Full Name
Bob Nelson
Job Title
Nelson Motivation Inc.
Speaker Bio
Dr. Bob Nelson

Considered the world’s leading authority on employee recognition & engagement and President of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training/consulting company specializing in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs & systems. He’s worked with 80% of Fortune 500 companies as a Strategist for HR Issues. Has been a long-time collaborator & confidant for Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” and is currently a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s #1-ranked executive coach.

Dr. Bob has sold 5 million books on management, employee motivation and engagement, including 1,501 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1,001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1,001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees, and his latest: Work Made Fun Gets Done! His books have been translated into over 37 languages.

Other recognition & distinctions:
• Senior Fellow, Human Capital for The Conference Board
• Top Thought Leader by the Best Practice Institute
• Top 5 Global Management Guru by Global Gurus
• Leading Global Employee Engagement Influencer by EE Awards
• One of the Most Influential People to Follow by peopleHum
• Leading Authority & “Consultant’s Consultant” for Recognition & Rewards Consulting by HR Tech Outlook

Dr. Bob has presented on six continents; appears extensively in the national & international media including CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees. He’s a columnist for The Conference Board, CEO World, Inc, Incentive, Bank Marketing, and Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazines.

He received an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and a PhD in management education with Dr. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management,” at the Drucker Graduate Management School in suburban Los Angeles. He teaches for the MBA program at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.
Bob Nelson