Erica Nelson


Erica Nelson


Erica Nelson has been affiliated with Corporate Learning Solutions at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management for over 20 years.  Erica received the Most Distinguished Business Faculty Member in Corporate Education Award in 2003-2004. She also received the Contributions to Learning Excellence Award in both 2012 and 2013.

Erica is president of Nelson Performance Development, LLC, and is also a Certified Level 1 Facilitator of the Cultural Navigator Cultural Orientations Approach™ (COA) for TMC/Berlitz. The Cultural Navigator is a suite of tools and frameworks for understanding, managing and leveraging cultural behavior and interaction in organizations.

Erica has over 25 years of experience in management development. Her expertise in facilitating key skill sets to enhance business relationships and encourage partnerships at work is applied to all managerial levels with her client organizations. Her expertise includes individual and team communication, mediation, conflict management, influencing, presentation skills, and internal consulting. She is a certified mediator and has been affiliated with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 1997

Corporate Training

Professional Experience

Managing Consultant

Nelson Performance Development, LLC

Certified Facilitator for the Association for Talent Development, ATD in the following courses: 

- Consulting Skills/instructor led and online

- Coaching

- Change Management

- Coaching for Government Employees


University of Connecticut

Master of Arts

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Bachelor of Arts