Dave Nelson


Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson is the survivor of a near-death experience, as well as an outdoor enthusiast and advocate, business development leader, and a self-leadership, meditation and mental resiliency teacher and speaker. He’s also a husband and dad.

From 2006-2016, Dave worked with companies like EMC, Dell, Nimble Storage, and Rubrik to help them build successful sales teams and build new markets for their products.

In 2016, he founded Milestone Mind, which helps people from all walks of life develop self-leadership and mental resiliency, to achieve extraordinary focus and resolve.

And, in 2019, Dave joined O2X, the world leader in Human Performance education - where he has served as a Mental Resiliency Specialist with Milestone Mind - and now as their Director of Business Development.

He studied Sociology and Anthropology at Lafayette College, where he served as the Co-Captain of their 2005 championship football team. He's the recipient of the ECAC Award of Valor as well as recipient of the inaugural Lafayette College David Nelson '06 Award of Valor, established at the school after Dave's return to the gridiron after being dead for 7-minutes just two-months prior to the 2005 Championship season.

Dave has received executive business education from Harvard Business School, undertaken deep meditation practice and education training from Kathmandu University's Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and is a certified ICF NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach and CMA Meditation Teacher.


Adapting to Change with Dave Nelson: Overcome Challenges and Reach Your Goals with Values-Based Motivation

Dave Nelson is a near-death survivor, mental resiliency expert and mindfulness teacher. He founded the company Milestone Mind, which helps people and organizations improve their lives by taking a closer look at habits, patterns and behaviors and then applying evidence-based practices to help them on their journey to well-being and happiness. He has had the chance to teach people from all walks of life, including top government agencies, executives from Fortune 5 companies, Boston Fire, to students and staff at a variety of schools and universities. He is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and Life Coach, and has undergone deep meditation training and practice from Kathmandu University's Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. In this session, Dave will share his personal story of resiliency, along with an evidence-based understanding of it, having you walk away with a new look at mindfulness and mental resiliency for your organization.