Kymm Nelsen is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism Portland. Her inspiration to start the chapter sparked in early 2016 after reading Everybody Matters, where the authors mentioned the movement in tandem with the philosophy that business is heroic and a force for good in uplifting humanity. She immediately reached out to Conscious Capitalism Inc. and discovered that Portland had no chapter…yet. She decided in that moment that it had to be. She was soon joined by Amy Powell and Jody Foster as Co-Founders, with the Chapter launching officially on May 3, 2017. The rest, as they say, is history.
Kymm’s life purpose and work is to help uplift humanity through business, teaching, and coaching. Her career and volunteer contributions demonstrate her dedication to her Path. Kymm is a Executive Coach and Consultant at Being First, strategic advisors to the C-Suite for over 40 years. She works to carry forward the company’s purpose to advance the conscious evolution of humankind by catalyzing breakthrough and transformation in Visionary Leaders and their organizations. These efforts deliver innovation in business results, culture, leadership and teams, while developing world-class change leadership capability.
Before joining Being First, she founded the Institute for Conscious Leadership and, for more than 15 years, directed Great Life Training, a coaching and consulting firm guiding leaders and entrepreneurs to achieve their personal and professional breakthroughs.
Kymm, a doctoral student researching leader consciousness in the domain of social enterprise, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an MS in Psychology. She is a student and teacher of Huna for over 13 years, guiding hundreds of students through the development of self-mastery, inner wisdom, and forgiveness grounded in these ancient teachings. Kymm artfully weaves together modern Western psychological understanding with ancient perspectives to call forth the inner wisdom poised to be woken in each of us. On weekends, she and her grandson, Dylan, volunteer in their community planting trees and helping ease the challenges of homelessness.