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Nathan Nelson

Managing Director / PartnerADAPTOVATE

Costa Mesa, CA

Member Since July 2023


Building and growing practices and service lines
Launching products
Leading digital transformational efforts


I've had the opportunity to help companies form, grow and thrive. As a servant leader, my focus is on building a culture and environment for teams and individuals to accelerate their personal and professional growth. Constantly looking for opportunities to turn strategies into meaningful results.

Published content

Empathy and listening: The two strongest superpowers of leadership in times of change


Empathetic leadership plays a critical role in affecting positive change within organizations.

15 ideas to boost your brand and work culture

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Apply these tips to foster improvement in your business products and services. It's important to keep your eye on the prize when you're running a business you want to see survive. But, it's not always easy to outdo your company's biggest achievements, or implement needed improvements, year after year—especially in a tight economy.  Despite reality, however, whether your company was able to move the needle forward by an inch or a mile to reach its bottom line this past year, it's essential to highlight each moment. By doing so, you'll be able to boost employee morale and heighten productivity among your loyal team members. Here, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board share one new thing they've already implemented or are excited about doing in the coming year to enhance their business image, company core values, and work culture!

How do you become successful in business? 

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Keep your eyes on the prize by applying these 18 tips. While success is attainable at various levels in a person's career, it doesn't just happen overnight—you have to work for it. You may even hit some bumps in the road along your journey, but any thought leader who has been in the game for a long time knows that business challenges and even failures are simply a part of the learning process.  Here, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their advice to other professionals who are trying to reach their short-term goals of the moment—both professional and personal.

15 ways to develop and support your loyal business assistant 

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Apply these best practices to strengthen your relationship as a mentor and partner.  If you're a leader seeking a great personal assistant who can help you elevate your business to the next level, it's essential that you take your time until you find the proper fit. Once you've succeeded at the first step, it's time to nurture the relationship by learning what drives them and what they are most passionate about—treating them like a partner in collaboration on your journey and engaging them in meaningful assignments. While retaining top talent is not an easy feat, here, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best tips for training a high-level assistant that you can count on to work with you closely for the long term.

Company details


Company bio

Adaptovate focuses on delivering transformation and innovation services that help companies navigate in the era of fast-paced disruptors that compete in the economy of now. We believe that in order to win in the more and more challenging environment of start-ups, technology leaps and ever-changing customer demands, companies need to transform to be able to continuously adapt and innovate. The game is no longer about a single idea to disrupt your company’s business model, but about ways to systematically change the way of working and delivering products and services to customers. The Adaptovate model is based on an end-to-end approach to design, implementation and assurance of your company’s transformation programs, while at the same time embedding agility and innovation practices. This includes the set-up and running of tailored start-up accelerators, innovation labs and boot camps that will support your transformation and will help your company win in tomorrow's market. To achieve this we rely on our network of professionals that have a proven track record across large and complex transformations across multiple industries as well as a network of agile experts, entrepreneurs and start-ups.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Strategy Execution
Interim Management

Company size

51 - 200