Kathie Nelson
Founder and CEO

Kathie Nelson, a serial entrepreneur and born powerhouse in business growth, is a four time author, highly sought after speaker, top tier business strategist, and coach. Her clients count on her ability to help them architect business models, mentor in leadership, and connect them to communities that help them execute their plans.


Her cut to the chase deliverables have produced her own award winning sales, and national acclaim. In addition to her contributions to emerging companies, many non-profits and corporations have been the beneficiaries of her visionary leadership style resulting in substantial, measurable growth.

Once told she would never walk again, she defied the odds and overcame the obstacles that promised her life long limitations. Refusing to accept being told what she couldn’t do, she found her way to walk again and has never stopped. Kathie brings that same determination to all of her savvy business strategies. Crediting this life changing experience as her catalyst, she soon developed the business formulas and strategies that persistently equal success for thousands of individuals and organizations nationally.

With concise and visionary accomplishment, her speaking prowess, signature products, and services far surpass the current market metrics. Get what every busy professional seeks: more money, more easily through business growth, marketing, networking, and sales.


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Kathie Nelson LLC is an Oregon based firm serving growth oriented companies with executive consulting and strategic business development plans since 2002.

More About Kathie Nelson

Published Author
She is a contributing author in the international bestseller, “Build it Big – 101 Insider Secrets from Top Direct Selling Experts” and packaged her success techniques and philosophy in the “Busy People” business growth series.

Her first book “The Busy People’s Guide to Getting Unstuck” is available electronically from our site.  Click here

Her latest book, released mid-September 2010 is co-authored with her mother Bette James Laughrun.  “I Want What She’s Got! The Secrets of Creating an Outrageous Life” is available through her website or at her events.

“Kathie has a simple wisdom that comes through in all she does…and has a dynamite brain for business. What a combination!”
Diana Knoles, Creative Management Solutions

Successful Consultant
As founder of Portland, Ore.-based Connectworks, Kathie and her team offer clients executive-level consulting and training in strategic business development. Her ability to deliver a clear and compelling message, combined with savvy business strategies, have made her a renowned expert in helping clients tap their passions, increase profits, and have more fun!

Relevant Speaker
Kathie’s authenticity and vivid speaking style captivates and engages listeners. With personal stories that describe her as a single mother at 22, injured in a life-threatening auto accident at 23, and coping with a failed business venture at age 30, her philosophy and life strategies create in her listeners a motivation to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

History of Results
Kathie’s insight and influence contributed to the following organizations:

  • IKEA Portland
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon
  • Women’s Council of Realtors in Portland and Medford
  • Oregon State Chamber Conference 2007
  • Women’s Council of Realtors State Conference 2006
  • National Association of Professional Organizers
  • Institute of Management Consultants.

Kathie has also worked with Lawyers Title/LandAmerica, Wells Fargo, Umpqua Bank, the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, and Weekenders USA.