Andy Nelson is an executive coach, hands-on Agile practitioner, facilitator, musician, and leader who creates a trusting environment and exceptional learning for his teams and clients. He has a wealth of experience in leading and building healthy teams, and coaching individuals and teams to perform their best.
His working career has spanned 30 years, including technology leadership and development positions at Fortune 500 companies like Target, Emerson Electric, and Weyerhaeuser. His 15 years at Target have included leading the global Point of Sale software development team, where he built a Minneapolis/Bangalore knowledge and talent base of leaders.
Most recently, Andy has been hands-on with Agile and Product, bringing their culture and advantages from IT into the Supply Chain business. In February 2018, he was approved to take on Executive Coaching clients throughout Target corporation. His recent personal experience with Stage 4 cancer has fortified his “do it now” and “focus on what matters” attitude, which he shares generously with his clients and teams. Andy is thrilled to report he has been cancer-free for 18 months.
Andy has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Music from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He completed his Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from the University of St. Thomas, and is ACC certified by the ICF (International Coach Federation).