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Sue Nelson

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Sue Nelson brings extensive experience in career transition and career management consulting along with a mix of vision and practicality to her work at Navigate Forward. As Senior Vice President, Client Services, Sue not only focuses on helping leaders find greater professional fulfillment and achieve their full potential, but also ensuring Navigate Forward delivers high quality, customized services to clients.

Prior to joining the team, she worked at Right Management Consultants, most recently in the role of VP and Senior Career Management Consultant. Sue’s career began as an HR generalist where she leveraged her interest in human behavior and the intersection of psychology, the workplace and careers. She furthered her knowledge with a masters degree in human resource change leadership from the University of St. Thomas—along with graduate certification in organizational learning and development.

As a skilled career strategist, Sue partners with leaders to discover their purpose and guides them in developing and executing on intentional career transitions. She excels at turning discovery into concrete tools and job search strategies. Her clients recognize her as a responsive and perceptive partner with a great sense of humor, positive energy and focus on results. Her ability to establish quick rapport, see possibilities for people and combine planning with action, has helped executives realize their career goals.

Outside of work, Sue cherishes time spent with her family and friends. Whether logging miles walking with her husband, drinking coffee and wine over great conversation with friends or being kept up to date on all things sports and pop culture by her two sons, she loves keeping physically active and socially engaged.

Articles by Sue

Networking Conversation Starters

Networking Conversation Starters

Professional networking events are a great way to make new connections. Try kicking off the conversation with one of these questions.

Notepad And Pen, Writing That Says "What's Next?" Next To Coffee Cup

7 Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job

Considering career transition? Use the steps in this annual career checkup to make your next move thoughtful, rather than reactionary.

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