Bio – Kymm Nelsen

About Kymm Nelsen

Kymm Nelsen has been helping professionals develop personal skills and self-mastery, and use technology effectively for nearly 20 years. As a doctoral student, she researches leader ego development to build upon her BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and MS in Psychology.  She brings a uniquely integrated approach that blends best practices and knowledge from a wide spectrum of disciplines (read about some of her alternative education below).

Ms. Nelsen specializes in creating highly interactive training experiences that help participants build understanding,  confidence, and skill in what Seth Godin calls the “real skills” of high performing professionals –  resiliency, flexibility, enthusiasm, etiquette, authenticity, alacrity, and passion, to name a few.   Her background in adult learning styles and deep learning techniques provides engaging classroom and seminar experiences that make learning fun and successful. She has traveled the world providing training for federal and state agencies, colleges, corporations, and her own business clients. Currently, she designs and delivers soft skills (aka “real skills”) and  personal empowerment programs and learning events to top level universities, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, and the public.

As the founder and director of Great Life Training & Consulting, LLC, Ms. Nelsen blends her passion for teaching with a proven background in coaching, self-actualization, and business practices. Ms. Nelsen coaches leaders for personal transformation and improved performance. She facilitates both short and long term growth for individuals and organizations.

Ms. Nelsen is a student and teacher of Huna, the modern or Western label given to the ancient healing and spiritual shamanism of ancient Hawaii. She incorporates the philosophy of aloha and related Huna techniques into every aspect of her life, business, and work with clients. She feels deep gratitude and honor to help carry forward this 27-generation unbroken lineage.

Education & Qualifications

Kymm Nelsen is currently a doctoral student focused in Social Psychology, Her research and dissertation focus aim toward reducing workplace stress.  She began her professional journey with a focus on Education as an undergrad, then shifted focus to earn a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Ms Nelsen has an MS in Psychology and is currently in dissertation phase of her PhD in Social Psychology, focusing her research on adult ego development and lesson learned from social enterprise leaders.

Ms. Nelsen is a Master Hypnotherapist, Master NLP Coach anda certified trainer in NLP, Hypnosis, and MER (Mental-Emotional Release Therapy).


Ms. Nelsen’s training expertise, personal empowerment approach, and coaching skills  have taken her inside some of the world’s most successful organizations, including Nike, Kaiser Permanente, University of California, and the US Department of Defense. She evaluates communications, generates strategies for performance improvement, and develops training and professional development programs that set new levels for personal and organizational achievement. In addition to corporate clients, she has consulted and trained federal, state, and county agencies, colleges and universities, non-profits, and small businesses from start-up sole proprietors to emerging leaders in their markets.


Ms. Nelsen is a member of the Association for Integrative Psychology, National Guild of Hypnotists, the International Federation of NLP, and the International NLP Coaching Association. She is also a registered hypnotherapist with the Washington State Department of Health.

Association for Integrative Psychology National Guild of Hypnotists International Neurolinguistic Programming Federation International NLP Coach Association Washington Department of Health Registered Hypnotherapist

Professional and Industry Certifications

Certified Trainer in NLP
Association for Integrative Psychology
International Federation of NLP

Certified Trainer in Hypnosis and Time Empowerment® Techniques (TET)
Member of the Association for Integrative Psychology
Master NLP Coach and Master NLP Practitioner
Association for Integrative Psychology
International NLP Coach Association
Certified Hypnotherpist and Master Hypnotherapist
Association for Integrative Psychology
National Guild of Hypnotists

December 2014
Began doctoral studies in the field of Social Psychology at Walden University

October 2014
BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Argosy University
Graduated Summa Cum Laude  (GPA 4.0)
(Ms. Nelsen returned to school after a 25-yr hiatus)

April 2012
Completed a comprehensive 12-month HealthCoach Training program with the Hilton Johnson organization.

2006-2008 – Alternative Mind/Body and Communications Training

Completed Trainers Training in NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy®
Formerly member of and formerly certified under the American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy® Association,  and American Board of Hypnotherapy

Master Certifications — Completed the intensive Master Hypnosis, NLP and Master Time Line Therapy® certification training, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 2005.

Additional training in hypnosis techniques, American Pacific University, 2005.

Practitioner Certifications— Completed the intensive Practitioner certification training in Hypnosis, NLP and Time Line Therapy®, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 2003.