Pleasure to Meet You

I’m Amber Nelson, the ringleader here at The Lingo Institute. I’ve been happily building this language and leadership company since 1997.  My team and I are  dedicated to helping our clients build a strong communications foundation to increase their reach, maximize their impact, and meet their business goals.

My favorite part of this work is helping people find their words. I believe, to the core of my being, that words matter. What we say and how we say it defines who we are and can lead us to who we want to be. It’s the connection between language and leadership that inspires me every day. Watching my clients (both organizations and individuals) find their authentic leadership style and discover the right words to convey that power  is a huge incentive for me to keep doing what I do.

Occasionally, I take on projects simply because they move me, inspire me, or present intriguing opportunities. Some of my more interesting adventures have included hanging out with truckers and Harley Davidson dudes to understand how they talk about their toolboxes,  co-facilitating an executive women’s leadership institute over several months, teaching workshops on effective communications to a ballroom full of financial service professionals, and founding TEDxPasadenaWomen.

I’m always looking for the next challenge, whether it’s trying a new hiking trail, embarking on a collaborative venture with another company, or helping our clients pave the way to their future. Whatever the task at hand, my team uses everything in our evolving laguage and leadership tool box to help our clients understand their audiences and what motivates them, clarify what needs to be communicated and identify the best way to serve up that message for maximum impact.

Clients of The Lingo Institute are international companies, small business owners, professional groups, executives and individuals who know that the right words can change the world. If you’re one of our kind, let’s talk!

The Lingo-ist

Here are a few of Amber's recent blogs for The Lingo-ist

Are You Planning for Success?

Whether you’re planning your summer vacation or the launch of a new product, defining success should be one of the very first items on your “to do” list. While the SMART goals strategy can be helpful in terms of identifying objectives that are Specific, Measurable,...

When You Can’t Find the Words

There is no shortage of situations in which our words fail us. A surprise visit from relatives. An on-the-spot request for information at a staff meeting. A sudden delivery of bad news. Sometimes you just can’t find the words to respond in an appropriate fashion that...

The Power of the Pause

As the summer begins to unfold and you dream of lazy days by the pool, consider how an intentional pause might improve your conversations at work and in the world. In the same way a weekend getaway can refresh your perspective or adjust your attitude, a meaningful...

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