Danny Nelms, MBA: President, Work Institute
Danny Nelms is President of Work Institute, co-writer of The Why Factor: Winning with Workforce Intelligence and a highly sought-after public speaker. Nelms is an agent of change, a thought leader, and an expert in helping companies forge new directions that improve business results.
Nelms’ background and twenty-five years of experience have given him the ability to influence corporate climates and human capital initiatives in areas including organizational improvement and effectiveness, leadership development, performance expectation, talent acquisition, executive coaching, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.
His proven track record in successfully managing teams in both corporate services and human resources, as well as his successes in aligning organizational strategies to achieve business objectives, have made him a popular choice on the speaking circuit. With his insights into the human capital dynamics of an organization based on sound, data-driven research, Nelms gives valuable recommendations for the challenges that organizations face and provides companies with the tools they need to successfully manage organizational improvement.
A charismatic speaker, Nelms has a keen ability to lead cultural evolution and is highly sought by business leaders and human resources professionals alike to address a variety of strategic HR topics.
All of Nelms’ keynote addresses and workshops are informative and interactive sessions for companies who desire their human resource function to be viewed as a profit driver rather than a cost center. He provides companies with the critical knowledge and tools necessary to effectively implement their desired outcomes.
Since 2010, Nelms has been a part of The Work Institute, a leader in workforce and workplace intelligence. Upon joining the organization, Dr. Mahan described Nelms as someone who “…brings great leadership style, clarity of purpose, innovation that strengthens our customer relationship-focused culture, and the vision to guide the company into the future.”
Nelms and his wife, Dana, live in Brentwood, Tennessee. His son, Bryant, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design and lives in Montreal where he started his career.