional with 20+ years of recruiting, hiring, and career management expertise. Kirsten helps empower early, mid-level and seasoned professionals to both pursue and achieve their career goals.

Full Bio

Kirsten has a true passion for helping high-performing and ambitious individuals reach their full potential and has coached thousands of professionals across a wide range of industries and roles to land opportunities with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and fast-growing start-ups. Kirsten brings a unique blend of experience gained in business development, account management, talent acquisition, recruitment, leadership development and talent management.

Kirsten knows what makes individuals stand out and succeed throughout the recruiting and hiring process. She’s worked on both sides of the hiring process, from advising hiring managers and organizations on acquiring talent, to managing leadership development programs (from early career to senior-level professionals) and coaching individuals to help them accelerate within their career at an enterprise-level financial services organization. She’s also coached and trained MBA students and seasoned professionals on how to capitalize on their strengths, determine their career direction and create effective job search strategies.

Kirsten partners with clients by listening and understanding their unique needs, and advises them by providing both strategic advice and tactical recommendations. This includes: providing helpful tools, frameworks, and actionable next steps to help clients progress towards reaching their short-term and long-term career goals.

Notable Client Achievements: -Successfully coached 1K+ individuals across a wide range of business roles and industries including technology, consumer goods, consulting, financial services, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, non-profit, retail, and social impact.

-Coached and advised clients through the job search process to land roles at their dream companies (e.g. MBB, FANG, etc.)

-Helped clients in gaining clarity, and confidence, identifying strengths, and negotiating higher compensation

  • 15+ years of career coaching expertise at top-ranked business schools (i.e. Chicago Booth and Kellogg School of Management)
  • Successfully coached 1K+ individuals across a wide range of business roles and industries including: technology, consumer goods, consulting, financial services, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, non-profit, retail and social impact
  • Banking, Health Wellness Fitness, Computer Software, Education, Financial Services, Electrical Electronic Manufacturing, Insurance, Professional Services, Retail, Logistics Supply Chain, Telecommunications, Utilities, Technology
  • Jobs with functions like Accounting Auditing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Product Management, Project Management, Sales, Consulting, Recruiting Staffing
  • Staying Motivated, Finding Direction, Career Transition, Early Career, Experienced People Manager, Providing Interview Feedback, Job Search Strategy, Experienced Individual Contributor, Effective Negotiations, Leveraging Your Network, New Grads, New People Manager, Personal Branding, Writing Resumes


Describe your coaching style.

Caring, direct, straightforward, strategic and tactical, constructive, and empathetic. I’m relationship-driven and will help build your confidence, be your cheerleader, and advocate for success!

Who is your ideal client and why?

Someone positive, ambitious, highly motivated, self-aware, open to constructive feedback, and willing to take responsibility and put forth the work and time needed to succeed. I’ll go above and beyond to help, and I am achievement-oriented, so I will do everything to help you overcome obstacles and achieve.

How do you measure success with a client?

We will partner together to set short and long-term goals so we can measure success along the way.

What is your coaching superpower?

Strong, active listener, logical, and very good at helping to connect the dots bringing a breadth of experiences in working with clients across broad industries and functional areas/ roles.

More questions

Work Together
Kirsten Nelson is not accepting new clients right now

Grow your career with a coach

Find my coach