The Founders

Alan E. Nelson, Ed.D is considered a global expert in young leader development. Dr. Nelson led in the social sector for 25 years. He is the author of 20 books, 21 storybooks, and over 200 articles. His works, “The O Factor,” “My Kid Leads!” “LeadYoung,” and the “KiddieLead” and “Unum” series reveal this pioneering accomplishment. Alan has an MA in psychology-communication and a doctorate (EdD) in leadership from the University of San Diego. Dr. Nelson is also a Lecturer of Management at the Naval Postgraduate School, where his students include NASA engineers, Top Gun pilots, Navy SEALs, and international military officers. He has also taught at top-tier schools such as USC, Pepperdine, and UCI. At midlife, Dr. Nelson concluded that the best strategy to develop effective and ethical leaders is to get to them while they’re moldable, not moldy. This began a journey, interacting with 1000s of 10–18-year-olds worldwide to understand what leaders are like as youth and how to identify and develop their potential while they’re pliable.

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Co-founder, Nancy Nelson leads a high-end senior living company in Calabasas, CA. She has a degree in religious education and worked with children and youth for years, in addition to homeschooling their kids. At 25, she was hired by leadership guru John Maxwell, to serve on his leadership team. Nancy brings a vibrancy to the LeadYoung Training curricula design. The Nelsons have been married for over 40 years. They have three grown sons (Jeff, Josh, and Jesse), two daughters-in-law (Angela and Lois), and two amazing granddaughters (Juniper and Ivy). The Nelsons live near Los Angeles, California.